For examination in June 2009 and June 2010
This guide examines how to approach the study of music to the depth required for the WJEC GCSE music examination and discusses the type of responses the examiners will look for.
There is a comprehensive section on understanding music and chapters giving practical advice on composing and performing, written by experts in a clear and approachable style.
The main part of the book looks in detail at each of the Areas of Study and examines a number of works for each. The guide outlines the context of the works, explaining their key features and suggesting related composing opportunities. It also suggests additional listening for each of the five Areas of Study.
The text contains numerous music examples to illustrate the points being explained.