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Let's Make Music Cassette: Grade 3 & 4.

A series of books by Trevor Webb and Nicholas Drewe, giving practical projects for use in preparation of the GCSE examinations in music. All the books are grounded on the three major principles of the GCSE syllabuses: listening, composing and performing. They may be used either as a complete series or independently. In the early stages the emphasis is on active participation, the subject matter is diverse, allowing scope for the teacher to introduce a broad range of musical topics. The listening and composing elements gain a greater importance within the series as it progresses, although there is always integration between them. Books 1 And 2 contain a variety of projects on rhythm, scales, tunes, chords, writing a pop song, composing with electronic and conventional instruments and composing with voices amongst many other ideas. Books 3 And 4 offer 22 different listening exercises which are based on the works of a wide range of composers including Bach, Handel, Elgar, Britten, Joplin, McCartney and Lloyd Webber. Each piece is presented in the form of a skeleton score and questions are set to develop the pupil’s aural perception and musical literacy. The music cassette which accompanies these two books includes recordings of many of the works.

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