Year 10 Music
Teacher in Charge: Mrs P. Robinson
In Year 10 will be focus on practical tasks such as focusing their listening an understanding of musical elements and structural devices using instruments and technologies. They will learn the basics of traditional notation as well as being immersed in modern technology that involves loops, creating their own loops, manipulation of sounds using sweep, pan, oscillators, bends etc., using up-to-date computers and software.
Students at Year 10 and encouraged in their endeavours to prepare, rehearse, present and evaluate a range of pieces. Evaluation of your own work and others is foremost at this level for students to think critically about performance, efficient practise, and understanding the nuances of playing certain elements of music to give a convincing performance.
This year an introduction to project learning will cover theory, composition, performing, technology, evaluation.
Introduction to Project Learning in group work.
Setting up a P.A. System - US credits available for this.
Introduction to theory through Project work as well as flipped learning.
Composing with Soundtrap and Noteflight.
Introduction of a 2nd instrument
Adapt an existing piece of music by changing its feel, style, or underlying harmony by adding other parts.
Prepare and present a performance of the changed music. Evaluate the performance and the effects of
Sing or play a variety of short, known pieces, both by ear and from notation. Rehearse a selection from the
pieces for performance within the school.
Rehearse a musical work for an ensemble, focusing on co-operation and listening for balance and intonation.
Refine the interpretation by considering such criteria as clarity, fluency, musical effect, and style. Present the
performance and evaluate its effectiveness.
Discuss and describe the use of music in different media over time (e.g., in television themes, radio advertising
Listen to a specific form, style, or genre of music (e.g., waiata, folk songs, sea shanties, national anthems) in
both the original and a contemporary style of performance. Describe how the performance conventions in
the music have changed over time. Develop and present a contemporary interpretation of a traditional piece
Contributions and Equipment/Stationery
Their own or rented instrument. To be prepared to be a member of at least one music group offered at Solway College
Recommended Prior Learning
Level 10 students will be learning their instrument of choice, preferably with an specialist teacher.