The Anatomy of the Musical Investigation Investigation compares two different pieces of music Each piece is from a different and DISTINCT MUSICAL GENRE (See vocabulary) Contains a musical link (See vocabulary) Investigation includes comparison of similarities and differences of musical issues Focus is on the musical aspects rather than history, instruments and orchestration, performers, biography, etc Format needs to be a media script, ie magazine article, radio or TV show script, Website, powerpoint presentation, etc No more than 2,000 words Include discography, bibliography, references Choosing the Musical Investigation Topic and Assessment Criteria A This investigation is to be written by the student. The teacher will guide you with help when needed. The most important aspect of the investigation is choosing a topic which includes a musical link between the two chosen pieces. Choosing the appropriate pieces and link will help you to successfully analyze the similarities and differences between the two pieces. Your MI (Musical Investigation) will be evaluated with a rubric of five different criteria. The first is below: CRITERIA A CHOICE OF MUSICAL EXAMPLES AND CULTURES This criterion concerns the student’s choice of musical examples and the two cultures from which they are selected. A student should choose one (or more) musical pieces(s) from two identifiable and distinct cultures. In addition, these examples should also share one (or more) inherent musical link(s) that can be explored in sufficient musical depth. The student should state what the link(s) is (are). Achievement Level 3 The choice of musical examples and cultures is appropriate. The stated link(s) is (are) musical and does (do) enable a sustained investigation. Achievement Level 2 The choice of musical examples and cultures is appropriate. The stated link(s) is (are) musical and does (do) give some scope for investigation. Achievement Level 1
The choice of musical examples and cultures is generally inappropriate. The stated link(s) is (are) not musical or does (do) not give scope for investigation. Achievement Level 0 The investigation does not reach Level 1. No specific musical examples have been chosen. Choosing your MI topic is the most important aspect of ensuring your success. As you can see from Criteria A, it consists of three parts: 1) The Musical Pieces 2) The Musical Link(s) 3) The Choice of Distinct Genre/Cultures Vocabulary: Distinct Musical Genre/Culture: (IB DEFINITION which needs to be applied to this paper) A learned way of making and using music, which is shared by a group of people, and is usually passed down from generation to generation. While making music refers to creating and performing, using music refers to its function within the culture, for example, in entertainment, ceremony, or for work. This is quoted from IB Vade Macum.
- Spring '16
- jane smoth
- Music, Musical notation, Musical terminology, Musical Examples and Cultures, musical investigation