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AoS4: Popular Music and ‘Africa’ by Toto


Introduction to Area of Study 4: Popular Music, studying a range of styles including rock, pop, bhangra and fusion. Develop greater understanding of the elements of music, with a focus on structure and music technology Analysis of the set work ‘Africa’ by Toto.

Example Key Words


The instruments which are used in a piece of music and their role


The order of the sections in a piece of music e.g. Binary (AB) or Ternary (ABA

Music Technology

The use of technology in the performance and composition of music


The sequence of musical notes arranged to form the main tune of the piece


The arrangement of different length notes


Music where two or more styles are blended (e.g. rock reggae)

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