Edexcel A-Level Music, Listening and Appraising Area of Study 4: Popular Music


An advanced and comprehensive course aimed at any student looking to increase their ability, understanding and appreciation of music. This lesson series runs across a range of popular musicians.

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Rory H

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Exercise

5 HOURS

5 LESSONS

Edexcel A-Level Music, Listening and Appraising Area of Study 4: Popular Music

skill-acquisition

Course Overview



A comprehensive course, covering AOS4 from the listening and appraising component of the Edexcel A-Level in music. The course is divided into three sections covering the three-set works in this area of study: The Beatles' 'Revolver', Kate Bush's 'Hounds of Love', and Courtney Pine's 'Back in the Day'. Each of these units opens with an introductory lesson exploring the context of these albums, followed by three lessons diving into the analytical detail of the study songs, and finishing with a lesson on wider listening, essay themes and exam technique. This course is appropriate for advanced students who are looking to further develop their skill and appreciation in music.

Course Content



15 LESSONS

15 HOURS Total Length

Lesson 1

Exploring the Context of 'Revolver'

60 minutes

Lesson 2

'Eleanor Rigby'

60 minutes

Lesson 3

'Here, There and Everywhere'

60 minutes

Lesson 4

'I Want to Tell You' and 'Tomorrow Never Knows'

60 minutes

Lesson 5

Wider Listening, Essay Themes and Exam Technique

60 minutes

Lesson 6

Exploring the Context of 'Hound of Love'

60 minutes

Lesson 7

'Cloudbusting'

60 minutes

Lesson 8

'And Dream of Sheep'

60 minutes

Lesson 9

'Under Ice'

60 minutes

Lesson 10

Wider Listening, Essay Themes and Exam Technique

60 minutes

Lesson 11

Exploring the Context of 'Back in the Day'

60 minutes

Lesson 12

'Lady Day and John Coltrane'

60 minutes

Lesson 13

'Inner State of Mind'

60 minutes

Lesson 14

'Love and Affection'

60 minutes

Lesson 15

Wider Listening, Essay Themes and Exam Technique

60 minutes

Key Skills


Critical Listening

Appraising

Analysis

Essay Writing

Educator


Rory H

Music Specialist

Rory is a music fanatic! With a number of years teaching music in the classroom, Rory now also works closely with individuals and small groups to help develop their skills and work towards their learning targets.