Edexcel GCSE Music - Practice Exam (Unofficial)

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Edexcel GCSE
Music
Listening and Appraisal
AllSetWorks
· ThisexamisfocusedonALLsetworks
· ThereareninequestionsinSectionAandtwoquestionsinSectionB.
Youmustanswerallquestionsinthisbooklet.
· Remembertothinkcarefullybacktoyourtabularanalysisand
SectionBmodelanswer.
· Thereare88marksavailableinSectionAand12marksavailablein
SectionB.Thistotalsto100Marks.
Name:
Form:
SECTIONA SECTIONB
Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 Q5 Q6 Q7 Q8 Q9 Q10/11
/10 /9 /8 /9 /8 /11 /10 /13 /10 /12

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SECTIONA
Q1Handel:bar4373
1.Namethekeyheardinthissection.
2.Whichideaisintroducedatthebeginningofthisclip?
3.Whichtwovocalpartsintroduceidea4?
4.Whatworddescribeshowthetenorsfollowthealtosquicklyneartheendofthisclip?
5.WhichTWOkeysaremodulatedtotowardstheendofthisextract?
6.Describethegeneraltextureofthispieceattheendoftheextract.
7.Completethisstatement:
"Thisextractendswitha............Cadencein..............(key?)"
Totalmarks=10
Q2Chopin:bars2859
1.Whattermdefinesthepedalnoteatthispoint?
2.Definesottovoce.
3.Whatkeyisusedhereandhowdoesitrelatetothekeyoftheprelude?
4.Whatdoesffstandfor?
5.Bars2843arerepeatedinbars4459.Canyouidentifyonechangeinthemusicwhenrepeated?
6.Statetwowaysinwhichtheuseofthepianoisexploredinthispiece.
7.Nameoneotherfeatureofromanticmusic.
Totalmarks=9
Q3Bernstein:bars4072
1.Whatisthetimesignatureatthebeginningoftheextract?
2.TheflattenedBinbar48canalsobecalleda..................
3.Whatworddescribesarepeatedpattern?
4.Whatistheoppositetoasyncopatedrhythm?
5.Attheendoftheextract,whatkeydoesthepiecemodulatebackinto?
6.Describetwoothermusicalfeaturesusedinthispiece.
Totalmarks=8
Q4Reich:36661:052:05
1.Whichguitarpartplaysthestrummedsection?
2.Theeffectofdifferentchordsatdifferenttimesleadstowhattexture?
3.Howmanyrecordedpartsareplayinginthisextract?
4.Whattermdescribesthemelodyproducedasaresultofcombiningseveralparts?
5.Whatkeychordisplayedbytheliveguitaristatthispoint?
6.Whatisthenameoftheliveguitaristwhowasintendedforplayingthissong?
7.Drawthetonicchordsofcminorandeminorinthespacesbelow.
8.…read more

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Q5Davis:bars37551:35
1.Whatinstrumentisnotheardatthebeginningofthisextract?
2.WhoisthefirstsoloistandwhatInstrumentdoesheplay?
3.Thesolocanbedescribedasusingwhatscale?
4.Whatfeatureisremovedfromthetrumpettomakethepartsoundclearer?
5.Whatfeatureisthis?Instrumentationortimbre?
6.Definediminished.
7.WhatnoteisaddedtoALLchordsaspartofthe12barbluesinthispiece?
Totalmarks=8
Q6Moby:bars41561:382:17
1.Whatsectionofthepieceisthiscalled?
2.Thekeyisambiguouswhichtwokeysisitlikelytobe?
3.Whatisthenamegiventothevocalsadoptedfromanotherpieceofmusic?
4.Namethetwokeychordsthatareseeninthesecondhalfoftheextract.
5.Whatkeyisusednow?
6.Completethemelodicdictationforthesecondhalfoftheextractof'theseopendoors'usingthe
rhythmshown.
Totalmarks=11
Q7Capercaillie:bars33432:143:01
1.NametheinstrumentthatIsprovidingcountermelodiestothevocals.
2.Nametwoofthefourchordsseenatthispoint.
3.Istherhythmclearorambiguous?
4.Whentheinstrumentalsectionbegins,whattextureisprominent?
5.Whatisthenameoftheinstrumentplayingthesolo?
6.Definea'waulkingsong'.
7.Whatisafusion,andwhyisthispieceanexampleofone?(3)
Totalmarks=10
Q8RagdeshV1:0:551:30
1.Whatisthenameofthissectionofthemusic?
2.Isthiscompositionfixedorimprovised?
3.Whattalaisusedhere?
5.NameoneplayingtechniqueusedintheextractbytheSitar.…read more

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V2:0:000:50
1.Whatisthenameforthissection?
2.Whattalaisheardhere?
3.Nameoneinstrumentheardinthisextractapartfromthevocals.
V3:4:415:00part3
1.Whattermmeans'fast'?
2.Whatdoesthe'tihai'do?
3.Fillinthestavetoshowthescaleforragdesh.(4)
Totalmarks=13
Q9Yiri:0:341:09
1.Namethreedrumsthatenteratthispoint.
2.Whatinstrumentplaysthemelody?
3.Describethetextureofthissection.
4.Whattypeofrhythmispresentstraightorsyncopated?
5.Namefourcommonfeaturesofafricaninstrumentalmusic.
Totalmarks=10
SECTIONB ChoosebetweenONEofthefollowingquestions
Q11­SetWork11:RagDesh
1. WhatseasonisassociatedwiththeRagDesh?
2. WhattermdescribestheregionofIndiawherethisstyleofmusicoriginates?
3. CommentonthefollowingfeaturesusedinoneversionofRagDesh:
· Tonality
· Melody
· Instrumentation
· Structure
· Rhythm
Q12­SetWork3:Chopin
1. WhenisaPreludecommonlyheardinromanticmusic?
2. Whenwasthispiececomposed?
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MUSICPAPERFOR4.7,6.6,8.3.…read more

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