Music / Year 7 and 8

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Curriculum content descriptions

Analyse composers’ use of the elements of music and stylistic features when listening to and interpreting music (ACAMUR097)

Elaborations
  • identifying elements of music aurally and then discussing how these elements, composition techniques and devices are used and manipulated to create a style
  • identifying and describing the features and performance practices that help determine a specific musical style or culture
  • Considering viewpoints – evaluations: For example – How effectively did the musicians use expressive techniques in their performance? What are the strengths of this performance or composition?
  • following scores while listening to musical works and using these as a tool for interpreting music
  • accessing and researching music through real or virtual performances to analyse performers’ interpretations of composers’ intentions
General capabilities
  • Literacy Literacy
  • Critical and creative thinking Critical and creative thinking
ScOT terms

Musical elements,  Music appreciation,  Music styles

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The Conversation: arts explainers

This is a collection of short articles (explainers) about arts movements (modernism, cubism), visual arts (film lighting), artistic method (Feldenkrais Method), music (classical, indi), institutions (the Oscars) and more. The articles are written in plain language and are authored by experts from universities in Australia ...

Interactive

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

Vivid Sydney – 77 Million Paintings

A series of video interviews with Nick Robertson about Brian Eno's '77 Million Paintings' installation, which was part of an exhibition in Vivid Sydney 2009. The resource includes clips of the installation.

Interactive

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 ...

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Musical theatre – music

Discover the key elements of theatre music through performance. Explore the key elements of musical theatre music, lyrics and orchestral score.

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Listen With Your Heart featuring Casey Donovan

An interactive music lesson where students explore the song 'Listen with your heart'.

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Electronic sounds

Students experiment and compose with electronic sounds.

Online

What is a Symphony Orchestra?

This set of resources introduces students to the instruments in a symphony orchestra and supports development of skills in aural identification of instrumental timbre. Conductor Richard Gill AO and musicians from the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra introduce woodwind, brass, string and percussion instruments in a video resource. ...

Video

Jogja hip-hop reaches birthplace of hip-hop

This is an article about the impact and influence of hip-hop music on the youth of Yogyakarta in Java, Indonesia. The author highlights the strengths of a globalised hip-hop culture to nurture young Indonesian artists who incorporate Javanese colloquial language into their lyrics. There is also a video clip of performance ...