Yr 9 - End of Year Revision
This page has been designed to give you a break down of the material that will be in the 'EOY' test that will happen early July.
For songwriting you need to revise all the elements above. You will be played a modern song in the exam and you will be required to analyse how it uses these elements. The extension to this will be being able to draw meaning from how they have used the elements. I'll give you an example so that it is a little clearer. Imagine the song is about love and the chorus sings the lines 'life isn't the same without you'. Imagine the music gets louder at this point. You should be able to say that the dynamics (volume) have changed in order to really show how empty life is without the person they are talking about.
Blues Music - you must have an understanding of where the blues came from - how it was developed and how it led to contemporary music styles (Jazz, R n B etc). Furthermore, you need to know about the content of the blues - what do the singer sing about? Why? You must understand the 12 bar blues and be able to write down the chord sequence in its correct order. You must know the notes of the blues scale.
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