Music Year 9

Course Description

At Year 9, Students will learn:

  • Guitar skills - Reading tab and playing melodies as well as reading chord charts and playing chords.
  • Musical knowledge - focusing on the elements of music. Includes notation and listening skills. 
  • Group Performance - students create their own groups and play a song as a member of a group.
  • Composition - students will develop simple compositional skills and will produce their own original music. This includes creating music on a program called Bandlab. 

Course Standards

9MUS001 Demonstrate knowledge of music: Students will complete a test to measure their understanding of musical elements, theory and listening skills.

9MUS002 Compose two original pieces of music: Create one original piece of music on Bandlab. 

9MUS003 Demonstrate practical Skills: Student will be assessed on their guitar playing and their group performance.

Recommended Prior Learning

Open Entry

Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

Students must either own or hire an instrument and be having instrumental lessons. Itinerant lessons (free instrumental lessons at school) are offered in the following instruments – trumpet, trombone, clarinet, saxophone (alto, tenor and baritone), guitar, drums and voice. Students will also need their own earphones or headphones.
Availability of instrumental lessons depends on demand.