Music / Year 9 and 10

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Curriculum content descriptions

Improvise and arrange music, using aural recognition of texture, dynamics and expression to manipulate the elements of music to explore personal style in composition and performance (ACAMUM099)

Elaborations
  • using aural skills and memory to identify, sing and notate pitch and rhythm patterns, intervals and familiar chord changes
  • improvising with instrumentation, dynamics and expressive techniques to develop the texture of a composition
  • experimenting with layering of sound to develop a personal style in improvisation and composition
  • applying an aural understanding of key and tonality when improvising and composing
  • exploring use of elements of music in different music styles, including those from other cultures and times, as a stimulus for improvisation
General capabilities
  • Critical and creative thinking Critical and creative thinking
  • Personal and social capability Personal and social capability
ScOT terms

Improvisation (Music),  Composing (Music),  Dynamics (Music)

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

Moving Image

Songmakers - How to rule the music world

This series of short films and accompanying resources explores song writing, music production and the Australian music industry. It is a structured series of clips from a video recording of a question and answer sessions between students and music producers, broken into short segments of students performing original compositions, ...

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 ...

Teacher resource

Composing as inspired by Gordon Hamilton SNAP

This set of resources focuses on composition. Students listen to and analyse the orchestral work, SNAP, by Australian composer Gordon Hamilton. They develop their own skills in composition and perform and record their own piece. A video features conductor Richard Gill AO exploring the work SNAP with musicians from the Tasmanian ...

Teacher resource

Arranging as inspired by Lisa Cheney and Liszt Nuages Gris

This set of resources focuses on arranging music. Students listen to and analyse Nuages Gris, a piano piece by Franz Liszt, as arranged for orchestra by Lisa Cheney, then create and perform their own arrangement. A video features conductor Richard Gill AO exploring extended techniques in music with musicians of the Tasmanian ...