GCSE Music (exam example notes)

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Question 1: Extracts (Listening)

Identify: 

  • Tonality (major/minor)
  • Type of composition 

[Each correct answer = 1/2 mark]

Type of compositions:

  • Cerdd dant - Voices accompanied by harp (semi-impro)
  • Hymn-tune - Church/Congregation
  • Rock - Harsh/Impacting
  • Art song - Classic
  • Folk song - Traditional (a narrow range of pitch)
  • Ballad - Tells a story
  • Reggae - Off beat
  • Rap - Poetic (fast)
  • Retro-pop - Looking backwards

E.g

Extract 1:

Tonality: Major   Type of composition: Ballad

Extract 2:

Tonality: Major   Type of composition: Art song

Extract 3:

Tonality: Minor   Type of composition: Cerdd dant

Extract 4: 

Tonality: Major   Type of composition: Reggae

Extract 5: 

Tonality: Major   Type of composition: Folk

Extract 6: 

Tonality: Minor   Type of composition: Hymn

Question 2: Compare piece (two versions)

E.g. Version 1

Instruments/Voices:

a) Melody (1 mark)

  • Female voice
  • Suprano

b) Accompaniment (backing/ensemble) (2 marks)

  • Male choir 
  • Percussion
  • Brass band

Duration: (tempo, pulse, metre, rhythm) (2 marks)

  • 3/4 signature
  • Moderato

Other points of interest: (5 marks)

  • Diatonic harmonies
  • Major tonality
  • Thick texture
  • Repetition
  • Traditional style

Version 2

Instruments/Voices:

a) Melody (1 mark)

  • Male voice
  • Tenor

b) Accompaniment (backing/ensemble) (2 marks)

  • Tenor…

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