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#359976 - 12/11/07 10:33 PM Music School FInals: Harder than trucking
U S A P T Offline
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Registered: 10/20/06
Posts: 1645
Loc: An Indiana University
Thank God I didn't miss any class.

So many terms to remember!

intervals, scales, circle of fifths, pitch, octave, pitch class, octave equivalence, accidentals, harmonic equivalence, diatonic scale, enharmonic, queant laxis, Palestrina, Hexachord (I'm typing them in as I say the definition), clefs, middle C (C4), stems, sticks, staves, flags, beams, ledger lines, ties, slurs, ottava alta, ottava bassa, notation, ordinal numbers, qualities, major, minor, diminished, augmented, doubled, steps, scales, modes, keys, simple and compound meter, duble, triple, quadruple meter, unisons, consonance, dissonance, beat,pulse, tactus, beat division, meter, compound meter, conducting patterns, durations, asymmetric meters, time signatures, dots, chromatic versus diatonic, tonic, supertonic, mediant, subdominant, dominant, submediant, leading tone (unless it's a whole step below tonic then it's called subtonic), patterns: WWHWWWH etc., order of sharps: FCGDAEB; order of flats: BEADGCF; Roman numeral analysis, eliminating doublings, finding scale degrees, figured bass, Hemiola, rhythmic devices, duplets, triplets, tuplets, parallel keys, parallel fifths and/or octaves, FICTA, tetrachords, relative keys, midaeval theory, counterpoint/contrapunctus, what is a scale, what is a mode? what is a key? heterophony, monedy, organum, Five Golden Rings, Hellenic models, Institutione Musica, Bacthius, micrologus, protos, dodecachordon, Zarlino's Modes (Dorian, Phrygian, Lydian, Mixolydian, Aeolian, Ionian, Locrian; triads, notation of chords and inversions, types of scales (melodic, natural, harmonic; Lessus, Horror Vacui, Conjunct/Disjunct, downbeat, upbeat, 1st, 2nd,, 3rd, 4th, 5th, species counterpoint and rules for each, vertical sonority, Cantus Firmus, Cadences, Circle Dissonance, passing tone, leading tone, lower neighbor tone, lower neighbor group, suspension, Preparation, Suspension, Resolution, tritone, Cambiata, Nota Cambiata, Cambiata Figure, Hidden fifths, hidden octaves, syncopation, triadic sounds, voice overlap, voice crossing, voice exchange, oblique motion, contrary motion, similar motion, similar motion, ambitus, finalis, Tessitura & and a partridge in a pear tree. . .

HEEELLLLPPPP!!!!!!!!!

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#359977 - 12/11/07 10:43 PM Re: Music School FInals: Harder than trucking
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[thanks her lucky stars that she only had to GIVE a final today and not take one. \:D ]
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#359978 - 12/11/07 10:47 PM Re: Music School FInals: Harder than trucking
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Know all of those.
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#359979 - 12/11/07 11:29 PM Re: Music School FInals: Harder than trucking
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Registered: 07/03/07
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Institutione Musica, Bacthius, micrologus, protos, dodecachordon?!?! I dont think you need to know these or the rest of that for this exam. Just a few of them. From what he said in class the other day anyways. Goodluck! havent even cracked a book yet!!

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#359980 - 12/11/07 11:41 PM Re: Music School FInals: Harder than trucking
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Ah but which few?

THAT, my friend is the $6 question.
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#359981 - 12/12/07 12:21 AM Re: Music School FInals: Harder than trucking
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What helped for me when I studied for my comprehensive exams was to try to see which ones fit together in a group. It was the same thing - about 300ish terms, but I came up with this hilariously useful excel spreadsheet that worked out the possibility of one term appearing over the other based on what group it fit into and the frequency of said group on previous exams. The REALLY hilarious part? Every essay question on the exam was as it predicted. \:D

So, get grouping.
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#359982 - 12/12/07 12:36 AM Re: Music School FInals: Harder than trucking
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Great idea.

Great avatar BTW.

Godowskian and I are studying together now.
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#359983 - 12/12/07 10:22 AM Re: Music School FInals: Harder than trucking
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Loc: Georgia, USA
USAPT,

That took a long time to type out. Efficiency of time use is suffering! Get back in the cage! (as I spend an hour on PW)
Actually, nah-- it's nice to see you posting these days.

Well, now I have to spend an hour or two grading all of your collective suffering... good luck up there.

Brendan-- I'm just speechless after reading that last post...
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#359984 - 12/12/07 10:44 AM Re: Music School FInals: Harder than trucking
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Registered: 11/30/04
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Loc: Ann Arbor, MI
USAPT, I hate to break this to you but you left out the Four Turtle Doves.*

(*Should ALWAYS precede the Five Golden Rings.) \:D

Good luck on your finals!
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#359985 - 12/12/07 04:18 PM Re: Music School FInals: Harder than trucking
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Registered: 11/12/04
Posts: 375
Loc: Connecticut/Cincinnati
 Quote:
Originally posted by Brendan:
What helped for me when I studied for my comprehensive exams was to try to see which ones fit together in a group. It was the same thing - about 300ish terms, but I came up with this hilariously useful excel spreadsheet that worked out the possibility of one term appearing over the other based on what group it fit into and the frequency of said group on previous exams. The REALLY hilarious part? Every essay question on the exam was as it predicted. \:D [/b]
How much do money do you want? Did you do this for any of the undergrad class or just your graduate ones?

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