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2) Video Lesson: 

3) Online Reading: 

4) Interactive Lesson: 

Music Theory QuickThink: 

-          Diagramming a musical phrase (or phrases) is like giving a short graphical map describing its contents.

-          Phrases are often given the thematic labels A, B, C, D, etc.

-          The first phrase of a piece would be given the label A

-          If the second phrase is identical to the first, it would also be labeled A

-          If the second phrase is very similar, but not identical to the first, it would be labeled A’

-          If the second phrase is clearly different than the first, it would be labeled B

-          In a phrase chart, or diagram, write the starting measure of music of the phrase to the left, create and arching line that signifies the start, middle and end of the phrase, and then write the ending measure number at the right side of the arching line.

-          Write the key of the phrase at the start of the diagram

-          Make note of cadences where they appear (PAC, IAC, HC, DC, Plag C, Phry C , etc.)

Objective 24.2: Examples in Music: YouTube

Objective 24.2: Create a chart that accurately diagrams a musical phrase giving measure numbers, key, cadences, and thematic label