Creating Twelve Tone Rows
West High School
TI:ME Technology Areas Addressed:
CPU, Monitor, Notation Software, LCD projector
Prior Knowledge and Skills:
Basic computer skills, notation skills, knowledge of intervals
MENC Standards Addressed:
MENC 4: Composing and Arranging Music within specified guidelines.
MENC 5: Reading and notating music.
Worksheet explaining Tweleve Tone Rows: Prime, Retrograde, Inversion and Retrograde Inversion
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Students will take a given tone row and enter a retograde row, an inversion row and a retrograde inversion of the given prime row using notation software. Listen after each addition. Students will create their own prime row and enter a retograde row, an inversion row and a retrograde inversion of their orginial prime row using notation software. Students will print a hard copy of their work for the instructor.
Load given tone row (prime). Enter prime row in retrograde form (backwards). Listen to prime and retrograde row together. Enter the inversion row (all intervals written upside down) of the prime row and listen to all three rows together. Enter the retrograde inversion row (inversion notes written in reverse order) of the prime row and listen to all four rows together. Now create your own prime row and add the retrograde, inversion and retrograde inversion rows. Print out the assignment of the rows your created.
Have students display their projects on a LCD projector for the class and have students turn in hard copies of their work for assessment.
Items to Purchase:
Notation software, LCD projector
When budget should be submitted: