The following books are recommended reading for GCSE Music students:


OCR GCSE Music Study Guide

The accreditited study guide, written by your two favourite music teachers.

OCR GCSE Music Revision Guide

A shorter revision guide for the course, not written by us, but still useful.

Rhythms of the World

The Rough Guide to World Music, Vol. 1: Africa and the Middle East - Rough Guides

Conventions of Pop

Switched on pop: How Popular Music Works, and Why It Matters - Nate Sloan and Charlie Harding

The Concerto through Time

The Classical Music Book: Big Ideas Simply Explained - DK

Film and Video Game Music

Film Music (Classic FM Handy Guides) - Robert Weinberg

Video Game Music (Classic FM Handy Guides) - Daniel Ross


How Music Works - John Powell


The Inner Game of Music - Barry Green