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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

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