What better way to teach your students about composition techniques/"tricks" like retrograde, repetition, and diminution than with a visual example of each procedure using ice cream cones!
The original motive "vanilla, chocolate, strawberry" is transformed using seven of the most common composition techniques, namely:
- Sequence Up
- Sequence Down
An entire page is devoted to each composition technique and features the name of the technique, a short definition, a visual example using the ice cream cone motive, and a treble clef staff for students to write their own motive (and its transformation via one of the composition techniques). Also great for printing, adding your own examples, and using as posters in your music classroom!