GCSE MUSIC REVISION 2010. Learning outcomes…. To know the different areas of study for the GCSE Music listening exam. To understand how to prepare well for the exam. To evaluate what you need to do to succeed in the exams. GCSE Music – Areas of Study. Music for Film Music for Dance
The pattern of beats/duration
The key of the music.
This gives the piece it’s mood.
Thick or Thin.
The loudness and softness
of the music.
The speed of the music.
What kind of sound.
High or Low.
Motif:A short melodic or rhythmic idea that is sufficiently
distinctive to allow it to be modified, manipulated and possibly
combined with other motifs while retaining its own identity.
Batman – 5 Note Theme
Leitmotif:A memorable fragment or musical idea that
Represents an emotion, place, idea, object or person.
E.g. Jaws Theme, Darth Vader theme, Indiana Jones etc. etc.
Sequence: The immediate repetition of a motif or phrase of
a melody in the same part but at a different pitch.
Imitation: When a melodic idea stated by one part is copied
by another part whilst the melody line of the first part
continues. Only the opening notes of the original melody need
be repeated for this effect to be heard.
Ostinato: A rhythmic, melodic or harmonic pattern played
many times in succession.
Boogie Woogie Ostinato
Pedal Note: A sustained or repeated note sounded
against changing harmony.
All are on sheet provided and
in CGP Guide Pg. 19.
See Page 19 of CGP Guide for Music Technology Terms.
Violins play most of the tunes.
Also added trombones and some percussion (cymbals, bass drum and triangle).
drive the music forward.
experimented with instruments/sounds in
new ways – see page 34 of CGP guide.
– Dissonance and Atonality
Therefore the music is not based in a particular key or scale
For Music for Special Events you need to make sure you are familiar with the following. Look them up and listen to examples on the AQA CD listening material which you all have on your drives.
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