Lesson 18 Exercises 1-4


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Exercise #1

Exercise #2

Exercise #3

Exercise #4

There are a number of diminuendos and crescendos in this exercise. When they are placed next to each other (like in measure 1- 2, and again in measure 3-4) they are often referred to as swells. You will see why as you listen to the audio example below (Coming Soon!).

To produce this affect successfully, make the beginning of the 2nd note (beat 1 of measure 2) the loudest point of both measures. Students have a tendency to become softer a split second before the second note; this is something to avoid. Instead, make the beginning of the second note the loudest point, and then immediately begin the diminuendo. Click here if you need help with the low notes.