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HSC Music 1 & 2 - Book 2, 2nd Ed. - 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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ISBN9781876829599

HSC Music 1 & 2 - Book 3, 2nd Ed. - 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 9781876829605
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HSC Music 1 & 2 - Book 4 , 2nd Ed. - 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 9781876829612

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 play that, Primer

By Joanne Burrows

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This is a book of beginner piano pieces, including several chord charts for the students to work out unassisted at
home or in the lesson.

The aim of these pieces is to:

  • Encourage music reading and memory
  • Develop recognition of musical words rather than a note by note reading approach
  • Develop the ear through transposition and harmonisation
  • Improve student confidence in music reading
  • Develop an instinctive feel for simple rhythmic patterns
  • Enable the use and awareness of consistent fingering
  • Improve memory skills

The repertoire included in this volume reinforces the recognition of

  • Patterns: skipping patterns, intervals of a 3rd and stepping patterns, intervals of a second
  • Direction: ascending, descending, changing direction
  • Simple rhythmic patterns

Composed 2019

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  • I can play that  - sheet music

ISMN 9790720214801

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I can READ that, Primer Level

By Joanne Burrows

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This is a book of beginner pieces that can be used for sight reading, improvisation, transposition and memory practice.
The aim of these pieces is to:

  • Encourage music reading and memory
  • Develop recognition of musical words rather than a note by note reading approach
  •  Develop the ear through transposition and harmonisation
  • Improve student confidence in music reading
  •  Develop an instinctive feel for simple rhythmic patterns
  • Enable the use and awareness of consistent fingering
  • Improve memory skills

The repertoire included in this volume reinforces the recognition of

  • Patterns: skipping patterns, intervals of a 3rd and stepping patterns, intervals of a second
  • Direction: ascending, descending, changing direction
  • Simple rhythmic patterns in simple quadruple metre (Book 2 incorporates triple meter)
  • Pieces can be used in any order that suits the student’s individual curriculum ad program of study

Composed 2019

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  • I can READ that, Primer  - sheet music

ISMN 9790720214818

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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

Introduction to the Cor Anglais and Oboe, An

By Rachel Tolmie

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Comprehensive guide to the cor anglais and oboe and and extensive repertoire list and valuable program notes.

Welcome to the wonderful world of musical wind instruments! The cor anglais and oboe belong to the class of wind instrument called the double reed. The bassoon and contra-bassoon are the other members of the double-reed family. The purpose of this book is to give you access to the cor anglais and oboe; how to play them, what to play on them and the techniques that will help you play them well.

It is also a vital guide for the music lover as it will inform you as to the repertoire of these instruments and will help promote your listening pleasure. Very little is written about the cor anglais so this book seeks to promote it along with the oboe, both often heard but rarely recognised.

Hard copy includes a CD of cor anglais works performed by Rachel Tolmie. 
Also available online is Rachel's CD - Simply, Cor Anglais (Wirr007)

ISBN1876829 12 5

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Introduction to the Upper Register for Clarinet, An

By Tony Wheeler

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A book designed specifically to introduce the notes of the clarion register in a way which makes them easy to assimilate. Each note is dealt with easily and thoroughly, with tuneful studies, before moving on to the next note. Also included are exercises for the student to practice reading in the upper register, and some simple, familiar tunes.

This book is intended as a supplement to any of the available tutor books, many of which deal with the clarion register notes rather too abruptly, and with insufficient time for the development of familiarity.
  ISMN 9790720101477
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Invisible Tutor Book, The

By Joanne Burrows

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Creating an aural and kinetic vocabulary

The Invisible Tutor Book allows the teacher to put together a tutor book and or supplementary materials to help the student learn. Its aims are to:

  • Build kinaesthetic vocabulary
  • Build an auditory vocabulary

The Invisible Tutor Book

  • Lays a secure foundation for the student’s reading skills
  • Provides a vocabulary for improvisation and composition
  • Encourages and improves aural and technical skills
  • Provides a kinetic vocabulary of basic finger patterns

Composed 2019

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ISMN 9790720214863

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