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)

Elaborations
  • 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

Teacher resource

Sydney Symphony bite-sized music lessons: years 7-8

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 of Ross Edwards ('Spirit ground') and Handel ('Movement VI' of 'Water Music Suite'). There is a set of Teacher notes and Classroom materials for each composer. The PDFs on ...

Teacher resource

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 ...

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 ...

Interactive Resource

GrooveMaker

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 ...

Interactive Resource

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

Interactive resource

Sonic space: travel

Create your own soundscape from noises in a view from space of Asia, Australia and New Zealand. Explore sounds such as a satellite transmission, gamelan playing and Chinese voices talking. Think about the images and atmosphere suggested by these sounds. Arrange the sounds to make a soundscape. Experiment with order, volume, ...

Interactive resource

Sonic space: city

Create a soundscape from noises in a city. Explore sounds such as engine noises and sirens. Think about the images and atmosphere suggested by these sounds. Arrange the sounds to make a soundscape. Experiment with order, volume, pauses and repetition. Describe possible uses of your soundscape. This learning object is one ...

Interactive Resource

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 ...

Interactive resource

Sonic motion: water world

Make a slide show for a big screen to match a soundtrack with a 'water' theme. Choose text and visual effects to suit the atmosphere. Experiment with order, pace, brightness, repetition and contrast of the visual elements. Plan how to combine the images with sounds or music for a live performance. This learning object is ...

Interactive resource

Sonic space: home

Create your own soundscape from noises around a family home. Explore sounds such as voices talking and the hum of a washing machine. Think about the images and atmosphere suggested by these sounds. Arrange the sounds to make a soundscape. Experiment with order, volume, pauses and repetition. Describe possible uses of your ...

Interactive resource

Sonic time: fun time

Make a soundtrack for a slide show on seasons, snowboarding or gears. Choose noises for a soundscape to suit the atmosphere of the images. Experiment with order, volume, pace and repetition of the sounds. Plan how to combine the sounds with images for a live audiovisual performance. This learning object is one in a series ...

Interactive Resource

Forte

This iPad app contains the National Library of Australia's digitised sheet music collection - more than 13,000 sheets of music. The collection can be browsed by composer and by decade from 1800 to the 1970s. Each item of sheet music is presented page-by-page including the cover and back pages, many of which are illustrated. ...

Interactive resource

Sonic space: micro

Create your own soundscape from noises in a microscopic view inside human skin. Explore sounds such as a heartbeat and blood flowing. Think about the images and atmosphere suggested by these sounds. Arrange the sounds to make a soundscape. Experiment with order, volume, pauses and repetition. Describe possible uses of your ...

Interactive resource

Sonic time: our world

Make a soundtrack for a slide show on wildlife, sailing or traffic. Choose noises for a soundscape to suit the atmosphere of the images. Experiment with order, volume, pace and repetition of the sounds. Plan how to combine the sounds with images for a live audiovisual performance. This learning object is one in a series ...

Interactive resource

Sonic motion: living earth

Make a slide show for a big screen to match a soundtrack with a theme of living things and soil. Choose text and visual effects to suit the atmosphere. Experiment with order, pace, brightness, repetition and contrast of the visual elements. Plan how to combine the images with sounds or music for a live performance. This ...

Interactive resource

Sonic space: future mall

Create your own soundscape from noises in a futuristic shopping mall. Explore sounds such as synthesised voices and electronic music. Think about the images and atmosphere suggested by these sounds. Arrange the sounds to make a soundscape. Experiment with order, volume, pauses and repetition. Describe possible uses of your ...

Interactive resource

Sonic space: remote region

Create your own soundscape from noises around a remote roadhouse. Explore sounds such as a road train idling and an eagle calling. Think about the images and atmosphere suggested by these sounds. Arrange the sounds to make a soundscape. Experiment with order, volume, pauses and repetition. Describe possible uses of your ...