Practice transposing the above excerpt from the 2nd Kyrie by Francois Couperin from the Mass for the Convents major 2nd upward to the key of A major this way:
5. Soprano and Alto
6. Soprano and Tenor
7. Soprano and Bass
8. Alto and Tenor
9. Alto and Bass
10. Tenor and Bass
11. Soprano, Alto, and Tenor
12. Soprano, Alto, and Bass
13. Soprano, Tenor, and Bass
14. Alto, Tenor, and Bass
15. Soprano, Alto, Tenor, and Bass
Take a slow tempo, aim for detached articulate legato touch and 3 correct repetitions in a row in each step. Make sure your groups of equal eighth notes (m. 2 and elsewhere) sound like dotted eighth notes and sixteenth notes. In French tradition it's called Notes Inegales.
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