Year 9-10 Music
Music is a crucial part of any person’s life and it surrounds us every day. Why not get in on the action?
Year 9-10 Music has a specific focus on using digital tools to create and explore music.
Using the latest online & digital tools, you will learn to create music using a variety of different materials and approaches. Using contemporary music examples, you will learn all about elements of popular music and how your favourite artists create the music you love.
What do you do?
Year 9-10 Music is organised in 4 modules which each involve creative hands-on music making activities.
Basics of Digital Music Production – In this module students learn all about Beats, Notes, Scales, Melodies, Chords, and Basslines through practical activities.
Making Music from Found Sounds – In this module students explore sampling and making music using everyday sounds.
The Art of the Mashup – In this module students create a mashup of two songs, bringing them together into one new and exciting piece.
Creating a Soundtrack – In this module students create a short musical work to accompany a still image or short video clip.
Through all of these modules you will learn about how music is organised and made, so you can develop skills to allow you to make your own music.
You will have the opportunity to share your work and collaborate with classmates throughout this subject.
Year 9-10 Music caters for a diversity of skills, backgrounds, and experience in music.
What skills do you develop?
You will develop skills including:
- Collaboration, communication and social skills
- Music Making – Beats, Chord Progressions, Melodies
- Critical thinking & Critical listening
- Technology literacy
- Audio Recording and Editing
- Creativity and musical exploration
- Planning, developing and notating compositions
- Manipulate combinations of the elements of music in a range of styles, using technology and notation
• Analyse a range of music from contemporary and past times
You must have access to the internet to access this course. Work will be completed and submitted online weekly. Attendance, participation, contributions and content sharing in online lessons is essential to successfully complete this subject.
Recommended but not required:
- a good set of headphones
- ableton Live 11 (Licence provided by VSV)
- a MIDI controller with pads and keys. VSV can recommend appropriate equipment if required.