Year 7 Music

Rationale

In year 7 Music classes, students have the opportunity to experience music in a fun, practical and collaborative way.  Students learn to play a musical instrument [brass, woodwind, string or percussion]. The classroom Instrumental Program encourages cooperative learning through the active participation in music making.

Classroom music activities build upon students practical skills by involving them in an investigation of the role and use of music and sound in societies.

Course Objectives

Students will:

  • Demonstrate an appropriate development of technique and sound production on their instrument.
  • Display an ability to discriminate pitch and maintain consistent rhythm.
  • Demonstrate an ability to perform on their instrument in an ensemble context with confidence and accuracy.

Content

  • Year 7 students will receive one instrumental and one general music lesson each week, for the entire year.
  • Instrumental Music Lessons occur under the guidance and expertise of our Instrumental Music Teachers. Students are issued with a musical instrument for the year, and work in small groups using a suitable tutor book such as “Essential Elements”, which caters for group and individual instruction. Throughout the year, students will have the opportunity to perform in class ensemble groups.
  • In General Music Lessons, students investigate what music is and how sound is organised. They participate in such musical activities as sound-scapes, rhythm games and mini ensemble rehearsals. Students will create, listen to and experience many styles of music.
  • Assessment will be largely based on student’s practical instrumental skills. There will be an end of semester class musical performance. Students will also be assessed on class work, both individual and collaborative.

Assessment