KCSE 2017 Music Paper 2 with Marking scheme

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 TEST ONE: RHYTHM ON MONOTONE

Test 1

  1. Drum Rhythm
    You are to write on monotone, the rhythm of the following repetitive drum pattern. You are required to add time signature and bar lines and also group the notes. The rhythmic pattern will be played four times.
    Here is the quaver pulse followed by the first play through.
    (Silence: 2 seconds) .)
    KCSE 2017 Music PP2 QS1a
    (Silence: 30 seconds)
    Here is the second play through     (Play rhythmic pattern)
    (Silence: 30 seconds)
    Here is the third play through     (Play rhythmic pattern)
    (Silence: 30 seconds)

    And now, the fourth and last play through     (Play rhythmic pattern)
    (Silence: 60 seconds)
  2. Test 1:
    Rhythm of a melody in simple time.
    You are to write on monotone the rhythm of this melody, adding time signature and bar lines. The melody begins on the first beat of the bar. It will be played four times. Here is the crotchet pulse, followed by the first play through.
    (Silence: 2 seconds)
    KCSE 2017 Music PP2 QS1b

    (Silence: 3 seconds)
     Here is the second play through   (Play melody)
    (Silence: 30 seconds)

    Here is the third play through    (Play melody)
    (Silence: 30 seconds)  

    And now, the fourth and last play through (Play melody)
    (Silence: 60 seconds)

    (Play melody)
    (Play melody)
  3. Rhythm of a melody in compound time.
    You are to write on monotone the rhythm of this melody, adding time signature and bar lines. The melody begins on the first beat of the bar. It will be played four times.
    Here is the dotted crotchet pulse, followed by the first play through.
    KCSE 2017 Music PP2 QS1c
    (Silence: 3 seconds)
    Here is the second play through    (Play melody)
    (Silence: 30 seconds)

    Here is the third play through    (Play melody)
    (Silence: 30 seconds)

    And now, the fourth and last play through    (Play melody)
    (Silence: 60 seconds)

TEST TWO: MELODY

  1. Test 2 :Melody in a Major Key
    You are to write the following melody in the key of B flat major. The melody will be played through once, then the first phrase will be played twice and the second phrase twice. Finally the whole melody will be played right through once again. Write the treble clef and the key signature of B flat major now.
    (Silence: 10 seconds)
    The melody is in KCSE 2017 Music PP2 QS2aitime. Write the time signature now.
    (Silence: 10 seconds)
    The melody begins on the first beat of the bar. Here is the crotchet pulse.
    KCSE 2017 Music PP2 QS2a
    Here is the tonic chord of B flat major and the key note, followed by the whole melody.
    (Silence: 2 seconds)
    KCSE 2017 Music PP2 QS2aii
    (Silence: 40 seconds)
    And now, here is the tonic chord and key-note again, followed by the first phrase.
    (Play 1st phrase-bar 1 and 2)
    (Silence: 40 seconds)

    Here is the first phrase again.  (Play Ist phrase-bar 1 and 2)
    (Silence: 40 seconds)

    Now, here is the keynote and the second phrase.
    (Play keynote and 2nd phrase-bar 3 and 4)
    (Silence: 40 seconds)
    Here is the second phrase again.
    (Play 2nd phrase-bar 3 and 4)
    (Silence: 40 seconds)

    Finally, here is the tonic chord followed by the whole melody.
    (Silence: 60 seconds)
  2. Melody in a Minor key
    You are to write the following melody in the key of B minor. The melody will be played through once, then the first phrase will be played twice and the second phrase twice. Finally the whole melody will be played right through once again. Write the treble clef and the key signature of B minor now.
    (Silence: 10 seconds)
    The melody is in KCSE 2017 Music PP2 QS2bitime. Write the time signature now.
    (Silence: 10 seconds)
    The melody begins on the first beat of the bar. Here is the crotchet pulse.
    (Silence: 2 seconds)
    KCSE 2017 Music PP2 QS2a
    Here is the tonic chord of B minor and the key note, followed by the whole melody
    (Silence: 2 seconds)
    KCSE 2017 Music PP2 QS2b
    (Silence: 40 seconds)
    And now, here is the tonic chord and key-note again, followed by the first phrase.
    (Play Ist phrase-bar 1 and 2)
    (Silence: 40 seconds)

    Here is the first phrase again.
    (Play Ist phrase-bar 1 and 2)
    (Silence: 40 seconds)

    Now, here is the keynote and the second phrase.
    (Play keynote and 2nd phrase-bar 3 and 4)
    (Silence: 40 seconds)
    Here is the second phrase again.
    (Play 2nd phrase-bar 3 and 4)
    (Silence: 40 seconds)
    Finally, here is the tonic chord followed by the whole melody.
    (Silence: 60 seconds)

TEST 3: INTERVALS

Two intervals will be sounded harmonically. Each interval will be sounded twice. You are to describe each of the intervals.
(Silence: 2 seconds)

  1. Here is the first interval.
    KCSE 2017 Music PP2 QS3ai
    (Silence: 20 seconds)
    Here is the first interval again   (Play the interval)
    (Silence: 20 seconds)
  2. Here is the second interval.
    KCSE 2017 Music PP2 QS3aii
    (Silence: 20 seconds)
    Here is the second interval again.  (Play the interval)
    (Silence: 20 seconds)

TEST 4: CADENCES

There are four cadences in this passage, which will be played with a pause at each cadential point. You are required to name the cadences in the order in which they occur in the passage.
Here is the tonic chord followed by the first play through. (Play fonic chord of G major then passage below)

KCSE 2017 Music PP2 Q4
(Silence: 15 seconds)
Here is the second play through  (play passage)
(Silence: 15 seconds)

Here is the third play through     (play passage)
(Silence: 15 seconds)

And finally, the fourth and last play through     (play passage)
(Silence: 20 seconds)

TEST FIVE: MODULATION

  1. Test 5 (a):
    The following melody is in the key of B flat Major. It modulates once away from the tonic key. You are required to name the key to which the melody modulates before returning to the tonic. The melody will be played three times.
    Here is the tonic chord of B flat Major, followed by the first play through.
    (Play tonic chord of B flat major)
    (Silence: 2 seconds)
    KCSE 2017 Music PP2 Q5
    (Silence: 15 seconds)
    Here is the second play through  (Play melody)
    (Silence: 15 seconds)
    And now, the third and final play through    (Play melody)
    (Silence: 30 seconds)
  2. Test 5 (b):
    The following melody is in the key of B major. The melody modulates once away from the tonic key. You are required to name the key to which the melody modulates before returning to the tonic. The melody will be played three times. Here is the tonic chord of B major followed by the first play through
    (Play tonic chord of B major)
    (Silence: 2 seconds)
    KCSE 2017 Music PP2 Q5b
    (Silence: 15 seconds)
    Here is the second play through   (Play melody)
    (Silence: 15 seconds)

    And now, the third and final play through    (Play melody)
    (Silence: 30 seconds)


MARKING SCHEME

  1. Rhythm
    1. Drum rhythm
      KCSE 2017 Music PP2 Ans 1a
      ½ mark for each correct beat X6  3 marks
      ½ mark for time signature            ½  mark
      ½  mark for bar lines (as whole)   ½  mark
                                                  Total (4 marks)
    2. Rhythm of a melody in simple time
      KCSE 2017 Music PP2 Ans 1b
      ½ mark for each correct beat (bar 1-3) x12 (6 marks)
      1 mark for semibreve in bar 4                      (1 mark)
      ½ mark for correct time signature               (½ mark)
      ½ mark for bar lines (as whole)                  (½ mark)
                                                                  Total (8 marks)
    3. Rhythm of a melody in compound time.
      KCSE 2017 Music PP2 Ans 1c
      1 mark for each correct beat (bar 1-3) x 6   (6 marks)
      1 mark for dotted minim in bar 4                 (1 mark)
      ½ mark for correct time signature              (½mark)
      ½ mark  for bar lines (as whole)                  (½ mark)
                                                                Total (8 marks)
  2.  
    1. Melody in a major key.
      KCSE 2017 Music PP2 Ans 2a
      ½  mark for each correct note-pitch and value (17 notes)     (8½  marks)
      1 mark for correct key signature                                           (1 mark)
      ½  mark for correct time signature                                         (½ mark)
      • Deduct 1 mark per bar for incorrect note values    Total (10 marks)
    2. Melody in a minor key.
      KCSE 2017 Music PP2 Ans2b
      ½ mark for each correct note (pitch and value) (19 notes)  (9½ marks)
      ½ mark for correct key signature                                         (½ mark)
      * Deduct 1 mark per bar for incorrect note values     Total  (10 marks)
  3. Intervals
    1.  
      KCSE 2017 Music PP2 QS3ai
      Major 3rd
      Award 1 mark for a fully described interval (½ mark)
      Award only ½ mark if the interval is not fully named. e.g. 3rd
    2.  
      KCSE 2017 Music PP2 QS3aii
      Perfect 8ve (octave)
      Award 1 mark for a fully described interval (1 ½ mark)
      Award only ½ mark if the interval is not fully described. e.g. Octave/ 8th
  4. Cadences
    KCSE 2017 Music PP2 Q4
    1. Plagal cadence            (1 mark)
    2. Imperfect cadence       (1 mark)
    3. Interrupted cadence     (1 mark)
    4. Perfect cadence           (1 mark)
                        Total            4 marks
  5. Modulation
    1.  
      KCSE 2017 Music PP2 Q5
      The melody modulates from the tonic, (B flat major), to the relative minor key  (G minor). 
      ( Mark as a whole)    (1½ mark)
    2.  
      KCSE 2017 Music PP2 Q5b
      The melody modualets from the tonic ( B major), to the subdorminant (E Major).
      Marks as a whole)    (1½ mark)

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