AQA A2 Music Revision Guide

AQA A2 Music Revision Guide

By: Richard Knight (author)Paperback

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Written in a clear and concise manner by an experienced examiner, this book includes: an introduction to the exam that explains what to expect comprehensive guidance on preparing for Unit 4, the written paper, in particular: preparation for the listening questions in Section A analytical information on the set work for Section B tips for writing about the selected topic in Section C guidance on how to interpret questions and write good essays, including sample questions with annotated answers, and more practical questions. advice on preparing for Units 5 (Developing Musical Ideas) and 6 (Musical Performance) a comprehensive glossary

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Richard Knight read music at St John's College, Oxford, and has been director of music at two leading independent schools. He now combines teaching with work as a principal examiner at A level and is on the panel of examiners for the ABRSM. Richard has also written study guides for GCSE and A2 specifications from AQA. As a composer, Richard has a large catalogue to his name, covering orchestral, chamber, church and school music. Recent works have included a setting of Hail to the Lord's anointed for a school choir tour to New York, a set of four pieces for tango quintet, seven waltzes for school orchestra, and a serenade for oboe and two clarinets. Richard has a particular interest in all things South American.


Companion website and audio The author Acknowledgements Copyright Introduction and About the Exam Top Ten Tips Unit 4 - An Overview, Content, Taking the Exam Unit 4 - Section A Listening, Exercises, Specimen Questions Unit 4 - Section B Historical Study - Area of Study 1 (set work), Revising Elgar, Revising Shostakovich Unit 4 - Section C Historical Study - Area of Study 3 (selected topic), Writing essays, 3a English Choral Music in the 20th Century, 3b Chamber Music from Mendelssohn to Debussy, 3c Four Decades of Jazz and Blues 1910 to 1950 Unit 5 - Developing Musical Ideas Unit 6 - A Musical Performance, solo acoustic performance, sequencing, multi-track or close microphone recording Answers for Unit 4 - Section A Listening Answers and comments on exercises Answers for specimen questions Glossary

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  • publication date: 13/11/2012
  • ISBN13: 9781780384931
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 96
  • ID: 9781780384931
  • ISBN10: 1780384939

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