Music Performance

Edexcel Music Performance BTEC (500/7844/6)
Subject Content


This unit looks at composition in its broadest sense. All composers deal with the same fundamental building blocks regardless of style or genre – generating musical ideas, exploring and developing those ideas, formalising those ideas into complete pieces and presenting the finished product in an appropriate format whether that be a printed form or a recording.
The unit explores a range of techniques at each stage in the compositional process. Learners are free to work within a range of styles, genres and instrumental resources (both acoustic and electronic). The focus is on experimentation and the practical exploration of compositional possibilities.

Learning Outcomes
On completion of this unit a learner should:
1    Be able to originate compositional ideas
2    Know how to extend, develop and manipulate musical material
3    Be able to appreciate the role and importance of the structural elements of composition
4    Be able to present a portfolio of compositions in an appropriate format.

Unit 7: Composing Music
Unit 40: Working and Developing as a Musical Ensemble
Unit 23: Music Performance Techniques
Unit 22: Music Performance Session Styles
Unit 43: Special subject Investigation
Unit 36: Studying Music from Around the World
Unit 33: Solo Music Performance Skills
Unit 30: Pop Music in Practise