Music Year 9
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.
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
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.