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

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.