Pupils continue or start to their musical journey through developing performing skills in singing, percussion, drumming and keyboard skills. They start by recapping or gaining knowledge of note lengths and common rhythms, using and combining these to play a range of drum kit patterns. From here, notes on the stave lead into playing the keyboard. After learning these basics, improvising and composing, use of music vocabulary to appraise music are used to explore topics on scales, tonality and harmony.
In Year 8 pupils after a brief recap of notes and harmony, we embark on exploring and comparing music through Cover Version, develop knowledge of reading tablature and chord diagrams by playing the ukulele. After this, we start to get an insight into some of the areas of GCSE music with a continued focus on appraising, composing and performing with topics on Blues music, film music and EDM and techniques.
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