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IB Music Survival Guide Higher Level and Standard Level. Course requirements - Marking Criteria – Examples of Work Examiners Feedback – Coursework Deadlines . What do I need to do? Higher Level. Exam Analysis of 2 set works

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Ib music survival guide higher level and standard level

IB Music

Survival Guide

Higher Level and Standard Level

Course requirements - Marking Criteria – Examples of Work

Examiners Feedback – Coursework Deadlines


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What do I need to do?

HigherLevel

Exam

Analysis of 2 set works

Study of the History of Western Music and World Music

Coursework - Composing

2 Compositions

1 Bach Choral

1 Haydn String Quartet

Coursework – Performing

Produce a CD of solo performances (20 minutes)

(5 minutes of these can be an ensemble performance)

Coursework – Project

1800 word Music Investigation – finding links between two

musical cultures

WARNING!

There is a LOT of coursework.

You will need to work for three hours a week at home if you

want to achieve a level 5 or higher.


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What do I need to do?

Standard Level

Exam

Analysis of 2 set works

Study of the History of Western Music and World Music

Coursework

Produce a CD of solo performances (15 minutes)

Or

Produce a CD of ensemble performances (15 minutes)

Or

Produce 2 compositions

Coursework – Project

1800 word Music Investigation – finding links between two

musical cultures

WARNING!

There is a LOT of coursework.

You will need to do three hours a week at home if you want

to achieve a level 5 or higher.


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Mission: Performing (HL=25% 20 mins)

(SL=50% 15 mins)

Your final recital programme should be varied, incorporating contrasting pieces which demonstrate your technical ability as a musician and an awareness of how to perform different genres and styles.

Strategy

You must work on these pieces in your weekly lessons with your instrumental teacher.

You should arrange regular rehearsal times with Miss Frazer or another pianist so that you can practise with the piano accompaniment.

Recording will begin from September of your 2nd year.

Deadline:

CD must be complete by the end of February

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Performing


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What is a reflective statement?

This short piece of writing (300 words) tells the examiner what you have learned from the compositional process. There are three main sections: intention process outcome

Here is an example

This is what the examiner said:


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Here is another example

This is what the examiner said:


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Performing: Assessment Criteria

(is your repertoire varied?)

(can you play the notes and control your instrument?)


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(Do you understand and convey the style of your pieces?)

(Do you communicate with your audience or are you

in your own bubble?)


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Mission: Composing (Higher Level – 25%)

There are several possible combinations for this section

.

1 original composition

1 arrangement

Stylistic techniques (a Bach Chorale and String Quartet)

2 original compositions

Stylistic techniques (a Bach Choral and String Quartet)

2 original compositions

1 arrangement

Each compositionmust be accompanied by a 300 word

reflective statement.

Strategy

The best way to complete a composition is to work on it frequently, ideally every day. It might be that you only complete

7 or 8 bars but this little and often approach is essential.

You cannot produce a good composition the night before it is

due to be recorded.

Also remember that you need to give the parts out to the musicians in advance so that you are happy with the final recording.


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Composing: Assessment Criteria (Max 30 marks)


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History, Set Works and Listening Exam

Higher Level = 7 essay questions 3hrs (30%)

Standard Level = 5 essay questions 2.5hrs (30%)

You will be studying 2 set works.

All information relating to these pieces is in the separate study booklets.

Thelisteningpaperrequiresyou to haveanunderstandingof music fromthe:

Medieval Period

Renaissance Period

Baroque Period

Classical Period

Romantic Period

TwentiethCentury

Youwillalsobeexpected to recognise musical formsandstructures:

BinaryandTernary

Ground Bass

Fugue

ThemeandVariations

Rondo

SonataForm

And beable to commentintelligently on world music including:

Indonesian Gamelan

Music of Sub-Saharan Africa

Chinese Music

Music of India

Bhangra

Arab Music

Music of the Caribbean

Salsa

Tango

Music of Latin-America


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Youwillalsobeexpected to comment on specificgenresandstyles:

The Growth of the Orchestra

The Symphony

The Concerto

Chamber Music

The Romantic Lied

Ballet Music

Dance Music

Opera

Music for the Church

Nationalism

Serialism

Neo-Classicism

Impressionist Music

Minimalism

Experimental and Electronic

These topicswilbecovered in classbutyouwillneed to do a lot ofyourownstudyingathome. Thisishowyou do it.

1.Google ‘Norton Online Listening Lab’ and click on the top link.

2. Click on Premium Content


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3. Enter your e mail address

and password to log in

4.You will now be on the main home page and as you can see, have access to over 54000 CDs. You can explore the sections for yourself but the most important one is the Study Area.

5. Click on Study Area and United Kingdom

and you will see a long list of topics on the left

hand side. These are all the topics which you

need to revise for the exam

6. Choose the topic that you want to study and click. Information about that period will appear. When the name of a piece of music appears in blue, click on it and it will automatically start playing.


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Listening Exam Criteria

In the exam you will be asked to comment on the period, genre, style, structure

and all the musical elements in pieces of music that you will probably have never

heard before. You don’t get asked specific questions however, so have an empty

piece of A4 paper to fill. It’s important that you practice your exam technique so

hat you don’t miss anything out and lose marks. Here are the criteria:


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Strategy:

In order to fulfill the criteria above, you should practice

using the following structure. Try to write in full sentences

when you can – if you are running out of time switch to

bullet points.


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Suggested Exam Structure –

start by practicing the structure using bullet points then

when you can remember the structure start using full sentences.


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Answer Template


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Musical Investigation (SL and HL = 20%)

(1500 – 2000 words)

This is a written project in which you investigate the musical links between two musical cultures. Finding an appropriate topic takes a lot of thought and is probably the hardest part of the project! Your teacher will discuss this with you. Projects from past PBS students are available to look at in the IB file in the Music Room as are also examples from the IB website. Here are some examiners comments to help you know what you are aiming for.

(Example A in IB file in Music Room)


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(Example B in IB file in Music Room)

Extract from MI(B)


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Criteria: Musical Investigation


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