You have been commissioned to work on the theme music for Singapore United.
The client wants you to compose 1 original pieces of music.
Question 1a – Create name of Song #1 (fast tempo) (2 marks)
Create an original name for your first piece of music.
Originality of song’s name (max 1 mark)
Is the song name suitable for the Theme? (max 1 mark)
Question 1b – Audio Editing Plan of Song #1 (8 marks)
You may use the Sample Audio Plan in the Appendix section to create and show your own
Audio Editing Plan in how you plan to compose each song. Please also insert this Audio Editing
Plan of your music into your ECA’s word document.
Accuracy of timing of audio tracks (max 1 mark)
Clarity of layout (max 1 mark)
Clarity of description (max 1 mark)
Creativity of content (max 2 marks)
Use of descriptive track names (max 1 mark)
Demonstrated attention to detail and planning (max 2 marks)
Question 1c – Creation of Song #1 (16 marks)
Create an original piece of music in fast tempo with a uniquely Singapore style. It must be at
least 24 measures long. You may choose to compose, arrange, improvise the music, and
subsequently demonstrate your musical skills in the style of any music genre, for example,
jazz, blues, classical, rock, new age, etc.
Use GarageBand to record your music. You can record your music first on one track. Then
record another music riff on another track. Finally, you can change the tempo of the music
(without changing the pitch of the notes) using Garageband.
• Use the Sound Loops Library inside GarageBand to enhance your music.
• Explore ways to add “cadences / turnarounds” to your music using GarageBand.
• Try to transpose suitable parts of your composition to add contrast and texture.
• Use the various software amplifiers, stomp boxes and sound effects inside GarageBand
to make your keyboard music sound like other musical instruments. Explore ways to add
sound effects like reverb, chorus, delay, etc.
• Export your music from GarageBand to iTunes.
• Inside iTunes, right-click on your file and convert your music file into MP3 format.
Question 1d – Transcribing the Score of Song #1 (5 marks)
Experiment with GarageBand or any other software to automatically transcribe the score sheet
of your music composition. At the minimum, you must include the main melody of your music
composition with accompanying chords inside your score sheet. Add performance directions
into your score sheet. You may use the Composer’s Checklist in the Appendix section to
prepare the performance directions. Please also insert the score sheet of your music into your
ECA’s word document.
Accuracy of transcription of main melody of song (max 2 marks)
Transcription of accompanying chords (max 1 mark)
Appropriate use of Music Performance Directions in score (max 2 marks)