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Student Guide to Composition for AQA GCSE Music Unit 4

A fantastic resource for GCSE students to build composition skills through a range of fun and interesting composition activities, which support students from beginning to compose right the way through to top-grade GCSE composition. L Waring, Examiner and Independent Reviewer

Comprehensive student guide to composing for Unit 4 of the AQA GCSE. Organised into manageable sections based on the five Areas of Study, this resource takes students from beginner to composer. A CD with audio tracks for all the musical examples is included.

Knowledge  Builds confidence in music theory with clear, relevant information, musical examples with accompanying audio, and consolidation questions – full answers provided
Practice  Each section is packed with practical composition exercises for students to gain skills and apply their knowledge
Inspiration  Flexible, varied approaches and a range of starting points encourage students to explore different methods and discover their strengths

Guides students through the entire composition process, including clear and targeted advice about recording, scoring and assessment. Let students work through the resource at their own pace, or hand out sections as needed.