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Development of polyphonic skills and part-singing based on the
Kodály - Ádám
Énekes könyv (Singing Books) series

Book 6 (age 11-12)

  

Summary of musical concepts learnt through the folksong repertory Kodály-Ádám Singing Books, Book 6.

Rhythmic elements, metre:

  • syncopation
  • sixteenth notes
  • dotted rhythm “tam-ti”, ti-tam”, “tim-ri”, “ri-tim”
  • changing meter (3/4 + 2/4, 3/8 + 2/8)

Melodic elements and scales:

  • pentatony: “la”, “so”
  • hexachord: “do”
  • modes: dorian, lydian, phrygian, mixolydian
  • major scale
  • minor scales (natural, harmonic, melodic)
  • chromatic notes “fi”, “ta” “di”, “ri”, “la”
  • mixed modes: alternation of
    • “f”-“fi”
    • “t”-“ta”
    • “s”-“si”
    • “d”-“di”

 

Two-part rhythm exercises

 

Rhythm exercises for practising syncopated rhythm

Example 156

Example 157

Example 158

Example 159

 

Rhythm exercises for practising syncopated rhythm

Example 160-163

 

Rhythm exercises for practising dotted rhythms

Example 160-163

Example 164

Example 165

Example 166

Example 167

Example 168

Example 169

 

Simple two-part intonation exercises

 

Example 170-174

 

Two-part material, short excerpts from the music literature

 

Example 175 (Hungarian dance tune from an old lute manuscript, 1583.)

Example 176 (Zoltán Kodály: The Viennese Clock from János Háry)

Example 177 (Halleluia chorus from Georg Friedrich Händel’s Messiah)

Example 178 (Medieval organum)

Example 179 (Medieval organum)

 

Two-part material, imitative counterpoint

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Canons

 

Example 180 (Michael Praetorius: Viva la musica)

Example 181 (canon by Antonio Caldara)

Example 182 (canon by William Hayes)

Example 183 (popular English canon)

Example 184 (canon by Luigi Cherubini)

 

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