"Writing for Piano" A-level Music Exam Question

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What kind of things are expected from the question:
"Comment on the writing for piano in the song."

It's the first time I've seen a question referring to this and I'm not sure what I would mention
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You can talk about a variety of things.
You can mention what key it's in? Is it major or minor and how does it affect the general mood on the music?
You can talk about the dynamics of the piano - is it largely f? p? Crescendo, etc.
You can talk about the tempo, or the types of piano notes that are prevalent in the piece? For example, are there any semi quaver notes that'd give the illusion of a faster piece of music in spite of a relatively low bpm?
What about the potential intentions of the composer and how he/she may have translated the emotions with the piano? For example when I did gcse music we had a look at raindrops prelude by chopin. He included a lot of repeating single notes to simulate 'raindrops'.
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(Original post by Tredoltle)
You can talk about a variety of things.
You can mention what key it's in? Is it major or minor and how does it affect the general mood on the music?
You can talk about the dynamics of the piano - is it largely f? p? Crescendo, etc.
You can talk about the tempo, or the types of piano notes that are prevalent in the piece? For example, are there any semi quaver notes that'd give the illusion of a faster piece of music in spite of a relatively low bpm?
What about the potential intentions of the composer and how he/she may have translated the emotions with the piano? For example when I did gcse music we had a look at raindrops prelude by chopin. He included a lot of repeating single notes to simulate 'raindrops'.
Etc etc
ahh okay! this is very helpful - thank you so much!
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