I don't think anyone's posted this anywhere else but if they have - sorry for repeating
So it's just over six weeks until gcses start, which means revision. But for music especially I have absolutely no idea how to revise for it. The edexcel syllabus is completely based around set works, and the exam format is short answer questions on 8 of the 12 set works, and a long answer question on a choice of 2 set works. Revision for the long answer questions is easy enough (notes on each musical element and device etc used in each piece) but for the short answer questions, I have no idea. From the few sample papers I've seen, these questions can be on absolutely anything about the piece, things like identifying playing techniques, instruments playing at different points, how many parts are playing, identifying which section of the piece the extract is taken from, and lots of things which are really hard to pick out by listening to, but it seems unrealistic that we're expected to memorise every single detail of every bar of each piece, especially for the longer pieces like the Mozart Symphony and Rag Desh. Or are we?!
Has anyone got any advice on how to go about successful revision?