Music / Year 3 and 4

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Curriculum content descriptions

Create, perform and record compositions by selecting and organising sounds, silence, tempo and volume (ACAMUM086)

Elaborations
  • experimenting with ways of using voices and instruments, combining sounds, silence, tempo and volume to create and perform music
  • exploring given rhythm and pitch patterns, structures or timbres to improvise and create music
  • using notation to represent sound and record ideas, such as inventing a graphic score to represent sounds of the environment
  • improvising and trialling ideas to create compositions for specific audiences and purposes
  • Considering viewpoints – evaluations: For example – How did the music make you feel and why?
  • creating, sourcing and organising music using a range of accessible technologies
General capabilities
  • Numeracy Numeracy
  • Critical and creative thinking Critical and creative thinking
  • Personal and social capability Personal and social capability
ScOT terms

Composing (Music),  Musical notation,  Tempo,  Dynamics (Music)

Teacher resource

Beethoven Allegretto

This set of resources explores beat and rhythm, melody, instruments, texture and structure. They focus on the Allegretto movement from Beethoven’s Symphony No. 7 in A Major Op. 92. A video features conductor Richard Gill AO with musicians of the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra explaining how Beethoven built this iconic Allegretto ...

Interactive Resource

Beatwave

This is a free application for the iPad and iPhone with a kaleidoscopic touchpad interface that enables the user to create and control music tracks without any previous musical experience. It features: samples of a range of music styles; a basic sound mixer including controls for tone, tempo and reverb; and the ability ...

Teacher resource

Getting Started with the Ukulele

This is an online teaching and learning resource on how to play the ukulele, featuring 14 scaffolded activities presented in three parts, ranging from learning parts of the ukulele and basic chords to developing skills, reading sheet music and performing for an audience. Each lesson is accompanied by up to three short instructional ...

Teacher resource

TrackSAFE Education Primary School Resources: Year 3, Year 4 The Arts

This unit uses various arts practices as the stimuli for exploring the safety message of Stop, Look, Listen, Think. Students create woven artworks to incorporate safety messages; they collaboratively develop a play about safety; and explore rap as a music form and combined with dance convey a safety message in a performance.

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World rhythms: tabla

This is a teaching and learning activity to construct and play a tabla or tube-la (double drum). The activity provides a brief history of the tabla, information about the materials needed to make it, time required, assessment strategies, the construction process, how to play the instrument and extension ideas. Tabla artefacts ...

Teacher resource

Arts-POP: arts packages of practice

This website provides infrastructure and material to support teachers in the classroom teaching of the arts curriculum in primary school. It contains units in all the arts subjects: Dance, Drama, Media Arts, Music and Visual Arts; and each of these units has a selection of supportive material that may include demonstration ...

Teacher resource

Sydney Symphony bite-sized music lessons: years 3-4

This resource is a set of four downloadable PDFs that are part of the Teaching resources collection of the Sydney Symphony Orchestra. They cover works by Paul Stanhope ('Spin dance') and Ralph Vaughn Williams ('March' from the 'English folk song suite'). There is a set of Teacher notes and Classroom materials for each composer. ...