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Carisse' A-level Music Shop

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Carisse is an experienced teacher of A-level Music and Vocational Music, and is currently Head of Music at a sixth form college in the North West of England. She has examining experience in A-level Music, specifically for coursework and specialises professionally in both performance and music analysis. Carisse has also been a Subject Advisor for Pearson, examining for both the NQF Level 1/2 BTEC Award in Music and the QCF Level 3 BTEC in Music.

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Carisse is an experienced teacher of A-level Music and Vocational Music, and is currently Head of Music at a sixth form college in the North West of England. She has examining experience in A-level Music, specifically for coursework and specialises professionally in both performance and music analysis. Carisse has also been a Subject Advisor for Pearson, examining for both the NQF Level 1/2 BTEC Award in Music and the QCF Level 3 BTEC in Music.
Haydn's Symphony No. 104 Movement 1 Score (ANNOTATED)
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Haydn's Symphony No. 104 Movement 1 Score (ANNOTATED)

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Haydn’s Symphony no. 104, movement 1 (Adagio/Allegro) - Annotated Score. Updated resource. Eye-catching with colour-coding for different analytical aspects, including: Harmony & Tonality, Instrumentation, Structure, Texture, Melody & Rhythm, Historical Context.
A Guide to Rock & Pop Music 1960-1990 (Eduqas)
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A Guide to Rock & Pop Music 1960-1990 (Eduqas)

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This is a starting point for the analysis of the Rock & Pop genres needed to fulfill the requirements of the new Eduqas A-level qualification. This is a 66-slide powerpoint and is by no means a complete guide but can be used as an overview for most genres and in-depth for a few styles and tracks. The styles that are covered within this powerpoint include: 1960s psychedelia, soul, funk, disco, punk, progressive rock, heavy rock/metal, reggae and 1980s electro-pop. The track analyses that are included cover the following artists: The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, The Supremes, Stevie Wonder, Jackie Wilson, Sex Pistols, The Specials, Pink Floyd, Earth Wind & Fire, The Bee Gees, Gloria Gaynor, The Pet Shop Boys, Kate Bush and Motorhead.
Rock & Pop Music Analysis (Eduqas)
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Rock & Pop Music Analysis (Eduqas)

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A selection of resources to aid with the teaching of the Rock & Pop topic on the Eduqas A-level. Resources include a detailed analytical powerpoint on a range of genres, three sample questions in the style of the A-level and some useful worksheets.
Four Decades of Jazz 1910-1950: Revision Sheets (MUSC4)
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Four Decades of Jazz 1910-1950: Revision Sheets (MUSC4)

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Designed to aid revision for the AQA MUSC4 Four Decades of Jazz 1910-1950 component. Please see details below for a breakdown of the revision sheets available in this resource: 1. Comparison of Styles - Core characteristics of New Orleans, Swing, Bebop, Cool Jazz 2. Charlie Parker - Characteristics of his playing and his Contributions to the development of jazz 3. Count Basie - Characteristics of his playing and his Contributions to the development of jazz 4. Dizzy Gillespie - Characteristics of his playing and his Contributions to the development of jazz 5. Duke Ellington - Characteristics of his playing and his Contributions to the development of jazz 6. Louis Armstrong - Characteristics of his playing and his Contributions to the development of jazz 7. Miles Davis - Characteristics of his playing and his Contributions to the development of jazz
80s Synthpop: Gary Numan, Eurythmics, Pet Shop Boys
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80s Synthpop: Gary Numan, Eurythmics, Pet Shop Boys

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A comprehensive guide to 80s Synthpop, with specific focus on Gary Numan, the Eurythmics and the Pet Shop Boys. Track Analyses include: Cars by Gary Numan, Sweet Dreams by the Eurythmics and Opportunities (Let’s Make Lots of Money) by the Pet Shop Boys. Analysis focuses on main musical features and characteristics of 80s Synthpop. A suggested written, research/homework activity is also provided. All information is included in 1 powerpoint resource.
Analysis of Takemitsu's Rain Spell (21st century)
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Analysis of Takemitsu's Rain Spell (21st century)

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An analysis of Takemitsu’s Rain Spell for the 21st century topic on the Eduqas A’level Music specification. Close look at extended playing techniques for the flute, clarinet, harp, vibraphone and piano. Discussion of the use of the spectralism style, harmony & tonality, rhythm & metre and graphical notation. Worksheet and teacher analysis. Recordings and scores can be freely found online.
Eduqas Essays: The Development of the Symphony
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Eduqas Essays: The Development of the Symphony

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A collection of wider context essay notes looking at the Development of the Symphony (1750-1900). Intended for teachers to use to prepare lessons to deliver. Focus is on the wider repertoire, rather than the prescribed set works. Structure & Form Instrumentation/Orchestration Dance Music Harmony & Tonality
Motown Documentary Research Questions & Answers
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Motown Documentary Research Questions & Answers

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A resource that uses the documentary “Hitsville: The Making of Motown”. Set of research questions for students to answer whilst watching the documentary. Answers for teachers also provided. Good as an introduction to Motown Soul and generally how the Music Industry works too. Takes around 3-4 hours minimum as a mini-project: 2-3 hours to watch and make notes, 1-2 hours as a class discussion. Could be used for BTEC Music (Unit 30 Pop Music in Practise) or A’level Music.
Structuring a WCT Music Exam Essay - Eduqas
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Structuring a WCT Music Exam Essay - Eduqas

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Unit 3 - Development of the Symphony 1750-1900 A structured breakdown of how to answer the following past exam question: Discuss how symphonic composers of the Western Classical Tradition have taken different approaches to the use of the orchestra. You must refer to both set works and other relevant symphonies, from both the Classical and Romantic eras.
Four Decades of Jazz 1910-1950: Revision Flashcards (MUSC4)
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Four Decades of Jazz 1910-1950: Revision Flashcards (MUSC4)

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A selection of 94 cards, each with a piece of jazz terminology or information relating to a range of material from the characteristic traits of five different jazz genres. Covering the following styles/Artists: New Orleans & Louis Armstrong (1920s), Swing/Big Band & Count Basie & Duke Ellington (1930s), Bebop & Charlie Parker (1940s), Cubop & Dizzy Gillespie (1940s) and the origins of Cool Jazz & Miles Davis (1949).