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Awesome Aural

By Joanne Burrows

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HELPFUL HINTS and handwritten format to improve HSC AURAL answers. 


Sample questions and answers for HSC Music I

Aural excerpts- for discussion and exam practice

• Study suggestions
• Practice questions
• Sample answers

- Do You have a problem?
- Creative Ways to Study Aural
- Exam strategies: writing the answer in the exam
- Suggestions for setting out your HSC Music Aural
   answers
- Always-Often-Never
- Suggested Outlines

The book available as instant download  is priced accordingly to assist students with their HSC aural music exam.
Compiled 2017

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ISBN 9781876829490

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Awesome Aural Book 2

By Joanne Burrows

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HELPFUL HINTS and handwritten format to improve HSC AURAL answers. 


 A selection of practice questions and sample answers focusing on the concepts of music.

•  Study suggestions
•  Different ways to set out the aural answers
•  Examples of different ways to listen, write and set out the answers
•    Sample answers

The book available as instant download  is priced accordingly to assist students with their HSC aural music exam.
Compiled 2018

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ISBN 978187682551
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Basic Beats Book 1

By Joanne Burrows

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43 rhythm skills for beginning musicians.
Composed 2016

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ISMN 9790720167022
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Clap and Count

By Joanne Burrows

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39 pieces to improve rhythm skills for beginning musicians. The first in a four part series of similar books - Rhythm Rocks,  Death by Rhythm and Extreme Rhythm.

Regular clapping, tapping and counting will assist the internalisation of pulse, beat and subdivisions, making rhythm more instinctive and note reading easier.  
Composed 2014

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ISMN 9790720140780
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Death by Rhythm

By Joanne Burrows

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A collection of 40 rhythmic drills for advanced students to clap, tap, read and count.  Designed and sequenced to develop and improve recognition and reading rhythmic patterns.

The third in a four part series of similar books - Clap and Count,  Rhythm Rocks and Extreme Rhythm.  Composed 2012

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ISMN 97907201330003
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Ear Before Eye

By Joanne Burrows

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A collection of more than 50 pieces including notes, for teaching and developing great aural skills.
Composed 2012


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ISMN 9790720133027

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Extreme Rhythm

By Joanne Burrows

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A collection of 33 rhythmic skills for clapping, counting, improvisation to develop instinctive recognition of complex rhythm patterns and difficult time signatures. 

Designed for the advanced musician to improve sight-reading (often rhythm is the more difficult  problem than the notes); enable performance and playing; develop the ability to maintain tempo and feeling the beat; build confidence. The fifth in a series of similar books - Basic Beats; Clap and Count ; Rhythm Rocks and Death by Rhythm.  Composed 2017


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ISMN 9790900979926
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I can play that, Book 1

By Joanne Burrows

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33 piano solos written to encourage students to construct knowledge and skills through: reinforcing of learned concepts, develop student transferring skills, and build on prior knowledge. Ideally suited for beginners to preliminary levels.  Composed 2017

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ISMN 9790720172330

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I can play that, Book 2

By Joanne Burrows

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Piano solos building on patterns and techniques to encourage students to develop unassisted at home. Several chord charts are included, for improvisation of bass lines and accompaniment and improvisation of melody and harmony. Additional ideas for improvisation can be found in Making My Own Music.  
Composed 2018

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ISMN 9790720209128

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I can play that, Book 3

By Joanne Burrows

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A collection of piano pieces for pattern recognition, memory and sight reading to encourage students to develop unassisted at home. The student encounters in a range of a patterns in various positions, rhythms and keys and encouraged to use what they already know and build new learning on previous knowledge. Memory is encouraged, as students can memorise a pattern, a chord progression, a simple phrase, then see it as a musical word in other pieces. Additional ideas for improvisation can be found in Making My Own Music.  
Composed 2018

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ISMN 9790720209159

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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

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Ms Jo's Sol Fa - Book 1

By Joanne Burrows

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60 exercises of auditory skills for all musicians.  The ability to internalise sound and hear music "in your head" can be developed. The first step in achieving this is for the student to sing, to hum or vocalise and develop in confidence with this aspect of music making. Sol Fa, the movable Doh system used by Kodaly is one way which can be used to develop this skill.  
Composed 2012

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ISMN 9790720133492
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