Imagine being an examiner. You’re listening to your 70th piece of the day. It’s not that bad but you’re struggling to stay awake… This is part 2 of the most common pitfalls students may come across when writing an exam piece.
Featuring interviews with Carly Paradis, Cassie Kinoshi, Ed O’Brien, Lowkey, Tristan Landymore, Isobel Waller-Bridge & Yazz Ahmed.
12. Just putting notes that sound good together
13. There is nothing fast
14. Not using the full range of instruments
15. Not enough detail
16. Bad notation, scoring and screen shots
17. Not enough harmonic interest
18. Harmony not going with lyrics
19. Badly voiced chords
20. No tempo fluctuations
21. Not meeting the brief
22. Atonal or experimental pieces
23. No drama
24. Each instrument is doing its own thing
25. Sections that lead nowhere
26. Boring stepwise motion
27. Don’t be boring
Watch Part 1 of the 27 “mistakes” here.