Richard Knight: AQA GCSE Music Study Guide - 2nd Edition


Catalogue No: RHG158
Format: Books | Theory
For first examination in June 2011

This new edition of the GCSE guide for AQA is specifically tailored to the new GCSE Music specification starting in 2009.

The guide has an exciting new layout, designed to make the content more approachable and interesting. It includes regular exercises for students to complete, practical ideas to try out, examiner's tips and suggestions for further music to explore. Many clear musical examples and diagrams are included, as well as colour illustrations. A comprehensive glossary and index help students to get the best out of the guide.

The author of A Student's Guide to GCSE Music has a strong understanding of the AQA specification and knows exactly what is required to do well in the course. He has many years' experience of teaching GCSE music, and presents information in a clear and accessible manner.

The guide explores each of the three Strands of the GCSE course - the Western Classical tradition, Popular Music of the 20th and 21st centuries, and World Music - through the course's five Areas of Study. It provides advice on Performing, Composing, Listening and Appraising - this is useful in helping to develop general musicianship skills, and relates specifically to the components of the AQA GCSE Music course.

Students will understand all areas of the GCSE music course using the regular exercises, practical ideas to try out and by reading examiner's tips and suggestions for further music to explore. Detailed advice is given on what to expect in the exam and strategies to ensure students get the best from their coursework time. Also included is a full glossary of all musical terms students are likely to meet at GCSE.

ISBN: 9781906178796
Published on: 01 August 2009
No of pages: 156
Language: English
Publisher: Rhinegold Education

        Musicroom Reviews

        This is a great book that supports the new AQA GCSE Music syllabus. It is a nice size and very clear and informative. I think it will be very useful as a music teacher when preparing work for lessons and also useful for students in their revision.
        Anonymous - (United Kingdom)
        Fantastic book that both myself and my daughter have started reading. My daughter is in her first year of GCSE and has found great information about the topics that they are dicsussing in class and has referred to it many tomes already to expand on what she has been taught at school. It has been used as a reference guide to assist her in her homework and has other aspects that have not been taught at school with have been used as reference and been very useful. It will act as a good guide throughout the two year GCSE course and has good revision questions and prompts. very pleased with this purchase.
        Anonymous - (Newport Pagnell, United Kingdom)