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Motivic Transformation: Definition, Methods & Examples

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Which of these BEST describes the motive of a composition?

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1. If we were to take the motive and multiply it, expanding it by increasing the length of each note by the same degree, what form of motivic transformation is this?

2. Which of these forms of motivic transformation does NOT contain the same rhythm as original motive?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

These assessments were designed to assess your grasp of motivic transformation. Key topics on the multiple-choice quiz include a description of the motive of a composition and the form of motivic transformation that expands the motive by a consistent degree.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

You'll be required to answer questions on these points:

  • Form of motivic transformation that doesn't have the same rhythm as original motive
  • Truncation of a motive that contains a quarter note, whole note, quarter note, and half note
  • Something that requires a change in pitch from the original motive

Skills Practiced

  • Defining key concepts - make sure you can accurately define the motive of a composition
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding a type of motivic transformation that doesn't possess the same rhythm as original motive
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the form of motivic transformation that works to expand a motive to a consistent degree and something that requires a change in pitch from the original motive

Additional Learning

You can continue to learn about transformation in music via the lesson named Motivic Transformation: Definition, Methods & Examples. These points will be addressed:

  • Creation of a simple motive
  • Motive that's repeated
  • Multiplying notes to extend their motive
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