Music KS3

 

Students will apply key skills and vocabulary in a range of practical tasks. Using the medium of singing and instrumental playing they will cover music from a variety of countries, styles and tradition, creating and performing each lesson. Technology is introduced from Year 7 in order to develop different skills from the music industry whilst still applying traditional elements of music ready for the KS4 curriculum.

 

  Term 1 Term 2 Term 3 Term 4 Term 5 Term 6

Year 7

Singing Around
the World

Singing topic

Ukuleles

Introduction to ukulele playing and chord and tablature notation

Keyboard Skills 

Introduction to keyboard playing and treble and bass notation

Cubase Skills

Introduction to DAW software, recording and editing techniques

Composition 

Composing to a brief

Popular Music and Band Skills 

Ensemble and performing topic

Year 8

Musicals 

Singing topic

The Blues

History and performance of Blues Music

 

Gamelan

History and performance of music from Indonesia

Theme and Variation

Performance and Composition topic

Samba

History and Performance of Samba drumming music

Popular Music and Band Skills 

Ensemble and performing topic

Year 9

Remixing 

Using Cubase to create remixes

War and Peace

Composition Topic

African Drumming 

History and performance of African drumming

Reggae 

History and performance of Reggae music

Music for Media

Composing music to a media brief

Popular Music and Band Skills 

Ensemble and performing topic