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GCSE
MUSIC
PRESS
REVISION
BOOKLET
2013

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MUSIC PRESS EXAM
A month before the exam you will receive some prereleased material such as a letter
asking you to come up with a new idea for a music magazine. In the exam you will get 1
hour and 30 minutes to complete 4 questions. We do not yet…

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This logo shows you that the question / information is quite tricky and are good for students
who are aiming for A*B grades. If it is in the left border next to a question, it just applies to
that question. If you see it at the top of the page…

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PRELIMINARY MATERIAL ­ WHAT DOES IT MEAN?

"You have seen the following tweet on your timeline. It has been retweeted by one of
your favourite music artistes."

This tells you that the magazine institution is modern, likes using new technologies and thinks
music artists are the opinion leaders of their…

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HOW DO MUSIC MAGAZINES / WEBSITES MAKE THEIR GENRE CLEAR?

How do the different elements of music magazines communicate what genres they
focus on?




Masthead ­ The word Kerrang is
onomatopoeia and is supposed to be the sound
made when strumming a guitar which signifies
that the magazine might focus…

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Colours ­ The main colours of the magazine
are black, grey and red, all of which are
associated with the rock genre. They are
aggressive powerful colours which is similar
to the style of music from these genres
Cover Star ­ the cover star is a member of
the metal…

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Now it is your turn. Fill in the boxes using the We Love Pop website

Masthead ­




Article Headlines ­




Colours ­




Thumbail Images / Video Content




QUESTIONS:
What 3 things do you think are MOST
important in signifying the genre to an
audience and why?

Why is it important…

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Use of Language





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Have a look at some music magazine websites and try and fill in the boxes
below


QUESTION:

How will you make it clear from your magazine website page, what genre of
music your page is about whilst remembering that the whole site of Rhymix
covers lots of different genres?

QUESTIONS:…

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MAGAZINE FEATURES AND CONVENTIONS

Below you will see three different magazine front covers and contents pages. Try filling
in the tables to make it clear that you understand each magazine well. Use real copies
of the magazines to help if necessary. We have done the first one for you.

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