Concept(s): Pitch, D&ET
Topic / genre: 19th Century
Composer / artist: Bizet, Georges
Excerpt title: Habanera - Filippa Giordano
Excerpt length: 1:53
04. Describe the solo singer’s use of PITCH and EXPRESSIVE TECHNIQUES in this performance.
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The better responses to this question provided well-supported observations, linked to the music, and contained accurate use of musical terminology. They were generally well structured, and clearly placed their examples in context. Perceptive comments were a feature of these responses.
Weaker responses struggled with how to describe pitch and expressive techniques. These responses frequently contained unclear and unlabelled diagrams. The responses contained general observations without explanation. Story telling or emotional responses to the music were often included.