For first teaching in September 2009 and examination in 2010 onwards
Discover how to study music to the depth required for A2 and learn the type of responses the examiners will look for.
This guide can be used throughout the Edexcel A2 Music course as an effective supplement to schoolwork. It is designed to be interactive, with plenty of space for you to add your own margin notes and regular questions to help you check that you have understood what you have read.
Using this guide will help you focus on what is important in each unit of your A2 Music course for a better grade in the exam.
The detailed information on the Areas of Study is written by experts in a clear and approachable style. The special focus works and continuity and change topics for 2010 and 2012 are analysed closely, providing a clear and concise outline of the context of each of the specified works together with their key features.
- Sections on performing, developing music ideas, listening and understanding, specialist options, performing and composing, and analysing music.
- Guidance on essay writing including sample essays.
- Summarised exam specifications to facilitate study planning.
- Numerous music example illustrations to aid explanation of the concepts encountered in the music.
- Sample questions at the end of each section providing exam practice as the final weeks approach.
Written to complement classroom teaching and in conjunction with Rhinegold's Edexcel A2 Music Revision Guide
)"This is an impressive package, combining real-world examples with insightful and well-written analysis. The book is packed with useful hints and tips for exam success, as well as musical trivia to inspire and interest all who read it."
Ben England, Head of Music, The Grange School and Sports College. Advanced Skills Teacher for Music in South GloucestershireDavid Bowman
was for 20 years director of music at Ampleforth College and a chief examiner for the University of London Schools Examination Board (now Edexcel) from 1982 to 1998. His publications include Sound Matters
(co-authored with Bruce Cole, Schott, 1989), Aural Matters
(co-authored with Paul Terry, Schott, 1993), Aural Matters in Practice
(co-authored with Paul Terry, Schott, 1994), Analysis Matters
(Rhinegold, Volume 1 1997, Volume 2 1998) and numerous articles for Music Teacher
. He is a contributor to the Collins Classical Music Encyclopedia
(2000) and author of the Rhinegold Dictionary of Music in Sound