Edexcel AS Music Study Guide (Rhinegold Education)

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For examination in June 2009 onwards."Once again, Rhinegold have produced an excellent "must-have" resource." Anthony Anderson, Music ASTThis study guide will help students to:gain an understanding of all aspects of the Edexcel AS courselearn from leading examiners and teachers on the best way to approach the examsdiscover how to achieve higher gradesThis best-selling study guide has been fully revised in line with the new AS Specification. Students are shown how to approach music to the depth required for AS, with practical help with study techniques, note taking, planning coursework and revision.There are dedicated chapters which analyse each of the set works to the depth required by the examiner; ensuring students have the support to go into the exam with confidence.The authors offer additional guidance relating to Sections B and C of the Developing Musical Understanding paper, help on the new requirements for composing, and practical advice on performing.The expanded glossary relates technical terms to specific examples in the New Anthology of Music and numerous music examples aid the explanation of the concepts encountered in the music.David Bowman was for 20 years director of music at Ampleforth College and a chief examiner for the University of London Schools Examination Board (now Edexcel) from 1982 to 1998. His publications include Sound Matters (co-authored with Bruce Cole, Schott, 1989), Aural Matters (co-authored with Paul Terry, Schott, 1993), Aural Matters in Practice (co-authored with Paul Terry, Schott, 1994), Analysis Matters (Rhinegold, Volume 1 1997, Volume 2 1998) and numerous articles for Music Teacher. He is a contributor to the Collins Classical Music Encyclopedia (2000) and author of the Rhinegold Dictionary of Music in Sound (2002).ErrataThe last three paragraphs of page 12 and the first three paragraphs of page 13 should now read:It is important to spend time practising your general composing skills before starting on the brief, and to cont

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This book is a thoroughly revised edition of Rhinegolds highly acclaimed study guide for Edexcel AS Music. It includes detailed notes on all of the set works for examination from 2009 to 2013, written in a clear and understandable style. The text is illustrated throughout with helpfully annotated musical examples to support explanations of the concepts encountered in the music. It ends with an expanded glossary that relates technical terms to specific examples in the New Anthology of Music. There are lots of questions to help you check that you have understood what you have read, and each section ends with sample questions of the type expected in the new specification. The authors offer guidance relating to Sections B and C of the Developing Musical Understanding paper, and help on the requirements for composing, and practical advice on performing. This is a study guide you can use throughout your Edexcel As Music course as an effective supplement to the work you do with your teachers.

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David Bowman was for 20 years director of music at Ampleforth College and a chief examiner for the University of London Schools Examination Board (now Edexcel) from 1982 to 1998. His publications include Sound Matters (co-authored with Bruce Cole, Schott, 1989), Aural Matters (co-authored with Paul Terry, Schott, 1993), Aural Matters in Practice (co-authored with Paul Terry, Schott, 1994), Analysis Matters (Rhinegold, Volume 1 1997, Volume 2 1998) and numerous articles for Music Teacher. He is a contributor to the Collins Classical Music Encyclopedia (2000) and author of the Rhinegold Dictionary of Music in Sound (2002). Paul Terry has taught from primary to postgraduate level, including 15 years spent as director of music at the City of London Freemens School. He was an examiner for ABRSM for nearly 30 years, and has been chief examiner in music for both OCSEB (now part of OCR) and Edexcel (for whom he pioneered the introduction of Music Technology as an A-level subject). He has also served as a member of the Secondary Examinations Council and its successor the Schools Examinations and Assessment Council, and has been employed as a music consultant for several examining boards. Pauls many publications include Musicals in Focus and a number of music study guides for Rhinegold Publishing, three books on A-level music aural published by Schott, books on music technology and group music-making for Musonix Publishing, and various articles on music education for Music Teacher, Classroom Music and other periodicals.

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