YEAR 8 Overview

•  Orchestra, ensemble, understanding how combinations of sounds produce different textures and timbres.

•  Practical musicianship - exploring instruments and sounds

•  Ensemble project: RLPO schools concerts

•  Independent and group work to facilitate learning and development.


Discovering how an ensemble keeps together, using a common beat to regulate rhythm; to be able to increase and decrease tempo, dynamics, pitch; the role of the conductor/director.

Discovering how stringed instruments produce their sound, and blend with other ensemble instruments within an ensemble. Use film scores to demonstrate how orchestras enhance a movie and their value assist in the creation of emotions and specific scenes in the film world.




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