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MODULE 1

Practice and Learn Answer Key


PITCH LETTER NAMES
Practice your comprehension of pitch names through the following exercises.
Complete the following note name patterns. Remember that the seven note
names are cyclical. When ascending, the letter A follows G. When descend-
ing, the letter G follows A.

1. Ascend through consecutive pitch names starting with the letter ‘A’.

A B C D E F G A B C D

2. Descend through consecutive pitch names starting with the letter ‘G’.

G F E D C B A G F E D

3. Ascend through every other pitch name starting with the letter ‘F’.

F A C E G B D F A C E

4. Descend through every other pitch name starting with the letter ‘C’.

C A F D B G E C A F D

5. Ascend through every fourth pitch name starting with the letter ‘D’

D G C F B E A D G C F

6. Descend through every fourth pitch name starting with the letter ‘D’.

D A E B F C G D A E B

7. Ascend through every fifth pitch name starting with the letter ‘B’.

B F C G D A E B F C G

8. Descend through every fifth pitch name starting with the letter ‘A’.

A D G C F B E A D G C

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HEARING PITCHES
1. Listen to Audio Sample 1. This is a cello playing a glissando.
a. Is the pitch sliding up or down? The pitch is sliding up.

2. Listen to Audio Sample 2. There are three consecutive pitches.


a. Which of the three pitches is the highest? The second pitch is highest.

b. Which of the three pitches is the lowest? The third pitch is lowest.

3. Listen to Audio Sample 3. There are three consecutive pitches. One is lowest, one is in
the middle, and one is highest. Label the pitches in order: highest, middle, or lowest.
hint: the first pitch is the lowest. Lowest, highest, middle.

4. Listen to Audio Sample 4. There are three consecutive pitches. One is lowest, one is
in the middle, and one is highest. Label the pitches in order: highest, middle, or lowest.
hint: the first pitch is the highest. Highest, lowest, middle.

HEARING TONALITY
1. Listen to Audio Samples 5 and 6.
a. F
 ocusing on the end of each sample, which has a sense of repose, completion, and
closure, and which does not? Audio Sample 5 has a sense of completion, Audio Sam-
ple 6 does not.

2. Listen to Audio Sample 7 and sing the note that you feel completes the phrase.
a. Why do you think that you were drawn toward the pitch you sang?

b. Try this exercise again. Did you feel that you wanted to sing the same pitch again? Why?

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