AQA A2 Music Essays Watch
By the way was your specimen paper a total mess, if you did one? As in the CD was mucked up and didn't play any of the right tunes and basically it was ridiculous?
Were doing chamber music and the Mahler but we've pretty much dossed the whole year with crap teachers so im absolutely bricking it!
Need an A in this to get into uni but luckily i got 22 ums last year so i only need 207 ums overall?
Im so stressed out with this, anyone done any practice essays? I find the timing really tight!
What gets me is that surely with composition each examiner has different tastes so whilst yours might be really musically good, they might just hate it? i did a jazz arrangement of hungarian dance for saxophone quartet, im just hoping they liked it!
Hi, I'm doing the music exam on Friday. We've done the Vaughan Williams 5th symphony and choral music...anyone else the same??
for the mahker ive been trying to do practice essays and made notes from the study guide thing but only the basics have gone in. im crap on any modulations and what key it is and when
the chamber music is where im really struggling :/
finding it so so hard cos i dont even know what im supposed to be revising??
1st movement focus on form, classical and romantic features and thematic development.
2nd focus on timbres and imagery.
3rd structure, variation and orchestration
4th erm think about heaven and children, how the music reflects the text and structure again.
Re-writing musical quotes from chamber music, keep listening to the music so you remember it better, just bullet point key points about each piece you're doing. Think about context and easy bits of the music to reference. What are you studying??
im doin mendelssohn piano trio mvt3, Schumann piano quartet mvt 3, brahms piano quintet in f mvt 3, tchaikovsky piano quartet mvt 2, dvorak piano quintet in A- dumka and debussy string quartet in g min mvt2
I have no idea how the hell you can possibly remember bar numbers and music quotes.
I see you're basically doing the pieces from the A2 study guide.
Our teacher decided, lets not do that, lets not actually teach you anything.
Im doing Debussy Mv2, the Piano quartet and Dumky - Trio Mv1.
Im so so worried about the chamber music! theres just so much to learn!
Im just gonna learn 3 pieces really well, its a pretty ridiculous exam if you ask me
for the mahler, i've done plans for commentary's of the first 3 mvmts, and i'm going to just briefly cover 4th as there has been 2 qu already on the spec and additional questions on it, so i don't reckon it'll be anything on thje 4th again. hopefully the 1st! just talk about sonata form and how mahler uses it, but also shows how he wants to be more complex.
fingers crossed it'll be good questions! and the lsitening is too hard...i'm not going to hold out too much on that one haha