Faculty of Fine Arts

Department of Music
Ska, Rocksteady, Reggae, Dancehall
FA/MUSI 1570 6.0


YORK UNIVERSITY
TESTS
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There are 3 tests that cover material covered in the lectures. During the lectures various songs are played and historical facts discussed that relate to these artists and their music. You can be tested on any of these facts so it is imperative that notes be taken during the lectures. These tests are listening tests where songs are played in their entirety and you are required to write data about the songs on pre-printed examination sheets.

TEST NOTES

  • There are no half-marks for partially correct answers. Therefore, mispelled artist and song names may result in a mark of zero for these qyestion components.
  • The test will last approximately 30-40 minutes
  • There is no lecture that follows the test.
  • All students must remain in their seats until the exam has concluded.
  • Songs will not be replayed for students arriving late.
  • There is to be no talking during the test.
  • Any student caught cheating will receive a mark of Zero for the test and reported to the Music Department.
  • No paper of any kind is allowed on your desk.
  • No electronic devices of any kind are to be accessed or allowed on your desk.
  • There must be at least one empty chair on between you and any student in the same row.
  • You are responsible for being in the examination room at least 5 minutes before class time.
  • The tests are marked in approximately 1-2 weeks after the examination.
  • Any error discovered should be reported to the Course Director, the Instructor or the Teaching Assistant within 2 weeks of the return of the tests.
  • These are live listening tests that cannot be run again for absent students. There is no "make-up" test for this class. Missing a test can result in a mark of zero.

TEST 1
[Worth 10% of your final mark]

  • Coverage: First five lectures [Folk, Calypso, Mento, Jamaican R&B, Sound Systems, Ska 1 & 2]
  • Number of songs: 10
  • Question Components:
    • Song Name
    • Artist Name
    • Style Genre
    • Year [multiple choice]
    • At least 1 context question [something mentioned in class about the artist, song or people connected to this song]

TEST 2
[Worth 15% of your final mark]

  • Coverage: Second five lectures [Rocksteady, Reggae 1 - 3, Dub, DJ's & Toasting]
  • Number of songs: 10
  • Question Components:
    • Song Name
    • Artist Name
    • Style Genre
    • Record Label [multiple choice]
      • Treasure Isle, Studio One, Beverley’s, Randy’s, Upsetter
    • Year [multiple choice]
    • At least 2 context questions
    • Please take note of the Producer of songs.

TEST 3
[Worth 15% of your final mark]

  • Coverage: Five lectures [Bob Marley, Roots Reggae 1 - 4 & Lovers Rock]
  • Number of songs: 11
  • Question Components:
    • Song Name
    • Artist Name
    • Style Genre
    • Record Label [multiple choice]
      • Island/Mango, Studio One, Virgin, Intel Diplo, Upsetter
    • Year [multiple choice]
    • 2 Context questions
    • Please take note of the Producer of songs.
  • Question 11 contains up 20 additional context questions about a single song.
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