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Really putting theory into practice Question: What is the most creative musical activity that uses all the music rudiments and music theory that you have learned? An activity where you can use all or many of the following listed below depending on the level of music you have attained:  Time Signatures  Scales (major and minor keys)  Key Signatures and Accidentals  Music form (Binary, Ternary, Rondo, etc)  Rhythm  Intervals  Transposition  Modulation  Terms and signs on tempo, dynamics, performance directions and articulation marks  Chords (Diatonic and Non-Diatonic)  Cadences  Ornaments  Counterpoint (classical composition for piano)  Any other creative musical ideas you may have Answer: Composing Composing is a creative, rewarding and stimulating musical activity that all music students can do. A student need not require many years of learning music to compose. Compose according to the level of music you have learned. Simple short compositions for those with just a few years of learning music and more complex compositions for those with more years of learning music. Getting a student to compose is to apply the music theory they have learned in a creative manner. Composing also helps to stimulate and develop the student’s musical mind. A composition is an original work of the composer. It is a creative process that the composer gets involved in. It is great to hear your composition being played by others, just like all the compositions of great composers whose music you have played. » Connect with us on » Follow us on Rhythm MP Sdn. Bhd. (480980-H) The music publishers who care for our children’s music education 1947, Lorong IKS Bukit Minyak 2, Taman IKS Bukit Minyak, 14100 Simpang Ampat, Penang, Malaysia. Tel: +60 4 5050246 Fax: +60 4 5050691 Email: Website:

Features of the program:  Learning to compose from the analysis  Learning about musical form from the analysis  Using primary and secondary chords in the harmony  Using non-diatonic chords in the harmony  An awareness about chord progressions to use for a melody  Discover and develop musical creativity through composing and arranging Submission Guidelines:  Open to all Primary School students below 13 years old  You can compose your song in any key (major or minor)  If you are unable to put chords to your composition, then you only need to compose the melody (tune) of your song  Your song must be at least 12 bars (measures) in length  Your composition must be neatly written on music manuscript paper Composition Manuscript:  Each student should keep a copy of his or her composition manuscript.  Each submission must be sent via JPEG Image uploaded to an online platform such as, Google Drive, Dropbox, etc and email the Web Album link to Please ensure that submission form and composition manuscripts are of an acceptable visual quality.  As an alternative, you may mail the submission form and composition manuscripts to Young Composers Program Rhythm MP Sdn. Bhd. 1947 Lorong IKS Bukit Minyak 2 Taman IKS Bukit Minyak 14100 Simpang Ampat Penang, Malaysia If selecting this option, please remember to allow for sufficient transit time assuring that your compositions arrive by the closing date for submission of compositions.  Closing date to submit compositions is the 15th of the month.  Each student must submit 4 compositions in a year and will be spaced 3 months apart from each other.

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