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Higher Music

Skills, knowledge and understanding for the course

The following provides a broad overview of the subject skills, knowledge and understanding developed in the course:

  • skills in listening to music to promote aural perception and discrimination

  • knowledge and understanding of level-specific music styles, concepts, notation signs and


  • skills in creating original music, incorporating harmony and using compositional methods

  • reviewing the creative process and evaluating own composing

  • skills in performing music on two contrasting instruments in contrasting styles

  • self-reflection and review of rehearsal and practice skills

Important Dates:

Visiting Assessor (2 instruments) : TBC (Sometime between Mon 11th February to Friday 22nd March)

Composition completed by: Wednesday 17th April

Exam Paper:  Friday 26th April at 13:00 - 14:00

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