Advice on exercises in Group B
Before attempting to complete the middleground exercises in this group, you need to have understood the following from the handbook:
- the whole of Chapter 2 (summary of foreground and middleground elaborations)
- the basics of the Ursatz (pp. 50-72)
- stages three and four on pp.95-104 (follow the relevant links on the four-stage method page of this website for a brief summary)
These exercises are designed so that you get practice not only at finding layers beneath the surface of the music, but that you get a chance to consider small-scale examples of the Ursatz.
Tips on individual exercises