…with the sound of ME BEING FINISHED! And music, obviously.
Well. That was something, wasn’t it?
The past week was the longest 7 days ever to exist. I honestly felt that Music would never arrive, that I’d be trapped in this sort of “almost-finished-not-quite-there-yet” time warp thing forever. Evidently, I am not. Music has been and gone, and I have to say it was a challenging enough paper.
Question 1 = Deane! Predictions came through! The world rejoices! It wasn’t too bad of a question either. I had to guess the question about the rhythmic figure in Excerpt 2 though, because I’d honestly never seen/heard of it before. The final question about the name of the work (Seachanges) came out of the blue, but I recalled reading something about it in some notes our teacher gave us – so thanks Miss! Mozart, Berlioz and the Beatles were really lovely. The Mozart one could have been tricky, but I listened that particular movement this morning and something struck me about that part so I was covered. I think I have a 5th sense 😛
Irish music…I really hate that question most of the time, and I still dislike it. The third excerpt (traditional/classical fusion) was hard – what features? Where? I stuck down something about it being a traditional Irish tune played by classical instruments, they can be happy with that.
My psychic abilities also came into play with the Aural Skills question. Just yesterday I quizzed my teacher on us having a pop music question, since most of the other years were classical. Guess what – pop! I had to stifle laughter when “It’s Not Unusal” played. Why? I have no idea. Seemingly, I was a rollercoaster of emotions – I almost burst into tears at “Bridge Over Troubled Water”. Really, I don’t know why. *shrugs* Overall, I thought that was easier than many of the past Aural Skills questions, feel free to disagree!
As predicted, a minor melody. Key was G minor, I think? This went ok for me, I made a silly mistake though which I know is going to haunt me all summer. Instead of putting a sharp accidental in front of the Te, I put a natural sign. I know this totally changes the sound of the note, but hopefully I won’t lose too many marks for doing that. It’s absolutely killing me. 🙁
This was difficult! No apparent cadences except the one at the end! I was unpleasantly surprised. Luckily cadence chords fit in at a few other places so in the end I had a couple more possibilities. I was utterly meticulous with this harmony. I checked and re-checked notes and chords and mused over chord progressions for AGES. Fingers crossed it was alright.
I finished my paper, handed it up and walked out of the exam hall. Funnily enough, I don’t feel relieved. I guess a part of me has started worrying about the results, and it won’t let me rest. Nevertheless, I am ecstatic to be finally finished. It’s the strangest feeling. Blogging this year has been a source of comfort to me, and I hope you all enjoyed it as much as I did. I will probably blog coming towards the results so you haven’t heard the last of me yet 😀
Happy summer everyone! I love ye all! (Even the ones who don’t love me…)