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1 Camosun Music Entrance Test: Theory Name: Anticipated Program: Camosun Music, 2014 Part 1: Rudiments of Music, Written Major and Minor Scales: please write the requested scale - ascending and descending - using the proper key signature. 1) In quarter-notes, write an A major scale from dominant to dominant 2) In whole-notes, write a C melodic minor scale from submediant to submediant ) In half-notes, write the enharmonic scale of G major from tonic to tonic Α Modes: please write the requested mode - ascending and descending - using accidentals 4) In dotted-quarter-notes, write a one-octave Dorian mode starting on G 5) In whole-notes, write a one-octave Mixolydian mode starting on F Camosun Music, Mary Byrne (Ph. D.), 2014

2 2 Camosun Music Entrance Test Modern Scales: please identify each of the four scales below. Choose from blues, chromatic, diminished, major pentatonic, minor pentatonic, whole-tone, and whole-half Α 6) ) Υ µ 8) 9) Chords in closed-position Name the following chords. You may use root/quality (pop) chord symbols or tradtional symbols to indicate quality and inversion 10) 11) 12) 1) 14) Using whole-notes, write the indicated chords in closed position (numbers 15-19) E Fm/C G m Dmaj Bmin For the following each of the ten measures, write the key signature on the staff as indicated. Using Roman numerals and figured bass, identify the quality and inversion of each chord in the given key. (nos ) A major B major E major D Major A major µ d minor a minor e minor c minor f minor

3 Camosun Music Entrance Test Rhythmic notation: Please complete each of the following six bars with rests, notes, or a combination of both. Accurate rhythmic groupings for each meter should be observed. For mixed and irregular meters, the recommended grouping is given below the staff. (numbers 0-5) 01 ι θϑ 6 ι 8 θ θ 1 θ 4 ι 2 2 Θ 4 4 (+2+2) (2+) For each of the following four lines, please add the best time signature to manage given rhythmic notation. 6) ) 8) 9) Intervals: In each of the ten bars below: identify the printed interval (e.g. aug4), invert the interval in notation, and then identify the resulting interval. 40) 41) 42) 4) 44) 45) 46) 4) 48) 49)

4 4 Camosun Music Entrance Test Transposition and Score Details: Please study the short melody below and then follow the steps to make a series of changes to this melody. Allegretto 2 ι Ο On the blank staff below: 50) Select an appropriate clef. 51) Transpose down a major th the key signature and pitches of the melody above. 52) Transfer the time signature and barlines, preserving the original rhythm. 5) Change the tempo/style marking to reflect a slower, calmer tempo/style. 54) Add a crescendo to Bar 1 55) In Bar 2, raise the dynamic marking one level. 56) Reverse the dynamics in Bars and 4. 5) Over Bar 4, write a usual musical term to indicate "slowing down." 58) Place a slur from the first to the last note of each of the rising stepwise phrases (4 total). 59) Below the staff, indicate the key of the transposed melody.

5 Camosun Music Entrance Test: Theory Part 2: Preparatory Harmony Dominant-seventh Chords: Identify the requested characteristics of the five dominant-seventh chords Root: Key: Position: Figured Bass: Cadences: Identify the key of the following chorale, and indicate the quality of the three cadences marked by fermata. Choose from Plagal, Deceptive, Imperfect, and Perfect. 2 2 Key: Τ τ Cadence: Τ τ Τ τ Camosun Music, Mary C. J. Byrne (Ph.D.) 2014

6 2 Camosun Music Entrance Test: Theory Composition: You may complete one or both of the following two composition exercises. No additional marks will be given for completing both; no marks will be deducted for completing only one. If completing the following exercise: ~ Identify the key of the composition based on the first phrase. ~ Write a four-bar response ~ Harmonize the cadences at Bar 4 and Bar 8 in keyboard style ~ Provide Roman numeral analysis and identify the quality (e.g. perfect) of the two cadences. 5 ι ι 5 Œ Œ

7 Camosun Music Entrance Test: Theory If completing the following exercise: ~ Use root/quality chord symbols (pop) to harmonize the following 12-bar blues ~ On the treble line, provide a 4-bar concluding phrase to fit your proposed harmonization ~ On the bass line, give the pitches which express the harmony in Bars 1, 5,, 9, and 11.

8 Camosun Music Entrance Test: Theory Part : Aural Recognition Camosun Music, 2014 Intervals: Please indicate the spacing and quality of each interval (e.g. maj, or P4). Each interval will be played twice, the second note following the first. 1) 2) ) 4) 5) 6) ) 8) Chord Quality Identification: Name the following chords as major, minor, dominant-seventh, or diminished-seventh. Each chord will be played twice in solid form. 1) 2) ) 4) 5) 6) ) 8) Chord Quality Identification and Construction: The root note of each chord you will hear is written on the staff below. Each chord will be palyed three times - once broken, once solid, once broken. Please notate the chord you hear on the staff, and identify it with Root/Quality (Pop) chord symbols. 1) 2) ) 4) 5) 6) Rhythmic Dictation #1: The following duration patterm will be played three times. The time signature and first bar are given to establish tempo. Please use any single line or space to notate the performed rhythm of Bars 2 and. Camosun Music, Mary Byrne (Ph. D.), 2014

9 2 Camosun Music Entrance Test: Theory Rhythmic Dictation #2: The following duration pattern will be played three times. The time signature and first bar are given to establish tempo. Please use any single line or space to notate the performed rhythm of Bars 2 and. 5 Melodic Dictation #1: The following major key melody will be played three times. The key signature and time signature have been given to you. The tonic chord of the key is played broken in Bar 1 to establish the tempo and solid in Bar 2 to establish the tonality. Please notate the melody you hear in Bars and 4. Melodic Dictation #2: The following minor key melody will be played three times. The key signature and time signature have been given to you. The tonic chord of the key is played broken in Bar 1 to establish thy tempo and solid in Bar 2 to establish the tonality. Please notate the melody you hear in Bars and 4. 5 Scales: Give the quality of the following eight scales. Choose from major, major pentatonic, minor pentatonic, natural minor, harmonic minor, melodic minor, chromatic, whole tone, and blues. Each scale will be played two times. 1) 2) ) 4) 5) 6) ) 8)

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