Music Theory - Compose a Melody for Grade 8 ABRS TUTORiAL

Music Theory - Compose a Melody for Grade 8 ABRS TUTORiAL
Compose a Melody for Grade 8 ABRS TUTORiAL
P2P | Oct 26 2015 | 87 MB

Create a top-scoring composition with strong harmonic structure and modulations, with well-crafted, musical phrases. If you are taking the ABRSM Grade 8 Music Theory exam, this course is for you. This question is worth 20% of the whole exam, but since it seems rather "subjective" - how can you know whether your composition is any good? In this course, you ll learn exactly how to craft a high-scoring composition, which will please the examiners and please you too!

In this course you will learn:
How to adapt the ideas of the given opening in the exam question, using techniques such as sequences, imitation, augmentation/diminution and others, to produce a coherent whole.
How to plan a strong, balanced structure for your composition, using clear phrases and appropriate cadences.
How to modulate - through which keys, and precisely how to do that, using a variety of methods.
How to make your performance directions meaningful and idiomatic (suitable for the instrument you re writing for).

I ve been coaching students through their music theory exams for many years, and have a wealth of experience which I d love to share with you. I m available via the Udemy discussion board to answer any queries you may have and listen to your comments.

The course includes several PDFs including a Cadences revision cheat sheet, and a selection of practice Composition Exercises. You are more than welcome to send me your finished product for comment and a likely score.


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