MUSIC - Encore Pack


Encore - Course B - Textbook & Composition Portfolio - Set

Key features
• This book is suitable for Higher Level or Ordinary Level students.
• It covers all aspects of the Listening paper for Course B with notes and advice on Performing.
• Chapters are broken down into easy-to-navigate sections.
• Sections open with learning intentions that outline what will be covered.
• Prelude activities at the start of each section get students actively listening to and engaging with the material from the beginning.
• Overture introductions give students an overview of and key information on the section topic.
• Key musical terms are highlighted and defined in the text when they appear for the first time.
• Reprise boxes remind students of what some key musical terms mean when they appear again.
• Tracks and links are clearly marked throughout to let students know when they need to listen to a musical excerpt on the app or online.
• The prescribed works are broken down into shorter aural excerpts with accompanying analysis tables.
• Did you know? boxes provide additional information.
• Listen and Explore activity boxes appear in each chapter.
• Face the music questions at the end of each section test what students have learned.
• Finale activities appear at the end of each section.
• End-of-chapter reflection questions allow students to reflect on and manage their learning.
• Revision charts for each prescribed work allow students to revise important information easily and effectively.
• Exam corner sections prepare students for the Listening paper.

Composing Skills Book
The Encore Composing Skills Book is a separate write-in book where students will build up their composing skills step by step to the level needed to successfully complete the Composing paper in the final exam.

About the author
Nathan Barrett is the author of’s market-leading Maestro package for Junior Cycle Music. An experienced Music teacher, he is Head of Music in Alexandra College Dublin where he is also an Assistant Principal. He has a Bachelor of Music from Ulster University, a Masters in Education from Trinity College Dublin, a Postgraduate Diploma in School Leadership from the University of Limerick and a Professional Diploma in Advanced Music Theory and Practice.
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