Music

Objectives:

To develop ensemble performance skills

To develop compositional techniques for intended outcome

To develop the ability to use musical language

To develop the ability to appreciate different styles and genres of music

To develop skills within music technology

To develop an understanding of the historical content and background to a range of music

To develop a passion towards music

To develop appraisal skills with one another

Resources:

Melody
Rhythm & Metre
Structure
Texture
Tonality
Harmony
Dynamics
Tempo
Sonority


Term

Autumn

Spring

Summer

Unit

Performing Together

Xmas Number One Project

Film Music

Ground Bass

Jazz & Blues

Time

7 weeks

7 weeks

5 weeks

6 weeks

6 weeks

7 weeks

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Listening & Appraising

Identify musical strengths

Music Appreciation

Song Structure

Performing

Group Performance

Compositing

Incidental Arrangements

Improvisation

HW

Listening Log

Listening & Appraising

Identify features of popular Winter/Christmas music/songs

The hallmarks of a good arrangement

Identifying target audience

Linking what you hear with the season

Performing

Original

New version unaccompanied

Finished version – recording session

Compositing

Choose a Winter/Christmas song and develop an arrangement of it to be recorded.

HW

Research

Listening & Appraising

Demonstration of how sound can create an atmosphere/mood. (Timing)

Use relevant musical vocabulary to describe Music.

Soundtracks

Performing

Live sequencing

Performance of composition

Compositing

Create a Leitmotif

SFX

Ostinato/Drone

HW

Storyboard & Cue Sheet

Listening & Appraising

Pachelbel’s Canon

Chordal Accompaniment

Texture

Performing

Perform a part in a group performance.

Compositing

Improvisation

Rhythmic chordal accompaniment

HW

Practice Skills

Listening & Appraising

Historical Context & Background Video (Slavery)

How Jazz Began?

Instrumentation

Performing

Walking Bass Line

12 Bar Blues

Major/Minor Chords

Compositing

Compose own Blues lyrics (Bessie Smith)

HW

Jazz & Blues Composers & Music

Listening & Appraising

Role of the performer

Share & Evaluate Performances

Performing

Riffs

Blues Scale

Group Performance with recording

Compositing

Extended/Altered Chords

Call & Response

Improvisation

HW

Review