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Music

“The aim and final reason of all music should be nothing else but the glory of God and the refreshment of the spirit.” Johann Sebastian Bach

OVERVIEW

Students listen to, and experiment with a range of sounds. They develop skills in creating and performing music which explores their ideas about the world. Students learn that they can express their love for God and people through singing and playing music. Students will also begin to develop confidence to be creative, skillful and informed musicians. They select and make choices about their use of the elements of music as they compose and perform. Students build on their ability to discriminate between rhythm, pitch, dynamics and expression as they listen to and make music. They develop their understanding of the varying features of music from different cultures and how these are used for different purposes.

TOPICS INCLUDE

  • Beat and Rhythm
  • Singing and pitch
  • Aural Training
  • Basic Theory
  • Performance
  • Music Appreciation

SUBJECT LENGTH

  • 3 periods per cycle

PREREQUISITES

  • Booklist Items

ASSESSMENT

  • Assessments
  • Participation in practical work
  • Performance
  • Observations and checklists

“Praise the Lord. Praise God in His sanctuary; praise Him in His mighty heavens Praise Him for His acts of power; praise Him for His surpassing greatness. Praise Him with the sounding of the trumpet; praise Him with the harp and lyre, Praise Him with tambourine and dancing, praise Him with the strings and flute, Praise Him with the clash of cymbals, praise Him with resounding cymbals. Let everything that has breath praise the Lord. Praise the Lord.” Psalm 150