Philharmonia Orchestra instrument guides

Pupils (especially those studying SQA Music courses) please note the recent addition of these excellent videos to our links page for those wanting/needing to explore the instruments in more depth than the other ‘orchestra’ links there: Philharmonia Orchestra: Instrument Guides Which are also available with additional static content at:

Some tips for listening exams

Another note (first posted May 2010) saved from the Discussion board, tweaked when posted here to match the new Mandatory Concept lists, and slightly edited again in January 2018… Multiple choice Answer the question you’re being asked, not the one you think you’re being asked. So how many boxes should you tick in how many columns, … Read more

Types of jazz

Here’s a note originally posted to our Discussion board in May 2010 and now moved here with the text ‘Int 1 or 2’ replaced by ‘Nat 4 or 5’. Please note also that Dixieland (at that time listed at Int 2) no longer features in the CfE Music concept lists. Dixieland (aka New Orleans or trad … Read more