Can You Pass A-Level Music?

Test yourself - how will you do in an exam for 18-year-old music students?

Classic FM
Created by Classic FM
On Feb 9, 2018
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Have a listen to this excerpt and tell us - what’s the time signature here?

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What rhythmic feature can you hear being used in the string accompaniment?

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Which one of these terms is used in the melody line?

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What’s the tonality at the end of the excerpt?

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Time for a new excerpt: what’s the interval between the first two notes of the melody?

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What word best describes the texture here?

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Now, a bit of Bolero: which instrument takes on and develops the melody after the clarinet?

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Which of these terms features in that instrument’s melody?

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New excerpt now: time for some Vaughan Williams. What’s the time signature here?

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What word best describes the texture of this excerpt at the beginning?

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Which percussion instrument makes an appearance in this excerpt?

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Finally for this excerpt, which technique can you hear in the strings?

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Here’s a bit of Stravinsky’s Pulcinella Suite. What’s the interval between the first two notes of the melody?

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What ornament can you hear in the woodwind at the end of this excerpt?

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Which two woodwind instruments can you hear at the end?

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