Music / Year 7 and 8

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Curriculum content descriptions

Identify and connect specific features and purposes of music from different eras to explore viewpoints and enrich their music making, starting with Australian music including music of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples (ACAMUR098)

Elaborations
  • identifying roles and responsibilities in music-making activities and contexts as both performer and audience member
  • identifying personal preferences in the music they listen to and the reasons for them
  • making judgments about music as audience members and articulating the reasons for them
  • discussing different opinions and perspectives about music and strategies to improve and inform music making
  • 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?
General capabilities
  • Literacy Literacy
  • Critical and creative thinking Critical and creative thinking
  • Intercultural understanding Intercultural understanding
  • Personal and social capability Personal and social capability
Cross-curriculum priorities
ScOT terms

Artistic purpose,  Aboriginal art,  Australian art,  Torres Strait Islander art,  Music

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 ...

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Twelve canoes: ceremony

This is a rich resource about the ceremonial activities of the Yolngu people of north-east Arnhem Land. Its centrepiece is a short film showing men and women engaged in ceremony, narrated by a Yolngu storyteller who describes how some ceremonies are open to all but others are restricted, and explains the purposes of various ...

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Pioneers of music

This downloadable zip file is part of the Adobe digital school collection of resources. The resource contains a PDF lesson plan on music appreciation and criticism, as well as several folders containing worksheets on music research, technical guides for Adobe Photoshop Elements, digital photography guides and technical ...

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Music profile: Street Warriors

This is a resource profiling Street Warriors (Awabakal brothers Abie and Warwick Wright - aka Predator and Wok), a pioneering and well-known Aboriginal hip-hop group from Newcastle. The resource includes: a summary of their career; a publicity shot; a 'Deadly sounds' video clip from the television series 'Move it mob style'; ...

Teacher resource

Asia-pop music

This is an online module consisting of teacher notes, three stimulus resources and student activities that explore the origins and elements of pop music in China, South Korea and Japan; and its influence on global popular culture. The teacher notes provide additional online resources and pedagogical advice. The stimulus ...

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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 ...

Teacher resource

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. ...

Teacher resource

Radio drama

This is a resource that focuses on how sound is used to create and enhance drama. It features a video of actor Marian Haddrick talking about sound in drama and performing a radio play with Brendan McCallum using props to create a sound score. The resource includes three activity sheets on soundscapes, radio advertising ...

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Traditional and contemporary Aboriginal Music, Performers and Protocols resource.

This suite of resource links enables teachers to explore a wide range of material about Aboriginal music, peak bodies, performers and protocols. This resource also provides direct links to professional Aboriginal musicians and programs based in Western Australia.

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 ...

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SmartMusic - iTunes app

Practise reading notation and rehearse voice and various instruments with this interactive music learning software that has an extensive library of sheet music.It provides accompaniment to performances with backing tracks. Record and listen to your performance and loop difficult passages.Free when reviewed 28/5/2015

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MSO Learn

This is an iPad app about the design and roles of a symphony orchestra. It introduces students to the various sections of an orchestra: strings, woodwind, brass and percussion and allows them to explore and listen to the individual instruments as well as the collective sound of the orchestra. The app provides profiles of ...

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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 ...

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

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

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

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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.

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Music profile: Maupower

This is a resource profiling Patrick Mau (aka Maupower among others), a Torres Strait born singer-songwriter and hip-hop artist. The resource includes: a summary of this career; a publicity shot; a 'Deadly sounds' video clip from the deletion series 'Move it mob style'; and a 'Listen up' audio of his experimental energy ...

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Music profile: Cassandra Williams

This is a resource profiling singer-guitarist Cassandra Williams from Hermannsburg in the Northern Territory. The resource comprises: an introduction to her musical career and family connections to well-known Aboriginal musicians including the renowned Gus Williams; the cover image of her 2009 album 'Desert Pop Lock and ...

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Music profile: The Last Kinection

This is a resource profiling The Last Kinection (TLK), the multi-award-winning Aboriginal hip-hop band from Newcastle, New South Wales. The band members are Kabbi Kabbi siblings, Joel Wenitong (Weno) and Naomi Wenitong (Nay), and their longtime friend Jacob Turier (DJ Jaytee). The resource consists of: an introduction to ...