QUOTE(violinist1005 @ Oct 27 2006, 09:20 PM)
I have my G6 theory exam tomorrow, and need some last minute help.
I have learnt about Non-Harmony notes already, but i just need a list of types of Harmony notes. I was looking through the past papers and came accross some questions. So i need this help, please!
For Grade 6 you need to know the following:
1- Harmony note - Note which belongs to the chord and appears ON the beat (on stronger beats).
2 - Subsidiary Harmony Note - Note that belongs to the chord on the weaker beats of the bar - OFF BEAT
3 - Unaccented Passing notes - A note between 2 harmony notes, doesn't belong to the chord and is on the WEAKER beats of the bar.
4 - Accented Passing notes : A note between 2 harmony notes, doesn't belong to the chord and is on the STRONGER beats of the bar.
Auxiliary Notes: Kind of like the middle note of a mordent - e.g. if A B A was written on a stave, "B" would be the auxiliary note. And it would also be and upper auxiliary note
5 - Upper Auxiliary Notes: e.g. A B A on a stave, it is always one step up: Principal note, Note Above, Principal note
6 - Lower Auxiliary Notes: e.g. A G A on a stave, it is always one step down: Principal note, Note below, Principal note
Auxiliary notes can be accented or unaccented.......(REMEMBER)
The Cambiata - Principal note ==> 1 step down ==> a leap of a 3rd DOWN ==> 1 Step Up
e.g. D C A B
The Cambiata would be "C"
The Echapee - Principal Note ==> A step UP or DOWN ===> Then a Leap into the opposite direction to a harmony note!!!!!!
e.g. B C A
"C" is the echapee
Hope this helps--- i HIGHLY recommend you buy ANNA BUTTERWORTH's "Harmony in Practice"
It is a great thick text book,, full of everything -- and i mean everything!!!
I forgot these::::
Note of anticipation : usually found before a cadence....e.g in a dotted crotchet, and a quaver,, the quaver would be the anticiaption note. It is usually a dissonance.
Appogiatura -- same as an accented passing note....almost... if you write accented passing note in an exam, you will still get the mark...