Year 7 — Music

Term 1 & 2: Perform & Sing

Perform & Sing.

Students will start working on the 4 key learning areas, first by identifying their prior attainment and testing their abilities and then by setting specific targets on how to improve on those. They will be introduced to Music technology and learn how to record, play back and edit music, using the latest available resources.

Compose , Listen & Analyse.

Students will work on their confidence levels through a series of singing tasks. They will learn about vocal ranges and will identify their own, before choosing appropriate material to perform in front of a live audience.

Perform Ode to Joy and sing in a solo part within a group performance.

Voice

Use of vocal chord to create musical sound.

  • Spiritual
  • Moral
  • Social
  • Cultural

Develop the individual:

Students will consider emotions and feelings for different pieces of music. They will think about personal motivation.

Create a supportive community:

Students work in groups to negotiate and create thus developing their ability to communicate and compromise.

Term 3: My Composing Skills

Students will be introduced to the process of composition.

The students will first listen and analyse a composition by Benjamin Britten, called Dawn Interlude. They will aim to discover how the composer used specific elements of music to represent the elements in nature.

Students will compose a morning mood piece, describing the sun rising over the sea, in 3 contrasting parts.

Composing

The process of creating new music

  • Spiritual
  • Moral
  • Social
  • Cultural

Develop the individual:

Students will develop their understanding on how sound can create mental images in the mind of the listener

Create a supportive community:

Students will learn that composing is a process which can shape views and demonstrates elements of the culture and how people perceive the world.

Term 4: Instruments of the orchestra

Students will be introduced to composition. Students will compose a morning mood piece, describing the sun rising over the sea, in 3 contrasting parts.

They will then move on to learning about:

Strings & Brass instruments.

Students will look at the four families of instruments in detail, recognise them by sight and sound, and appreciate their characteristics and techniques. They will study orchestral pieces.

Woodwind & Percussion instruments.

Students will look at the four families of instruments in detail, recognise them by sight and sound, and appreciate their characteristics and techniques. They will study orchestral pieces.

Perform String and Woodwind parts of a classical piece of music and Perform simple Brass and Percussion parts of a classical piece of music.

Orchestra

An orchestra is a large instrumental ensemble typical of classical music, which mixes instruments from different families, including string instruments such as violin, viola, cello and double bass,as well as brass, woodwinds, and percussion instruments.

  • Spiritual
  • Moral
  • Social
  • Cultural

Develop the individual:

Develops appreciation for older styles of music which have influenced current musical trends.

Create a supportive community:

Shows how large musical ensembles need a conductor to coordinate them.

Term 5 & 6: Vocal Chords & Vocal Range

Vocal Chords and Vocal Range.

Students will work on their confidence levels through a series of singing tasks. They will learn about vocal ranges and will identify their own, before choosing appropriate material to perform in front of a live audience.

Solo live performance.

Students will work on their confidence levels through a series of singing tasks. They will learn about vocal ranges and will identify their own, before choosing appropriate material to perform in front of a live audience.

Perform solo twice, a song of your choice, focusing and demonstrating understanding of singing techniques.

Vocal range

Vocal range is the measure of the breadth of pitches that a human voice can phonate. Its most common application is within the context of singing, where it is used as a defining characteristic for classifying singing voices into groups known as voice type

  • Spiritual
  • Moral
  • Social
  • Cultural

Develop the individual:

Increase confidence levels and promotes self-esteem.

Create a supportive community:

Peer to peer encouraging feedback is given at the end of every performance.

New time: New title

New Description

  • Spiritual
  • Moral
  • Social
  • Cultural

Develop the individual:

Create a supportive community: