Music Technology - level 3 US32305

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Operate a music notation application

The following are sample answers for the three assessment tasks contained in the Teacher Guidelines for unit standard 32305.

There are three tasks, however the two music scores required for 1.1 are spread between Task 1 and Task 2 below. The two scores are ‘Te Aroha Nui’ and ‘Inspired by Zeno’. Included here is the source score (PDF, 270KB) of ‘Inspired by Zeno’.

Task 2 contains additional evidence for 1.2, namely “extracting and exporting conductor’s score and transposed individual parts”. Holistic assessor commentaries for Achieved, Merit and Excellence are repeated for each task.

Task 1

Create and edit two music scores containing at least 30 bars each, with three different clefs that demonstrate complete musical forms using advanced features and functions of music notation software. One score will have minimum of three staves, and the other a minimum of five staves.

Achieved

Judgement for achievement  

The candidate has applied knowledge to operate a music notation application.

All the performance criteria from the range 1.1, 1.2 and 1.3 have been met.

Features limiting the grade are accuracy and stylistic consistency:

Layout has not been adjusted, notes are missing or entered incorrectly, instrument names missing from individual parts, drums entered in one voice, anacrusis is numbered as bar 1, some instrument parts edited but still have objects colliding, unused voices not hidden, coda and dynamics entered with incorrect text function, some chord symbols are missing.

Notation sample (PDF, 74KB)

Merit

Judgement for merit  

The candidate has applied knowledge to operate a music notation application to create and edit music scores that contain a range of mostly accurate and stylistically consistent notation conventions.

All the performance criteria from the range 1.1, 1.2 and 1.3 have been met.

Mostly Accurate: Minor inaccuracies in note input, instrument parts clear to read but not divided by section.

Stylistically Consistent: Drums entered in multiple voices, bar numbering starts after anacrusis, text entered correctly.

Features limiting the grade are:

Refined: Some unused voices not hidden, some objects colliding, bars and systems could be divided by section.

Publication Standard: Individual parts missing instrument names, lead sheet does not provide chord diagrams.

Notation sample (PDF, 79KB)

Excellence

Judgement for excellence
 

The candidate has applied knowledge of a music notation application to create and edit music scores that contain a range of accurate, refined and stylistically consistent notation conventions at publication standard.

All the performance criteria from the range 1.1, 1.2 and 1.3 have been met.

Accurate: Represents composer's intentions.

Refined: Unused voices hidden, objects not colliding easy to read.

Stylistically Consistent: Drums entered in multiple voices, bar numbering starts after anacrusis, text entered correctly, bars and systems are divided by section.

Publication Standard: Instrument names added to individual parts, house style chosen to match genre, lead sheet provides chord diagrams.

Notation sample (PDF, 79KB)

Task 2

Demonstrate processes used to create a notated score using the features of the music notation application.

Achieved

Judgement for achievement  

The candidate has applied knowledge to operate a music notation application.

All the performance criteria from the range 1.1, 1.2 and 1.3 have been met.

Features limiting the grade are accuracy and stylistic consistency:

Layout has not been adjusted, notes are missing or entered incorrectly, instrument names missing from individual parts, drums entered in one voice, anacrusis is numbered as bar 1, some instrument parts edited but still have objects colliding, unused voices not hidden, coda and dynamics entered with incorrect text function, some chord symbols are missing.

Notation sample (PDF, 87KB)

Merit

Judgement for merit  

The candidate has applied knowledge to operate a music notation application to create and edit music scores that contain a range of mostly accurate and stylistically consistent notation conventions.

All the performance criteria from the range 1.1, 1.2 and 1.3 have been met.

Mostly Accurate: Minor inaccuracies in note input, instrument parts clear to read but not divided by section.

Stylistically Consistent: Drums entered in multiple voices, bar numbering starts after anacrusis, text entered correctly.

Features limiting the grade are:

Refined: Some unused voices not hidden, some objects colliding, bars and systems could be divided by section.

Publication Standard: Individual parts missing instrument names, lead sheet does not provide chord diagrams.

Notation sample (PDF, 87KB)

Excellence

Judgement for excellence
 

The candidate has applied knowledge of a music notation application to create and edit music scores that contain a range of accurate, refined and stylistically consistent notation conventions at publication standard.

All the performance criteria from the range 1.1, 1.2 and 1.3 have been met.

Accurate: Represents composer's intentions.

Refined: Unused voices hidden, objects not colliding easy to read.

Stylistically Consistent: Drums entered in multiple voices, bar numbering starts after anacrusis, text entered correctly, bars and systems are divided by section.

Publication Standard: Instrument names added to individual parts, house style chosen to match genre, lead sheet provides chord diagrams.

Notation sample (PDF, 91KB)

Task 3

Create a lead sheet with a minimum of 32 bars.

Achieved

Judgement for achievement  

The candidate has applied knowledge to operate a music notation application.

All the performance criteria from the range 1.1, 1.2 and 1.3 have been met.

Features limiting the grade are accuracy and stylistic consistency:

Layout has not been adjusted, notes are missing or entered incorrectly, instrument names missing from individual parts, drums entered in one voice, anacrusis is numbered as bar 1, some instrument parts edited but still have objects colliding, unused voices not hidden, coda and dynamics entered with incorrect text function, some chord symbols are missing.

Notation sample (PDF, 48KB)

Merit

Judgement for merit  

The candidate has applied knowledge to operate a music notation application to create and edit music scores that contain a range of mostly accurate and stylistically consistent notation conventions.

All the performance criteria from the range 1.1, 1.2 and 1.3 have been met.

Mostly Accurate: Minor inaccuracies in note input, instrument parts clear to read but not divided by section.

Stylistically Consistent: Drums entered in multiple voices, bar numbering starts after anacrusis, text entered correctly.

Features limiting the grade are:

Refined: Some unused voices not hidden, some objects colliding, bars and systems could be divided by section.

Publication Standard: Individual parts missing instrument names, lead sheet does not provide chord diagrams.

Notation sample (PDF, 53KB)

Excellence

Judgement for excellence
 

The candidate has applied knowledge of a music notation application to create and edit music scores that contain a range of accurate, refined and stylistically consistent notation conventions at publication standard.

All the performance criteria from the range 1.1, 1.2 and 1.3 have been met.

Accurate: Represents composer's intentions.

Refined: Unused voices hidden, objects not colliding easy to read.

Stylistically Consistent: Drums entered in multiple voices, bar numbering starts after anacrusis, text entered correctly, bars and systems are divided by section.

Publication Standard: Instrument names added to individual parts, house style chosen to match genre, lead sheet provides chord diagrams.

Notation sample (PDF, 77KB)
 
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