Music GCSE Exam Practice (Unofficial) - Mark Scheme

This mark scheme accompanies the April 2011 Unofficial Music GCSE paper for Edexcel.

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Music:ListeningandAppraisalExamApril2011
MarkScheme
[NOTE:OWTTE=orwordstothateffect]
QNo. Answer Notes TotalMarks
1.1 Amajor Nomarksifstatedminor. 1
1.2 Idea3/Motif3 Nomarksforwritingoutlyrics. 1
1.3 Tenors(1)andBasses(1) Anyorder. 2
1.4 Imitation Rejectcanon. 1
1.5 Emajor(1),thenBmajor(1) Mustbeinorder. 2
1.6 Homophonic/Homophony Rejectanyotheranswers. 1
1.7 ...Perfectcadence...(1)...Bmajor(1)­mustwriteoutB AcceptV­Icadence/Bmaj 2
Majorfully
2.1 InvertedDominantPedal RejectAbpedal/Innerpedal. 1
2.2 Sottovoce:belowthevoice;inanundertone Acceptanythingalongthese 1
lines.
2.3 Key=CSharpMinor(1);Thisisthetonicminor(!) RejectEmajor;Gsharpminor. 2
2.4 Ff=fortissimoORveryloud MaywriteeitherEnglishorfull 1
Italian.
2.5 Onefrom:Slightdynamicchanges(1) Onlyoneshouldbewritten­ 1
RepeatedGsharpsareoctavehigher(1) markfirstansweronly.
2.6 Anytwofrom: Anyotherpointsarenot 2
· Useofsoftpedal(1) necessarilyusedinthepiece.
· Useofsustainpedal(1)
· Useofawiderrangeinpitch(1)
· Polarisedtextures(1)
2.7 Anyonefrom:(1markeach) Examplesmaybeacceptedifthey 1
· Emphasisonexpressingfeelings/emotions makesense.
· Melodiclinesarelongerandmoredeveloped
· Morefreedomforcomposer
· Useofdominants,diminished,augmentedetc.
· Riseofvirtuosoperformer
· Expansionoforchestra
· Harmonieschromaticanddiscordant
· Inclusionofstronglycontrastingdynamics
3.1 2/4(1)inCmajor Onlyrequirestimesignature. 1
3.2 Blue(1)Note(1)/BentNote Mustbeasshown. 2
3.3 (Short)Riff Rejectostinato. 1
3.4 StraightRhythm N/A 1
3.5 BacktoDMajor Nootheroptions. 1
3.6 Anytwofrom: Owtte 2
· Extensiveuseofshortriffs(1)
· Crossrhythms(1)
· Combinationofsnappyshortphrasesandlonger
notes(1)
· Layeredtextureofindependentparts(1)
· Motifofintervaltritone(1)
· PushRhythms(1)
· JazzBasedHarmoniescreatedbyadditionof
`BlueNotes'(1)
4.1 LiveGuitarist Owtte 1
4.2 Counterpoint/Polyphony 1
4.3 9 Notequestionasksfor`recorded' 1
parts.
4.4 ResultantMelody 1
4.5 Cmajorchord 1
4.6 PatMetheney Acceptmax2spellingmistakes. 1

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C­Eb­G(1) Mustbeinexactorderasshown. 2
E­G­B(1)
4.8 Strumming Nootheranswer. 1
5.1 Droppedpiano(trill) Reject`trill'. 1
5.2 MilesDavis(1)­Trumpet(1) Reject`mutedtrumpet'. 2
5.3 Modal(1)/Mxylodian(1)Mode 1
5.4 Mute 1
5.5 Timbre 1
5.6 Diminished:madesmallerbyasemitone Owtte 1
th
5.7 Added7 Notetoallchords 1
6.1 Chorus(1) RejectSectionB 1
6.2 Cmajor(1)orAminor(1) 2
6.3 Sample/Sampling 1
6.4 F,C(inanyorder) 2
6.5 KeyisCMajor RejectAMinor 1
6.6 Refertoscore­onemarkpernote Discardanyincorrectrhythms. 4
7.1 Accordion 1
7.2 C/G/Em/G Anytwoforonemarkeach 2
7.3 Rhythmisclearas12/8. 1
7.4 Heterophonictexture. 1
7.5 Uilleannpipes/fiddle 1
7.6 Waulkingsong:asongusedtomakethisprocessof Owtte 1
makingtweedfabricflexiblemoreenjoyableandkeep
everyoneintime.
7.7 Fusion­aminglingorblendingtogetherofmorethan Mustincludedefinitionforfirst 3
onemusicalstyleorculturetocreateanewsound.(1) mark.
Herewehavefusedtrad.GaelicwithWesternPopular
culture(1)duetoinstrumentation.…read more

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B.
Melody
· PlayedbySitar.
· InAlapthisisunaccompaniedandsomainly
improvised.
· Gat1isasetcomposition.
· Decorationaddedincludingtriplets(chand).
· Inthefinalpartswehaveatihaitomarktheend.
Instrumentation
· Sitarusedasmainmelodicinstrument.Plucked
instrumentwithsevenprincipalstringsandupto
adozensympatheticloosestrings.Useof
rhythmiceffectJHALLAandimprovisationin
triplets(chand).
· Tabla=Indianpercussiveinstrument.Two
drums;tabla=smaller,bayaislarger.Provides
thetal=jhaptal.
Structure
· Alap=slowandunmetered
· Gat1=sitarplayingfixedcomposition.Thisisin
jhaptal.
· Gat2=fasterandusesteental.
· Infinalpart,weseeatihaitomarkend.
Rhythm
· Introductorysceneisunmetred.
· JhaptalusedinGat1=10beats(2+3+2+3)
· TeentalmostcommoncycleusedinGat2
(4+4+4+4)
· SitarimprovesintripletsinGat1.
11.1 Beforealongerpieceofmusic 1
11.2 Publishedin1839/Writtenbetween18358(anydates 1
betweenthisrangeaccepted)
11.3 Dynamics Owtte 10
· Openspianowithsmalldynamicchanges
· Strongfortissimoinbar40
· Fortepassageinbar70andlotsmoredynamic
contrast
· Pieceendswithsoftpianissimoemphasising
delicatetouch.
Tonality
· SectionAinDflatmajor­sectionbintonic
minor­csharpminor.
· Bar12isfirstmodulationintorelativeminor
whichisBflatminor.
· Lotsofchromaticfigures,e.g.septupletinbar23
andchromaticmovementinbass.…read more

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· Useofornamentsincludingacciaccaturasand
chromaticseptupletfigure.
· LotsofdottedrhythmsinsectionAanduneven
rhythm.
· Insectionb,straightbeatisemphasiseddueto
crotchetsandminims.
Texture
· Generallyhomophonicasitusesmelodiclineand
accompaniment.
· Bar823ONLYismonophonic.
· SectionBtextureisthinnerduetouseofless
complexrhythms.
70QS NoteCandidatemustansweronlyONEquestionfrom =88(sectionA)+12(sectionB) 100marks
eitherQ10orQ11.…read more

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