# thecomp unit 4 part 2

```Theory and Composition
Unit 4, Part 2
Bellwork: Mini Quiz
Review Skills:
Is it compound or simple?
Outcomes
 Scholars Will:
 Logic: Learn how beats can be sub-divded into groupings of
two and three.
Take Notes
 Beat: a regular, recurring pulsation that divides music into
units of time.
 Duration: the length of time sound or silence occurs.
Meter: the organization of beats into regular groups of
2, 3 and 4, usually with strong and weak beats
Subdivision: the division of the beat into 2 or 3 equal parts
Complete the chart: Simple Duple
2/4
Meter Name
Meter
Signature
Beat Unit
Subdivision
Complete the chart: Simple triple
3/4
Meter Name
Meter
Signature
Beat Unit
Subdivision
Of the beat
Complete the chart: Simple
4/4
Meter Name
Meter
Signature
Beat Unit
Subdivision
Of the beat
Listen and decide the beat and
meter type
 Step 1- decide whether the beat is divided into 2, 3 or 4
beats per measure.
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 Step 2- decide whether those beats are divided into
groupings of two or three. This will indicate whether the
meter is simple or compound.
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 Step 3- Choose the meter you think it is. Example: 4/4
Auld Lang Syne
Pop goes the weasel
Silent Night
Jingle Bells
Strong and Weak beats
In a duple key signature, the first beat is strong and the second
beat is weak.
In a triple key signature, the first beat is strong and beats 2 and
3 are weak.
 In a quadruple key signature, beats 1 and 3 are strong and
beats 2 and 4 are weak.
Re-write Jingle Bells
Fruit Rhythms
 Choose fruit to represent the large beats in the measure.
 For example, 3/4 has three beats in a measure and will be represented
by three pears.
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 Choose fruit to represent the subdivisions in each measure:
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 For example: In 3/4, one apple goes with each pear. Ap-ple having two
syllables and pear having one syllable. In 6/8, strawberry represents the
division of the beat into three parts in compound meter.
 You will need a piano bench in the middle of your group to create the
fruit rhythms.
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 We will create the time signatures as a class.
3
4
6
8
2
4
12
8
4
4
9
8
Inverted Intervals
 To figure out an inverted interval, simply subtract the quantity
from the number 9.
 For example, an inverted 7th is a 2nd
 An inverted 4th is a what?
 Through inversion the quality also changes.
 For example, Major intervals become minor and augmented
intervals become diminished.
 Perfect intervals, however, remain practically perfect in every
way.
Consonant intervals
 The following intervals are considered consonant:
M3, m3, M6, m6, P5, P8
Build these intervals on the pitches
provided
Ottman: 57-58
Rhythm
Work on Composition
 For violin, piano and djembe.
Review Skills:
Key Signature Fly Swatter
Each team leader takes turns writing a key
signature for the other team. Indicate
whether it’s major or minor
Exit Ticket
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