Hyde Wind Band 2019

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Year 7 Music

During year 7, the following skills are developed:

  • Composition
  • Music Technology
  • Keyboard Performance
  • Guitar/Ukulele Performance  
  • Understanding Notation

 

Y7 1

Elements of Music

This performance unit introduces students to six elements of music: dynamics, pitch, tempo, texture, timbre & structure.

Students will learn about the elements through: paired & individual keyboard performances, singing & class percussion performance. The listening activity throughout this unit focuses on dynamics.

Pitch

This keyboard performance unit introduces students to traditional music notation. Throughout this unit students are taught how to read and perform music. Students will sing as a class and are introduced to treble & bass clef. The listening activity throughout this unit focuses on intervals.

 

Strings

Throughout this guitar, bass & ukulele performance unit students are taught how to read from tab, chord boxes & lead sheets. Students will independently work through a booklet, improving their performance skills each lesson. The listening activity throughout this unit focuses on tempo. 

The Orchestra 

This sequencing unit teaches students how to input & edit music in GarageBand. Students are also taught about the instruments of the orchestra and the families they belong to. The listening activity throughout this unit focuses on timbre.

Rhythm 

This technology unit teaches students how to use Sibelius software. Students will use their notation skills to input music into scores. Students will be taught about the note names: semiquaver, quaver, crotchet, minim & semibreve. The listening activity throughout this unit focuses on transcribing rhythms.

Video Games

During this composition unit, students will write their own music on GarageBand. Students will be taught how to use the elements of music to write ambient music, leitmotifs & theme tunes. The listening activity throughout this unit focuses on style & genre.

Year 8 Music

 During year 8, the following skills are developed:

·       Composition

·       Music Technology

·       Keyboard Performance

·       Guitar/Ukulele Performance

·       Ensemble Skills 

·       Understanding Notation 

 

Y8 1

World Music - Part 1

This bumper keyboard performance unit introduces students to music from all over the world. Throughout this unit students will perform music from: the Caribbean, North & South America, Europe, Asia & Africa. Styles including Blues, Tango, Flamenco and Gamelan. The listening activity throughout this unit focuses on texture.

World Music - Part 2

This bumper keyboard performance unit introduces students to music from all over the world. Throughout this unit students will perform music from: the Caribbean, North & South America, Europe, Asia & Africa. Styles including Reggae, Samba, Hip-hop and Calypso. The listening activity throughout this unit focuses on style and origin.

Ensemble Skills

Throughout this unit students are taught how to perform as a group (ensemble). Students will have the choice to perform on keyboard, ukulele or guitar. During the unit students will develop confidence, timing & performance skills whilst performing pop songs. The listening activity throughout this unit focuses on tonality. 

Classical Music

This sequencing unit teaches students how to input & edit music in GarageBand. Students are taught about a variety of Classical music including: Baroque, Romantic, & Modern.
Students will also explore Patriotic music. The listening activity throughout this unit focuses on timbre.

Musical Theatre 

This technology unit teaches students how to use Sibelius software. Students will use their notation skills to input music into scores. The listening activity throughout this unit focuses on transcribing rhythms.

 

Programme Music

During this composition unit, students will write their own music on GarageBand. Students will be taught how to use the elements of music & musical devices to create instrumental music that tells a story. The listening activity throughout this unit focuses on structure.

Year 9 Music

 During year 9, the following skills are developed:

  • Composition
  • Music Technology
  • Keyboard Performance
  • Guitar Performance
  • Ensemble Skills
  • Understanding Notation

 

Y9

Rock Music

This keyboard performance unit introduces students to rock music.

Throughout this unit, students are taught how to read and perform music. Students will study influential musicians and perform a variety of rock music: Rock n Roll, Heavy Metal and Punk Rock. The listening activity throughout this unit focuses on transcribing rhythms.

Pop Music

This keyboard performance unit focuses on pop music. Throughout the unit, students are taught how to read and perform music.

Students will also study influential musicians and perform pop music from various decades. The listening activity throughout this unit focuses on cadences.

Ensemble Skills

Throughout this unit, students are taught how to perform as a group (ensemble). Students will have the choice to perform on keyboard or guitar. During the unit, students will develop confidence, timing & performance skills whilst performing pop songs. The listening activity throughout this unit focuses on guitar techniques.

Film Music

This technology unit teaches students how to use both GarageBand & Sibelius software. Students will use their notation & sequencing skills to input music into scores. The listening activity throughout this unit focuses on time signatures.

Dance Music

This technology unit introduces Dance Music to students. Students will be introduced to different styles of electronic dance music (EDM). Students will also be given the opportunity to sequence (input & edit) pieces of music. The listening activity throughout this unit focuses on timbre.

Music & the Media

During this composition unit, students will write their own music on GarageBand. Students will be taught how to use musical devices & chords to create music that appropriately represents the action on screen. The listening activity throughout this unit focuses on musical devices.

Rewards

 

The Music Department encourages all students to work hard, and each term, reward students with stickers for Effort, Behaviour, Performance, Homework and Presentation. 

When students have collected one of each sticker they are rewarded with a pin badge and a postcard for their efforts. When all stickers have been collected across the year, an additional certificate is awarded.

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