Music

The course covers one new topic each half term:

Year 7

·         Introduction To Music – where students complete some base-line assessments to discover what skills they may already have in: Singing, Playing an Instrument, Improvising, Listening and Knowledge of Theory.

·         Preparation for the Carol Service – where students to have the opportunity to participate by singing in a large-scale performance as part of the college’s annual carol service. (Please note: students whose parents would rather their           children did not take part, may elect for them to do other work).

·         Rhythm – where students learn how to use rhythmic notation, take part in small group composition-tasks and learn to perform repertoire that focuses on rhythm.

·         Melody and Scales – where students learn how to use the treble stave, begin to compose original melodies, perform more exciting repertoire and use different scales or modes.

·         Instruments of the Orchestra – where students discover the richness of sound colours available in the modern orchestra and perform music from repertoire that exploits that understanding.

·         Music and Dance – where students perform music from a number of dance styles and begin to use Music Technology to compose their own dance music.

Year 8

 

·         Keyboards in Action – where students are enabled to perform music on electronic keyboards using more advanced techniques such as incorporating accompaniments and co-ordinating two hands.

·         Harmony – where students learn how to build triads (chords) and perform chord sequences using harmonic instruments such as the ukulele.

·         Ethnic Music – where students discover some of the riches of non-Western forms of music in performance, composition and through listening activities.

·         Riffs – where students learn to make use of repeated patterns, particularly in composing extended pieces using sequencing software.

·         Music and Mood – where students learn how music can be used to create a particular mood or atmosphere as in film music, through composing, listening and performance.

·         Karaoke – where students have the opportunity to build their confidence to perform as a soloist or within a group singing modern popular songs, potentially to an audience.

 

                     
 

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