*1st q- Tainted Love by The living end - DURATION...
I was so lucky to have actually remembered that rhythm and tempo actually come under this heading!! Apart from getting stuck with what I heard and what I actually wanted to say, I think I did okay.
*2nd q- Driving by Hans Zimmer - STRUCTURE...
The first few moments were of me pondering where I had seen the name 'Hans Zimmer' before. Infact, I'm going to google it now. He is a composer for a lot of movies.. I mean a LOT (just vist http://www.hanszimmer.info/
to see for yourself!)
I answered this question pretty confidently. I was wrapped when I figured out that it was in rondo form (ABACA), well at least I hope it was. I've never been able to identify the form of an excerpt as quickly as I did today!
*3rd q- Some weird piece some ensemble I don't know! - TONE COLOUR AND HOW IT CREATES INTEREST...
I thought this song was great, and I finally got to quote "The unorthodox use of the instrument [vocals]" unquote! I described the sound sources, and the types of sounds they made and how they were unique etc. And then the how the texture (is this still tone colour?) of how when they create more vowel-like sounds, they are using their vocals to their full extent thus creating a different sound quality, and how when put with the other sounds, creates variety and interest. Come to think of it, DID I mention variety.. Hmm..
*4th q - Variations of America or something!! - CONTRAST
Pretty straight forward. God save the queen! The same motif repeated throughtout 3 sections. I commented on the changes and contrasts in style, key signature (minor and major) etc, and so forth.
Pretty basic paper compared to what we have been doing in class.. I was most impressed, but the time seemed to FLY!!