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Edexel Music GCSE Revision

Revises set works for Music GCSE
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Frances Farrell

on 21 May 2013

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Finally Exam Technique Western Classical Music Edexel Music GCSE Revision Handel's Messiah
Mozart's Symphony in G minor
The Raindrop Prelude World Music Capercaillie
Rag Desh
Yiri Popular Music in Context Music in the 20th Century All Blues
Grace
Why Does My Heart Feel So Bad? Peripetie
Something's Coming
Electric Counterpoint Handel's Messiah The Raindrop Prelude Mozart's Symphony in G minor Capercaillie Rag Desh Yiri Grace Why Does My Heart Feel So Bad? All Blues Peripetie Something's Coming Electric Counterpoint Structure
Ternary form with codetta at end
Unproportionally long part B section
Instrumentation
Written for solo piano
Tune switches between left hand and right hand throughout the piece (B - left A - right)
Texture
Throughout the piece there's a homophonic texture
Ostinato of Abs/G#s (hence raindrop)
Monophonic in codetta
Tonality
Idea A is in Db major
Idea B is in C# minor
Lots of chromatic notes are used
Melody
Melody incorporates lots of chromatic notes
Lots of ornamentation (A)
Melody in left hand (B)
Legato Structure
Written in sonata form -
Exposition
Development
Recapitulation
Ends with a coda
Tonality
In G minor
Contains modulation to different keys
Contains chromatic notes
Melody
Use of motifs
Based on two ideas
Dynamics
Starts off quietly
Contains sudden cresendos and diminuendos
Instrumentation
Written for a fairly small orchestra
There's no percussion Rhythms
Sycopated
Polyrhythmic
Repetitive patterns
Instruments
Djembe drums
Balofons
Structure
Call and response
Introduction, choruses, instrumental breaks, outro
Vocal Parts
Pentatonic
Major key
Texture
Big variety in texture
Polyphonic, monophonic, heterophonic Melody
Uses tritone (augmented 4th)
Syllabic
Word painting used
Rhythm
Cross rhythms and syncopation
Push rhythms (anticipating the beat)
Harmony/Tonality
In the key of D major
Uses augmented 4ths in chords
Chromatic notes
Structure
Ends unresolved like Tony's future
Two sections A - B
Instrumentation
Large orchestra
Includes violins, clarinets, piccolo and piano Structure
Song structure - verse, chorus
There is an intro and outro
Harmony
Minor chords used
Use of dissonance
Texture
Main texture is homophonic
Guitar and drums feature throughout
Instrumentation
Includes drum kit, acoustic guitar and electric guitar
Guitar effects include delay and flanger
Melody
Use of syllabic and melismatic melody lines
Use of falsetto
Effects
Uses reverb and delay
Flange effect used on the guitar (sweeping sound) Effects
Delay - an effect that adds a delayed version of the original signal
EQ - the lessening or boosting of certain frequencies
Structure
Verse - Chorus structure used
2 voice samples
Instrumentation
Synth strings used
Hip-hop drumbeat
Rhythm
98 bpm

Texture
Built up throughout the song
Homophonic Key Terms Chromatics - notes that don't belong to the main scale of a melody Motif - a bit of music that's often repeated Theme - a musical idea Sonata form - a form made up of
Exposition
Development
Recapitulation Syllabic - every syllable of text is sung to a
single note Pedal note - a held-on note, often in the bass part motif - a little bit of music that's repeated Key Terms Atonal - music that's not written in any key Dissonance - chords with clashing notes Hexachord - a chord made up of 6 notes Multi-track recording - when tracks are recorded
on top of eachother Tritone - an augmented 4th
(diabolus en musica) Klangfarbenmelodie - tone-colour-melody
A technique used to break up melodies by passing them round different parts Improvisation - Music that's made up on the Essay Questions
Practise by
Writing out full essay questions in response to the bullet points on each question
Planning and bullet pointing your own practise essay questions
Looking at the essay question markscheme Important Features
Falling motif
Ostinato of Abs/G#s
Pedal notes
Switching between left and right hands
Use of rubato playing
Key signature is 4/4
Chromatisism Pieces to Revise
The Raindrop Prelude Structure Differences between the two subjects
Second is in a major key
Second has a more relaxed mood
Second start on the first beat of the bar (as opposed to 4th
First's tune is in the strings, second's is in the woodwind Differences between the two sections
A is played in the right hand, B is played in the left
B is in a minor key, A is major
The melody in B is lower Important
Chord progressions used -
Am - Em - G - D
C - Am - C - Am
Time - 98bpm
Use of samples and looping Important
Buckley's use of falsetto
Build up of instruments
Time signature is 12/8
Electronic effects used
EQ
Delay
Flanger - swirly sound
Homophonic
Syllabic and melismatic
Verse - Chorus structure
E minor, with ambiguity
Texture mainly homophonic
Drops out certain instruments for effect Structure
Free rondo structure
ABACA
Doesn't use a conventional structure - no obvious melody
Harmony and Tonality
Atonal - has no key
Tone Row
Based on a hexachord
Instrumentation
Written for a very big orchestra
A big brass and percussion section
Texture
Lots of variety
Lots of polyphony
Melody
Very disjunct - extremes of range
Klangfarbenmelodie - melody is passed around orchestra Important
Klangfarbenmelodie
Mainly polyphonic texture
Huge range in dynamics
Hexachords
Atonal
Counterpoint used Key Terms Key Terms Tonality
Melody
Structure
Effects
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