• Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month
Page
  1. 1
    1
  2. 2
    2
  3. 3
    3
  4. 4
    4
  5. 5
    5
  6. 6
    6
  7. 7
    7
  8. 8
    8
  9. 9
    9
  10. 10
    10
  11. 11
    11
  12. 12
    12
  13. 13
    13
  14. 14
    14
  15. 15
    15
  16. 16
    16
  • Level: GCSE
  • Subject: Music
  • Word count: 2136

My Music GCSE Revision

Extracts from this document...

Introduction

Film Music for COMPOSITIONS AND GENERAL KNOWLEDE AND LISTENING EXAM......:):(:):(:):( Fun fact: John williams is one of the world's famous film music composers of all time) notes:::::::::::::::::::::::::::>>>>>>>> Elements and Devices Syncopated Rythms Cross Rhytms (when rhythms cross each other) ...normally used to create tension Time Signatures: 2 3 4 5 5/4 is rare normally used in horror 4 4 4 4 For compuund signatures multiply by 3 Lietmotif: theme tune for a main character in a film. Ground Bass: Repeated ostinato going through the music Pedal Notes/Drones: A long held single note going throughout the music. Chords is a drone. Imitation: Copy or Canon imitating the music Repetition Sequence Structure ...Also look at vocab for devices that can go with film music e.g polyphonic and structure terms and sequence terms... Notes for the classical era: Wednesday 5th September 2007 The four families that make up a classical orchestra are brass, strings, woodwind and percussion. The family that was the most important in the classical era (1750-1820) was the string group. A symphony is a piece of music for orchestra in movements of contrasting speeds and keys. A concerto differs from a symphony because there is an instrument solo. The violin, piano, clarinet and trumpet are popular soloist instruments in a classical concerto. ...read more.

Middle

near the end to a bridge (transition) passage, which leads to the second subject. The second subject is in a new, but related, key, often the dominant (Sth) or relative major (If the first subject is m a minor key). The second subject is usually more tuneftd. 2. Development: Here the ideas are developed. It creates a feeling of tension and conflict. The climax may be in this section. 3. Recapitulation: The music is repeated from the beginning, but the second subject is now in the tonic. Finally, the music may have a coda (A direct translation is tail), which rounds off the music. The Concerto It contains a solo instment and an orchestra. There are three movements (slow, fast, slow). The first movement has a double-exposition. The fffst is for the orchestra alone, followed by the soloist. The second, with the second subject group in the related key. Then comes the development and the recapitulation, for both the orchestra and the soloist. Towards the end, the orchestra pauses, and the soloist plays a cadenza (a short passage,'based on themes heard earlier, which displays the brilliance of the player.) When the soloist finishes, the soloist ends with a trill, which signifies the orchestra should come in and finish off the piece. ...read more.

Conclusion

Passepied Part of a Suite Polychoral More than one choir Polyphonic More than one melody line Polyphony More than one melody line Polytonal More than one key at a time Prelude An opening piece Programmatic Tells a story Recitative A style which is a cross between singing and reciting Rhythm Refers to the beat either in a percussion line, or any other line Ripieno In a concerto: The rest of the orchestra Ritornello Italian for return, used to mean where a section returns Rondo Musical Structure: ABACADA etc. Sacred Religious Sarrabande Spanish: Part of a Suite, in slow triple time Secular Not religious Singspiel An opera in which singing is mixed up with the dialogue Sonata To be sounded (played) A work of several movements, for one or two instruments. Sonata form See 'Classical Music' Strophic Two or more verses set to the same music Subdominant Chord/Note IV Submediant Chord/Note VI Supertonic Chord/Note II Symphony Similar to a sonata, but for an orchestra. Syncopation An off-beat rhythm Tempo Speed Ternary Musical Structure: ABA Texture How 'thick' or 'thin' the music is Through-Composed Different all of the way through Timbre Type of sound given by an instrument Tonic Chord/Note I Tutti Means 'everyone' Look in blue music book to look for more terms ...read more.

The above preview is unformatted text

This student written piece of work is one of many that can be found in our GCSE Music section.

Found what you're looking for?

  • Start learning 29% faster today
  • 150,000+ documents available
  • Just £6.99 a month

Not the one? Search for your essay title...
  • Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

See related essaysSee related essays

Related GCSE Music essays

  1. Marked by a teacher

    The 2 areas of study I chose to focus on in my piece were: ...

    I returned to Sibelius and input some of the changes that were played on the recording. 5. With regards to the area of study 'Texture and Melody' the piano fulfils the element of texture by varying it with the type of chords played (broken and unbroken).

  2. Hydens Trumpet Concerto and Aranjez Analysis

    The Exposition (45-124) clarifies the 12 bar theme in the solo Trumpet part by restating the theme that was first introduced by the violins (shown above). The Development (124-180) elaborates more on the exposition. The pause in bar 124 indicates the resolution of the exposition and the introduction to the development.

  1. BTEC First Certificate in Music - UNIT 9 (Audio Recording/Mixing Desk)

    First we created 3 audio tracks; I went to File> Save As and saved the project into a folder named: 'Teach Me Cover' in Gregory's user area, and also selected the option to copy external audio files to project folder so any files I use during the project get saved automatically in one place.

  2. A Comparison of Bach's Sarabande (Partita Number 4) and a Mozart Piano Sonata (K.333)

    The way in which J.S.Bach wrote this sarabande was also typical of the Baroque period. The sarabande originally existed as a lively, vigorous, Latin American dance in triple metre, however when it reached the continent, this was seen as 'unrefined' and was even banned in some royal courts.

  1. How Historical and Social Events have affected Artists' Music

    A year later she co-founded the Institute For The Study of Nonviolence near her home in Carmel Valley. As the war in Vietnam escalated in the late '60s and early '70s, she traveled to Hanoi with the U.S.-based Liaison Committee and helped establish Amnesty International on the West Coast.

  2. Music Appraisal - Classical Waltzes

    Although, in the bass clef an ardent pulse, which falls on the first beat of each bar, is apparent alike to the first score. This attribute keeps the structure and the characteristics of a waltz which, in turn, contributes to the feeling and movement of a typical waltz.

  1. Indian Instruments

    Raga The melodic basis of Indian classical music. Each raga has infinite possibilities of variation, and a skilful performer can extend improvised and composed material from a few minutes to well over an hour. The origin of the word, from a Sanskrit root meaning colour, suggests that a raga is more than a musical idea.

  2. Comparing and Contrasting the life and works of Bach and Mozart

    Although Mozart did not have a great family history of musicians, he had his father, who was a very devoted teacher, and strove improve his son?s musical talent, and was always there for him, in his future years as a musician.

  • Over 160,000 pieces
    of student written work
  • Annotated by
    experienced teachers
  • Ideas and feedback to
    improve your own work