Topic outline

  • Topic 1

    Coursework Guidance

    These guidance sheets give you general advice and hints about how to tackle your appraisal work.  I have also included the marking criteria and exempler work from the Exam Board.

    We will use time during revision classes to work on this.
    Please don't hesitate to come and ask me at other times for help too if you need it - just remember to bring all your work and music with you so I can help you fully.

    Best of luck!

  • Topic 3

    Elizabethan Pavan & Galliard Interactive Revision Diagram

    Click on link below and complete your own revision map.  Use the hints to help you fill the boxes.

    • Typical features of Pavan & Galliard

      Pavan

      • 2/4 or 2/2 time
      • Slow and stately
      • Simple rhythms

      Galliard

      • 3/4 time
      • Fast and lively
      • Dotted and sometimes syncopated rhythms

      Both

      • 4-8 bar phrases
      • AA1BB1CC1 form
      • Repetitons with ornaments
      • Modal or maj/min contrast
      • Elizabethan instruments

      Links that you may find useful

  • Topic 4

    Baroque Interactive Revision Diagram


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    • Typical Features to listen for in Baroque Music

      • Small Orchestra of strings and recorder, flute, oboe or trunpet and maybe timpani
      • Little use of vibrato in string parts
      • Continuo (cello and harpsichord, bassoon and harpsichord, cello and organ or bassoon and organ)
      • High trumpet parts
      • Terraced dynamics (whole sections loud or soft)
      • Possible inclusion of voice or voices
      • Polyphonic texture
      • Clear phrases
      • Repetition and sequence in the melody
      • Wide gap between the melody and bass, filled in with chords by the continuo players
      • Ornamentation
  • Topic 5

    Classical Interactive Revision Diagram


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    • Typical features to listen for in Classical Music

      • Simple, graceful melodies in clear, balanced phrases
      • Obvious cadences
      • Repetition and sequence in the melody
      • Some use of ornaments
      • Diatonic harmony
      • Melody and accompaniment (homophonic texture)
      • Small orchestra of strings, woodwind, horns, trumpets and timpani
      • Straings often have the melody
      • Inclusion of clarinets in the orchestra
      • Use of piano
      • Possible inclusion of voice(s)
      • Dynamic contrast with use of crescendos/diminuendos

      Links that you might find useful

  • Topic 6

    Viennese Waltz Interactive Revision Diagram

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    • Typical Features to listen for in a Waltz

      • 3/4 metre
      • oom-cha-cha accompaniment with strong first beat
      • Melody in clear balanced phrases - often in strings
      • Contrasting melodies
      • Rubato (in waltzes not intended for dancing)
      • String tonic-dominant harmony
      • Slow rate of harmonic change (chord changes per bar)
  • Topic 7

    Romantic Music Interactive Diagram

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  • Topic 8

    Twentieth Century Orchestra Interactive Diagram

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