Freddiii
Badges: 6
Rep:
?
#1
Report Thread starter 3 years ago
#1


(EDEXCEL) GCSE MUSIC UNOFFICIAL MARK SCHEME
:dance:

Hey so I started making an unofficial mark scheme for the exam. Any help would be greatly appreciated so we can all benefit from this!

Hope you found it okay!


Link to original thread where I started the mark scheme: https://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/sho...4431920&page=5


1. HANDEL
a) about who came in at which point - alto & bass and then tenor and soprano I think?
b) which group of singers sung something - soprano I think?
c) which instrument accompanied them - I wrote violins but probably wrong
d) describe how the singers sung I think - unison or counterpoint
e) key changes - started in A major and moved to B major
f) 2 features of Baroque in extract - terraced dynamics, no trumpets?, hemiolas?, string orchestra?

2. CHOPIN
a) what section is being played in the extract? section A
b) describe right hand & left hand (2 points each) - legato & lyrical and ornamented in RH, broken chords and ? in LH
c) what does "Ped" mean - press the sustain pedal
d) what does "*" mean - release pedal
e) 2 features of Romantic music in piece - legato, rubarto, lyrical, expression

3. SCHOENBERG
a) instruments that start - option C/D
b) describe dynamics (3 points) - starts quiet and crescendos to fff at climax points, suddenly dies down at end. Extreme ranges
c) describe the texture in the extract (2 marks) - starts thin and and gradually builds up. Polyphonic texture and builds to being homophonic at climax points
d) how is it expressionist music - extreme ranges, hexachord usage, atonal

4. BERNSTEIN
a) how are "could it be? yes it could" and "something's coming something good" similar/different - syllabic & same vocalist similars, different lengths & different dynamics?
b) write in melody of "somethings coming I don't know what it is but it is gonna be great" - see end for music score
c) how is rhythmic excitement created - syncopation, push rhythms
d) what is the structure in the extract - ABAB

5. DAVIS
a) instruments that play opening 4 bars - piano, drums, double bass
b) what section is played - head
c) the instruments which accompany are called the rhythm section. What is the other section - frontline section
e) describe sax parts - ascending and descending & conjunct movement, based around a riff and saxs are 3rd apart
f) what does Davis use to alter tone of trumpet - mute (& ornamentation)

6. MOBY
a) instrument that started extract - keyboard
b) chord table - Am Am Em Em G G D D
c) key signature - 4/4, key of piece - A minor
d) technology in piece - reverb, delay, EQ

7. CAPERCAILLIE
a) fusion of X & Y - Fusion of Celtic folk and rock music/pop
b) what instrument plays with the violin? c - uilleann pipes i think
c) what is the texture during the instrumental - heterophonic (or monophonic?)
d) what happens to the dynamics when the vocal part comes in? - the dynamics get quieter
e) what two parts make it Waulking song - Melody & metre I think?

8. KOKO
a) 2 features of drum beat - strong rhythm, quaver beats
b) true or false - T, F, T, F
c) what are the features of the vocal part? sing in unison, sing a 'call' and the balafon responds
d) how is solo at end different from start - uses improvisation and/or more repeated notes?

9. MOZART
a) when piece was made - 18th century
b) meaning of Allegro - fast
c) Mozart's use of harmony, instrumentation, melody, texture, structure - see end for mark scheme for past paper

10. RAG DESH
a) what is structure of alaps and gats
b) time to play piece - evening/monsoon season
c) ? - see end for mark scheme for past paper





RED PARTS NEED ADDING!


Attached files
5
reply
Arcticwater
Badges: 2
Rep:
?
#2
Report 3 years ago
#2
Davis
What section are the soloists? Frontline
Koko
How would you describe the vocals?Capercaillie
What happens to the dynamics when the voice joins in?
0
reply
KotaroOshio
Badges: 2
Rep:
?
#3
Report 3 years ago
#3
Hi, I've added in a few things.
1. HANDEL
a) about who came in at which point - alto & bass and then tenor and soprano I think?
b) which group of singers sung something - soprano I think?
c) which instrument accompanied them - I wrote violins but probably wrong
d) what is the texture when 'and all flesh shall see it together': a - counterpoint maybe?
e) key changes - started in A major and moved to B major
f) 2 features of Baroque in extract - terraced dynamics, no trumpets?, hemiolas?, string orchestra?
2. CHOPIN
a) What section is being played in the extract? section A
b) describe right hand & left hand (2 points each) - legato & lyrical and ornamented in RH, broken chords and ? in LH
c) What does ped mean? Press the sustain pedal
What does * mean Release the sustain pedal
d) 2 features of Romantic music in piece - legato, rubato, lyrical, expression
3. SCHOENBERG
a) instruments that start - option C i think?
b) describe dynamics (3 points)
c) Describe the texture in the extract (2 marks) - starts thin and and gradually builds up
d) how is it expressionist music - extreme ranges, hexachord usage, atonal
4. BERNSTEIN
a) how are "could it be? yes it could" and "something's coming something good" similar/different - syllabic & same vocalist similars, different lengths & different dynamics?
b) write in melody (or maybe part C i'm not sure)
c) How is rhythmic excitement created? syncopation, push rhythms
d) What is the structure in the extract? ABAB
5. DAVIS a) instruments that play opening 4 bars - piano and drums
b) What is the section at the start of the extract called? Head
c) The instruments which accompany are called the rhythm section. What is the other section? - Frontline section
d) describe sax parts - ascending and descending & conjuct movement
e) What is the section called when the trumpet plays? - Solo
f) what does Davis use to alter tone of trumpet - mute
7. CAPERCAILLIE
a) Fusion of X & Y - Fusion of folk and pop
b) What instrument plays with the violin? c - uilleann pipes i think
a - bass guitar
b - bouzouki
c - uilleann pipes
d - wurtlizer piano
c) what is the texture during the instrumental? Heterophonic or homophonic maybe?
c) What happens to the dynamics when the vocal part comes in? - the dynamics get quieter
d) what two parts make it Waulking song - Melody & metre I think?
8. KOKO
a) 2 features of drum beat - strong rhythm, quaver beats
b) TRUE OR FALSE - T, F, T, F
c) WHat are the features of the vocal part? sing in unison, sing a 'call' and the balafon responds d) how is solo at end different from start - uses improvisation? has more repeated notes?
0
reply
camfanclash
Badges: 15
Rep:
?
#4
Report 3 years ago
#4
2c in Chopin was the symbols, which meant press pedal and release pedal respectively


Posted from TSR Mobile
0
reply
PureFleet
Badges: 8
Rep:
?
#5
Report 3 years ago
#5
Damn I thought the all blues part was the second head
0
reply
thenbhd
Badges: 10
Rep:
?
#6
Report 3 years ago
#6
I put for 1)f) Use of ornamentation??
And 7)c) was the texture of the melody line not the actual instrumental section so it was monophonic because the pipes and fiddle play the exact same notes
And 5)e) was Head melody because the trumpet was muted
for 2)b) in the left hand I said pedal notes and octave doubling at times w the melody
2)d) The question was Romantic keyboard techniques so it was how the piano was use, I put use of sustain pedal and played in legato as guesses but not really sure on that one
0
reply
rachelxj
Badges: 5
Rep:
?
#7
Report 3 years ago
#7
(Original post by KotaroOshio)
Hi, I've added in a few things.
1. HANDEL
a) about who came in at which point - alto & bass and then tenor and soprano I think?
b) which group of singers sung something - soprano I think?
c) which instrument accompanied them - I wrote violins but probably wrong
d) what is the texture when 'and all flesh shall see it together': a - counterpoint maybe?
e) key changes - started in A major and moved to B major
f) 2 features of Baroque in extract - terraced dynamics, no trumpets?, hemiolas?, string orchestra?
2. CHOPIN
a) What section is being played in the extract? section A
b) describe right hand & left hand (2 points each) - legato & lyrical and ornamented in RH, broken chords and ? in LH
c) What does ped mean? Press the sustain pedal
What does * mean Release the sustain pedal
d) 2 features of Romantic music in piece - legato, rubato, lyrical, expression
3. SCHOENBERG
a) instruments that start - option C i think?
b) describe dynamics (3 points)
c) Describe the texture in the extract (2 marks) - starts thin and and gradually builds up
d) how is it expressionist music - extreme ranges, hexachord usage, atonal
4. BERNSTEIN
a) how are "could it be? yes it could" and "something's coming something good" similar/different - syllabic & same vocalist similars, different lengths & different dynamics?
b) write in melody (or maybe part C i'm not sure)
c) How is rhythmic excitement created? syncopation, push rhythms
d) What is the structure in the extract? ABAB
5. DAVIS a) instruments that play opening 4 bars - piano and drums
b) What is the section at the start of the extract called? Head
c) The instruments which accompany are called the rhythm section. What is the other section? - Frontline section
d) describe sax parts - ascending and descending & conjuct movement
e) What is the section called when the trumpet plays? - Solo
f) what does Davis use to alter tone of trumpet - mute
7. CAPERCAILLIE
a) Fusion of X & Y - Fusion of folk and pop
b) What instrument plays with the violin? c - uilleann pipes i think
a - bass guitar
b - bouzouki
c - uilleann pipes
d - wurtlizer piano
c) what is the texture during the instrumental? Heterophonic or homophonic maybe?
c) What happens to the dynamics when the vocal part comes in? - the dynamics get quieter
d) what two parts make it Waulking song - Melody & metre I think?
8. KOKO
a) 2 features of drum beat - strong rhythm, quaver beats
b) TRUE OR FALSE - T, F, T, F
c) WHat are the features of the vocal part? sing in unison, sing a 'call' and the balafon responds d) how is solo at end different from start - uses improvisation? has more repeated notes?
Your 4d is wrong, its ABBA
0
reply
Coolcamel654
Badges: 1
Rep:
?
#8
Report 3 years ago
#8
guys i think there was moby too
0
reply
maggie111111
Badges: 6
Rep:
?
#9
Report 3 years ago
#9
(Original post by Freddiii)







:dance:(EDEXCEL) GCSE MUSIC UNOFFICIAL MARK SCHEME:dance:






Hey so I started making an unofficial mark scheme for the exam. Any help would be greatly appreciated so we can all benefit from this!
Hope you found it okay!

Link to original thread where I started the mark scheme: https://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/sho...4431920&page=5


1. HANDEL
a) about who came in at which point - alto & bass and then tenor and soprano I think?
b) which group of singers sung something - soprano I think?
c) which instrument accompanied them - I wrote violins but probably wrong
d) describe how the singers sung I think - unison or something i think?
e) key changes - started in A major and moved to E major
f) 2 features of Baroque in extract - terraced dynamics, no trumpets?, hemiolas?, string orchestra?

2. CHOPIN
a) describe right hand & left hand (2 points each) - legato & lyrical and ornamented in RH, broken chords and ? in LH
b) ?
c) ?
d) 2 features of Romantic music in piece - legato, rubarto, lyrical, expression

3. SCHOENBERG
a) instruments that start - option C i think?
b) describe dynamics (3 points)
c) ?
d) how is it expressionist music - extreme ranges, hexachord usage, atonal

4. BERNSTEIN
a) how are "could it be? yes it could" and "something's coming something good" similar/different - syllabic & same vocalist similars, different lengths & different dynamics?
b) write in melody (or maybe part C i'm not sure)
[more to come]

5. DAVIS
a) instruments that play opening 4 bars - piano and drums
b) describe sax parts - ascending and descending & conjuct movement
c) ?
d) what does Davis use to alter tone of trumpet - mute

6. MOBY
a) instrument that started extract
b) chord table Am Am Em Em G G D D
c) key signature - 4/4, key of piece - A minor
d) technology in piece - reverb, delay, EQ

7. CAPERCAILLIE
a) Fusion of X & Y - Fusion of folk and pop
b) ?
c) ?
d) what two parts make it Waulking song - Melody & metre I think?

8. KOKO
a) 2 features of drum beat - strong rhythm, quaver beats
b) TRUE OR FALSE - T, F, T, F
c) ?
d) how is solo at end different from start - uses improvisation?
9. MOZART
a) when piece was made - 18th century
b) meaning of Allegro - fast
c) Mozart's use of harmony, instrumentation, melody, texture, structure.

10. RAG DESH
a) what is structure of alaps and gats
b) time to play piece - evening/monsoon season
c) ?






Add to this list and we can make a full mark scheme for it maybe?
HELP PLEASE!!!






A and B major I think it is as it told you the sharps! I guessd a few things right, but also a lot wrong!!
0
reply
viomily
Badges: 0
Rep:
?
#10
Report 3 years ago
#10
(Original post by rachelxj)
Your 4d is wrong, its ABBA
I think it was ABAB, the structure of the piece is ABBA but the question asked for the structure of the extract.
0
reply
rachelxj
Badges: 5
Rep:
?
#11
Report 3 years ago
#11
(Original post by viomily)
I think it was ABAB, the structure of the piece is ABBA but the question asked for the structure of the extract.
FML
0
reply
Pluviophile.
Badges: 0
Rep:
?
#12
Report 3 years ago
#12
I think I put that Sky Waulking Song is a combination of Pop/rock and Celtic music. And I think I put A major and E major for Handel
0
reply
Freddiii
Badges: 6
Rep:
?
#13
Report Thread starter 3 years ago
#13
More added everyone! Thanks for all the help, anyone remember what the Rag Desh essay points where?
Additionally what was the Bernstein melody line we had to fill in?!
Thanks y'all!
0
reply
rachelxj
Badges: 5
Rep:
?
#14
Report 3 years ago
#14
(Original post by Freddiii)
More added everyone! Thanks for all the help, anyone remember what the Rag Desh essay points where?
Additionally what was the Bernstein melody line we had to fill in?!
Thanks y'all!
It was the line "something's coming I dont know whatit is but it is gonna be great"
I'm not sure but i wrote that it was the same notes as the "i dont know what" bit
0
reply
Freddiii
Badges: 6
Rep:
?
#15
Report Thread starter 3 years ago
#15
More twas added!
0
reply
username2785920
Badges: 9
Rep:
?
#16
Report 3 years ago
#16
For the All Blues question about the sax riff, I guess you could also put the melody is based around a riff and it's played a third apart.I put "Use the pedal" as the first Chopin but I'm worried it's too vague :/ oh well, let's hope the examiners will understand? Otherwise, I think I did pretty well
1
reply
CountBrandenburg
  • Political Ambassador
Badges: 16
Rep:
?
#17
Report 3 years ago
#17
5a) I'm unsure whether you'd get a mark for just saying drums (a bit vague) fairly certain double bass is there in the first 4 bars
7a) surely you would say it's a fusion of Celtic folk and Rock music (pop???)
I'm also not sure whether 5c was a trumpet solo, I recall it being an iteration of the head melody but eh what do I know
0
reply
camfanclash
Badges: 15
Rep:
?
#18
Report 3 years ago
#18
I think it was ABBA not ABAB, because the extract went through sections B and B1. There were no other options with 2 B sections next to each other as far as I know?
And Schoenberg was option D because there were violins.

Also, there's a rule of thumb that in multiple choice each letter will appear at least once (eg if there were 5 multiple choice questions, it's more likely the answers go ADBCD rather than BABAB). Does anyone remember what letter the correct choices were so we could check Bernstein using that method?

Capercaillie correct answer was C.
Chopin C.
Schoenberg D.
Handel A
Bernstein ?

I know that method clutches at straws but still...

Posted from TSR Mobile
0
reply
CountBrandenburg
  • Political Ambassador
Badges: 16
Rep:
?
#19
Report 3 years ago
#19
I'd still be inclined to say ABAB for the Bernstein just because of the actual extract. I wouldn't trust that Edexcel would stick to at least 1 letter appearing once
0
reply
camfanclash
Badges: 15
Rep:
?
#20
Report 3 years ago
#20
(Original post by CountBrandenburg)
I'd still be inclined to say ABAB for the Bernstein just because of the actual extract. I wouldn't trust that Edexcel would stick to at least 1 letter appearing once
Yeah...what do you think grade boundaries will be?


Posted from TSR Mobile
1
reply
X

Quick Reply

Attached files
Write a reply...
Reply
new posts
Back
to top
Latest
My Feed

See more of what you like on
The Student Room

You can personalise what you see on TSR. Tell us a little about yourself to get started.

Personalise

With no certainty that exams next year will take place, how does this make you feel?

More motivated (56)
25.93%
Less motivated (160)
74.07%

Watched Threads

View All