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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

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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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HSC Music 1 & 2 Book 1 - Film and TV Music

By Meryl Jackson-Kew, Aleksandar Vujic

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A comprehensive study book with illustrations, questions, activities and answers within the topic Radio, Film, Television and Multi-Media.

This book is the first in a series of books that are topic based and are suitable for study in Preliminary and HSC courses of Music in the NSW BOSTES syllabi. Each topic book explores the six concepts of music- pitch, duration, texture, tone colour, structure, dynamics and expressive techniques as well as unity and contrast.

All the exercises and questions throughout 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 listening example has a main question on which to focus, as well as the inclusion of other activities which will provide a variety of ways to approach aural analysis. At the conclusion of each listening example is a summary of the unity and contrast found within the music.

We have given our own interpretation of how each question can be approached and this can be used as a guide to the analysis of the musical themes.  Written 2016

Review by Music Teachers' Association NSW in Studio magazine February 2017.

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ISBN 9781876829377 

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HSC Music 1 & 2 Book 2 - Rock Music

By Meryl Jackson-Kew, Aleksandar Vujic

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A comprehensive study book with music examples, questions, activities and answers within the topic Rock music.

This book is the second in a series of books that are topic based and are suitable for study in Preliminary and HSC courses of Music in the NSW BOSTES syllabi.
Each topic bookl explores the six concepts of music- pitch, duration, texture, tone colour, structure, dynamics and expressive techniques as well as unity and contrast.

There are two ways to approach the analysis of each excerpt in this book: - 
     Part 1: Using dot points, rhythm and graphic notation.
     Part 2: Written response in paragraph style.

All the exercises and questions throughout Rock Music 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 listening example has a main question on which to focus, as well as the inclusion of other activities which will provide a variety of ways to approach aural analysis.   
At the conclusion of each listening example is a summary of the unity and contrast found within the music.
We have given our own interpretation of how each question can be approached and this can be used as a guide to the analysis of each musical piece.
Written 2016

Review by Music Teachers' Association NSW  in Studio magazine August 2017

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HSC Music 1 & 2 Book 3 - Music for 20th and 21st Centuries

By Meryl Jackson-Kew, Aleksandar Vujic

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A comprehensive study book with music examples, questions, activities and answers within the topic Music for 20th and 21st Centuries.

This book is the third in a series of books that are topic based and are suitable for study in Preliminary and HSC courses of Music in the NSW BOSTES syllabi.
Each topic bookl explores the six concepts of music- pitch, duration, texture, tone colour, structure, dynamics and expressive techniques as well as unity and contrast.

All the exercises and questions throughout 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 listening example has a main question on which to focus, as well as the inclusion of other activities which will provide a variety of ways to approach aural analysis.
At the conclusion of each listening example is a summary of the unity and contrast found within the music.

We have given our own interpretation of how each question can be approached and this can be used as a guide to the analysis of the musical themes. Written 2016

Review by Music Teachers' Association NSW in Studio magazine August 2017

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ISBN 9781876829475
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HSC Music 1 & 2 Book 4 - Australian Music

By Meryl Jackson-Kew, Aleksandar Vujic

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A comprehensive study book with music examples, questions, activities and answers within the topic Australian Music.

This book AUSTRALIAN MUSIC is the FOURTH in a series of books that are topic based and are suitable for study in Preliminary and HSC courses of Music in the NSW BOSTES syllabi.
Each topic book explores the six concepts of music- pitch, duration, texture, tone colour, structure, dynamics and expressive techniques, as well as unity and contrast.

All the exercises and questions throughout AUSTRALIAN MUSIC 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 listening example has a main question on which to focus, as well as the inclusion of other activities which will provide a variety of ways to approach aural analysis.

At the conclusion of each listening example is a summary of the unity and contrast found within the music.

We have given our own interpretation of how each question can be approached and this can be used as a guide to the analysis of the musical themes.
Written 2017. 

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ISBN 9781876829513
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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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Music for Secondary Students - Book 1 - Pitch

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. 
A CD also accompanies the book, which 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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Music for Secondary Students - Book 2 - Duration

By Meryl Jackson-Kew, Aleksandar Vujic

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


 

This 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. 

There are also music transcriptions of melodic themes, motifs, riffs, bass lines and chord progressions are transcribed from the original music recordings of the artists/bands/composers in the book.

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

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Secrets of HSC Aural Skills - Music 1

By Joanne Burrows

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The concepts of music and writing answers for HSC Music 1 Aural

A book for HSC Music 1 Aural students revising the concepts of music.

This is a summary of the common core concepts of music, there may be additional points and information related to each musical concept. This book does not include absolutely everything. It does include the main information students need to learn.
Suggestions for study to help students find ways to develop their aural and writing skills.

Examples of answers intended for discussion to give students some ideas about how to set out their answers.
Compiled 2018

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ISBN 9781876829520

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Senior Music

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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Too Cool

By Joanne Burrows

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QUICK REFERENCE BOOK for all students.  

The Too Cool book was assembled by the author as a ‘go to’ or cheat book for students to quickly find answers bout the theory of music.  Useful reminders for all students and teachers:
•    Explanation 
•    Solution 
•    Definition 
•    Reminder

The book is not an instruction book, nor an exam preparation book. It is a book of helpful ‘tricks’, and ways of explaining, and understanding the theoretical concepts that underpin musical practice. A number of concepts are presented in a variety of ways to accommodate each student’s learning style.
Composed 2017

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ISMN 9790900979933

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