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.
- Melody writing and development
- Rhythmic motifs
- Accompaniment styles
- Suitable forms
- 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.