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Girls’ School

Home Learning - KS3, KS4 and KS5

YEAR 7 – students will need an attached copy of the keyboard template in order to practice fingering

 

Lesson 1

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/understanding-how-pitch-is-organised-c9hp2e

 

Lesson 2

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/understanding-treble-clef-notation-performing-the-first-two-phrases-of-amazing-gracetm-chj6ce

 

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

Lesson 1

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/creating-a-simple-accompaniment-part-1-6cu3ge

 

Lesson 2

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/understanding-how-to-perform-amazing-grace-in-a-manner-that-communicates-the-meaning-of-the-song-68v30r

 

YEAR 9 – students will need an attached copy of the keyboard template in order to practice fingering (unless they have a guitar or keyboard at home).

Lesson 1

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/which-are-the-most-useful-chords-6cupcr

 

Lesson 2

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/how-can-secondary-chords-be-introduced-in-an-accompaniment-cgrk6r

 

Year 10

Lesson One – Listening task

Four Seasons – Spring

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E_Qw6BQ_-_Q

  • Research ‘Spring’ from Four Seasons. 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 Baroque Period
  • Consider the Elements of Music when designing your page

Lesson Four – Listening Task

  • Research another famous Vocal piece from the Baroque Period. You could consider a piece by Bach, Handel or Vivaldi
  • 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

Girl from Ipanema

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AdQ3JDLlmPI

  • Research the song. 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 Bossa Nova
  • 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 band Bellowhead
  • 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.