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Music

 

Autumn Term 1:

Your child will be studying and focusing on:

  • The Music of the Baroque
  • Learning to play parts of ‘Canon’ by Pachelbel in canon from music notation
  • Learning about aspects of the 18th century in music
  • Learning about several musical genres within the period and the work of 5 18th century composers.

Autumn Term 2:

Your child will be studying and focusing on:

  • The Beatles
  • Learning about about the importance of the Beatles to us, even now
  • Learning to play ‘Yesterday’ by the Beatles on the keyboard
  • Learning to play chords to accompany the melody
  • Learning about the varied characteristics of songs in order to be able to tackle work in the next module.

Spring Term 1:

Your child will be studying and focusing on:

  • Composing a song
  • Composing an original song from lyrics through melody to backing
  • Preparing a performance of their song.

Spring Term 2:

Your child will be studying and focusing on:

  • The Music of West Africa
  • Listening to and performing music from West Africa in order to understand how music fits into life there
  • Composing music for a celebration of life using aspects of this understanding.

Summer Term 1:

Your child will be studying and focusing on:

  • Jingles
  • Learning how to create music that has instant impact and brevity and matches the visuals for an advert using the musical skills they already have.

Summer Term 2:

Your child will be studying and focusing on:

  • Music for Computer Games
  • Using their understanding of computer games to design a new game for which they will compose the music using musical skills they already have.

Music useful websites:

YouTube, searching for:
Music by Handel, Bach, Monteverdi, Purcell, Vivaldi
Game play from computer games that they know
Songs by the Beatles
Music for well-known adverts such as Coca-Cola, MacDonald’s and so on
Songs of their choice, focusing on the different phases and the roles of different instruments in the songs
Virtual Keyboard

Contact the Music Department

Phone: 01202 774625
Email: mapperley@leaf.bournemouth.sch.uk