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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