Music

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The Elements of Music

An introduction to the elements of music providing a foundation for musical learning in Key Stage Three.

The Elements of Music

Students will use their voices and bodies to make music while learning about each element practically.

Recorder Karate

Class-learning of the descant recorder. Students learn understand how to play a woodwind instrument by learning a variety of pieces.

Ukulele Hero

Class learning of the ukulele. Students will explore the history of the ukulele and learn four chords by playing together as a class.

Keyboard Skills

Opportunity to learn the keyboard, giving students a valuable method of making and playing music alone or in a group.

Keyboard Skills

Students learn correct playing technique, how to play chords and a variety of pieces on the piano.

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The Blues

Students will learn about the history of the Blues, including famous artists and its influence on modern music.

The Blues

Students will also compose and perform songs in the iconic 12 Bar Blues style.

Song writing

Students will create their own song in groups using a variety of instruments.

Song writing

A history of popular music and analysis of how to write a song.

Dance Music

A history of dance music from the Renaissance period to present day.

Dance Music

Students will perform famous dance music using GarageBand and compose their own dance tracks.

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Minimalism

An exploration of Minimalism in the Twentieth Century and its impact on performing arts.

Minimalism

Students will perform Minimalist pieces and compose their own piece in this style.

Film and Videogame Music

Students will have the chance to compose their own score for a film clip and a videogame.

Film and Videogame Music

Students will also perform famous examples of music from these genres on the keyboards.

World Music

An insight into the cultures and music of four countries: China, Jamaica, Brazil and the countries of West Africa

World Music

Students will perform and compose in each style over six lessons, including African Drumming and Samba.

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GCSE Theme:  Musical Forms and Devices

The eras of music history, the elements of music, structures.

GCSE Theme 1:  Musical Forms and Devices

Ornamentation, articulation, solo composition.

GCSE Theme 2:  Music for Ensemble

Musical genres, texture and sonority.

GCSE Theme 2:  Music for Ensemble

Solo composition, ensemble performance, listening skills.

GCSE Theme 3:  Film Music

History of film music, listening skills, solo composition.

GCSE Theme 3:  Film Music

Solo composition, film-scoring techniques, listening skills.

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GCSE Theme 4:  Popular Music

History of popular music, lyric-writing, listening skills.

GCSE Theme 4:  Popular Music

Song structures, solo composition, solo performance.

GCSE Theme 1 and 2 revision:

Revision of topics one and two. Composition and performance.

 

GCSE Theme 3 and 4 revision: 

Revision of topics three and four. Composition and performance.

 

 

 

Exam Skills and Final Revision

 

 

END OF COURSE

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