Sheet Music Projects

Sheet Music Projects include Colorings and Terminology and are due after every concert performance.

SHEET MUSIC COLORINGS

PINK

ARTICULATIONS
Staccato
Tenuto
Accent
Marcato
Tie
Slur
Caesura
Fermata

RULES:

  • Color all articulations in all voice parts.
  • Do not color articulations in the piano line.

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RED

SOLFEGE Letters
YOUR Voice Part
D R M F S L T D
(D = Do, R = Re, M = Mi, F = Fa, S = So, L = La, T = Ti, D = Do)
ON Noteheads

RULES:

  • Color your voice part in red.  All other voice parts will be colored blue.
  • Do not color or solfege the piano line.

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ORANGE

TAKADIMI Counts
BELOW Staff (above or below the lyrics, depending on space)
Whole Note = To-o-o-o
Half Note = Tu-u
Quarter Note = Ta
Eighth Notes = Ta di
Sixteenth Notes = Ta ka di mi, etc.

RULES:

  • When rhythms are the same across the voice parts, complete the rhythm counting in one voice line.
  • When rhythms are different across the voice parts, complete the rhythm counting in all of the differing voice lines.  
  • Write the rhythms counts for the voice lines only.  Do not write in the counts for the piano line.

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For more help on takadimi rhythm counting please view the PDFs below:
Takadimi Rhythm Chart
Takadimi Krueger Chart

YELLOW

TEMPO Markings
Metronome Markings (i.e. Quarter Note = 90, Half Note = 60, etc.)
rit.
rall.
accel.
a tempo

RULES: 

  • Color all tempo markings in all voice parts.
  • Do not color tempo markings in the piano line.

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GREEN

MEASURE Numbers
ABOVE Staff

RULES:

  • Count measures by the staff systems.  Do not count every staff line.  
  • There are usually smaller numbers printed at the beginning of every system.  Use these numbers to make sure you are on track.  
  • There are measure numbers that are larger and written in a box periodically throughout the piece of music.  Use these numbers to make sure you are on track.  
    • For the two items mentioned above: If the measure number you were going to write does not match the measure number printed, than you will need to find out where you got off track and correct your mistakes.

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BLUE

SOLFEGE Letters
OTHER Voice Part
D R M F S L T D
(D = Do, R = Re, M = Mi, F = Fa, S = So, L = La, T = Ti, D = Do)
ON Noteheads

RULES: 

  • Color all other voice parts in blue.  Your voice part should be colored in red.
  • Do not color or solfege the piano line.

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Jump Down Red & Blue Solfege PDF

PURPLE

DYNAMIC Markings
pp p mp mf f ff
cresc. <
decresc. >
dim. >

RULES: 

  • Color all dynamic markings in all voice parts.
  • Do not color dynamic markings in the piano line.

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BROWN

REPEAT Signs
1st & 2nd Endings
D.C. al Fine
D.S. al Coda
Segno Sign
Coda Sign

RULES:

  • Color all repeat signs in all voice parts.
  • Do not color repeat signs in the piano line.

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ALL COLORING

This is what it should look like when you are completed and when it all comes together.
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SHEET MUSIC TERMINOLOGY

Please provide the definitions for the symbols and terms that are found throughout your concert selection. You can define the music terminology at dictionary.onmusic.org. If the music term has a symbol, please draw it as well. Some words are taken from the lyrics which will need to be defined at dictionary.com. You will also need to provide the location of each word, lyric, symbol, or term. For locations, you will need to provide the measure number in which the symbol or term appears (i.e. 10, 25, 40, etc.).

RULES:

  • For “Symbol/Abbrev.” Column:
    • If the term has only a symbol, draw that symbol in the column.
    • If the term has only an abbreviation, write that abbreviation in the column.
    • If the term has both a symbol and an abbreviation, draw both the symbol and write the abbreviation in the column.
    • If the term has neither a symbol or an abbreviation, write the term in the column.
  • For “Locations” Column:
    • Only write the measure numbers for the places the terms occur in the voice lines.
    • Do not write the measure numbers for the places the terms occur in the piano line.
    • Only write the measure number a symbol or term begins in.  This is particularly important for ties, slurs, crescendos, decrescendos.
      • For example, if a slur begins in measure 5 and continues to cross over measures 6, 7, and 8, than the only measure number you should write in the column is measure 5.
    • If a symbol or term occurs in multiple parts, you should only count the measure once in the column.
      • For example, if mf is written in Part I and Part II in measure 8, than you should only write measure 8 once in the column.

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