AQA: AS Music Revision Guide (2nd Revised edition)

AQA: AS Music Revision Guide (2nd Revised edition)

By: Richard Knight (author)Paperback

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Written in a clear and concise manner by an experienced examiner, this revision guide includes: an introduction to the exam explaining what to expect comprehensive guidance on preparing for Unit 1, the written paper, in particular: preparation for the listening questions in Section A analytical information on the set work for Section B revision notes on the options for Section C guidance on how to interpret questions and write good essays, including sample questions with annotated answers, and more practice questions. advice on preparing for Units 2 (Composing) and 3 (Performing) a comprehensive glossary

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Richard Knight read music at St John's, 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. Recently Richard has worked as composer to Opera Room, writing three operas including 'The Invited' premiered in St. Paul's Church, Covent Garden, in November 2013. His music has been heard at the Tete-a-Tete Opera Festivals in London in 2012 and 2014. Richard also has a particular interest in all things South American.


Introduction and about the exam Top ten tips Unit 1: overview, content, taking the exam Unit 1: Section A Listening, exercises, specimen questions Unit 1: Section B Historical Study - Area of Study 1 (set work), making revision notes, writing essays Unit 1: Section C Historical Study - Area of Study 2 (selected topic) Area of Study 2a Choral Music in the Baroque Period Area of Study 2b Music Theatre: a study of the musical from 1940 to 1980 Area of Study 2c British Popular Music from 1960 to the Present Day Unit 2: Creating Musical Ideas, content, Brief A questions 1 and 2, Brief B, Brief C Unit 3: Interpreting Musical Ideas, content, solo performance, ensemble performance, sequencing, multi-track or close-microphone recording Answers, comments on exercises, comments on sample essays Glossary

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  • publication date: 02/09/2014
  • ISBN13: 9781783055807
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 96
  • ID: 9781783055807
  • ISBN10: 1783055804
  • edition: 2nd Revised edition

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