Music / Year 7 and 8

Curriculum content descriptions

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

  • 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


Can you clap the cymbal part from Carmen?

Get your clapping hands ready and join the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra as they play some music from the opera Carmen, by composer Bizet. Follow along with host Paul Rissmann and see if you can keep up with the orchestra! How does this piece of music make you feel? Why do you think it has that effect?