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2010 Reinier Maliepaard: Recomposing Bartok's Mikrokosmos no. 67
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Recomposing Bartok's Mikrokosmos no. 67
Objective: on thirds and sound
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, 8 + 8 bars, meter 4/4
Section A
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Section B
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Step 3: two-part section A, consonant intervals, contrary motion
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Step 4: neighbour and passing tones embellish the upper voice
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Step 5: neighbour and passing tones embellish the lower voice
relation to upper voice: call and response (function: variety and continuity)
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Step 6: more embellishing the lower voice, more directional motion
relation to upper voice: complementary rhythm (function: continuity)
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Step 7: thirds in upper voice for more sound
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Step 8: two part section B, consonant intervals, contrary motion
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Step 9: two part section B, neighbour and passing tones embellis upper and lower voice
relation between voices: call and response, complementary rhythm
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Step 10: thirds for more sound, however - for the sake of variety - now in the lower voice (cf. step 7)!
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Step 11: section A and B connected
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Step 12: finishing touch
lower voice: adding passing tone in bar 8 (function: continuity)
upper voice: replacing third interval bar 7 and 8 by the dissonant second (function: expectation)
second solves to a third in bar 9
third GB replaced by prime B (bar 1 and 6)
general: adding phrasing, tempo, accents and dynamics
Andante
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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.
His freeware music notation programm MC Musiceditor (Windows) can be downloaded at www.mcmusiceditor.com
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