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

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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 ...

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Soundscapes: you call that music?

This is a resource that focuses on creating soundscapes and music using Audacity software. It includes two videos that provide a guide to creating compositions from pre-recorded sounds and applying techniques to edit and manipulate sounds for different effects; teacher notes; four activity sheets, including a guide to presenting ...

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This is a free application for the iPad that focuses on creating electronic dance and hip-hop music tracks in real time using a virtual sound-mixing board. It features: eight tracks; 120 loops from a large loop library including drums, bass, bass-drums, lines, pads, percussion and effects; a multitouch interface with slide ...

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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 ...

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Figure - iTunes app

Create songs using this music production software that gives you drums, bass and lead synth. Choose your key and tempo, types of drums and rhythm, range, scale steps, pitch options for lead and bass. Can mix and save to app or sign up and share compositions on the developer's website. Free when reviewed 28/5/2015