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Year 9 Music Curriculum

  Topic Further details about the topic
Autumn Term
1

Guitar project and Film Music

Study of Film Music and how melodies relate to characters. Performing iconic film themes.

Spring Term
1

Hooks and Riffs

How composers use hooks and riffs to create memorable melodies and accompaniments.

2

Music in adverts

Study of music in advertising and compositional techniques used.

Summer Term
1

Music for computer games

Study of computer game music and how they are constructed.

2

Performing film music

More detailed analysis of performing film music and how melodies relate to characters. Performing iconic film themes.

Assessment

  Topic Type of Assessment
CAT 1 Contemporary Song performance Performance (Vocal / Instrumental)
CAT 2 Film Music End of year exam

Main Resources

Resource Details Term
Text book Music Matters 11 – 14 Book 3 Chris Hiscock and Marian Metcalfe All
Recommended Reading

The AB guide to Music Theory Part 1 by Eric Taylor

All

Recommended Websites

 

All
Equipment Own or school instrument  

Enrichment opportunities

Activity or trip Day and time or term

Junior Choir

 
Senior Choir  
School Choir  
Wind Band  
Junior Percussion Ensemble  
Junior Brass Ensemble  
Junior Big Band   
Concert Band  

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