- MEANING OF CHOREOGRAPHY: Choreography is art of designing sequence of rhythmic movements or dances. Choreography is also the arrangement of the movements of the dance, sometimes in uniform style.
- PROCESSES OF A CHOREOGRAPHER: The processes a choreographer must undertake when performing choreography include:
- Conception of the dance idea: The choreographer conceives the dance idea or thinks deeply about the dance steps to perform choreography.
- Gathering of the movement: The choreographer gathers the dance movements.
- Creating final structure and polishing performance: This activity is done during dress rehearsal.
BASIC HARMONY IN MUSIC COMPOSITION
REVIEW OF TRIAD: Triad refers to a set of three notes or pitches that are be stacked vertically on a staff. The triad’s members from lowest pitched tone to the highest are called
- The root
- The third ( Its interval above the root note being the minor third ( three semitones ) or major third (four semitones)
- The fifth ( Its interval above the third being a minor or major third or a major third, hence its interval above the root being a diminished fifth ( seven semitones ) or augmented fifth ( eight semitones )
TYPES OF TRIAD
- C major triad: This uses notes C, E, G. This spells a triad skipping over D and F.
- Major triad: This contains a major third and a perfect fifth interval, symbolized: R 3 5 as semitones. The interval C to E is a major 3rd and E to G a major 3rd.
- Minor triad: This contains a minor third and perfect fifth interval, symbolized as R 3 5. Minor triad consists of A, C, E. The interval A to C is a minor 3rd and C to E a major 3rd.
- Diminished triad: This contains a minor third and a diminished fifth, symbolized: R 3 5. The dimnished interval consists of B, D , F while B becomes diminished.
- Augmented triad: This contains a major third and augmented fifth , symbolized : R 3 5 . Augmented triad consists of D, F,A while D becomes augmented.
- Primary triads are built on the tonic, sub dominant. For instance, primary triads are built on chord I, IV or V degree of every major scale. The roots begin on the 1st 4th and 5th degrees of the diatonic scale otherwise symbolized I, IV,
THE BASIC RULES OF HARMONY
- Double the root.
- Do not omit the 3rd.
- Avoid consecutive 5