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8.WBrown Bread & Balkans


More practice for the 5 patterns . . .

Round Dance

Round Dance is from the Balkans. It uses some of the new patterns in 3/4 time.

  • Prepare the rhythm carefully. There are only 3 one-bar patterns here and they are quite like each other.
  • The piece switches between the Aeolian (as indicated by the key signature) and Dorian (hence the accidentals) modes.
  • Aim for 72bpm
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Ophelia Rag

Another ragtime piece, this time by James Scott. Prepare this carefully - there are lots of mixed eighth & sixteenth-note patterns here, but also some ties, and a rising chromatic run.

  • The same 2-bar rhythm occurs 5 times.
  • It's worth revising the chromatic scale first
  • Aim for 60bpm
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notation

Here's a famous tune to notate, from the slow movement of Dvorak's Hovis Symphony Op. 95. The first bar is given and it's simple enough, but be careful to distinguish between the dotted and not-dotted groups . . .

The tempo is very slow (48bpm) and there are two bars in so that you start subdividing that slow pulse - I n + a 2 n + a . . . . .

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