Music / Year 7 and 8

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Curriculum content descriptions

Structure compositions by combining and manipulating the elements of music using notation (ACAMUM095)

  • combining and manipulating the elements of music to imitate a range of styles, using appropriate notation
  • selecting, combining and manipulating sounds using technologies to create, develop and record music ideas
  • Considering viewpoints – evaluations: For example – How effectively are the expressive techniques indicated in the notation of the composition? What are the strengths of this performance or composition?
  • exploring technology as a tool for creating, notating, recording and sharing music ideas
  • arranging a familiar piece into a different musical style by manipulating the elements of music
  • Considering viewpoints – forms and elements: For example – What composition devices were used in your piece?
  • creating an arrangement of a known melody
  • using style-specific notation software to record compositions
General capabilities
  • Critical and creative thinking Critical and creative thinking
ScOT terms

Composing (Music),  Musical notation


Electronic sounds

Students experiment and compose with electronic sounds.


The Beauty of 8

The Beauty Of 8 eResource gives insight into a fusion of Australian and Japanese cultures and rhythm. The end product is an exciting and dynamic artform that appeals to all ages. Taikoz is at once meditative and free-spirited, primal and dramatic. This eResource encourages students and teachers to observe, listen, perform ...


It all 'ads' up!

Students create and explore advertising jingles.


The Whitlams meet the Sydney Symphony Orchestra

The Whitlams meet the Sydney Symphony Orchestra was produced through a partnership between the Sydney Opera House and the NSW Department of Education (then the NSW Department of Education and Training). It consists of an interview (divided into eight video clips) with Tim Freedman from The Whitlams and conductor Ben Northey ...


Meeting the Sun

An interactive music lesson where students will meet renowned Australian composer Elena Kats-Chernin and learn about her inspirations for composing and creating new works. Students will explore various stories and poems written by some of our incredible Anzac heroes and experience a performance of Elena’s Anzac inspired ...