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3.ThNew note : C#


Just one new note today, but first a reading exercise with a very simple rhythm and one tie . . .

Beethoven . . .

Here's a very well-known tune. See if you can work out what it is (before you play it?). A few bars have been simplified; if you know the tune well enough, see if you can work out which.

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Orientalische Melody

The next tune is part of Orientalische Melody. There are a couple of accidentals here, both C#. You'll also find some ties going accross the bar-lines in places.

  • Aim for 156bpm or even a little more.
  • Remember that accidentals last for the rest of the bar. so bars 3 & 11 both have two C#s in them.
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Here's how the tune should have sounded (on C, Bb, Eb instruments).

notation

An eight-bar melody to notate, - don't forget the key signature. There's no metronome this time but it's in 4/4 and the first four notes are quarter-notes/crotchets . . .

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If you didn't get that right, work out why before you move on.