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This revision guide presents the key information you need to know for the written exam (Understanding Music) of the 9-1 specification. It includes:

• The elements of music and important stylistic features you are expected to recognise for the Listening part of the exam
• Advice on how to tackle the questions on unfamiliar music from all the Areas of Study
• Notes on the study pieces and their contexts, for the Contextual Understanding part of the exam
• Test yourself questions to check your progress
• A glossary of technical terms you will need to learn

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