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Year 9 Music Curriculum

Key topics to be taught this year: Contemporary Song Writing, Time signatures; Structures; Music Technology

Autumn Term

Topic

Further details about the topic

Skills

1 & 2

Guitar project and Film Music

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

Composition, analysis and listening skills in GCSE style tasks.

Keyboard Performance

Spring Term

 

 

 

1

Hooks and Riffs

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

Composition, analysis and listening skills in GCSE style tasks.

Keyboard performance.

2

Music in adverts

Study of music in advertising and compositional techniques used.

Composition, analysis and listening skills in GCSE style tasks.

Summer Term

 

 

 

1

Music for computer games

Study of computer game music and how they are constructed.

Composition, analysis and listening skills in GCSE style tasks.

2

Performing film music

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

Composition, analysis and listening skills in GCSE style tasks.

Assessments:

Autumn Term

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 books

Music Matters 11 – 14 Bk 3 Chris Hiscock and Marian Metcalfe

All

Recommended reading

The AB guide to Music Theory Part 1. Eric Taylor

All

Equipment

Own/ school instrument

All

Enrichment opportunities:

Activity

School Choir

Wind Band

Concert Band

Percussion ensemble

Brass Ensemble

Junior Big Band

 

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