HSC Music 1 and 2

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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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