Join Date: May 2003
Location: London, England
It's not all about performance.
I got a B, but three marks off an A.
C theory <- fine and historical and anaylitical studies <- ouch
What board is your AS on? if its OCR I can help you out.
for performance, I got an A doing Led Zeppelin-Bron-Yr-Aur, Muse-New Born as my solo performances (no vocals on muse) , Incubus (yuck, but i was playing it for my friends performance anyway) anti gravity song (for group performance). So it's not hard. (just make sure you play everything perfectly, not half assed)
composition throw in everything you know, its marked by your teachers so just show off.
Make something you like, you should (must) include modulation(s) and 4+ instruments is a requirement. Remember you can have 2 of the same instruments as longa s they play different parts (e.g. two guitars, with different parts).
We were recommended to stay away from vocals as you don't get as many marks for them as instruments.
You have to write a commentary for it aswell so you can say anything that you have done in it. Throw in everything, circle of fifths, pitch axis, harmonising. All the **** you want.
For the harmony work it's simple once you get it, but pm me if you need a hand.
For the exam, study study study study study. The theory is ok but you have to know 3 pieces INSIDE OUT. And for the jazz ones who is playing what instrument who is playing the solos who wrote it, everything.