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2010 Reinier Maliepaard: Recomposing Bartok's Mikrokosmos no. 21
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Recomposing Bartok's Mikrokosmos no. 21
Objective: creating a motive, modifying it and changing the texture for the sake of variety
Step 1: an easy and universal melodic frame with the third, fifth and first tone as stable tones
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Step 2: melody in a binary form (section A and B), 8 + 8 bars, meter 3/4
Section A
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Section B
Step 3: embellishing melody (stage 1) with neighbour and passing tones
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Step 4: embellishing melody (stage 2) with rhythmic motive
Motive
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Step 5: two part, parallel organum
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Step 6: changing texture, because section B is too predictable
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Step 7: finetuning, avoiding monotony (bar 7); more drive in 11 and 14 and a less predictable ending
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Step 8: phrasing, tempo
= 130
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About the author:
Reinier Maliepaard, psychologist, software engineer, organist and teacher at the ArtEZ Conservatorium Netherlands (music theory and music history).
Maliepaard maintains several internetsites as www.bestmusicteacher.com en www.artezmusictools.nl.
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