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YHS AP Theory - Major Scales, 9/9 - 9/10

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Transcript of YHS AP Theory - Major Scales, 9/9 - 9/10

AP Music Theory
September 9, 2010 Warm-Up:
- Using your staff paper, write out a C Major scale

Class:

- Aural Skills Assessment

- Noteflight

- Intro to Intervals and Scales

Homework: Finish Reading Chapter 1 James Levine conducts the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra on Mozart's Overture to "The Magic Flute" http://tinyurl.com/virtualpiano The Basics. The Musical Alphabet Middle C Bass Clef Treble Clef Staff Grand
Staff Treble + Bass Together a.k.a. F Clef a.k.a G Clef (multiple = "staves") But Mr. Coffill... those look complicated!
How do I draw those on my staff paper? Bass/F Treble/G Spaces: F-A-C-E Lines: Every Good Boy Deserves Fudge Spaces: All Cows Eat Grass Lines: Good Burritos Don't Fall Apart - Please label each line and space on your new treble staff Please label each line and space on your new bass staff Okay, I get that, but yesterday I saw some scary-looking notes with a bunch of lines! "Ledger Lines" "taking the staff with you beyond its normal reach." Count up or down from a note that you know to find the note you don't. So what do clefs do? Clefs serve as a frame of reference.
They give us information that we can use to find other notes. On your paper, please copy these down

and label the remaining three notes. The listed assignment will be moved to tomorrow... AP Music Theory
September 10, 2010 Warm-Up:
- Draw a grand staff on your staff paper

Class:
- Noteflight

- Intro to Intervals and Scales

Homework: Email CM, FM, GM to yorktownmusictheory@gmail.com Eduard Khil, "Trololo (I Am Glad That I Am Finally Going Home)", Soviet TV Homework: Sign Up for Noteflight! Definition: Scale Half Step:
Next key over Whole Step:
Two keys over Definition:
Accidentals Flat, lowers 1/2 step Sharp, raises 1/2 step Natural, cancels all previous accidentals on that note You say "C Sharp," and you write C#, but you notate (Sharp C) Symbols that lower or raise a pitch by a half step. How to draw accidentals... A collection of pitches organized by whole and half steps Major Scale Music is made up of only twelve tones http://tinyurl.com/virtualpiano This set of twelve tones repeats every eight notes (octave) What are they? Scales typically use only one note from each pitch class A-B-C-D-E-F-G aka "note name" W-W-H-W-W-W-H http://tinyurl.com/287dpj4 Using your staff paper, now write out a C Major scale on the Bass Clef Write out a D Major scale using the Treble Clef Solfegge Method of singing that assigns syllable names to notes Scale Degrees: notes in a scale, numbered by their use in the scale 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 1 ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 1 Re Do Mi Fa Sol La Ti Do
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