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  • GCE Music Technology

    Edexcel Advanced Subsidiary GCE in Music Technology (8MT1) First examination 2009

    Edexcel Advanced GCE in Music Technology (9MT01) First examination 2010

    Sample Assessment Materials September 2007

  • Edexcel GCE in Music Technology © Edexcel Limited 2007 Sample Assessment Materials 1

    Contents

    A Introduction............................................................................................ 3 B Sample question papers ............................................................................. 5 Unit 2: Listening and Analysing.......................................................................7 Unit 4: Analysing and Producing.................................................................... 27 C Sample mark schemes ..............................................................................39

    General marking guidance .......................................................................... 41 Unit 2: Listening and Analysing..................................................................... 43 Unit 4: Analysing and Producing.................................................................... 55

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    A Introduction

    These sample assessment materials have been prepared to support the specification.

    Their aim is to provide the candidates and centres with a general impression and flavour of the actual question papers and mark schemes in advance of the first operational examinations.

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    B Sample question papers

    Unit 2: Listening and Analysing.......................................................................7 Unit 4: Analysing and Producing.................................................................... 27

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    Paper Reference

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    6MT02/1 Edexcel GCE Music Technology Advanced Subsidiary Unit 2: Listening and Analysing Sample Assessment Material Time: 1 hour 45 minutes

    Materials required for examination Items included with question papers Individual CD player, headphones and Nil audio CD of recorded extracts.

    Instructions to Candidates In the boxes above, write your centre number, candidate number, your surname, initials and signature. Check that you have the correct question paper. Answer ALL questions. Write your answers in the spaces provided in this question paper or, where appropriate, choose an answer and put a cross in the box ( ). If you change your mind about an answer, put a line through the box ( ) and then mark your new answer with a cross ( ). If you are using a computer to play the CD, access to sequencing software is NOT permitted. You must ensure that the left and right earpieces of your headphones are worn correctly. You must write in continuous prose in questions 5 and 6. Information for Candidates Each question number refers to the relevant track number on the audio CD, e.g. Question 1 refers to Track 1, Question 2 to Track 2 etc. You may listen to each track as many times as you wish within the overall time limit of the paper. The use of the words ‘instrument’ or ‘sounds’ refers to vocals, acoustic instruments, electric/electronic instruments and electronically-generated sounds unless otherwise stated. The marks for individual questions and the parts of questions are shown in round brackets: e.g. (2). There are 6 questions in this question paper. The total mark for this paper is 80. There are 20 pages in this question paper. Any blank pages are indicated. Advice to Candidates Quality of written communication will be taken into account in the marking in some of your responses. These questions are indicated with an asterisk. Quality of written communication includes clarity of expression, the structure and presentation of ideas and grammar, punctuation and spelling.

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    Centre No.

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    Candidate No.

    This publication may be reproduced only in accordance with Edexcel Limited copyright policy. ©2007 Edexcel Limited.

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    SECTION A

    Answer ALL questions

    Write your answers in the spaces provided in this question paper or, where appropriate, choose an answer and put a cross in the box ( ). If you change your mind about an

    answer, put a line through the box ( ) and then mark your new answer with a cross ( ).

    1. The Sweet Blockbuster

    Track 1: Music begins at 0’06”

    *(a) How would you use technology to recreate the processing applied on the word ‘blockbuster’ at 1’24”?

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    ....................................................................................................................................... (2)

    (b) Page 3 has a diagram of a ‘sequencer arrange window’. Complete the diagram for tracks 3 – 6 to show when each instrument is playing. The rhythm guitar and siren parts, (tracks 1 and 2), have been completed for you as an example.

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    (8) Q1

    (Total 10 marks)

    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

    R hy

    th m

    G ui

    ta r

    S ire

    n

    M ai

    n Vo

    ca ls

    A -a

    h Vo

    ca ls

    B as

    s

    D ru

    m s

    Tr ac

    k 7

    Tr ac

    k 8

    Tr ac

    k 9

    Tr ac

    k 10

    B A

    R S

    1 2

    3 4

    5 6

    7 8

    9 10

    11 12

    13 14

    15 16

    4 4

    1. 1.

    00 0

    R hy

    th m

    G ui

    ta r

    S ire

    n

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    2. Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark Enola Gay

    Track 2: Music begins at 0’07”

    (a) What type of GM drum kit would best recreate the sound heard at the beginning of this track? Put a cross in the correct box.

    A brush

    B analogue

    C power

    D rock (1)

    (b) Using the printed notation below, circle the beats of the bar which are emphasised by the ‘snare drum’ sound heard in the opening rhythm.

    (2)

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    (c) The main instrumental melody begins at 0’27”. It is made up of the four musical phrases notated below. In the table below number these phrases 1, 2, 3 or 4 to indicate the order in which you hear them.

    A

    B

    C

    D

    Musical phrases Order in which they are heard

    A

    B

    C

    D

    (4)

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    (d) In which decade was this track recorded? Put a cross in the correct box.

    A 1970s

    B 1980s

    C 1990s

    D 2000s (1)

    *(e) Synthesizers feature prominently in this recording.

    *(i) What is a synthesizer?

    ................................................................................................................................ (1)

    *(ii) Briefly describe a common recording technique that could be used to add a synthesizer part to a recording.

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    ................................................................................................................................ (1) Q2

    (Total 10 marks)

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    3. Teardrop Massive Attack

    Track 3: Music begins at 0’08”

    (a) (i) Using the ‘drum edit’ grid below, complete the names of the two instruments you hear playing the rhythm at the beginning of this extract, and ‘notate’ one bar of the

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