Friday, July 07, 2006

The eight areas

Rhythm
Melody
Tonality
Dynamics
Articulation
Harmony
Texture
Form


Yesterday, I got myself Aural Time! written by David Turnbull. I was hoping to gain some insights on how I could discuss musical features in Test D of the Grade 8 music practical exams' aural section.

It was suggested that one can consider the above mentioned eight areas in the discussion. Aural Time! does give quite good insights for this section of the aural test. I like the examples and the possible subjects for discussion that it offers for Test D of the Grade 8 aural test.

I don't know if I am on the right track. I could only wish my will to play good music in the exams does not dwindle.

5 comments:

Simple American said...

That looks like a good framework. Wow PY. You are bringing back a lot of memories to me. :)

oceanskies79 said...

Hi SA: I hope those were nice memories?

Simple American said...

They were. I always enjoyed music.

emily said...

hey PY!

aural time is a good start. its a good book really. we use it for A levels~ =)

oceanskies79 said...

SA: *Smiles*

Emily: That sounds assuring. I also have the aural book published by ABRSM but it did not lend me much clue about Section D of the aural test. As such, I got myself Aural Time.