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Understanding musical scores
Understanding musical scores

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2.3.4 Fitting it all together

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You should now practise following the score of the Mozart variations, which you saw in the video at the start of the week.

Download the PDF of this score [Tip: hold Ctrl and click a link to open it in a new tab. (Hide tip)] , before playing the video. Practise following the score as far as you can. Hopefully you will understand how the melodies work in the context of the score, and that you are becoming more confident at following the music. Note that Alexander observes only the first repeat mark in each variation, but other performers may do it differently.

You can listen to a full recording of all twelve variations on our Spotify playlist or on YouTube.

Next week you will be using scores that use more lines, so keep on practising, following as much music as you can to develop your skills.