KS3 Music

Music KS3 Curriculum Map

Year

Autumn Term

Spring Term

Summer Term

7

Content:

Many Voices

Content:

Many Instruments

Content:

African Drumming

Content:

Musical Theatre

Skills:

Vocal warm-up, vocal skills, Extending vocal range, Confidence in performance, ability to place music into an historical context from Plainchant to Polyphonic singing, identification of different world music techniques.

Skills:

Music reading and notation, instrument recognition, performance skills on a chosen instrument Identifying instruments from around the world, composition, performance, appraisal and comparison of different musical styles and an understanding of music history from Medieval ensembles to the Romantic Orchestra. Studying the concerto through time.

Skills:

Performing, keeping a steady pulse, identifying pitched and un-pitched percussion, rhythmic composition, ensemble work.

Skills:

Vocal skills, musical theatre skills; learning to sing  while dancing and acting, solo and ensemble performing

8

Content:

Rhythms of the World

Content:

Minimalism

Content:

The Roots of Popular Music: Blues

Content:

The Roots of Popular Music: Soul/‘Lean on Me’

Content:

Reggae and Introduction to Music ICT

Skills:

Performing on various tuned percussion instruments, ensemble performance, keeping a fixed tempo, ability to identify and appraise cyclic music from Indonesia, Salsa Music from Cuba, Indian Raga and Bhangra, Rhythms of the Middle East.

Skills:

Comparison to world Music, recognising and applying key features in Minimalism, composition in a 20th century style. Developing ensemble composition skills

Skills:

Improvisation, chord structure, performance skills, structural awareness, Music research skills

Skills:

Guitar, Improvisation, creation of a cover version, understanding structural and harmonic links to 12 bar blues, call and response

Skills:

Music ICT multitrack recording, texture, syncopation, core musical skills-rhythm and pulse,  developing ensemble skills and creativity in own arrangements.

9

Content:

Bands and Groups

Content:

Atmospheric Music; film and programme music

Content:

Dance Music

Content:

Song Writing

Skills:

Performing, improvising, understanding and developing instrumentation, guitar, keyboard, drums, utilising Logic/Garageband as a basis for studio recording, autonomous music making

Skills:

Music ICT; Understanding how to import film clips into Garageband, Synchronising film and music, layering film soundtracks, developing an awareness of 20th Century compositional approaches-exploring texture, timbre, tone and electronic manipulation/ experimental music, core composition skills

Skills:

ICT, history of music, appraisal and comparison of dance music from different era’s,

Skills:

Performing, composing, instrumental and ICT skills; guitar, keyboard, drums/ percussion, appraisal.

Course Text Books/Websites: 

All students should listen to as wide a range of music as possible: on CD, radio or the internet.

www.youtube.com is a fabulous source of music tutorials and guides on how to play chosen songs.

https://frog.ricardslodge.merton.sch.uk/saml/ The departments FROG page will have most resources for learning including video tutorials and links to sheet music to learn from

http://www.bbc.co.uk/education/subjects/zpf3cdm The BBC’s Music bitesize page

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/profiles/2Vzx7Mns45RpC4wZWtXm15s/ten-pieces-secondary BBC Music 10 Pieces is a fabulous introduction to classical music

Additional Materials/Equipment required:

Most materials are provided by the Music Department, for example books, musical instruments, listening and recording equipment however if you want to really excel on an instrument it is advised to purchase your own. There are a range of visiting Instrumental Music teachers should pupils wish to begin/continue private lessons. All pupils who learn an instrument join one of the school’s high achieving ensembles, bands or choirs though these are open to all pupils. Pupils are encouraged to bring their instruments to classroom lessons and always practice at home. It is an advantage for pupils to have access to a keyboard in order to practice.

Home Support:

Your daughter is required to complete the homework set in Music. Music Homework may require pupils to practice repertoire studied in class. Students may book practice rooms in order to do this or use the iMac computers in A27 after school, if applicable.

Head of Department: Mr Lindsay