Task 1A: La La La Specification Overview

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Task 1A: La La La (featuring Sam Smith) – Naughty Boy


For the 2014 – 15 Music Technology Specification, AS students will be recreating ‘La La La’ (featuring Sam Smith) – Naughty Boy. “La La La” score


This song should prove to be very challenging, but if I have to listen to a single song for the next couple of months I’m glad it’s this one.


Edexcel Specification for AS Music Technology 2014 – 15:


Task 1A: Sequenced Realised Performance

Using the original Naughty Boy recording as your stimulus (track 1 from La La La (feat. Sam Smith) EP, 2013, Virgin Records Ltd.) make a sequenced realisation of this song, make a sequenced realisation of this song, including all vocals, instrumental parts and production features.


You should try to match timbres and performance details as closely as possible to the original recording, but you must substitute an appropriate instrumental timbre for the vocal.


A skeleton score has been included to assist you. However, you are reminded that this is predominantly an aural task.


As indicated in the skeleton score you must fade out between bars 81 and 88. You are not required to realise the end section which begins at 2:48.


• You must input all sequenced data by playing or programming the parts yourself. You must not use any MIDI files downloaded from the internet or copied from any other source.

• You must not use pre-programmed audio or MIDI loops in this task.

• You must not sample audio from any commercial version of the stimulus.

• You may use sampling to replicate production techniques where appropriate.

• Each sample must consist of only one pitch; any rhythms must be sequenced.

• Any samples longer than one note will be considered to be continuous audio and so will not be assessed.


You should submit your completed performance as Track 1 on your Music Technology Portfolio 1 CD.