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Creative Arts & Industries

Tasks / Evidence / Submission Date Task 1


Working alone, compose a song or an instrumental three minutes duration reflective of a defined musical style suggested by the tutor using at least three of the following: a) rhythm track; b) bass line; c) harmonic progression; d) melody; e) lyrics

Grading Criteria
Composing Music Pass P1. Show some good, basic compositional skills, which demonstrate some awareness of the requirements of a specific musical style, displaying some of the characteristics of that style. The composition would be a relatively convincing representation of the style at this level. They display an ability to work competently within the specifics of the brief and display good time management skills.

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Merit M1. Show good and competent compositional skills, which demonstrate an awareness of the requirements of a specific musical style and which display most of the characteristics of that style. The composition would be a relatively convincing representation of the style at this at this level. They display a good ability to work well within the specifics of the brief and display good time management skills.

Distinction D1. Show excellent and inventive compositional skills, which demonstrate an awareness of the requirements of a specific musical style and which comprehensively display the characteristics of that style. The composition would be a convincing representation of the style at this at this level. They display a strong ability to work well within the specifics of the brief and display good time management skills.

Evidence: Logic project file. Exported mp3 audio file

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Task 2
Describe the layout of the composed piece using either: a) b) c) d) graphic diagrams; chord charts; stave notation annotated sequencer screen shots

Pass P2. Demonstrate basic ability at representing the compositions through notation, which may take the form of graphic notation or chord charts.

Merit M2. Demonstrate clear ability at representing the compositions through notation preferably notation that clearly indicates each part i.e. stave notation and a combination of other notation.

or a combination of the above, identifying the structural and instrumental arrangement

Distinction D2.

Evidence: Diagram, chord chart, Notation, Screen Shot

Demonstrate excellent ability at representing the compositions through notation preferably notation that clearly indicates each part i.e. stave notation and a combination of other notation

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Task 3 Describe how the composition created in 1.1 relates to the specified criteria and highlight strengths and areas for development.

Pass P3. Describe strengths and areas for development showing a basic understanding of their progress and developmental areas.

Merit M3. Describe strengths and areas for development showing an understanding of progress, offering some solutions to areas for development.

Distinction D3. Describe strengths and areas for development showing a greater understanding of progress, with a self- assessment style approach offering solutions to areas for development.

Evidence: Video Interview

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Task 4:
Assess the profile of a chosen musical style in relation to: a. cultural influences; b. audience perceptions; c. technological developments; d. media representation. Describe the main musical elements of the style identified in 1.1, illustrating the relevance of the following, where appropriate: a. instrumentation; b. structure; c. rhythm; d. lyrical content; e. use of technology; f. production making reference to two recorded examples by two prominent artists in the style. Describe personal response to the style identified in 1.1 in terms of, where applicable: a. relationship to own musical output; b. relationship to own image/lifestyle; c. relationship to other personal musical likes and dislikes

Contextualising Music

Pass P1 Assess the profile of the chosen musical style accurately, relating it to: a. Cultural influences; b. Audience perceptions; c. Technological developments; d. Media representation

Merit M1 Assess in detail, clearly and accurately the profile of the chosen musical style, making clear reference to: a. Cultural influences; b. Audience perceptions; c. Technological developments; d. Media representation

Distinction D1 Assess in detail, accurately and with insight the profile of the chosen musical style, making clear reference to: a. Cultural influences; b. Audience perceptions; c. Technological developments; d. Media representation

Pass P2 Describe accurately main musical elements of the chosen musical style, making reference to two recordings by two prominent artists in the style.

Merit M2 Describe accurately and in detail the main musical elements of the chosen musical style, making clear and accurate reference to two recordings by two prominent artists in the style.

Distinction D2 Describe in detail, accurately and with insight the main musical elements of the chosen

Task 4:
Assess the profile of a chosen musical style in relation to: a. cultural influences; b. audience perceptions; c. technological developments; d. media representation. Describe the main musical elements of the style identified in 1.1, illustrating the relevance of the following, where appropriate: a. instrumentation; b. structure; c. rhythm; d. lyrical content; e. use of technology; f. production making reference to two recorded examples by two prominent artists in the style. Describe personal response to the style identified in 1.1 in terms of, where applicable: a. relationship to own musical output; b. relationship to own image/lifestyle; c. relationship to other personal musical likes and dislikes

Contextualising Music

Pass P1 Assess the profile of the chosen musical style accurately, relating it to: a. Cultural influences; b. Audience perceptions; c. Technological developments; d. Media representation

Merit M1 Assess in detail, clearly and accurately the profile of the chosen musical style, making clear reference to: a. Cultural influences; b. Audience perceptions; c. Technological developments; d. Media representation

Distinction D1 Assess in detail, accurately and with insight the profile of the chosen musical style, making clear reference to: a. Cultural influences; b. Audience perceptions; c. Technological developments; d. Media representation

Pass P2 Describe accurately main musical elements of the chosen musical style, making reference to two recordings by two prominent artists in the style.

Merit M2 Describe accurately and in detail the main musical elements of the chosen musical style, making clear and accurate reference to two recordings by two prominent artists in the style.

Distinction D2 Describe in detail, accurately and with insight the main musical elements of the chosen musical style, making clear and accurate reference to two recordings by two prominent artists in the style.

PLTS (Personal Learning & Thinking Skills) Key: IE Independent Enquirers CT Creative Thinkers Achieved: Assessor Feedback

RL Reflective Learners

TW Team Workers

SM Self-managers

EP Effective Participators

Action Plan

Learners Feedback

Assessor: Marc Rapson Learner

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