Recordings of Student Work.

Key terms that could come up in the exam, it is strongly recommended that you learn them!
As part of the listening course you will be expected to be able to recognise music for dance from the following categories: Latin Dance, group dances, individual dances and Ballroom Dance. This course will take you through the major dances within these categories. UPDATED CONTENT 13/05/11
Orchestral Landmarks covers any orchestral music that has been written since 1750. You will be expected to know the differences between the four main eras of music within this time frame but also to be able to recognise features such as texture, tonality, unusual harmony and which instruments are taking the melody.
It is important that you are able to recognise and identify the main western ensemble formats including instruments. This includes Orchestra (including string orchestra), Brass Band, Wind Band, String Quartet, Wind Quintet, Choir or Chorus, Jazz Group and smaller groups such as Duets and Trios.
You will need to know about music from several different cultures including Indian classical music, Bhangra, African Vocal Music and Gamelan.