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 Module B continued
The singer has read and understood the music theory in Module B and can:
• look at a short excerpt of music and:
i) name the key (major or minor);
ii) name the pitch of any note in the first chord; and iii) on hearing the first chord, can sing any of its notes in their vocal range at the request of the choir trainer.
• sing any major, minor or perfect interval up to an octave above a given starting note.
• tap the pulse of a passage of music in simple or compound time. The passage will be played twice and on the second playing the singer should tap the beat and stress where the strong beat falls. The singer should then state whether the passage is in 2, 3 or 4 time.
• sing from sight a simple song or anthem with words, with awareness of dynamics, phrasing and expression. The key chord and key note will first be sounded. The set piece may be in simple or compound time, in any key up to five sharps or flats, and include dotted and tied notes.
Module C: Repertoire
      The singer has completed the section on repertoire in the workbook and knows
how to take a piece of music and:
• • •
find out who wrote the music and when (e.g. which period or century).
find the source of the text (e.g. the Bible, a poem, a prayer).
discuss in simple terms the relationship between the music/text/mood using some basic musical analysis (learned from Module B).
find some simple information about the life of the composer (e.g. family, job).
find out whether the piece was originally composed for a particular event, or commissioned and/or written with a certain individual or group in mind.
turn this information into programme notes.
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