9MUS

Year 9 Music - 1 Term

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Mr D. Pitt

WHAT THE COURSE WILL COVER:

This course covers some of the fundamental musical skills that the students need for Year 10 Music and beyond. These include: practical skills on guitar and keyboard, theoretical and contextual knowledge, aural skills and musical notation.

 

METHODS OF LEARNING:

  • Practical work on instruments through class band and individual performance
  • Course workbooks
  • Classroom based theory and aural tuition
  • Further performance opportunities available through co-curricular groups and activities.

 

WHERE DOES THE SUBJECT LEAD:

Music can be taken at all levels of the school. Core Year 9 Music prepares students for the Year 10 Music option.

Lessons are available through the school on a variety of instruments. However, individual Guitar lessons do not start until Year 10, as Guitar is covered as part of the Year 9 curriculum. There is a range of instruments available for students to hire.

Once a student has reached the appropriate level, they are encouraged to participate in one or more of the many school performance groups. 

Music Careers:

  • Music teaching (instrumental and classroom)
  • Performing (solo or group)
  • Conducting
  • Composing/Arranging
  • Accompanist
  • Music publishing
  • TV and Radio music
  • Marketing
  • Promotion
  • Music Management
  • Audio Engineering


Recommended Prior Learning

Year 9 Music is a core subject for three periods per week for one term of the year.

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