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    Here are Handel and Chopin! I've written about any elements you could be asked about for an essay but obviously you would only be asked about five of these.
    I think this was too detailed, really good though but in the exam I think you can write more basic points and still get 10/10. My teacher said for each section you need to include at least 2 basic points and try explain them however not too far. If you look on the mark schemes of past years the points are just bullet pointed
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    (Original post by tinyshadow0)

    Here are Handel and Chopin! I've written about any elements you could be asked about for an essay but obviously you would only be asked about five of these.
    I think this was too detailed, really good though but in the exam I think you can write more basic points and still get 10/10. My teacher said for each section you need to include at least 2 basic points and try explain them however not too far. If you look on the mark schemes of past years the points are just bullet pointed
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    (Original post by Kxjzh)

    I think this was too detailed, really good though but in the exam I think you can write more basic points and still get 10/10. My teacher said for each section you need to include at least 2 basic points and try explain them however not too far. If you look on the mark schemes of past years the points are just bullet pointed
    I agree. I was just going for a definite 10/10! In the exam, if you could write that much I'd be impressed!


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    There definitely isn't a harpsichord in Handel. There are in most baroque orchestras but not in And the Glory of the lord

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    (Original post by aqvague)
    There definitely isn't a harpsichord in Handel. There are in most baroque orchestras but not in And the Glory of the lord

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    There are different versions! The original version we studied has a harpsichord continuo. The 'alternative' version has an organ continuo. The alternative version is generally the one used, but I only found this out after I'd written the essay! Sorry for any confusion!


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    I see, I'm sure I've seen it been marked incorrect I just wanted to make sure noone wrote it and lost marks unnecessarily
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    (Original post by aqvague)
    I see, I'm sure I've seen it been marked incorrect I just wanted to make sure noone wrote it and lost marks unnecessarily
    Yeah, you have to be certain which version you're listening to!


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    Yh they'll always play the same version for each piece in the exam (1 of the 3 for Rag Death) and expect you to answer the essay based on that particular recording.
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    (Original post by aqvague)
    Yh they'll always play the same version for each piece in the exam (1 of the 3 for Rag Death) and expect you to answer the essay based on that particular recording.
    For the Rag Desh essay question (2014) they asked you to specify which version you have studied.


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    Yes sorry I was referring to the listening questions. As an essay you can write about any of them
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    https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets...vgxA4kykY/edit

    Here is a prediction of what is likely to come up in the a questions and my guesses for the B question. I think that the B question will be on Chopin and Jeff Buckley as if you follow the pattern for section A Capercaille and Handel have to come up and if a question comes up on section A then it won't do on section B. I could be completely wrong however and they may change the pattern this year.
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    (Original post by asox)
    PEARSON EDEXCEL GCSE MUSIC THREAD

    Here are some resources which may be useful for revision:

    Resource 1
    Resource 2
    Resource 3
    Resource 4
    Resource 5

    Also, post your answers to the following questions:
    1 Favourite Set Piece
    2 Least Favourite Set Piece
    3 Most Confident Set Piece
    4 Least Confident Set Piece
    5 Do You Regret Taking Music?
    6 Have You Started Revising Yet

    Predictions for the essays in Section B of the paper are also helpful so if you have any suggestions please say.

    Other Resources would also be useful!

    1 Favourite Set Piece-Chopin
    2 Least Favourite Set Piece-Grace
    3 Most Confident Set Piece-Rag Desh (You just have to remember the instruments and structure. That's it!)
    4 Least Confident Set Piece-Grace
    5 Do You Regret Taking Music?-Definitely not! I am doing it for A Level.
    6 Have You Started Revising Yet-Started all my revision at the start of the year so I don't have to do as much now.

    PREDICTIONS:
    These are important as I am very confident these are the ones.
    SECTION A:
    AOS 1-Mozart, Chopin
    AOS 2-Reich, Bernstein
    AOS 3-Buckley, Davis
    AOS 4-Koko, Rag Desh

    SECTION B:
    AOS 1-Handel
    AOS 2-NOTHING (No Schoenberg)
    AOS 3-NOTHING (No Moby)
    AOS 4-Capercallie
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    1 Favourite Set Piece Handel
    2 Least Favourite Set Piece Rag Desh - sooo long to listen to and there are contradictions in the text book and revision guide about some of the instruments
    3 Most Confident Set Piece Chopin or Handel
    4 Least Confident Set Piece Rag Desh
    5 Do You Regret Taking Music? No I like it although listening to the works can be really boring when you know them well especially the ones which are really long
    6 Have You Started Revising Yet Yup for a couple of weeks now

    Capercaillie and Handel are the two essays that haven't come up yet so it will probably be those but maybe they'll choose something else deliberately cos they know everyone will be revising those two.

    Thanks for the model essays they are great! I've been using these videos to revise they have images coming up at the right points in the music which is really helpful https://www.youtube.com/playlist?lis...Io5GNm86Xjra-i

    Also practising the past papers and essay writing in timed conditions
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    Does anyone know where I can find the scores for the set works online? I don't really need them as most information is in my revision guide, and the note-filling in part is generally either a sequence or in steps, but still nice to have.
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    (Original post by zeldor711)
    Does anyone know where I can find the scores for the set works online? I don't really need them as most information is in my revision guide, and the note-filling in part is generally either a sequence or in steps, but still nice to have.
    I think that most of the scores are copyrighted, so you'll probably not be able to access them online. You could always buy the anthology? https://www.amazon.co.uk/Edexcel-GCS.../dp/1846904056

    Unless someone else can suggest something else..
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    Favourite Set Piece Grace
    Least Favourite Set Piece Rag Desh
    Most Confident Set Piece Chopin
    Least Confident Set Piece Capercallie
    Do You Regret Taking Music? Definitely not
    Have You Started Revising Yet Yup


    For predictions I reckon that either Handel or Capercallie are going to come up - I think it would be strange if both of them were on there considering the papers so far this year c: As for the other questions, I think pretty much anything could come up, however I think Rag Desh is pretty likely.
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    (Original post by asox)
    PEARSON EDEXCEL GCSE MUSIC THREAD

    Here are some resources which may be useful for revision:

    Resource 1
    Resource 2
    Resource 3
    Resource 4
    Resource 5

    Also, post your answers to the following questions:
    1 Favourite Set Piece
    2 Least Favourite Set Piece
    3 Most Confident Set Piece
    4 Least Confident Set Piece
    5 Do You Regret Taking Music?
    6 Have You Started Revising Yet

    Predictions for the essays in Section B of the paper are also helpful so if you have any suggestions please say.

    Other Resources would also be useful!


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    (Original post by aqvague)
    There definitely isn't a harpsichord in Handel. There are in most baroque orchestras but not in And the Glory of the lord

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    There is and it plays Basso Continue
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    (Original post by Ministralia)
    There is and it plays Basso Continue
    There definitely isnt - the basso continuo has an Organ, a Cello and a Double Bass

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    [QUOTE=asox;62763265]PEARSON EDEXCEL GCSE MUSIC THREAD

    1 Favourite Set Piece - RAG DESH
    2 Least Favourite Set Piece - BERNSTEIN
    3 Most Confident Set Piece - RAG DESH
    4 Least Confident Set Piece - BERNSTEIN
    5 Do You Regret Taking Music? - 50/50
    6 Have You Started Revising Yet? - A little


    This is wat I predict
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