Music Language 3 @ UWA - semester 1, 2015
Welcome, returning music students! Check this page regularly - ideally twice per week. On this page you will find homework, suggestions (hopefully useful) and information about assessments for the Aural/Musicianship component of the Music Language 3 course.
You should be working on:
- Chromatic scale to the octave. Use 'directional' solfa, i.e. do di re etc. ascending and re raw do etc. descending. Play whole tones and sing up or down to that note in semitones to check your tuning.
- JS Bach "Crucifixus" from the B Minor Mass. Sing a vocal part and play the basso ostinato (form is passacaglia).
- Coordination work: sing and play the pieces we have sight-read in class: Stravinsky "Nick Shadow's Aria" from The Rake's Progress - also John Adams "News Aria" and "Chou Enlai's Epilogue" from Nixon in China if you feel so inclined.
- 2:3 polyrhythm - L hand vs R hand, hands vs voice, hands vs feet. "Hot cup of tea" and "bounce the baby" - see https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A8tKbd91kFA, scales 2:3 (non-pianists can do this by practising while walking), tap or step 2 while you play a piece in 3 and vice versa.
- 2-part Hindemith rhythmic exercises L hand vs R hand (also L hand playing top line and vice versa) and hand vs voice (sing a scale to the rhythm of one part while tapping the other part, etc.)
- Intervals: m2, M2, M3 from any given note (see Arbaratez handout - the one in French) - also the atonal sightsinging and sing/play exercises
- Hindemith p.247, Exercise 44: as directed on the sheet. Practise with a metronome to get the tuplets in time. Start at about dotted crotchet = 40 and work up from there.