Music Technology - level 1 US32301

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Demonstrate and apply introductory knowledge of a music notation application

The following are sample answers for the two assessment tasks contained in the Teacher Guidelines for unit standard 32301.

Task 1

Describe the steps for creating a piece of music using a music notation application.

Task 2

Create and edit a short score (a minimum of 12 bars and two staves, with two different clefs) using the features and functions of a music notation application. Includes but is not limited to – title, composer, tempo, staves, time signature, key signature, notes and rests, dynamics.

Achieved

Judgement for achievement  

Steps for creating score have been described: “I made my music in Sibelius. I created my bars. I added the text and key signature by using the buttons at the top on the window. Then clicked on the stave where I wanted my notes to go, I moved them up or down if they were in the wrong place”.

Score exhibits the following

Lacking stylistic consistency: The composers full name has not been used and the tempo has been placed above bar 2. Also, the dynamic marking in bar 7 is in the wrong position. Other similar examples might be, the title being out of centre or stems being too long or short.

Unclear: Layout has not been adjusted to fill the empty space at the bottom of the page.

Inaccurate: The score is missing bass clef notes and a number of notes in the treble clef have been entered at the wrong pitch.

Sequence sample (PDF, 31KB)

Merit

Judgement for merit  

Steps for creating score have been described. “I made my music in Sibelius. I created my bars. I added the text and key signature by using the buttons at the top on the window. Then clicked on the stave where I wanted my notes to go, I moved them up or down if they were in the wrong place”. Including; Technical language:

“To add a composer to my score, I clicked, selected text then composer. To add a key signature, I clicked on the tab at the top of the window and selected 4/4”.

Score exhibits the following

Stylistically consistent: Notation conventions are correct; dynamics and tempo are placed in their appropriate positions. The composers full name has been used.

Inaccurate: In bar 6 notes in the bass clef are incorrect. In Bar 7 and 13 notes in the treble clef are incorrect. In bar 15 notes in the bass and treble clef are incorrect.

Unclear: Layout has not been adjusted to fill the empty space at the bottom of the page.

Sequence sample (PDF, 30KB)

Excellence

Judgement for excellence
 

Steps for creating score have been described. “I made my music in Sibelius. I created my bars with the B button. I added the text and key signature by using the buttons at the top on the window. Then clicked on the stave where I wanted my notes to go, I moved them up or down if they were in the wrong place”. Including; A range of technical language has been used confidently and accurately: “Text can be added to a score using different methods. It can be accessed through the text ribbon tab, under the right click menu or by using keyboard short cuts. In order to add a tempo to my score I used the shortcut option, command, T”.

Stylistically consistent: Notation conventions are correct, dynamics and tempo are placed in their appropriate positions. The composer's full name has been used.

Clear: Layout has been adjusted so that it fills the page and bars are divided well.

Accurate: Notes and symbols all entered correctly.

Sequence sample (PDF, 38KB)
 
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