Music

Objectives:

To develop an understanding of what makes a good piece of music

To develop an overview of styles and genres

To develop peer critique of performance

To develop an understanding of fundamental harmony, structure, melody, rhythm, texture & expression

To develop recording and editing skills

To develop an understanding of the process in which to create a CD

To develop an understanding of how to best represent musical material

Resources:

Style / Genre

Elements of music

Composer & Historical Background

Arrangement

Recording

Producing

Studio effects


Term

Autumn
Elective 1

Spring
Elective 1

Summer
GCSE Preparation

Unit

Listening Guide to GCSE Music

Create an active listening guide to include a cd of live performances with information on each piece

Listening Guide to GCSE Music

Create an active listening guide to include a cd of live performances with information on each piece

 

Time

7 weeks

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5 weeks

6 weeks

6 weeks

7 weeks

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Listening & Appraising

Learn what is a listening guide

Examine music (Theory)

Styles of Music

Rehearsal Technique

Performing

Selecting and practicing chosen piece

Composing

Adapting and arranging chosen piece

HW

Practice Log

Listening & Appraising

What makes a good recording (Rights & Wrongs)

General observations of other groups

Final product evaluation

Performing

Recording and editing work

Composing

Garageband producer editing (Studio effects)

HW

CD cover, insert & design

Listening & Appraising

Learn what is a listening guide

Examine music (Theory)

Styles of Music

Rehearsal Technique

Performing

Selecting and practicing chosen piece

Composing

Adapting and arranging chosen piece

HW

Practice Log

Listening & Appraising

What makes a good recording (Rights & Wrongs)

General observations of other groups

Final product evaluation

Performing

Recording and editing work

Composing

Garageband producer editing (Studio effects)

HW

CD cover, insert & design