Jazz 1920 to 1960 AS OCR Student Guide (exams 2016-18) (ZigZag Education)

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Jazz 1920 to 1960 AS OCR Student Guide (exams 2016-18)

For OCR AS Music: Unit G353, Sections B and C

Works covered (for exams 2015–2016):
  • New Orleans Rhythm Kings – Tin Roof Blues
  • Dizzy Gillespie & His Orchestra – Manteca
  • Miles Davis Quintet – ’Round About Midnight

Clear, approachable and comprehensive analyses of every set work, with detailed information on musical, social and historical contexts. Includes learning activities throughout, as well as 47 exam-style questions for Section B and 6 for Section C for vital exam preparation.

  • Detailed contextual information brings the music to life
  • Guides students from a formal overview of each track through to coverage of individual musical techniques and features
  • Offers a wealth of musical quotations based on original transcriptions of the set recordings to help students visualise the music
  • Musical terminology thoroughly explained in context
  • Full exemplar answers for every question

No other resource offers this level of detail!


What do teachers have to say about this resource? (5512)
"It is refreshing to see a resource that investigates jazz with the same level of insight and skill one normally associates with classical music... This is a comprehensive teaching resource with a clear logical structure... Includes a number of novel features which encourage the appropriate attainment of knowledge and skills... The mock exam questions and answer sheets included at the back of the resource are invaluable. The questions are always relevant and perfectly pitched at the appropriate level... The OCR course aims for section B and C are comprehensively addressed. Would I purchase this resource? Yes!" - M Bills, Music Lecturer and Independent Reviewer
"This is a very comprehensive guide to the content necessary to approach the teaching of the OCR AS Jazz set works for 2015-16. The author has put in considerable detail to the social and musical contexts for each work as well as a full analysis. This would help any teacher gets to grips with three new works for which there is currently no specific resource." - D Madden, Music Teacher and Independent Reviewer
"This resource is of an excellent standard... It would be most helpful, especially to teachers with a classical training and less experience of the jazz idioms... The author has notated excerpts from the repertoire and this is a significantly helpful addition... The final section where all the materials are related to exemplar examination questions for sections B and C of the specification is very valuable." - S Lloyd-Jones, Examiner and Independent Reviewer
Introduction to Historical Study in Music, Prescribed Works, Contextual Study


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