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Girls’ School

Home Learning

YEAR 7 – students will need an attached copy of the keyboard template in order to practise the correct technique

 

Lesson 1

To review how pitch is organised on a stave and keyboard (thenational.academy)

 

Lesson 2

To be able to compose balanced pentatonic question and answer phrases, understanding the role of the tonic and dominant scale degrees (thenational.academy)

 

 

YEAR 8 – students will need an attached copy of the keyboard template in order to practise the correct technique (unless they have a guitar or keyboard at home).

 

Lesson 1

To review how pitch is organised on a stave and keyboard (thenational.academy)

 

Lesson 2

To be able to compose balanced pentatonic question and answer phrases, understanding the role of the tonic and dominant scale degrees (thenational.academy)

 

 

Year 9 – students will need an attached copy of the keyboard template in order to practise the correct technique (unless they have a guitar or keyboard at home).

 

Lesson 1

What is the role of chords? (thenational.academy)

 

Lesson 2

How are pop songs constructed? (thenational.academy)

 

Year 10

Lesson One – Listening task

Beethoven - Moonlight Sonata (FULL) - YouTube

  • Research the piece. Who is the composer? What Period was the piece written in? Is there anything that surprises you about what you found?
  • Listen to the track three times and make a note of all of the musical features that you hear.

*Attach listening sheet

Lesson Two – Musictheory.net

  • Access Musictheory.net
  • Click on Exercises along the top bar
  • Spend 15 minutes on Staff Identification – Note Identification and see how many notes you can correctly identify on the stave
  • Spend 15 minutes on Staff Identification – Chord Identification and see how many chords you can correctly identify

Lesson Three – Research task

  • Create a research page detailing features of the Classical Period
  • Consider the Elements of Music when designing your page

Lesson Four – Listening Task

  • Research another famous instrumental piece from the Classical Period. You could consider a piece by Mozart, Haydn or Beethoven
  • Listen to the track three times and make a note of all of the musical features that you hear.

* Attach listening sheet

Lesson Five – Focus on Sound

  • Log on to you Focus on Sound account.
  • Select Lessons on the Task Bar and then select ‘Music Theory’
  • Complete three of the lessons of your choice. Consider which area of Music Theory you need to develop your understanding of.

              

Year 11

Lesson One – Listening task

Bellowhead - Roll The Woodpile Down at Folk Awards 2014 - YouTube

  • Research the song. Who is the composer? When was the song written? Is there anything that surprises you about what you found?
  • Listen to the track three times and make a note of all of the musical features that you hear.

* Attach listening sheet

Lesson Two – Musictheory.net

  • Access Musictheory.net
  • Click on Exercises along the top bar
  • Spend 15 minutes on Staff Identification – Note Identification and see how many notes you can correctly identify on the stave
  • Spend 15 minutes on Staff Identification – Chord Identification and see how many chords you can correctly identify

Lesson Three – Research task

  • Create a research page detailing features of Afro-fusion
  • Consider the Elements of Music when designing your page

Lesson Four – Listening Task

  • Research another famous piece of fusion music. You could consider the theme music from a composer like Stan Getz or The Flecktones
  • Listen to the track three times and make a note of all of the musical features that you hear.

* Attach listening sheet

 

Lesson Five – Focus on Sound

  • Log on to you Focus on Sound account.
  • Select Lessons on the Task Bar and then select ‘Music Theory’
  • Complete three of the lessons of your choice. Consider which area of Music Theory you need to develop your understanding of.

Years 12 and 13

Please note that bespoke work will be set by the subject teachers and emailed to students.