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Edexcel GCSE music 2012

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    What do you reckon the grade boundries are? Like how much out of 80 is needed for an A*, A, B etc?
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    (Original post by marcotam)
    What do you reckon the grade boundries are? Like how much out of 80 is needed for an A*, A, B etc?
    It depends how well you did on your coursework as to how many marks you need in the exam to get the overall grade, however, last year in the exam, you needed 71 for an A*. 62 was an A. 50 was a B. 38 was a C. 34 was a D. 30 was an E. 27 was an F, and 24 was a G.
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    (Original post by Medical-al)
    Oh for those who are not sure of the UMS marks for this exam, and want to achieve a good grade, the points go like this...

    Max. 120.
    A*: 108/120
    A: 96/120
    So on...
    UMS marks are always like this aren't they or are out of 100. I'm kind of worried, but to get an A I only need a B (due to coursework) no chance of getting an A* realistically though To many people know much more than me.

    Shall we play a game where we ask a question and the first person to answer gets to ask the next one?
    Eg Give two features of the dynamics in Peripete
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    (Original post by gmseahorse)
    Shall we play a game where we ask a question and the first person to answer gets to ask the next one?
    Eg Give two features of the dynamics in Peripete
    There are lots of sudden dynamic changes.
    Extremes of dynamics are used on every instrument.

    Next Question: What is the name of the melody played by the live guitar in electric counterpoint?
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    (Original post by lizz-ie)
    Next Question: What is the name of the melody played by the live guitar in electric counterpoint?
    Resultant Melody.

    What is unusual about the orchestra used by Mozart for Symphony No. 40 compared to the standard Classical orchestra of the time?
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    (Original post by ColUWill)
    Resultant Melody.

    What is unusual about the orchestra used by Mozart for Symphony No. 40 compared to the standard Classical orchestra of the time?
    It doesn't use trumpets and timpani. It is also a larger orchestra than a standard classical one.

    Describe the tonality and harmony in Yiri.
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    In all the practice papers I have done (about 5), the only pieces that haven't come up are Bernstein, Yiri and Capercaillie. I know I can't rely on revising those more than the others but it could be any of those 3 seeing as they haven't come up at all!
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    (Original post by belladalton)
    In all the practice papers I have done (about 5), the only pieces that haven't come up are Bernstein, Yiri and Capercaillie. I know I can't rely on revising those more than the others but it could be any of those 3 seeing as they haven't come up at all!
    Well, there's only been one real paper that has been sat (July 2011), and it had all three of those pieces in. Notably absent from it however was Chopin's Prelude, Electric Counterpoint, Grace and Rag Desh, only in the first 8 questions though. I don't think revising some more than others is a good tactic, because we just don't know what'll come up, however those 4 are probable, keep that in mind.
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    (Original post by lizz-ie)
    It doesn't use trumpets and timpani. It is also a larger orchestra than a standard classical one.

    Describe the tonality and harmony in Yiri.
    There are no chords in Yiri the melody lines are accompanied by the drums, a pentatonic scale is used.

    What is the chord structure called in all blues and what are these chords?
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    (Original post by lizz-ie)
    It doesn't use trumpets and timpani. It is also a larger orchestra than a standard classical one.

    Describe the tonality and harmony in Yiri.
    Tonality: It is roughly in Gflat major, the balaphons have short patterns which emphasis Gflat and Dflat which are the tonic and the dominant in Gflat major.
    Harmony: The voices are in unison (mostly) and the Balaphons are in octaves.

    Give two features of minimalist music.
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    (Original post by Flynni)
    What is the chord structure called in all blues and what are these chords?
    Modified 12 bar blues:

    G7 - G7 - G7 - G7
    C7- C7 - G7 - G7
    D7#9 - Eb7#9 D7#9 - G7 - G7
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    (Original post by gmseahorse)
    Tonality: It is roughly in Gflat major, the balaphons have short patterns which emphasis Gflat and Dflat which are the tonic and the dominant in Gflat major.
    Harmony: The voices are in unison (mostly) and the Balaphons are in octaves.

    Give two features of minimalist music.
    phase shifting, augmentation, diminution, repitions, static harmony and note addition.

    On the Raindrop Prelude score what does the marking "ped" mean?
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    (Original post by Flynni)
    phase shifting, augmentation, diminution, repitions, static harmony and note addition.

    On the Raindrop Prelude score what does the marking "ped" mean?
    Use the sustained pedal? Is that right?
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    (Original post by marcotam)
    Use the sustained pedal? Is that right?
    yes, you get to ask the question now!
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    Instrumental techniques used in All Blues?
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    Yes it is (: which is the pedal on the right hand side
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    (Original post by marcotam)
    Instrumental techniques used in All Blues?
    The trumpet is muted in the head? the piano comps the cords during the solos, also uses chord voicing which is changing the order of the notes in the chords. Drum kit uses brushes in the intro, snare drum plays syncopated pattern adn cymbals keep the beat If that's what you meant?

    (sorry if someone posts before me, my computer's slow and doesn't bring stuff up when i refresh)
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    (Original post by Flynni)
    Yes it is (: which is the pedal on the right hand side
    sustain!

    In chopin, the music modulates from Db major to C# minor. What is this new key called in relation to the original key?
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    name two of the folk insturments in the skye waulking song?
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    enharmonic minor (:

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