Music Year 9

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Miss L. Pascariu

At Year 9, Students will learn:

  • Basic Guitar skills
  • Musical theory and Listening skills
  • Group Performance
  • Composition 
  • Music topic(s)

 Course Standards

9MUS001 Demonstrate knowledge of music: Students will complete a test to measure their development of music topics, theory and listening skills.
 9MUS002 Compose two original pieces of music: Throughout the year students will develop simple compositional skills and will produce their own original music. This includes creating music on a program called Bandlab and writing songs as a group.

9MUS003 Group Performance: Student will perform one piece of music as a member of a group.

Instrumental Programme
 Year 9 Music students have the opportunity to learn an instrument at school. This requires them to attend weekly lessons and practice that instrument at home. Learning an instrument will prepare them for NCEA Music where the standard required at Level 1 is that the student has been playing their instrument for three years. Instruments available to learn are: trumpet, trombone, euphonium, flute, clarinet, alto saxophone, tenor saxophone, piano, guitar, bass guitar, drum kit and voice.

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.

Recommended Prior Learning

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