Sound Check – Leaving Cert Music Course A

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A new and comprehensive programme for Leaving Certificate Music
Sound Check! is a new programme for Leaving Certificate Music Ordinary and Higher Level students and covers all sections of the Music Course A, including the Practical Exam.

Written by a highly experienced Music teacher and examiner, Sound Check! builds on students’ experience of music at Junior Cycle and prepares them for all aspects of the Leaving Certificate course and exam, giving them the knowledge and skills to succeed.

The new Sound Check! package includes a:

• Student Book

• Free Student e-Book

• Free Student Audio App

Student Textbook
Covers all sections of the Leaving Certificate Music Course A including:
aural skills
music theory and composition
Irish music
performance and technology
the four prescribed works
Visually attractive with a colourful design and clear visual aids
Each unit features: Detailed Notes, Analysis and a Revision Section
Units provide students with opportunities to develop their musical creativity, sensitivity and potential, through active involvement in performing, composing and listening to music
Content encourages students to listen purposefully to a wide variety of musical styles and genres alongside their prescribed works
Activities have been designed to meet varied learning needs, incorporating collaborative learning techniques and
assessment practices
Focuses on success through engagement with success criteria, past exam questions, sample answers and marking schemes
Encourages musical literacy through focused tasks and assessment activities
Composition questions formatted to reflect the new exam paper layout
Each chapter features comprehensive revision and assessment material
Summative assessment activities are provided within each unit
‘Lingo Lab’ encourages students to self-assess their understanding of important musical terminology and concepts
Detailed guidance on preparing for Practical Exams (including technology materials and unprepared tests)
Contains a wide range of activities designed to support learning and build confidence
Music Maps to assist with students’ revision of Prescribed Works
Highlighted key terms and definition boxes are featured throughout the text
Supports teachers’ diverse use of methodologies, varied assessment practices and digital learning technologies
New Student Audio App – this free App allows you to listen to audio tracks for your Sound Check! programme. Just download the Edco Audio App to your mobile or desktop device or you can also listen online