In S1 you can expect to explore Music using a variety of different, fun activities. We start the year with learning about the most important Musical Instrument there is...Your Voice! We then explore Music Literacy using the Kodály Musicianship approach and transfer those skills to use them to perform on other Musical Instruments. We use Tuned Percussion, Stick Dulcimer and Keyboard to do this in S1. We will also explore different performance opportunities through an understanding of African Drumming and Gamelan as class activities in S1.
We will also explore the wonderful world of other people's music. We will listen to various examples of 'Programme Music' and explore how music is used to tell a story or express an emotion. Also, have you ever wondered what a Film would be like with no music at all? We will explore the importance of music in Films and the reason it's such an important consideration for the Writers & Director's of Films nowadays.
Once we have a good understanding of how other people create music we will use that understanding to create a wide variety of compositions of our own. Watch this space for new and exciting approaches to this as we develop the opportunities that new technologies offer us in Music.