Music 312a – Portfolio Exercise #3, Part A:
Canonic Imitation & Octatonicism (40 pts total):
Log-in to lynda.com for tutorials in Logic Pro BEFORE 11/18:
- Go to www.yale.edu/lynda and log-in with your Yale netID & password
- Find “Logic Pro X Essential Training” by Scott Hirsch
- View these “Logic Pro X Essential Training” chapters: Chapters 1, 2, 4, 5, 9, 13
- Download and read: East/West Basic Setup Instructions.pdf
- Sign-up for an initial small group session with Alex V.
Read the following Class Notes on Classesv2 BEFORE 12/3:
- Canonic Imitation
- Writing for Violin & Viola
- String Techniques
Read the following Wikipedia article BEFORE 12/3:
PE #3, Part A – Octatonic Canon on A (40 pts.):
*** DUE Monday, 12/7 by 11:59 p.m. ***
Using Finale or Sibelius, complete an Octatonic Canon on A for violin & viola as prescribed below. Export a MIDI file from your notation program, then import it into Logic. Once you’ve edited your MIDI data, save your work as a logic file & submit it in your Composition Seminar Drop Box for Dr. A(no .sib, .xml, .pdf or handwritten submissions).
Here’s what’s prescribed:
1. Compose an Octatonic on A Canon (40 pts):
- a. Begin with the “Octatonic Canon On A Fragment” file and compose for violin and viola and use at least a three octave range.
- b. Use 2/4 meter throughout.
- c. Change the metronome marking as desired.
- d. Continue the canon fragment provided to a musical conclusion, for at least 24 bars, but no longer than 48 bars.
- e. Be sure to change it to the Octatonic mode of your choice.
- f. Use accidentals only.
- g. Imitate at the octave. If you’re adventuresome, imitate at a more challenging interval!
- h. Add dynamics for musical expression and idiomatic string techniques: arco, pizz, staccato, slurring, etc.
- i. Complete all of this in Finale or Sibelius, then export a Midi file and import it into Logic Pro.
- j. Assign the violin & viola tracks to East/West solo violin and solo viola instruments using the Play sampler interface.
- k. Then apply appropriate key switches and velocity data for musical expression.
- l. Once you’ve edited your MIDI data, save your work as a logic file & submit it in your Composition Seminar Drop Box for Dr. A.