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Debbie Adamson has a Master's Degree in Music, Postgraduate Certificate in Education (Qualified Teacher Status), an Honours Degree in Music and other performing and teaching diplomas. She has held Director of Music positions in both state and private schools and one of her A2 lessons was recently graded 'outstanding' by OFSTED. Recent resources are linked specifically to the new EDUQAS A level specification; Area of Study A, C and E and to the GCSE Edexcel Specification.

Debbie Adamson has a Master's Degree in Music, Postgraduate Certificate in Education (Qualified Teacher Status), an Honours Degree in Music and other performing and teaching diplomas. She has held Director of Music positions in both state and private schools and one of her A2 lessons was recently graded 'outstanding' by OFSTED. Recent resources are linked specifically to the new EDUQAS A level specification; Area of Study A, C and E and to the GCSE Edexcel Specification.
EDUQAS: Practice 1 - Debussy Score Analysis, Into the 20th Century Area of Study E
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EDUQAS: Practice 1 - Debussy Score Analysis, Into the 20th Century Area of Study E

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This resource was made to support the new Eduqas GCE A level specification, first exam June 2018. The resource consists of three parts: a recording, student question paper and a marking scheme. Students will require a blank score (NB allowed in the exam). The final 5 marker question is related to the movement’s structure and tonality. The mark scheme is detailed providing an overview of Debussy’s use of these two elements. i.e. 'This work illustrated Debussy’s desire to break away from both the standard harmonies and rigid formal types of earlier music. Outline any interesting or unusual features in this movement’s structure and tonality’.
EDUQAS Practice Paper: Area of Study C – Musical Theatre (West Side Story & Les Miserables)
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EDUQAS Practice Paper: Area of Study C – Musical Theatre (West Side Story & Les Miserables)

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This resource was made to support the new Eduqas GCE A level specification, first exam June 2018 (Area of Study C: Question 2). The first listening question (part 1) is Maria from West Side Story by Bernstein and the second part involves comparing this extract with Empty Chairs at Empty Tables from Les Miserables by Schoenberg. The resource consists of three parts: two recordings, student question paper and a marking scheme. It is also a useful unfamiliar listening resource for other specifications with a Musical Theatre option (i.e. AQA).
EDUQAS Practice Paper: Aural Perception No1 (Harold in Italy)
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EDUQAS Practice Paper: Aural Perception No1 (Harold in Italy)

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Area of Study A – The Western Classical Tradition 1750-1900 Responding to unfamiliar music I am busy creating practice papers for the new Eduqas music specification formatted in the same way as the SAM material supplied by the examining board. The resource consists of a practice paper, mark scheme and edited mp3 More to follow .......................................................
GCSE Music: Wicked Study Guides
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GCSE Music: Wicked Study Guides

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The focus of these resources is on how the music elements are used in Star Wars and acquiring the necessary subject specific terminology using the acronym DR SMITH (Dynamics - Rhythm, Tempo and Metre - Structure - Melody - Instrumentation - Texture - Harmony and Tonality). The elements are dealt with one at a time therefore there are seven power points in this resource. The score is annotated and each slide has an accompanying audio so the aspect of the element being discussed is instantly heard in action.
GCSE MUSIC: Star Wars Study Guides
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GCSE MUSIC: Star Wars Study Guides

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This resource consists of seven power points with annotated score and embedded audio extracts for each slide. The focus is on how the music elements are used in the Edexcel Star Wars set work and how they describe the action onscreen. This is very much a creative response to the set works. You will acquire the necessary subject specific terminology using the acronym DR SMITH (Dynamics - Rhythm, Tempo and Metre - Structure - Melody - Instrumentation - Texture - Harmony and Tonality) and the elements are dealt with one at a time (i.e. one element per power point). The score is annotated and because each slide has an accompanying audio, the aspect of the element being discussed can be instantly heard in action. Really helpful for delivery by a teacher, but also designed for my online course enabling independent study.
EDUQAS: Practice 1 - Poulenc Score Analysis, Into the 20th Century Area of Study E
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EDUQAS: Practice 1 - Poulenc Score Analysis, Into the 20th Century Area of Study E

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This resource was made to support the new Eduqas GCE A level specification, first exam June 2018. The resource consists of three parts: a recording, student question paper and a marking scheme. Students will require a blank score (NB allowed in the exam). The final 5 marker question is related to the movement’s use of harmony and the mark scheme is very detailed providing an overview of Poulenc’s use of this element. i.e. 'The critic Clarendon called Poulenc“the best harmonist of his generation”. Outline any interesting or unusual features in this movement’s harmony.
EDUQAS Practice Paper: Area of Study C – Musical Theatre (Wicked and Sweeney Todd)
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EDUQAS Practice Paper: Area of Study C – Musical Theatre (Wicked and Sweeney Todd)

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This resource was made to support the new Eduqas GCE A level specification, first exam June 2018 (Area of Study C: Question 2). The first listening question (part 1) is Defying Gravity from Wicked by Schoenberg and the second part involves comparing this extract with A little Priest from Sweeny Todd by Sondheim. The resource consists of three parts: two recordings, student question paper and a marking scheme. It is also a useful unfamiliar listening resource for other specifications with a Musical Theatre option (i.e. AQA).
EDUQAS: Practice 2 - Debussy Score Analysis, Into the 20th Century Area of Study E
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EDUQAS: Practice 2 - Debussy Score Analysis, Into the 20th Century Area of Study E

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This resource was made to support the new Eduqas GCE A level specification, first exam June 2018. The resource consists of three parts: a recording, student question paper and a marking scheme. Students will require a blank score (NB allowed in the exam). The final 5 marker question is related to the movement’s orchestration. The mark scheme is detailed providing an overview of Debussy’s use of this element. i.e. ‘The subtle harmonies of the Impressionists demanded complementary timbres. Outline how Debussy uses the orchestra to complement his colourful harmonies’.