Friday, June 29, 2012

Primary 5: Unit 2_Melody Composition

Listen to the song below. This is the original song that Best Friend is based on. This song is about a soldier from Ukraine who left his loved ones to fight for his country.  Identify the melodic variation methods used.

This one was performed by the Red Army:

Minka uses the Balalaika (a Russian instrument with 3 strings). Find out more about this instrument online , eg, the image, the sound/ video clips. 

You should have learn about Binary and Ternary Form when you are in Primary 3 or 4 using the First Step. 
This is a quick revision:

The words Binary and Ternary simply mean two and three and refers to music which is in two or three distinct sections. If you hum the tune to Twinkle, twinkle little star in your head (this is calledinternalising the music) you should be able to distinguish the three sections. If we were to give each section a letter, it would look like this:

A Twinkle, twinkle little star, how I wonder what you are.
B Up above the world so high, like a diamond in the sky.
A Twinkle, twinkle little star, how I wonder what you are.
So music in ternary form is can also be called ABA form, whereas binary form is simply AB

Is theSingapore's national anthem in ABA form or AB form?

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