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C Major Demonstrations

French Lullaby in C Major

French Lullaby (16 measures)

For rhythm coordination with both hands in C position, this melody includes quarter, half and dotted half notes accompanied with block and broken C and G7 chords.

French Shop I in C Major

French Shop I (12 measures)

This melody in C position serves as an exercise in mostly eighth and quarter notes for the right hand. The simple open fifth in the left hand provides clarity and contrast for the two rhythm patterns of the melody.

French Shop II in C Major

French Shop II (12 measures)

For rhythm coordination, this melody in C position serves as an exercise for mostly right hand eighth and quarter note rhythm patterns with a single left hand position for half notes C and G (the chord root notes).

New World in C Major

New World

(20 measures)

This melody serves as an exercise for a dotted quarter and eighth note rhythm pattern that occurs in almost every measure. Although both hands are primarily in C position, hand changes occur in the middle and end of the piece.

Scarborough Fair

Scarborough Fair (84 measures)

This melody is in Mode II of the major scale (called the Dorian scale), and is accompanied with chords Dm I, F III, G IV and C VII. Next follows a harmonic variation with a right hand eighth note pattern combined with a left hand melodic pattern. It is finally heard with added right hand partial harmony and left hand arpeggios. Several moderate changes are required in both hands.

The Rose I in C Major

The Rose I

(16 measures)

For rhythm coordination with both hands in C position, this melody has a repeated four-measure rhythm pattern using sixteenth, eighth, quarter, half and dotted half notes accompanied with a chord or chord note on each beat.

The Rose II in C Major

The Rose II (16 measures)

For rhythm coordination with both hands in C position and a left hand extension, this melody has a repeated four-measure rhythm pattern using sixteenth, eighth, quarter, half and dotted half notes accompanied with a chord or chord note on each beat.

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