HSC 2002 – Music 1

Musicology Elective

Viva Voce

High Band 5 Sample 1 – Examiner’s Annotations

Title: Sunk Loto: A melding of styles
Topic: Popular music

The viva voce focuses on the melding of styles within the music of Sunk Loto and represents the candidate’s study of the topic of Popular Music. His knowledge is supported by relevant musical examples and practical demonstrations of relevant techniques, such as glissando, detuning the guitar and rap vocals.

The candidate demonstrates a thorough aural awareness in his discussion of the musical concepts. However, in some responses he resorts to non-musical terms such as “thingos”, “crazy” and “bizarre” effects. The candidate’s musical observations and understanding of a range of rock styles demonstrate interest and engagement with the music.