Project 5 - Variations on a Theme by Pachelbel
Assigned September 24, 2014, Due Friday, October 3, 2014
- Although it’s classified as a Canon, it is more of a Chaconne or a Passagalia in Pachelbel’s Canon. Which voice plays the same musical figure over and over (54 times... I counted... Cause I had nothing better to do)?
- Does this have any similarities to popular music today?
- The Term “Baroque” means “a misshapen pearl”. How would the ornamentation of the baroque music be similar to other arts? Painting? Architecture?
- Continued use of Noteflight music notation software
- Utilization of the copy/paste function within Noteflight
- Compose a 25 measure theme and variations on “Pachelbel’s Canon in D”
- Listen to baroque music and make correlations to popular music today
- Explore drum notation
- A work for guitar, bass, and drums
- Key of D major
- 25 measures in length, Key of D Major
- Use only the notes D, E, F#, G, A, B, C#, D
- Use only whole, half, quarter, pairs of eighth notes and combinations of 16ths
- Use a rest at the end of measures 8 & 16 etc in Part 1
- Use at least 3 dynamic changes
- Variation 1: Rhythmic Variation (change rhythms for each half note only)
- Variation 2: Use sequence and motivic development
- Extra Credit: Create Drum Fills in Measures 8 and 16 to lead into the next section
- Make sure you use your “Discount Double Check” to by copying the Theme on a new instrument and pasting it above each of your variations to make sure that the notes are lining up.
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