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Literacy Analysis - Innsbruck, I Now Must Leave Thee

Rhythm -

Top 3 voices ms. 15 - syncopated rhythms in larger subset note heads

Alto - ms. 9-10 - suspended note over bar line

Pitch -

Soprano ms. 4-5 - D-C-A, repeated in 11-12

Alto - ms. 4-6 - odd harmonic placement

Alto - ms. 6-7 A-E, then feeling in closer harmonic context

Alto - ms. 13-14 - octave jump on re

Tenor - ms. 5 - Te

Tenor - ms. 6 - Fi

Tenor - ms. 15 - tuning of Fa

Bass - ms. 5 - Te

Bass - ms. 6-7 - E-A-E

Bass - ms. 8 - octave, then A-E-A

Verdicts:
Teach with rote reading for all parts
Embed difficult passages into warmups
Tenors and Basses will need the most associated warmups
Micro Lesson Plan

Rhythm Challenge:

From Piece (15-17 Sop.):

Second Challenge:

Begin with having the students repeat the rhythm on a neutral syllable. From there, have the
students assess any potential meter changes, and then ask for a volunteer to guess the
notation. Following either correct identification or an incorrect answer, have the rhythm
displayed on the board either manually or electronically. From there, relate the previously
learned rhythm to the notation presented. Following that, have students place the passage
within context of the piece.

From Piece (15-17 Tenor):


Second Challenge:

Follow the same set of steps as for the rhythm challenges, and be prepared to ensure the
proper tuning of Fa.

Metric Challenges -

Be prepared to subdivide eighth notes through audiation and physical representation (i.e.
tapping) to prepare for demonstrating differences in rhythms.

Overall Notes:

Rote Reading can be effective in the trouble areas of this piece, along with reinforcement of
lines with solfege. Rhythms will only prove as difficult as you make them appear, so try to make
the examples look simple (prepare in advance). Beyond that, be prepared to address problems
in the piece itself from the standpoint of tuning, meter, and potential trouble spots outlined in the
above document.