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Music A Level at The Sweyne Park School

Course description

Music is all around us in so many different forms, and this course offers the chance to develop a greater understanding of how it has in fluenced society throughout the ages. Music is mathematical – it is rhythmically based on the subdivisions of time into fractions which must be done instantaneously. Music is a world language – most of the terms are in Italian, German or French and the semantics of music is a complete and universal language. Music is history – it re flects the environment and times of its creation, taking on the emotion of a nation, region or a people. Music is art – it is the only art form we can hear in the same way as people did hundreds of years ago. Unlike paint, whose image is always there once created, music is perpetually “repainted” each time it is performed. A level Music is the opportunity to foster a deeper appreciation of musical styles and genres.

Course content

The course is designed to extend skills in performance, using one or more instruments and/or voice. Composition is a key component, as is exploring a variety of musical pieces in terms of the context, interpretation and tonality.

Future opportunities

Directly related: Musician, teacher, music therapist, composer, media and publishing.

Further afield: Community arts worker, event organiser and sound technician.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact The Sweyne Park School directly.

Last updated date: 18 June 2015

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