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When revising areas of study and vocab for the music exams, what is the best way to revise?

Posted Mon 4th March, 2013 @ 21:41 by Holly

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Try learning how to play the pieces. I learn how to play Symphony no. 40 and it really helped. As a class we also learnt Grace and Skye Waulking Song.

Answered Sat 16th March, 2013 @ 15:14 by Holly
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Hi, I find it really helpful learning the key words and their meanings. This is really helpful in the essay writing and short answer questions too! Highly recommend this. Maybe create que cards. One side could have the key word and the other side could have the deffinition, then you can test yourself. :) hope this helps!

Answered Fri 22nd March, 2013 @ 11:25 by Alyssia Smith
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Hi i did those set work, i am doing As level music now, my advice would be listen to the pieces as much as you can, write essays in advannce o the exam so in the exam when the options come up, your prepared for any on of them (i have uploaded my ones), make cue cards with main key pints, key sig time sig year etc etc, and unconsious brains are the best!! hope this helps x

Answered Sat 20th April, 2013 @ 17:09 by Vicky
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try making an 'Unconscious Brain' so while listening to the piece write down all the things that come to your mind, then after look at your notes and add what youve missed in a different colour. keep listening to the setwork!!!

Answered Mon 1st April, 2013 @ 18:15 by gkh1995
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I find that videos can be helpful. I've started making some for my own revision and would be more than happy to send on each video once I have finished it. Provided you're doing the same set works of course. So far I've done WDMHFSB by Moby and am working on Electric Counterpoint and Grace (Reich and Buckley).

Answered Wed 3rd April, 2013 @ 15:59 by Sophie Elizabeth Coffey
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I have a set of flash cards with ALL the key words for GCSE Music. they're edexcel specific but a lot of them are general terms that will apply to other courses as well. I think the OCR course is very similar. 

Good luck with your exams! 


Answered Sun 12th May, 2013 @ 14:55 by Sophie Elizabeth Coffey
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I would recommend downloading the app: 'Ensemble Composer'

Quite similar to Sibelius, only a 'pocket' version

(Available on Androids, not sure about other phones) and it's FREE

Helped me during GCSE, and still use it in A-Levels,
Comes in handy for copying out/ practicing to write out musical phrases/ subjects/ ostinatos of each of your setworks, to get familiar with them! 
And helps me now in A-Levels, by being able to hear how my SATB harmonies sound (rather than just creating them whilst following the guidelines/ rules) , when creating harmonies for the 4 Chord Cadences.

Answered Sun 3rd November, 2013 @ 01:47 by Jennifer Silva - Team GR