Level 3 - The Music Makers

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Level 3 - The Music Makers
Level 3
TECHNICAL REOUIREMENTS
OVERALL
REOUIREMENTS
Level
3
All
elements must
be performed
Elements may be played
in any order
All Hands Together
SCALES
CADENCES/CHORI)
PROGRESSIONS
A E B Major
i1:
AEB
E Major
a e minor
r-ry-r-v(7)-r
root position
and inversions
blocked, up and down
with legato pedal
natural and
harmonic minor
/-l:
A
Major
use the common tone
z octaves
aeb
CHORDS
ae
b minor
i-iv-i-V(7)-i
Z octaves
use the common tone
with legato pedal
4:15 minutes to perform
AEB
Major, minor,
diminished,
Augmented
triads,
root position
Minimum scale tempo:
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THEORY REOUIREMENTS
Be able to write elements, recognize them individually, and recognize them in musical excerpts. The
student is responsible for all theory elements from Preparatory Level through Level 3.
Tonalitv
1.
2.
3.
Scalesandkeysignatures:C G D A E B F Bb E[Major
a, e, d minor, natural and harmonic
Intervals:unison,2nd,3rd,4th,5th,6th,7th,Sth(octave),PerfectandMajoron: C GDAEBFBTET
Chords/triads:
a. Major and minor, blocked
and broken, root position and inversions, labeled using R, 1st, 2nd
C G D A E B F Bt Et
(optional figured bass is acceptable) on:
b. Roots of inverted triads
c. Primary triads: Root position, identified by letter (root), name
(I: Tonic, IV: Subdominant, V :
(lines
placed
must
be
above
and
below Roman numerals, such as
Roman
numeral
Dominant) and
l[),inthekeysof:C G D A E F Major
d.Cadences:authentic,halfandplagal,rootposition,singlestaff:CGDFMajor
Time and Rhvthm
Be able to:
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identify notes and rests with their names
give the number of beats each note will receive
write counts using numbers
match notes and rests of the same value
determine the time signature for a rhythm
Level 3 Evaluation Requirements
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Eighth-note
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Sisns and Terms (Definitions are on page 47)
poco
una corda
adagio
spiritoso
accel., accelerando
legato pedal (syncopated pedal, overlapping
tre
pedal)
molto
corde
*
relative Major and minor
motif/motive
EAR TRAINING REOUIREMENTS (10 questions; included on written theory test)
1. Identiff Major and Perfect intervals up to and including an octave, ascending, blocked and broken.
2. Identifli the difference between Major and minor triads in root position, blocked and broken.
3. Hear the difference between like and unlike phrases.
4. Identiff a simple four-measure melody in Major or minor.
5. Be able to hear the difference between 214 and 3/4 meters.
6. Be able to hear the difference between legato and staccato touch.
7. Be able to hear the difference between Adagio and Spiritoso, andbefxreen Andonte and Vivace.
SIGHT-READING RB OUIREMENTS
Be able to sight-read Level I music. All skills from previous levels may be included, with the addition
Major or minor key signatures and more dynamic signs. Students will have 30 seconds to preview the
of
example.
IMPROVISATION REQUIREMBNTS (Optional)
Students may perform an optional Improvisation at their CM Evaluation. Improvisation is an optional
performance segment. Any improvisation may be played during the performance portion of the
evaluation.
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Improvisation is not rated by the evaluator.
Improvisation is limited to 5 - 60 seconds in length, as listed in the CN{ Syllabus according to the
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Improvisation is done in addition to and not in place of the other required segments of the CM
evaluation (technique, sight-reading, and repertoire). Students must prepare the entire technical
requirements as indicated for their level. All segments (including improvisation) need to be
performed within the appropriate evaluation length of each level.
Improvisation may be from any resource and is independent of a student's registered CM level.
CM level.
REPERTOIRE REOUIRBMBNTS
Repertoire requirements for Level 3 begin on page 103.
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Vocabulary List: Signs and Terms
Students are responsible for all terms up to and including the Level for which they are being evaluated.
TEMPO MARKINGS FROM SLOWEST TO FASTEST
largo, lento, adagio, andante, andantino, moderqto, allegretto, allegro, vivace, presto
PREPARATORY LEVEL
p
f
piano:
fine: the end
soft.
forte: loud
D.C.
at
fine
(da capo
at
fine): return to the
beginning and play tofine
J
,
J
slur: a curved line that indicates legato to play smoothly
A
staccato: not connected, crisp
a tempo: return to the original tempo
fermata:hold longer
rit, ritard., ritordando : gradually slower
bar line
tie: a curved line connecting notes of
the same pitch - hold for full value of
treble clef
barline
measure
both notes
a
treble clef
repeat sign: play the music again
measme
brace
bass
clef
brace
dynamics: syrnbols or terms that indicate loud
or soft
bassclei
grand staff
Grand Staff
LEVEL I
---
or fiD. * damper pedal: the
pedal on the far right; depress and
release the damper pedal
decrescendo, dim., diminuendo:
gradually softer
mp
mezzo
mf
mezzo
&"
piano: medium soft
play eight notes (an octave) higher
8"___ or 8rD___ play eight notes (an octave) lower
forte: medium loud
pp pianissimo: very soft
T
tr fortissimo: very loud
J
---
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first and second endings
repetition: exact repeating of a melodic pattern
in the same voice, on the same pitch and
with the same rhythm
tenuto: hold the note for its full value.
May also mean to stress the note.
accidental: sharps (il), lut. $) or naturals ()
placed before notes, usually to indicate a
note which is not in the key signature
Section
3: Vocabulary - Definitions
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LEVEL
2
allegro: fast, quick (cheerfully, merrily)
authentic cadence: cadence using the harmonic
progression ofV to I
andante: walking tempo
half cadence: cadence using a harmonic
moderato : moderate tempo
vivace :
quickly, lively
ppp
pianississimo: very, very soft
progression that ends on
plagal cadence: cadence using the harmonic
progression
fortississimo: very, very loud
sforzando: a sudden, sharp accent
sfz fz
ofIV
to
I
sequence: repeating a melodic pattern in the
same voice at a higher or lower pitch,
"ffi
sf
V
often a 2nd or 3rd above or below
cadence: the chords that end a phrase or section
of a composition
LEVEL
3
tre corde: the release ofthe soft pedal (pedal on
adagio: slow tempo, slower than andante
the left)
spiritoso: spirited
ac
c e I er
relative Major and minor: Major and minor
keys sharing the same key signature
do, ac c e l. : gradually faster, accelerate
tempo
an
motif, motive: a short musical idea
dolce:sweetly
legato pedal (syncopated pedal, overlapping
pedal): creating a seamless, un-blurred
legato by raising and quickly redepressing the damper pedal at the same
time as, or immediately after, the keys
are played
molto: much, very
poco: 7ittle
una corda: apply the soft pedal (pedal on the
left)
LEVBL
4
parallel Major and minor: keys sharing the same
tonic note
andantino: a little faster than andante*
allegretto: a little slower than allegro
transposition: the act of performing or writing a
musical work in a key other than the key
in which it was originally written
presto:very fast tempo
cantabile: in a singing style
meter: the arrangement of beats into groups of
equal size (measures) and with regular
espres s ivo : expressively
leggiero: lightly
recurring accents
subito:suddenly
---etto: suffix meaning little or less
imitation: statement of
voice or hand
---ino: suffix meaning little or less
b *
trill:**
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staccato and legato
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motive in another
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articulation: the various ways in which notes are
executed, including, but not limited to,
*
a
This is the definition that will be used for CM testing, and indicates the most common use of the term. Some composers use it to mean
slightly slower than andante.
This is the definition that will be used for CM testing. The trill can be interpreted differently depending on the historical period and the
context ofthe music. Teachers are encouraged to study omamentation further. See the list ofresources on pages 173-174.
Section
3: Vocabulary - Definitions
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1. Name the Major key for each key signature. (6 points)
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2. Name
Major
Major
Major
Major
Major
the minor key for each key signature. (3 points)
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3. Add sharps or flats (accidentals) to complete
each scale. (5 points)
Eb
Major
E Major
a
minor, harmonic form
G Major
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4. Name
each
interval. Tell whether each interval is Major or Perfect. The first one is given. (7 points)
P5
(example)
5. Name each triad with its root (letter name). Circle Major or minor for each one. The first
one is given.
(5 points)
Major
Major
minor
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Major
Major
Major
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minor
minor
6. Name the inversion for
7.
each triad (R,
Check the Roman numeral for each
(5 points)
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lst, or 2nd). The first one is given. (5 points)
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Use the Major key for each example. The first one is given.
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8. Write
the primary triads for this
key. (Put one triad in
each measure.) (3 points)
G Major
IV
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9. Check the correct counting for
each example. (3 points)
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10. Write the time signature for the following example- (1 point)
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Check the rest that receives the same number of beats as each note or group of notes in 4 time. (4 points)
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12. Check the name for each cadence. (3 points)
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Authentic
Authentic
Half
Half
Half
Plagal
Plagal
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13. Check the definition for each terrn. (10 points)
a. Relative Major and minor
Key signatures with the same name
Key signatures with different sharps or flats
Major and minor keys with the same key signature
b. legatopedal
connect notes using the damper pedal
apply the soft pedal
apply the middle pedal
c. unacorda
apply the soft pedal
play the music one time.
gradually faster
d. motive
much
a short musical idea
fast
e. adogio
slow tempo, slower than andante
fast tempo
moderate tempo
f.
sfrongly
dolce
staccato
sweetly
g. molto
h. poco
sweetly
gradually faster
much, very
softly
little
fast
i. spiritoso
slowly
with spirit
cnsp
j.
accel.
walking ternpo
moderately
gradually faster
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Andre: Sonatina
Answer questions 14-22 about the music above. (l
I points)
Major
14. Write the letter name of the key, and circle Major or minor.
minor
15. How else can the time signature be written?
16. What type of note receives one beat?
17. How fast should this music be played? (Give the English
meaning.)
18.
How many times should this music be played?
19.
Write the letter name for chords a and
Major or minor for each.
b. Circle
a.
Major
minor
b.
Major
minor
Root Position
lst Inversion
2nd Inversion
20. lnwhat inversion is chord c? (Check the correct answer.)
2t. What accidental
is used in measure 5?
22. Name each boxed interval with its quality and number
(for example, M2, P8).
1.
2.
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Answer questions 23-26 about the music above. (12 points)
23. Write the letter name and circle Major or minor
chords a and b.
24. This music is in the key of G
for
Major. Check the correct
Roman numeral for chords c and d.
25. Check the meaning for each of these symbols used
in the music.
Chord a.
Chord b.
Major
Major
Chord c.
Chord d.
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loud
medium loud
b. mf
loud
medium loud
d.
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1.
2.
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26. Name each boxed interval with its quality and number
(for example, M2, P8).
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minor
minor
fermata: hold longer
staccato: crisp
gradually softer
accent: play louder
legato: connected
staccato: crisp
gradually louder
gradually slower
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EARTRAINING EVALUAflON
This is your Irvel 3 ear training evaluation. Listen to each question and its musical example.
Mark (or circle) your answer. E".it or-ple will be played two times. (10 points)
1. Recognition
of Major or minor in a four-measure phrase'
nunor
Ma.ior
2.
Recognition of Major or minor in a four-measure phrase'
tl[nor
Major
3.
4.
Recognition of Major or minor uiads.
Ex. 1
Major
Ex.2 Major
).
Staccato touch
Iegato touch
minor
mlnor
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Recognition of Major and"Perfect intervals.
2nd
Ex.2 Perfed 5th
Major 3rd
Elc 1 Maior
Ex.
6.
Major 7th
Major 6th
3 Perfect 4th
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Recognition of meter in a four-measure phrase.
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7.
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Recognition of tempo.
Spiritoso
Adagio
EarTralnlngfests
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SetB
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Level 3

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