Hellesdon High School

& Sixth Form Centre

Year 9

 

  Topic(s) Key content to be learned Assessment

Autumn Term

 Genre and Production

 

Practical and Tech topics are integrated in year 9. The content in blue is not included in the tech topic.

• Artists, bands and producers who have influenced musical styles

• Audio effects – reverb and delay

• Automating effects
• Band skills
• Impact of technology on music

• Independent instrument practice

• Instrument free choice
• Performance, self-evaluation and peer feedback

• Musical genre through the ages: jazz, blues, hiphop, rock ‘n’ roll, soul, synth pop, pop punk, electronic, grime

• Solo performances
• What is music production
• Working with others in ensembles

Create a cover of a song in a different genre to the original. This can be done as a live performance or by using a DAW.

Spring Term

 

Composition

 

• Band skills
• Chord progressions in popular music

• Iconic classical composers
• Instrument free choice
• Learning how to accompany yourself
• Performance, self-evaluation and peer feedback

• Solo performances

• Using arpeggiators in DAWs
• Writing a catchy melody
• Working with others in ensembles

• 4 chord song

Compose an entirely new piece. This can be done as a live performance or by using a DAW (no loops).

Summer Term

 

Music for Media

1st Half Term

  • • Band skills
    • Creating emotion in film music
    • Exploring video game music through the ages
    • Iconic film composers
    • Instrument free choice
    • Introduction to film, TV and video game music

    • Performance, self-evaluation and peer feedback

    • Solo performances

    • The importance of major and minor in creating mood

    • Using repetition in film music
    • Working with others in ensembles

Compose two contrasting soundtracks to a 15 second video in order to change the mood of the scene.

Blood Brothers

2nd Half Term

  • To be completed with Drama