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Student Guide to Composition for Edexcel GCSE: Western Classical Music 1600-1899

I liked the methodical way that each area of composition is discussed and developed with practical exercises for students to complete.. D Neville, HoD & Independent Reviewer

A detailed, wide-ranging guide for students composing or arranging within the Western Classical Music 1600–1899 Area of Study. Introduces key composers and defining features of Baroque, Classical and Romantic music, and offers a wealth of ideas for composing in each genre.

Topics include:
  • Melody writing and development
  • Rhythmic motifs
  • Accompaniment styles
  • Instrumentation
  • Suitable forms
+ much more!
  • Explains essential concepts and techniques – and gives advice on applying theoretical knowledge, with practice exercises and sample answers
  • A variety of inspirational examples, with accompanying audio on CD to enhance understanding
  • Links to the assessment criteria throughout

Tailored to the Edexcel specification, including clear guidance on scoring, submission and assessment, but also useful for anyone composing in a Western Classical style.