Score exemplars: Billie's bounce level 2 US27658 (Version 1)

Demonstrate and apply knowledge of electronic music production and music notation application(s)

This unit standard involves demonstrating and applying knowledge of electronic music production processes using sequencing applications; and demonstrating and applying knowledge of music notation application(s) by creating a score.

The exemplar is for task two of the assessment only. The key focus of this assessment is the accuracy of the students work and their depth of knowledge of a notation application used in creating a score.

Assessing against this standard, in this instance, requires students to create a score of Billie’s Bounce by Charlie Parker.

Important note: This exemplar is only valid for version 1 of unit standard 27658.

Achieved

Commentary Student response

To gain Achievement, candidates are required to demonstrate and apply knowledge of music notation application(s) by creating a score.

Candidates will need to meet all the criteria in the range under the outcome and evidence requirements.

This exemplar demonstrates the above because it is 12 bars long, and accurately shows 6 musical elements (pitches, rests etc).

The candidate response displays accurate knowledge of the processes they have used and how they applied this knowledge to the features and functions of the software.

Billie's BounceA (PDF, 160KB)

 

 

 

Examples of candidate response can be found in the Assessment Schedule.

Merit

Commentary Student response

At Merit level, candidates are required to demonstrate integration of knowledge between the purpose of the processes and the features and functions of the application(s) used to create a score.

Demonstrating integration of knowledge of music notation application(s) means candidates can create an accurate score layout, together with providing an accurate explanation of the process, with some prompting.

ER 2.1

Integration of knowledge is shown by the expansion of the chords to include a bass part; the addition of fast swing feel, together with the inclusion of 7th and 9th chords.

Accuracy in recreating the lead line is maintained throughout and both parts align.

ER 2.2

Although the candidate has shown integration of knowledge in their response, they are at Merit level because the response indicates the assessor has been required to prompt. For example, final paragraph in discussing MIDI and Meta data.

Billie's BounceM (PDF, 188KB)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Examples of candidate response can be found in the Assessment Schedule.

Excellence

Commentary Student response

Excellence - secure

At Excellence level, candidates are required to demonstrate a high level of integration of knowledge between the purpose of the processes and the features and functions of the application(s) used to create a score.

Demonstrating a high level of integration of knowledge of music notation application(s) means candidates can recreate a stylistically consistent score appropriate to genre, together with providing an accurate and detailed explanation of the process.

ER 2.1

This high level of integration of knowledge is shown by the inclusion of a walking bass line, appropriate to genre, and accurately aligned to lead part. Further, the score is stylistically consistent as the bass line maintains the correct feel of the genre.

Accuracy is maintained throughout, not only in the recreation of the score, but also in the full realisation of the chords.

ER 2.2

Candidate response to how they completed the process is at Excellence level because they use a range of terminology with accuracy, confidence and without prompt. For example, the section which discusses rhythm (second half paragraph 2) clearly integrates knowledge between music and the process of using notation software.

Billie's BounceE pt1 (PDF, 198KB)

Billie's BounceE pt2 (PDF, 202KB)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Examples of candidate response can be found in the Assessment Schedule.

 
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