Arts – Year 10 Music

Staff contact

Jo Panizzolo jpanizzolo@navigator.sa.edu.au

 

Assumed knowledge or required/recommended background for both Year 10 Music A and B

  • The ability to play an instrument or sing
  • Willingness to undertake private instrumental/vocal tuition during the course to aid development
  • Have completed year 9 Musicsuccessfully

 

Course Length

Each Music unit is for 1 Semester (approx. 20 weeks)

 

Year 10 Music A

Course outline

Students will shape and perform a range of ensemble music practising skills and techniques to play expressively in a range of styles. Students will imagine, manipulate, investigate, select and evaluate sound and sound sources with developing aural perception, to create music for different intentions and purposes in compositions and performances. The students will record and communicate musical ideas to share performances and compositions in a range of contexts, using notation and available technology.

 

Course content

Performing

Students will work as part of an ensemble to present works to an audience. Students will be expected to reflect and critically appraise their own performances and rehearsal strategies.

Developing theory and aural skills

Students will develop theoretical and aural skills by identifying rhythmic, melodic and harmonic patterns and improve their skills in sight reading/singing and playing by ear.

Composing and music technology

Students will compose original material for a variety of instrumentation such as guitar, drums, and vocals. They will use music technology to record their original compositions and create backing tracks.

Music in contexts

Students will view live performances of a variety of musicians from a variety of eras and provide a detailed analysis and or comparison of the same work.

 

Assessment

Solo and ensemble performance: public performance

Theoretical/Aural Assessment

Composition/recording

Analysis/comparison task

 

Year 10 Music B

Course outline

Students interpret, rehearse and perform solo repertoire in a range of forms and styles. They interpret and perform music with technical control, expression and stylistic understanding. They use aural skills to recognise elements of music such as pitch and rhythm sequences. They use knowledge of the elements of music, style and notation to arrange music, document and share their music. The students will build on their understanding of musical notation so they apply that knowledge to their solo work.

 

Course content

Performing

Students will work individually to present works to an audience. Students will be expected to reflect and critically appraise their own performances and rehearsal strategies.

Developing theory and aural skills

Students will develop theoretical and aural skills by identifying rhythmic, melodic and harmonic patterns and improve their skills in sight reading/singing and playing by ear.

Arrangement

Students will learn concepts of harmony to be able to apply their skills when arranging simple pieces of music.

 

Assessment

Solo performance: public performance of 2 contrasting works

Theoretical/Aural Assessment

Arrangement