Level 1 Unit 2: 20th Century Experimental Composition

In this unit you will be learning the experimental techniques used by modern composers to create striking and sometimes revolutionary pieces of music. Using these techniques you create your own experimental piece in learning sets.

Track 1: Steve Reich – Six Marimbas

Track 2: Terry Riley – In C

Track 3: Igor Stravinsky – The Rite of Spring

Track 4: George Gershwin – Rhapsody in Blue

Track 5: Henryk Gorecki – Symphony No. 3 2nd Movement

Track 6: Judith Weir – Ascending into Heaven

Foundation Unit 2: Soundscapes

Foundation Unit 2: Soundscapes

In this unit you will be looking at soundscapes and how the elements of music we learnt about can be used to create images, emotions, and a sense of place.

Track 1: Kerry Andrews – No Place Like

Track 2: Heitor Villa-Lobos – The Little Train of the Caipira

Track 3: George Gershwin – An American in Paris

Track 4: The Pogues – Metropolis

Track 5: Camille Saint-Saëns – Danse Macabre

Track 6: Leroy Anderson – Sleigh Ride

L1P Unit 1: Advanced Musicianship

In this unit you will develop your instrumental skills focusing on singing, guitar, keyboard and drum kit. You will also improve your ability to read different types of music notation.

Homework 1

Listen to this track. Think about the meaning of the lyrics, the style of the music and the instruments used.

 

Homework Week 2

Listen to this track.

L1 Unit 1: Musicianship

In this unit you will develop your instrumental skills focussing on singing, ukulele and keyboard. You will also improve your ability to read different types of music notation.

Homework 1

Listen to this track. Think about the style of the music, the instruments used and the mood of the music.

 

Homework 2

Listen to this track. Think about the style of the music, the instruments used, the mood and how it is structured.

Foundation Unit 1: Elements of Music

In this unit you will learn about the building blocks of music:-

Duration

Tempo

Pitch

Dynamics

You will develop your ability to read and write music using notation, improve your singing skills and build up your knowledge and understanding of the key elements of music.

Homework Week 1

Listen to this track. Think about the story, the instruments, the tempo and the style of the music.

 

Homework Week 2

Listen to thi track. Think about the different styles and instruments used.