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ERIC Number: ED401185
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1996
Pages: 12
Abstractor: N/A
The Musical Dice Game as a Composition Exercise.
Robertson, Thomas
This paper describes how the musical dice game can be used with beginning, intermediate, or advanced students. In the musical dice game, the student composes six separate musical compositions of five measures each. Each measure of the musical compositions is written on a separate, numbered card. The performance of each measure is determined by either (1) the roll of one die, with six possible combinations, or (2) the roll of two dice, with 11 possible combinations. After the die or dice is rolled for each measure, the corresponding card is selected. When the player finishes the task, the cards are arranged in their correct order and the performer plays the resulting piece. Some areas practicing a musical dice game can offer practical experience in: (1) sight reading; (2) melodic structure; (3) harmony; and (4) counterpoint. The document illustrates and describes how cards for the game should appear, and how to conduct the game. (LAP)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A