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AS Xmas Homework

Anthology
Update your anthology (I will check in the first week back) and revise for your mocks in January, which will include any pieces that we have studied (Bach, Mozart, Dowland, Dekker and Bruckner)

Harmony
Complete page 24 in the Harmony Workbook.

Composition
Tom’s Group: find six more influences from Moodle to use in your piece. They might include Texture and Instrumentation (e.g. percussion), anything from Melody and Harmony (chords, ‘Interesting rhythm’ etc.). Document these in a simple table, indicating where in your piece you are hoping to include it.

A2 Xmas Homework

Applied
Prepare for your mock in January by making sure your anthology is up to date (I’ll check them in the first week back) and revising the work we have done so far (Bach and Williams)

Instrumental
Finish question vi) and the discussion questions in your Miles Davis pack.

Prepare for your mock in January by revising the four works covered so far and making sure your anthology is fully up to date

Composition
No Xmas homework

Performance
Practice your pieces ready for the mock in January. You should also listen to recordings of them to get to know accompaniments, get musical ideas etc.

Music Homework – Group BD – w/c 7th December

Harmony
Please complete the exercises on page 22. Remember to check your work with the Double SLAP – I want perfection! Notes on IB or IC V I patterns are in the handbook on page 64.

Anthology
Not yet set.

Composition
[submission by the end of THURSDAY NEXT WEEK]

Your tracker must include the following:

Story for each section

  1. Keys and modulations for each section
  2. At least two influences for each section (whether or not actually used or not)
  3. At least 10 influences in total
  4. Please add at the bottom the targets from 7th December (copy and paste from Moodle) and what you have done to address them

Your composition should:

  • Be around 2 minutes in length
  • Have plenty of dynamics and articulation
  • Have some motivic links within/between sections
  • Have post-it notes on the Sibelius file that document the details of influences and what sections represent.

Music Homework – Group BB – w/c 7th December

Harmony
Please complete the exercises on page 22. Remember to check your work with the Double SLAP – I want perfection! Notes on IB or IC V I patterns are in the handbook on page 64.

Anthology
Not yet set.

Composition
Submit your dark and light sketches as a single Sibelius file in the Moodle area marked ‘Xmas submission’

Submit your composition tracker WITH UP TO DATE INFLUENCES in the ‘Tracker submissions’ area on Moodle

 

 

A2 Homework – w/c 7th December

Composition
I will take in compositions at the end of NEXT week on Moodle and printed out please. Make sure that each section is clearly labelled explaining what it is and its main influences.

Applied
No homework this week

Chorale
Please complete worksheet 19

Instrumental
Update and tidy your anthology notes for the four pieces studied so far. Add colour/underlining as appropriate to ensure clarity.

Read the notes in your pack about the background to Miles Davis’ ‘Four’

Music Homework – Group BB – w/c 30 November

Composition
Not yet set

Anthology
1. Please annotate your scores using sources 05 and 06 in the resources folder on Moodle

2. Write an essay on the following topic: Identify features of the Bach that are typical of the Baroque style. Note that you need to make TEN clear points in order to get full marks.

Harmony
No lesson this week.

Music Homework – Group BB – w/c 30th November

Composition
Continue work on your ‘light’ sketch. Make sure you think about motifs, as we discussed in class. Remember that by Christmas you must have two sketches lasting a total of two minutes as a minimum.

Submit your composition and tracker sheet on Moodle by Tuesday.

Harmony
No lesson this week

Anthology (due Friday)
1. Please annotate your scores using sources 05 and 06 in the resources folder on Moodle

2. Write an essay on the following topic: Identify features of the Bach that are typical of the Baroque style. Note that you need to make TEN clear points in order to get full marks.