S1

S1 - course outline

Date

Learning Intentions

Assessments

Key Concepts/Vocabulary

Homework

August - October

Band Carousel Project:

Introducing S1 pupils to main classroom instruments: Keyboard, guitar, drums, ukulele, tuned percussion

Instruments of the Orchestra - Woodwind

 

Recording of one instrumental performance Rhythms in HW Tasks

Chord symbols

Woodwind family

Blue booklet:

Assignments

1-5

October - November

Spooky Music Project:

Working together to create a “spooky” musical composition. Develop composing skills by experimenting with melody, harmony, tempo, pitch, timbre and structure.

 

Instruments of the Orchestra - Strings

 

Recorded group performance of Spooky music. Melody: chromatic, chord cluster

Harmony: atonal

Pitch: high – low

Timbre: crescendo, decrescendo

Structure: ostinato

Strings family

Blue booklet:

Assignments

6-9

December

Christmas Music Project:

Pupils develop their instrumental skills on one instrument by learning Christmas music in this performing project, should involve some collaborative working.

Instruments of the Orchestra - Brass

 

Recorded performances of Christmas music. Notes of the treble clef C-G’

TAB

Brass family

 
January

Scottish Music Project:

Pupils learn about Scottish dances and instruments.

Pupils learn to play Auld Lang Syne

 

Formative assessment of dances in class. March, reel, waltz, piano, guitar, accordion, fiddle/violin Blue booklet:

Assignments

10-11

February – April Solo Performing Project:

Pupils develop their skills as a solo performer, learning, performing and recording a range of pieces of music.

Instruments of the Orchestra – Percussion

 

Recorded performances. Revision of note values and pitch

Percussion family

Blue booklet:

Assignments

12-16

April – May Jazz and Blues Project:

Pupils gain an understanding of the history of blues music.

Pupils create, develop and perform improvisations on the blues scale, with optional chords and walking bass.

 

Music Technology project:

Creating sound and music for a short film clip using Logic Pro X.

 

Recorded performances of melodic improvisation.

 

Assessment of exported audio/video.

Jazz, Blues, Improvisation

Blues Scale, Saxophone, Trumpet, Piano etc.

 

Microphones, Loops, Sound effects (SFX), Panning

Blue booklet:

Assignments

16-20

 

 

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