Music Creative Task Essential Tips

In the GCSE and A-Level music specifications for most boards, part of the weighting, as you probably know, will consist of a creative task where you are given a stimulus from which you have a set amount of time to compose a piece. To excel in this part of the examination, here are a few essential tips you should aim to remember. Hope you find it useful!

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GCSE Music Creative Task
Include the time signature.
Give occasional indications of tempo, such as allegro, presto, largo or vivace.
Include dynamics.
Create an imaginative rhythm for the stimulus.
Use twobar phrases indicating question and answer.
Indicate the end of a phrase clearly, for instance by ending on a distinctive note.
Twobar question phrases should end on the dominant note (5th note in the scale).
Twobar answer phrases should end on the tonic note (1st note in the scale).
Show the full extent or range of the instrument.
Use sequencing.
Use triplets, quadruplets, etc.
Switch to the relative minor key during the middle section.
Use rhythmic diminution by lengthening or shortening notes used in the first bar.
Remember to keep a consistent link to the stimulus.
Use repetition accordingly.
Include rising and falling of sequences and pitch.
Transpose triplets and bars.
Include octave jumps. These can be inverted as well from time to time.
Invert the stimulus.
Ensure the piece is coherent.
Give a clear indication regarding the beginning and ending of different sections. To do this:
Pauses can be used.
Distinctive notes can be used.
A change in tempo can be used.
Changes in dynamics can be used.
Ensure the piece is imaginative, unpredictable and original.
Ensure the piece is linked adequately to the original stimulus given.
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