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Music for Secondary Students - Book 1 - Pitch. 2nd Edition

By Meryl Jackson-Kew, Aleksandar Vujic

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Investigating the concepts/elements of music. 
A resource book for secondary students

This book is the first in a series of books that explores the concepts/elements of music, which are suitable for study in all JUNIOR, INTERMEDIATE and SENIOR Secondary Music Courses in New South Wales Higher School Certificate, Queensland Certificate of Education, The Western Australian Certificate of Education, Victorian Certificate of Education, South Australian Certificate of Education, Northern Territory Certificate of Education Training, the Tasmanian Certificate of Education and New Zealand Education System. 

BOOK ONE will explore the music concept/element PITCH, which has been broken down into 14 individual chapter components: tonality, definite and indefinite pitch, intervals (contour), melodic dictation, melodic ostinato, melodic unison, harmony, harmonic rhythm, harmonic ostinato, key change, melodic phrasing, melodic range, contour and dissonance. 

Each chapter has been designed to provide the educator and student accurate listening examples that will assist in the delivery, reinforcement and study of each component of Pitch. All questions and activities are included at the end of each chapter to enhance skills in aural practice and musicianship. 

The above audio download includes music excerpts from the Baroque, Classical and Romantic Eras. This will be used to assist in the melodic dictation activities outlined in chapter four.

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ISBN: 9781876829737

Music for Secondary Students - Book 2 - Duration, 2nd Edition

By Meryl Jackson-Kew, Aleksandar Vujic

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Investigating the concepts/elements of music. 
A resource book for secondary students

 

 This book, INVESTIGATING THE CONCEPTS/ELEMENTS OF MUSIC, is the second in a series of books that explores the concepts/elements of music, which are suitable for study in all JUNIOR, INTERMEDIATE and SENIOR Secondary Music Courses in New South Wales Higher School Certificate, Queensland Certificate of Education, The Western Australian Certificate of Education, Victorian Certificate of Education, South Australian Certificate of Education, Northern Territory Certificate of Education Training, the Tasmanian Certificate of Education and New Zealand Education System.

BOOK TWO will explore the music concept/element DURATION, which has been broken down into 10 individual chapter components: Beat, Time Signatures, Note Values and Rests, Tempo, Rhythm Part One – _Rhythm Tree, Note Groupings, Rhythm Part Two – _Cross-rhythm, Polyrhythm, Polymetre, Rhythm Part Three – _Syncopation, Rhythmic Patterns, Rhythmic Sequence, Rhythmic Ostinato, Harmonic Rhythm, Rhythmic Unison, Phrase Lengths, Playing Techniques, Rhythmic Dictation. 

Each chapter has been designed to provide the educator and student accurate listening examples that will assist in the delivery, reinforcement and study of each component of Duration. All questions and activities are included at the end of each chapter to enhance skills in aural practice and musicianship.

Over 150 artists/bands/composers are featured in the book, covering music from the 1700s to the 2000s in a wide variety of genres and styles such as: Avant Garde, Baroque, Blues, Classical, Contemporary, Country, Disco, Folk, Funk, Hip-Hop, Impressionism, Indie, Jazz, Metal, Pop, Rap, Rock, Romantic, RnB and Soul.

We have also included one chapter of material, which is based on Harmonic Rhythm, taken directly from Pitch Book 1.


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ISBN: 9781876829575

Music for Secondary Students - Rock Around the Globe

By Meryl Jackson-Kew, Aleksandar Vujic

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A resource book for secondary students


ROCK AROUND THE GLOBE is a collection of music that explores Rock Music from a variety of countries located in Africa, Asia, Europe, The Americas, Oceania, Scandinavia and United Kingdom.  All questions and activities are suitable for students studying music in secondary education systems.

The topic Rock Music explores the concepts/elements of music- pitch, duration/rhythm, texture, tone colour/timbre, structure/form, dynamics and expressive techniques, as well as unity and contrast.

Rock Around the Globe has been broken down into 16 individual chapters that explore Rock Music from Australia, Canada, England, Finland, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Mongolia, Netherlands, Norway, Sweden, Switzerland, Tunisia, Turkey and United States of America.  Artists and bands that cover a wide variety of genres and styles within Rock, have been selected from each country. An additional chapter has been included with two independent based projects, should the educator choose to use it as part of an assessment task.

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 work book for students to complete in the classroom.    Further exploration of the music and traditions from each country, is enhanced through research activities at the end of each chapter. This section requires the student to use the process of critical and creative thinking when investigating, analysing and evaluating the music.  

Music educators and students have options to choose which content from the book is relevant to their curriculum and study needs.

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ISBN: 978-1-876829-63-6

Music for Secondary Students - Rock Around the Globe Volume 2

By Meryl Jackson-Kew, Aleksandar Vujic

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Investigating the concepts/elements of music. 
A resource book for secondary students

ROCK AROUND THE GLOBE Volume Two is a collection of music that explores Rock Music from a variety of countries located in Europe, Latin America, Oceania, Scandinavia and United Kingdom.  All questions and activities are suitable for students studying music in secondary education systems.

The topic Rock Music explores the concepts/elements of music- pitch, duration/rhythm, texture, tone colour/timbre, structure/form, dynamics and expressive techniques, as well as unity and contrast.

 Rock Around the Globe has been broken down into 15 individual chapters that explore Rock Music from Argentina, The Balkans, Belarus, Brazil, Colombia, France, Faroe Islands, Iceland, Mexico, New Zealand, Romania, Scotland, Slovakia, Spain and Wales. Artists and bands that cover a wide variety of genres and styles within Rock, have been selected from each country.

 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 music and traditions from each country, is enhanced through musicology activities at the end of each chapter. This section requires the student to use the process of critical and creative thinking when investigating, analysing and evaluating the music. 

Music educators and students have options to choose which content from the book is relevant to their curriculum and study needs.

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ISBN: 978-1-876829-67 4

Senior Music 2nd Edition

By Meryl Jackson-Kew, Aleksandar Vujic

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A comprehensive resource textbook for Elective Senior Music

Senior Music is a collection of music pieces that are suitable for music study in years 10, 11 and 12.  It has been designed for the New South Wales Higher School Certificate (already covered in our published books 2 and 3), Queensland, Western Australian, Victorian, South Australian and Tasmanian Certificate of Education and Northern Territory Certificate of Education and Training.  

Each topic explores the concepts/elements of music-pitch, duration/rhythm, texture, tone colour/timbre, structure/form, dynamics and expressive techniques, as well as unity and contrast.

Further exploration of each music work is enhanced through research questions in the Musicology section of the book.  This section requires the student to use the process of critical and creative thinking when investigating, analysing and evaluating the music.  

All exercises and questions are designed to be analysed at the student's pace and not under examination conditions.  They can be used to enhance practise in writing graphic notation and aural analysis.  Each excerpt of music has a main focus question.  Also included are other activities which will provide various approaches to aural analysis.  

Music educators and students have options to choose which content from the textbook is relevant to their curriculum and study needs.  The book is also indexed.
Written 2017

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