Year 10 Overview

•  Appreciation of music: Communicating through music.

This is a strand designed for under confident pupils, those pupils who have specific learning difficulties and does, in some cases, serve as therapy for those pupils who have anxieties in school and at home.

Pupils are encouraged to listen to a wide cross-section of music from all genres, and to appraise where appropriate. They are given opportunities to experience making live music, using tuned and un-tuned percussion instruments.

They are eventually tasked with producing a piece of music based on ideas presented to them and discussed as a group.



Listening and appraising a specific piece of music to use as a basis for developing composition work. The set music for 2015 - 2016 is Olivier Messain: 'Des Canyons Aux Etoiles' (from the Canyons to the Stars).

The class listen to the music several times before using tuned and un-tuned percussion instruments to re-create the music(or sections thereof) as prequel to creating their own music. The music is performed as a class and recorded as evidence.





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