New IB Music students that did not take Music class in G10 should:
- Free Download MuseScore software. It should be installed in English, not in Chinese. Students should explore the software and be familiar with it, in order to do this they should choose a music score they like and try to write it in MuseScore. Here it is attached the Handbook.
- Purchase the software Ear Master Pro, using this software they should study at least four days per week (each day 15 minutes) these topics:
. Interval Identification (Major and Minor 2nd, Major and Minor 3rd, Perfect 4th, 5th and
8th, Major and Minor 6th, Major and Minor 7th)
. Scale Identification (Major, Natural Minor, Harmonic Minor, Melodic Minor)
. Chords identification (Major, Minor, Augmented and Diminished)
. Rhythmic Dictation
They should follow the order of the lessons the software is giving.
For all IB Music students (those who took Music class in G10 and those who did not take it):
- Solo Performance: Prepare a music piece in the instrument that you play 3 minutes length. This will be grade during the first week of classes. The style of the piece can be decided by the performer.
- Handwriting: Write in staff paper (五线谱）all the Major and Minor Scales. Do not use Key Signatures but write the sharps or flats next to each note.Do not write it very tiny and try to be the most clear and organize you can because this material will be used during the whole IB program.
Order of the Major Scales with sharps: C, G, D, E, B, F#, C#
Order of the Major Scales with flats: C, F, Bb, Eb, Ab, Db, Gb, Cb
*C major scale does not have sharps or flats but should be the first scale for each
Order of the Minor scales with sharps: A, Em, Bm, F#m, C#m, G#m, D#m, A#m
Order of the Minor scales with flats: A, Dm, Gm, Cm, Fm, Bbm, Ebm, Abm.
*A minor scales does not have sharps or flats but should be the first scale for each
3. After building the scales, students should build the chord for each note of the scale
and write the Chord Symbol (name of the chord). Here there is a Screenshot of how
each scale should look like.