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Instrumental Contemporary Music

Composition Course

BLOCK II  Assignment

All student compositions will be reviewed, and they will receive personalized feedback from Polo Ortí.


Create a musical piece that lasts a minimum of 2 minutes and a maximum of 10 minutes, using all the techniques that have been presented in this second block, if desired, elements from the first block can be included.
The composition must be presented in both audio (mp3) and sheet music.
The sheet music format can be presented with chord notation and melody, or without chord notation but with musical notation, or both.
The maximum file size is 10M

  • Create a short motif of a maximum of 4 or 5 notes and developed it in the Ionian and Aeolian scales of C. Harmonies will developed on various degrees of these modes.
  • Develop a section of the composition, at least 16 bars long, where the melody evolves within a single scale.
  • Use harmonic cycles of 4 bars, 2 bars and 3 bars.
  • Include, at some point, a harmonization of the melody using Sus4 dominant chords in backward motion.
  • The rhythm can be in 3/4, 4/4, and, some point, must be in 7/4.
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