Zealarts Musical Books

Books

Musical Elements & Concepts: Aural Skills. STUDENT BOOK

Musical Elements and Concepts: Aural Skills, Student Book, is a concise overview of the elements or concepts of music with Mind Maps as the main teaching tool. The book is highly descriptive on each component of the elements or concept discussed. The printed book features an embedded electronic book where soundbites can be accessed through a web player. The Soundbites are a complementary set of targeted digital excerpts for selected key terms.

Musical Elements & Concepts: Aural Skills. STUDENT WORKBOOK

Musical Elements and Concepts: Aural Skills, Student Workbook, a workbook with Concepts Check and Listening Activities for all of the main and related elements or concepts of music. An added chapter with extra engaging activities for an overview of the content is provided. The eBook provides tracks and links of excerpts to accompany the text’s listening activities. Excerpts cover a wide variety of musical styles, including contemporary Australian music.

Musical Elements & Concepts: Aural Skills. TEACHER RESOURCE

Musical Elements and Concepts: Aural Skills: Teacher Resource is a helpful resource to be used as a guide and to accompany the Musical Elements and Concepts: Aural Skills: Student Workbook. It consists of suggested answers for concept checks and chapter review questions; general questions for each element or concept; details and listening activities for additional suggested listening activities; detailed answers to the Musical elements and concepts activities, overview of all elements or concepts and extra teaching activity ideas.

Mind Map Posters

Zeal Arts Mind Map posters provide an overview, and/or a detailed description of the concepts of music. These posters are engaging for any classroom and can be appreciated and built upon to cater for any secondary school stage.

There are twelve kinds:

  • Musical Concepts/Elements Poster : first branch only, six concepts of music: DURATION/ PITCH/ DYNAMICS & EXPRESSIVE TECHNIQUES/ TONE COLOUR/ TEXTURE/ STRUCTURE): The poster gives an overview for teachers to build on, students to study with, or to use in a main part of the classroom for view of all stages of music classes.
  • Musical Concepts/Elements Poster : first branch only, six main concepts plus Conceptual Links: DURATION/ PITCH/ DYNAMICS & EXPRESSIVE TECHNIQUES/ TONE COLOUR/ TEXTURE/ STRUCTURE/ UNITY & CONTRAST/ TENSION/ COMPARISON/ CLIMAX)
  • DURATION – concise description of the concept/element of music
  • PITCH – concise description of the concept/element of music
  • DYNAMICS & EXPRESSIVE TECHNIQUES – concise description of the concept/element of music
  • TONE COLOUR – concise description of the concept/element of music
  • TEXTURE – concise description of the concept/element of music
  • STRUCTURE – concise description of the concept/element of music
  • UNITY & CONTRAST – concise description of the concept/element of music
  • TENSION – concise description of the concept/element of music
  • COMPARISON – concise description of the concept/element of music
  • CLIMAX – concise description of the concept/element of music

It was so refreshing back in 2009 on the release of ‘Musical Concepts’. Over the last 8 years or so I have noticed an increase in quality of Aural responses across the board and I strongly believe Helene’s book has played a major role in this. On it’s release, Music teachers and students finally had a departure point and scaffold to guide and support the unpacking of the 6 Concepts of music. The mind maps are an amazing tool for visual learners and in our school, it is great for our students with non-English speaking backgrounds. The analysis and terminology explanations are great for those that want more definition and detail. We have nicknamed it the ‘Bible of Concepts’. Greg Thwaites Head Teacher Performing Arts FAIRVALE HIGH SCHOOL
The Music text by Helene Galettis is the most in depth and in detail textbook available for preparation for the NSW Music 1 Aural examination. The students found that the musical example sound bites and concepts mind maps to be particularly useful. Stella Levinsky - Music Teacher Chatswood High School
This is a fantastic resource for students and staff. Each musical concept is explained in detail with clear examples of all features presented. Listening examples are provided, as well as past HSC questions and tips for sitting exams. And don’t think that this book is only for Music 1 students, it will quickly become an indispensable part of your departments programs. David Gresham Director of Music St Catherine’s School, Waverley
Helene Galettis text is our main HSC text for Music 1. The teachers and students have found it well-organised and thorough. The book has great audio samples in soundbites highlighting musical terms, as well as chapter listening activities Dev Gopalasamy Head of Performing Arts Saint Ignatius' College, Riverview
The workshop was highly informative and inspirational for the students. It provided the students with a variety of approaches for structuring a written response in the aural exam. Additionally it provided an extra opportunity for students to practice their aural skills. Stella Levinsky - Music Teacher Chatswood High School
The Aural workshop our teacher organised was very helpful. I left feeling much more confident about the concepts of Music. The workshop was highly informative and engaging, with many different activities to help us understand each part of the concept. We even had a chance to ask about specific parts that we found difficult. Eg. Polyphonic, I now understand! Chatswood High School Year 12 Music 1 Student