Composition Senior Music

Anime's Rock 1 - Music for Secondary Students

By Meryl Jackson-Kew, Aleksandar Vujic

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Anime’s Rock 1 is a collection that explores the Music taken from anime adaptations based on a manga or novel series. The first volume covers the series:  Dragon Ball Z, Fairy Tale, Fate/Stay Night: Unlimited Blade Works, One Punch Man and Sword Art Online, exploring the concepts/elements of music- pitch, duration/rhythm, texture, tone colour/timbre, structure/form, dynamics and expressive techniques, as well as unity and contrast.

Each chapter has aural and written activities for the student to complete.  The pages in the book have been designed as ready to go worksheets for the educator to use or it can be used as a workbook for students to complete in the classroom.  Further exploration of the Anime and its music is enhanced through aural, musicology, composition and creative writing activities.  This section requires the student to use the process of critical and creative thinking when investigating, analysing and evaluating the music.  

Suitable for:

  • Year 9/10 music resources
  • Aural analysis intermediate-senior  level
  • Music syllabus resources stages 5-6

 ISBN 978 1876829 69 8

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I can write music- HSC Music 1 & 2

By Joanne Burrows

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Finding your musical voice

This is a resource book for the student, the classroom teacher and the private studio teacher with suggestions to inspire creativity and music composition. I believe everyone is capable of writing music. Nick Cave when describing his song writing process stated, “The big problem with song-writing for me is starting a new song. It's the thing where all the anguish exists, not in the writing of the song, but the starting of the new song.” 

A range of exercises is included so that students can explore the possibilities of sound in terms of: pitch, duration, texture, register, tone colour, and expressive techniques. 

For ease of use 
•   Most examples and exercises are in simple keys and all exercises can be transposed to suitable keys
•   Examples in treble and bass clefs are included, this will enable all students to read and connect with the information presented
•   The words triad and chord are used interchangeably to describe three or more notes played together. 

Compiled 2018

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ISMN 9790720209135

Writing and Composing Music - HSC Music 1 & 2

By Joanne Burrows

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A time line of musical thoughts

This is a resource book illustrating the various compositi onal devices and features and explores the tropes common to major eras of music from  the Western Tonal Tradition. Baroque music, Music of the 18th century ( classical music), music of the 19th century (romantic music), 20th and 21st century music.

The aim of this book is to help students understand, recognise and utilise, in their own writing, the concepts of music, devices of composition and forms unique to the different musical eras. The book is relevant to music 1, music 2 and extension music students and provides starting points from which students can expand their musical vocabulary.
Compiled 2018

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ISMN 9790720209142