Task 1: Questions
Are there two phrase marks drawn?
– Yes. (Though since it wouldn’t put 4 bars in each line, it defaulted to cutting it into 2.)
Do both phrases finish on a long note value?
Yes. They on half notes (2 beats) which are longer that all the other notes in the 8 bars.
Are the phrases balanced (same length and of similar rhythm)?
Yes. They used syncopation and several quarter and eighth notes. Both phrases are 4 bars.
Is there variety (to make it interesting)?
Yes. The rhythms use similar notes but changed the order of them, creating some variety. I also swapped the values of the notes in the last bars each phrase.
Is there repetition/imitation (to make it familiar)?
Especially the first bars of each phrase, I used very similar notes but added others to make it familiar.