Music / Year 9 and 10

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Curriculum content descriptions

Evaluate a range of music and compositions to inform and refine their own compositions and performances (ACAMUR104)

Elaborations
  • analysing how the use and combination of the elements of music defines their developing personal style and how their style is influenced by cultural and historical styles
  • listening to, analysing and comparing the performance practices of others to shape and refine their interpretation of a piece of music
  • comparing music from different styles to identify and describe stylistic, cultural and historical practices and inform their own composition and performance practice
  • investigating why and how different traditions, styles and contexts affect the experience and interpretation of a piece of music and taking this into account when interpreting and composing music
  • Considering viewpoints – societies: For example – How is this piece typical of the social context in which it was created? cultures: How are the elements of music used in this piece to convey a cultural identity? histories: What historical forces and influences are evident in this work?
  • evaluating the use of the elements of music when listening to and interpreting music
General capabilities
  • Critical and creative thinking Critical and creative thinking
  • Personal and social capability Personal and social capability
ScOT terms

Composing (Music),  Music appreciation

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

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 ...

Teacher resource

Sydney Symphony bite-sized music lessons: electives

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 from Mahler ('Third movement' from 'Symphony no 1') and Tchaikovsky ('Trepak' and 'March' from 'Nutcracker Suite'). There is a set of Teacher notes and Classroom materials ...

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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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 ...

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, ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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 ...

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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 ...

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 ...