Composition (upload by the end of Friday – or Saturday if you have Sibelius at home)
For the end of this week:
1)Make improvements as suggested on feedback
2)Add two textures adapted from Basic String Quartet textures (on composition page of alevelmusic.com) OR any WCT examples on Eduqas Moodle
Some general points:
- Pedals – need dissonances (see notes on composition page)
- Harmonic sequences (see notes on composition page)
- Parallel motion and octave unisons can be simpler
- Diminished seventh voice leading (see notes on composition page)
- Cadential 6/4 voice-leading
- Stepwise to cadences
Use the structure exemplar given out in class to write an essay on development of sonata form (see notes on essay practice handout and also your own essay from the exam).
Remember to revise for short answer knowledge tests next WEDNESDAY.
You must complete 2011 and any others you do will be beneficial
You should revise and complete a range of essay questions on from the practice ones provided. You can do a mixture of bullet points and full essays. I will happily go over any work you have done after Easter.
Please complete a listening diary. It should consist of a table with one side being the name and details of the piece (i.e. composer, date etc.) and the other being some notes about what is important about the piece and anything you noticed or thought about when listening to it. You only need to write rough notes and it can either be handwritten or word-processed. You should listen to around 20 movements taken from a broad selection of the Wider Listening Symphonies and featured Musicals Composers. All music and scores you need are on Moodle.
Complete at least TWO harmonic analysis practice questions
Complete bullet-pointed notes for at least ONE essay.
You should read through the relevant parts of the study guide – all the composers other than Schwartz and the AoS A notes.