Theory of Music Grade 4

May 2002
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INSTRUCTIONS TO CANDIDATES 1. The time allowed for answering this paper is TWO (2) HOURS. 2. Fill in your name and the registration number printed on your appointment slip in the appropriate spaces on this paper and on the front of the answer booklet, and on any other sheets that you use. 3. DO NOT OPEN THIS PAPER UNTIL YOU ARE TOLD TO DO SO. 4. This paper contains ten questions and you should answer all of them. 5. Read each question carefully before answering it. Your answers must be written legibly in the spaces provided. 6. You are reminded that you are bound by the regulations for written examinations displayed at the examination centre and listed on page 23 of the 2001 edition of the written examinations syllabus. In particular, you are reminded that you are not allowed to bring books, music or papers into the examination room. Bags must be left at the back of the room under the supervision of the invigilator. 7. If you leave the examination room you will not be allowed to return. 8. At the end of the examination, fix together all your work—including rough work—using the tag provided.

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(A–04)

Grade 4
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1

(10 marks)

Using the correct key signature, write in MINIMS one octave ascending and descending of the scale of D sharp melodic minor. Begin and end on the key-note.

2

(10 marks)

This melody is in the key of A major. Transpose it DOWN an augmented 2nd into the key of G flat major. Do not forget the new key signature.

3

(10 marks)

Add the missing barlines AND the correct time signatures to each of these passages:

a.

3

b.
3

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May 2002 (A) 4 a. (6 marks) Beneath each * write the correct rest or rests in the correct position on the stave:

Grade 4

*

5

*

*

b. (4 marks) Beneath each * complete the following bars with SEMIQUAVER notes on A, correctly grouped according to the given time signatures:

*

*

5

(10 marks)

Give the full name of the interval formed by each numbered pair of notes:
1 2 3 4

5

1

2

3

4

5

6

(10 marks)

Use stave a to complete the required intervals ABOVE the given notes. On stave b, write and name the inversions of the intervals you have completed on stave a. Use SEMIBREVES and observe the clefs.

Diminished 5th

Major 3rd

Minor 7th

Minor 3rd

Diminished 7th

a.

b.

Inversion name:
Turn over for questions 7, 8, 9 & 10
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May 2002 (A) 7 (20 marks)

Grade 4

Using the correct key signatures, write the following triads as SEMIBREVES:

F sharp major Mediant triad Second inversion

B flat minor Leading-note triad First inversion

G sharp minor Dominant triad Root position

E flat minor Supertonic triad First inversion

8

(6 marks) a. b. c. Lightly In a subdued manner Pluck (the string)

Write the Italian words which mean:

9

(8 marks) a. b. c. d. Maestoso Con brio Allegro non tanto Piacevole

Give the English meaning of:

10 (6 marks) Write out this passage in full:

Adagio

Adagio

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