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  1. Hi, I did IB Music HL and achieved a 7. You're fundamentally misunderstanding the selection of the works criterion. There's no bar set by the IB for the level of the pieces required. The main purpose of criterion A (selection) is twofold: How contrasting the works chosen are (i.e. from different genres and eras)How appropriate the works chosen are to the student's technical proficiency This tells us something about what works should be chosen. The 'good enough' level for the performance is simply dependant on how proficient you are at your instrument. If you believe you are good enough to pe
  2. To answer the specific questions: First of all, uppercase is major, lowercase is minor. Diminished usually has a little circle as a diacritic. Typically I will be the root position of the scale (so if the piece is in C major, I is C major, and if the piece is in C minor, i is C minor). If it's a major piece, you know that the only minors in there are ii, iii, and vi, the only diminished is vii(dim), and the rest are major. If it's a minor piece, you know the majors are III, VI, and VII, and the minors are i, iv, v, and the diminished are ii, and vii. Most likely you won't need roman nu
  3. Alright, so I did Music (HL, which is both composition and performance) and did fairly well (most likely a 7). Here is what I suggest for each section: Composition (if you're doing it): Write to the markscheme. For instance, add bowing marks appropriately to violin parts, stacatto on piano, and appropriate techniques for all other instruments. The composition is, to some extent, showing off how well you know how all the instruments are used.I recommend using Finale or Sibelius for non-electronic music. Your school should be able to provide you with a copy of one of those two. If not, MuseS
  4. It is okay. The IB will not mark you down (all the IB hears is the audio recording).
  5. Leaf

    Music MLI

    Hmm... melodic variation, syncopation, and a repeated bass ostinato makes me think of jazz, swing, or bebop as a possible comparison. Do you mind posting the exact piece for your first culture (preferably with a youtube link)?
  6. Sorry, missed this question. Unfortunately there is not many pieces of music that has electric bass as a lead instrument. You are allowed to submit one group performance - that is, a group performance where you are playing the bass - but this will not suffice for 20 minutes. You will need to adapt existing pieces of music to the electric bass. Perhaps looking for some music with a cello or double bass, or some other lower pitched instrument, and trying to see if you can adapt it to electric bass would be a good approach.
  7. It depends on your CAS coordinator. There's no set rules for what counts as action or not. It's all dependent on how strict your CAS coordinator wants to be. For instance, my CAS coordinator would definitely allow teaching dancing as an action activity, but a different school's CAS coordinator might not. Just ask your CAS coordinator, because it is ultimately them who have the final say.
  8. IMSLP.org is your best friend here. It's a repository of public domain sheet music - depending on what your pieces are you might find it there.
  9. They must arrive to the IBO by the 20th of April for May exams, or the 20th of October for November exams. Therefore it is recommended that everything is sent of to the IBO two to three weeks in advance. You need to send: A CD with the audio files of your creations A filled out and signed music creating formThe scores for your creations (if applicable)The reflections for your creationsA CD with your performanceA filled out a signed music performance formA musical investigationA signed musical investigation form Your teacher should have access to the required forms.
  10. Two links is enough. Cite specific examples and analyse in depth and you'll have enough to talk about for the two thousand words.
  11. Your set works are the Classical Symphony and the Yellow River Piano Concerto. Here are some practice questions. Yellow River Piano Concerto Outline the structure of the fourth movement of the Yellow River Piano Concerto with specific reference to the score.In what ways can the Yellow River Piano Concerto be considered a fusion of traditional Chinese music and Western art music?The Yellow River contains many programmatic elements. Examine at least three examples from two movements of programmtic elements.Classical Symphony Melody writing in the classical period (1750–1820) has been de
  12. Hi, to answer your questions in turn: The performance may be in voice or instrument, or a combination of the two. It can be any instrument, but obviously you'll want to record pieces with whatever instrument you're best at. It is total fifteen minutes long in SL and twenty minutes long in HL. The performances must be in front of the teacher. The teacher may also choose to have classmates serve as an audience while you record, although this is not strictly required. In SL Music, you may choose to do the composition instead of the performance. If you choose this route, you will not be req
  13. Leaf

    Music Paper I

    Each question is worth 20 marks. You'll get four pieces to listen to (on a CD player), and you'll have to analyse each piece. They mark you out of 5 in 4 sections, resulting in a total of 20. Two of them were context and structure, but I forgot the other two criteria. For example, if I were given Lullaby of Birdland (IB LOVE old jazz or rock songs), I might get some marks for context by mentioning that it is 1950's jazz song. I would mention that some musical features (eg. plucked double bass) of the song (give specific timings) are typical of jazz songs at the time. I would mention that it ta
  14. I have a lab report which is related to refraction and Snell's Law. Part of it involves measuring angle of the incident ray and refracted ray with respect to the normal. This is simple enough, and I have found the uncertainty of the angle to be 0.5 degrees. I must calculate the sine of the two angles and the uncertainty of the sine. I couldn't figure out how to do it the calculus way (Taylor), so I just evaluated the sine function at max and min values and calculated the difference between them divided by two. Δ=∣∣sin(θ+Δθ)−sin(θ−Δθ)2∣∣Δ=∣∣sin(θ+Δθ)−sin(θ−Δθ)2∣∣ What would be the significant
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