3. Design & Implement Melodic Doublings

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  • a. For bars 1-2, begin the pizz melody in violin 1 on the original pitch; double the pizz melody at the unison with one woodwind and one mallet percussion.  This is your melodic subgroup #1.
  • b. For bars 3-4, continue the pizz melody in violin 1 and double at the octave in either violin 2 or viola.  Also double the pizz melody both at the unison and at the octave with two different woodwinds, two mallet percussion and the piano.  This is your melodic subgroup #2.  Stay constrained to a 1 octave range.
  • c. For bars 5-8, extend the registral range of the ascending scales with violin 1 & 2, viola; three pairs of woodwind instruments; mallet instruments and piano.  Rotate new melodic subgroups every bar – #3-6.  Keep the doublings at the unison and one octave.  Stay constrained to a 2/3 octave range.
  • d. In bars 9-10, return to your melodic subgroup #1 at the unison.
  • e. In bars 11-12, return to your melodic subgroup #2, but constrained to a 2 octave range.
  • f.  In bars 13-16, state each 3-beat sequential gesture in a different melodic subgroup, rotating through all 6 of your melodic subgroups.  Change registers and spacing with each rotation, filling out 6 octaves.
  • g. In the descending scale in bar 15, combine your melodic subgroups #3 & #4 OR #5 & #6 over a range of 3 octaves.
  • h. In bars 16-20, use your melodic subgroups #3 & #4, then #1 & #2, first in 2 octave range, then a 1 octave range and then in unison by bar 20.

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