Fortissimo! is a key stage 4 music course to fit the initiatives of the national curriculum with performing, composing, listening and appraising being an integral part. The material in the Fortissimo! Teacher's Resource Book provides notes for teachers to support the Student Books and CD's that cover a wide variety of music from the 13th century to the 1990s and offers the chance to study musical styles and instruments from a variety of cultures. At regular intervals throughout the book, there are double-page colour spreads displaying fascinating visual stimulus material to spark off original ideas for composing and improvising.
Contents: World Map. 1. Rhythm; 2. Shaping melodies; 3. Timbre; 4. Tempo and dynamics - expressive effects; 5. Major, Minor, and pentatonic; 6. Music with a drone; 7. Chords and chord patterns; 8. Graphic notation; 9. Ternary form; 10. Using ostinatos; 11. Some musical devices; 12. Mood and character; 13. Texture; 14. Rondo form; 15.Programme music; 16.Timbre - new sound, new colours; 17. Words and music; 18. Making comparisons; 19. Rhythm; 20. Chords and clusters; 21. Music as background to words; 22. Tension and release; 23. More musical devices; 24. Variations; 25. Chromatic, whole-tone and modal; 26. Timbre - exploring the voice; 27. Making use of physical space; 28. Tonal and atonal; 29. Chance and choice - aleatory music; 30. Mixed media, and the theatre element