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Advanced Solfege Portfolio by: Benjamin Thacher, (Spring 2007)

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Memorable Notes and questions from Class.





1.Stop Method:
Get everything perfect! Anticipate your mistakes. Stop before making them. 


2. "Are there modulations in whole-tone music?

"modulation is a change of any central idea of creating relationships" -

Two types of Modulations:

- modulation of the scale
modulation of key-center.
 
( I included some class notes  the Fred explained about this.

3. Clefs: (Notes From Website)

* Treble Clef: A G-clef centered on the 2nd line (always numbered from the bottom). Know where the Cs and Gs lie.
* Soprano clef: A C-clef centered on the bottom line. Know where Cs and Gs lie.
* Mezzo-Soprano clef: A C-clef centered on the 2nd line. Know where the Cs and Gs lie.
* Alto clef: A C-clef centered on the middle (3rd) line. Know where the Cs and Gs lie.
* Tenor clef: A C-clef centered on the 4th line. Know where the Cs and Gs lie.
* Baritone clef: An F-clef centered on the middle (3rd) line. Know where Fs and Cs lie.
* Bass clef: An F-clef centered on the 4th line. Know where Fs and Cs lie.

4. Speeds at which you should practice etudes?

We should work rhythm is several different speeds. twice as fast; twice as slow; twice as twice as fast.

5. Prioritizing our focus.

Always have a goal in mind when you perform.
 
 
Notes:  When doing this, you master the exact rhythm and you balance out your accuary.
Conducting with Gestures
 
Important Points:
 
-When a note is dotted (example:dotted quarter) with two sixteenths attached, you must conduct the subdivisions.  On my CD, I talk about this in the Shostakovich. 
 
*Some of the lessons about conducting me inspired to do some additional studying.  I applied for a conducting position of a youth orchestra and got the job!

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