GCSE Music Course Overview by yurtgc548

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									  GCSE Music
Course Overview
   September 2009
             Why study music ?
l   It plays a huge part in most people’s lives.
l   Most people get lots of enjoyment from music.
l   Music develops the left side of the brain.
l   It is proven to help overall co-ordination,
    concentration, listening, analysis, teamwork, and
    more.
l   Employers look for creative skills in people.
l   If you have a talent for music, why not put it to
    good use and gain a qualification in it.
   Who can opt for GCSE music ?
The GCSE music course is open to all students but is best
  suited to students who :
l Have a real interest an enthusiasm for Music.
l Enjoy listening to and finding out about different styles
  of music.
l Have a reasonable level of skill on an instrument
  ( which includes singing ).
l Want to improve their musical skills and are prepared to
  practice to get better.
l Want to use their musical talents to gain a GCSE .
        The 4 Areas of Study

•   Exploiting the Resource
•   Techniques of Melodic
    Composition
•   Dance Music
•   Traditions and Innovation
             Area of Study 1
        ‘Exploiting the Resource’
l Totally  about you and your chosen
  instrument.
l You choose your own topic based on your
  skills, talents and interests.
l You have to study 3 pieces within your
  chosen topic, perform a piece on your
  instrument, compose a piece for your
  instrument, and do 3 write-ups.
             Area of Study 2
   Techniques of Melodic Composition
l Understanding   how good tunes are
  constructed.
l Understanding different types of music for
  the listening exam.
l Terminal task exam - being able to
  compose a good tune from a given
  stimulus.
             Area of Study 3
              Dance Music
l Studying  3 main types of dance music :
  Pavan and Galliard, Waltz and Disco.
l Understanding these styles and being able
  to answer questions on them in the
  listening exam.
l Maybe using one of these options for your
  Composition 2.
            Area of Study 4
      Traditions and Innovations
l Studying  3 main types of dance music :
  Salsa, Bhangra, Minimalism.
l Understanding these styles and being able
  to answer questions on them in the
  listening exam.
l Maybe using one of these options for your
  Composition 2.
Skills you will use

 lPerforming
 lComposing
   lListening
  lAppraising
         Coursework / Exam
l Area  of Study 1 Performance    15%
l Area of Study 1 Composition     10%
l Free Choice Performance         15%
l Composition 2                   10%
l Written Briefs and Appraisals   10%
l Terminal Task                   15%
l Listening Exam                  25%
              Summary of %
l Performance        30%
l Composition        20%
l Write-ups          10%
l Terminal  Task     15%
l Listening exam     25%
 It is important that you involve your
   instrument teacher in your study
 throughout the GCSE music course :
they are the person best equipped to
  help and guide you with choices of
       pieces and practice for the
        performance coursework.
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