Music

S1 – S3 MUSIC: CURRICULUM FOR EXCELLENCE

Music Department DHS

SIGNIFICANT ASPECTS OF LEARNING

 

Throughout the BGE S1-3 these significant aspects of learning are integrated throughout all units of work and practical activities.

 

S.A.O.L – S1 – CfE level 3

PRESENTING

Perform music on at least 2 instruments/ voice from a range of styles & cultures demonstrating accurate pitch, melody, rhythm, timbre and dynamics

Use performance directions, musical notation and / or play by ear.

Demonstrate a musical flow with acceptable accuracy. Sing/ play in parts with clear diction, in tune and with good posture.

UNITS OF WORK

General musicianship: pitch / notation; rhythm and rhythmic notation; drumming.  Musicianship skills are developed using Kodaly method. Skills are transferred into reading music when performing on the instruments offered.

LIT 3-10a; LIT 3-21a; MNU 3-04a; MNU 3-07a; HWB 3-10a

Instruments taught: Voice; Tuned percussion; Keyboard; Guitar. Pupils will develop skills within group and solo performances in various styles and genres.

LIT 3-10a; HWB 3-10a

Simple part singing and differentiated parts in group and solo performance LIT 3-10a; HWB 3-10a; HWB 3-15a

 

CREATING

Produce a composition / improvisation folio demonstrating use of melody, rhythm, harmony, timbre, structure, dynamics and music technology. Compositions / improvisations will demonstrate skills acquired through performance.

UNITS OF WORK

Rhythmic composition: African drumming patterns MNU 3-04a; MNU 3-07a

Pentatonic / melodic composition  LIT 3-20a

Creative storiesLIT 3-10a

Peer and self assessment: classroom feedback / discussion LIT 3-10a; HWB 3-11a

 

EVALUATING AND APPRECIATING

Evaluate and analyse music listened to from a range of styles and cultures, identifying features and concepts heard.

Demonstrate giving and accepting constructive comment about their own and others’ work, including the work of professionals.

UNITS OF WORK

Instruments of the orchestra:identify musical instruments and families. LIT 3-07a; LIT 3-15a; LIT 3-10a

Film music / Programme music:identify tempo / dynamics / instruments / mood and character. LIT 3-07a; LIT 3-15a; LIT 3-10a

 

S.A.O.L – S2

PRESENTING

Perform music on at least 2 instruments/ voice from a range of styles & cultures demonstrating accurate pitch, melody, rhythm, timbre and dynamics

Use performance directions, musical notation and / or play by ear.

Demonstrate a musical flow with acceptable accuracy. Sing/ play in parts with clear diction, in tune and with good posture.

UNITS OF WORK

Instruments taught: Voice, Guitar, Bass guitar, Keyboard, Drum kit and Samba band. Continued development of skills within group and solo performances in various styles and genres.  Pupils are introduced to different methods of music notation e.g. TAB, drum kit notation, chord diagrams, to further develop music literacy skills. LIT 3-10a; HWB 3-10a

Continued development of musicianship skills e.g. musical literacy, aural training is embedded through all musical activities.  LIT 3-10a; LIT 3-21a; MNU 3-04a; MNU 3-07a; HWB 3-10a

Peer and self assessment: classroom feedback / discussion LIT 3-10a; HWB 3-11a

 

CREATING

Produce a composition / improvisation folio demonstrating use of melody, rhythm, harmony, timbre, structure, dynamics and music technology. Compositions / improvisations will demonstrate skills acquired through performance.

UNITS OF WORK

12 Bar Blues: improvisation and compositional exercises; drum kit fills & riffs LIT 3-20a

Scottish music / dances:compositional exercises e.g. strathspey LIT 3-20a

 

EVALUATING AND APPRECIATING

Evaluate and analyse music listened to from a range of styles and cultures, identifying features and concepts heard.

Demonstrate giving and accepting constructive comment about their own and others’ work, including the work of professionals.

UNITS OF WORK

Jazz / Blues listeningLIT 3-07a; LIT 3-15a

Scottish listeningLIT 3-07a; LIT 3-15a

Latin American / sambaLIT 3-07a

Identifying concepts associated with musical styles covered and instruments studied. Further introduction of music specific vocabulary.

Peer and self assessment – classroom feedback and discussion LIT 3-10a; HWB 3-11a

Presentations– researching a particular style / genre LIT 3-10a; LIT 3-11a; LIT 3-13a Self assessment: classroom feedback / discussion LIT 3-10a; HWB 3-11a

 

Through their BGE work in S3 there is an opportunity for pupils who have met the criteria required to gain either individual units or a full course award at NAT 4 level.

S.A.O.L – S3 – CfE level 4

PRESENTING

Perform music expressively and imaginatively with assurance on at least two instruments / voice from a range of styles and cultures demonstrating a musical flow, accurate pitch, melody, rhythm, timbre and dynamics.

Use performance directions, musical notation and / or play by ear confidently.

Demonstrate a musical flow with accuracy in range of solo and group performance contexts.

Pupils will specialise on 2 instruments of their choice and further develop existing technical and performing skills. Pupils will demonstrate a developing independence and growing confidence in interpreting musical scores MNU 4-03a

Pupils will perform in a variety of different styles in solo and group activities.

Group performance: Rock band unit – playing an independent part on chosen instrument within a group setting. Musicals and Opera unit

Peer and self assessment: classroom feedback / discussion LIT 4-10a; HWB 4-11a

CREATING

Produce a composition / improvisation folio demonstating understanding of form and structure, and use of melody, harmony, rhythm, timbre, dynamics and music technology. Compositions / improvisations will demonstrate skills acquired through performance.

Continued development in compositional skills through a range of compositional exercises e.g theme and variations; Q & A phrases.

EVALUATING & APPRECIATING

Evaluate and analyse technical aspects of music from a wide range of styles and cultures including understanding the social, emotional and cultural influences behind the music.

To further develop and encourage a broad musical awareness of many styles, genres and periods. The pupils will learn to understand and identify conceptsat NAT 4 level.

Presentations LIT 4-24a; LIT 4-21a; LIT 4-13a; LIT 4-11a

Co-curricular opportunities

 

For involvement and enrichment in the wider life of the music department and whole school community.

Choir

Guitar group

Orchestra

Samba band

Senior ensemble

Senior vocal ensemble

Show chorus

Trad group

Wind band

HWB 3-14a / 4-14a; HWB 3-08a / 4-08a; HWB 3-12a / 4-12a; HWB 3-13a (4-13a)