Posts Tagged ‘revision’

AS Music Tech Exam Complete!

Posted: May 22, 2015 by TGASMrDunne in revision
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Well done to the AS students for completing their examination, (looked like a reasonable paper to me!) and good luck in your remaining exams.

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We have discussed many of these synthesizers in class, however it would be very useful to add the remaining models to your revision notes. The Prophet 5, Wavestation, DX7 and Minimoog were revolutionary in their time, and vintage synths are becoming extremely sought after for their warm analogue sound.

http://www.musicradar.com/news/tech/the-10-greatest-synthesizers-of-all-time-224433

Some more detail for your special focus style notes on Graham Coxon of Blur, plus lots of other interesting info on 90s guitarists. (Coxon is no 16)

http://www.musicradar.com/news/guitars/20-britpop-guitar-gods-621043/16

Study leave and exams.

Posted: May 7, 2015 by TGASMrDunne in Homework, revision
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It’s that time of year again where students disappear for a few weeks before exams – all the staff in the Music department wish you the best in your revision, and remember we are available at your normal lesson times if you require any extra help. Coursework has been sent off to the moderators and we await the results!

Sound on Sound Glossary

Posted: April 29, 2015 by TGASMrDunne in resource, revision
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This resources is one that you should have bookmarked on every device that you own. All technical terms are here, and AS and A2 students should ensure that they are familiar with most, if not all, of the terms referenced. Both AS and A2 exams feature fact based questions which can really boost your mark, and in the absence of an Edexcel supplied list (!) this is probably the best one out there!

http://www.soundonsound.com/information/Glossary.php

Create your own musical interval “cheat sheet”

Posted: April 29, 2015 by CSGSMrCarruthers in revision
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Sort your major 3rds from your minor 7ths with this handy tool to create a revision resource using tracks that you are familiar with:

http://www.earmaster.com/products/free-tools/interval-song-chart-generator.html

The Housemartins – Happy Hour

Posted: March 5, 2015 by TGASMrDunne in Songs
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The Housemartins were an alternative rock band, featuring some amazing musicians who would shape the British music scene for years to come. Paul Heaton went on to form The Beautiful South, and later member Norman Cook would go on to find fame with Beats International as Fat Boy Slim. Known for their political and religious themes, the Housemartins had an avid following and included a cappella performances regularly in their live gigs, leading to their phenomenally successful cover of ‘Caravan of Love’.

Easter Update!

Posted: April 8, 2014 by TGASMrDunne in Homework, Songs
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This is a reminder to all AS and A2 students that the Easter break is essential revision time! Please go through the Essential Reading section, especially the A-Z of computer music, you never know which terms might pop up in a short question! We will be having more vocab checks in the weeks before study leave. This is also a chance to do some wider reading and listening – I suggest the FutureMusic Youtube channel, www.soundonsound.com, www.musicradar.com, and www.shure.co.uk. And just in case you need some motivation to get you through the final stint…..