Music / Year 9 and 10

Curriculum content descriptions

Plan and organise compositions with an understanding of style and convention, including drawing upon Australian music by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists (ACAMUM102)

  • planning, recording and communicating ideas in different musical styles, including Australian music by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists, using specialised notation and terminology
  • combining and manipulating the elements of music using repetition, variation and contrast to shape compositions
  • composing and arranging music using the elements of music to communicate style and genre, and considering contemporary Australian styles and emerging genres such as Aboriginal hip hop and mash up and classical fusion of instrumentation such as symphonic orchestra and didgeridoo
  • exploring and manipulating combinations of electronic and acoustic sounds to create new works, using technology as a composition tool and sound source
  • Considering viewpoints – psychology: For example – How does music used in games or film influence and stimulate an emotional response in an audience?
  • experimenting with contemporary media and recording techniques to create and refine original compositions and arrangements
General capabilities
  • 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

Aboriginal art,  Torres Strait Islander art,  Composing (Music),  Music styles

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