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Junior Certificate Music

Jane – Higher Level

After being delighted with my music practical I had looked at my whole music situation fondly, that was, until I walked out of science on Thursday and didn’t open a music book until last night. I think everyone else being on their holidays had definitely made me feel less stressed about music.

After a big study session I went to bed last night very worried. I didn’t want to let my teacher down who I get on very well with. It wasn’t that bad, I have to say. Set songs were fab, the William tell overture came up, which I kind of rambled with when talking about what made the music sound like rain drops and wind. (Study the hell out of set works second years!!)

Irish music was okay too, although again I kind of stretched it when talking about The Corrs, because I literally don’t know anything about them. Dictation was well, dictation. It’s never been my favourite question and I bet I did horribly in it but anyways. I haven’t looked at a book for choice works or songs since about may I’d say but I actually got it right (miracle) the listening part of 5 was pretty hard too. The rest was a breeze, I was happy with all the melody writing etc.

If I could do it again I definitely would not have left it until the night before, I hope my procrastination doesn’t drag my grade down on my practical.

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