A2 Compositions from 2013

Here are some great pieces of work from the 2013 class..

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A2 Controlled Assessment – your record

Please click on the link below to download your individual controlled assessment record:

A2 Controlled Assessment Record

Once downloaded (as Open Office) please do the following:

1. Log in to the school website

2. Open up your google docs

3. Upload the Controlled Assessment record (from your downloads folder) to google docs

4. Once uploaded, please “share” the file with:

fisherd@simonballe.herts.sch.uk and austind@simonballe.herts.sch.uk

to do this click on file (top left) then share, something very similar to the window below should appear…please make sure that you Add people…me and Mr Austin..then click on Share & save. Bingo, job done!

Once uploaded you must update this document EVERY TIME YOU DO ANY WORK ON ANY OF YOUR UNIT 3 TASKS. This is absolutely vital!

Thanks very much to you all..


7th chords – what are they and how they are created…

Here is an overview of what seventh chords are, how they are named and created. This is of particular use for those looking at extending their harmonic palette in relation to the Task 3c composition. You are expected at A2 level to be using harmony that is more advanced than basic triads, power chords and purely diatonic sequences..

Once you have tried playing through some of these options, the next thing to consider is chord voicing: the order the notes are played in. This makes a huge difference to the way the chord “feels” when played in a real setting. The next post will cover some ideas for chord voicing for seventh chords on guitar and keyboard.