Music S1 and S2

In the music department in first and second year your child will have the opportunity to develop listening skills and compose as well as learning to play a variety of classroom instruments including:

 

Keyboard, Tuned and Untuned Percussion, Guitar and Drumkit

 

Pupils learn to play, listen, compose and read music through the study of a variety of Topics and Musical Styles:

 

S1 – Families of the Orchestra, Latin American Music, Reggae and Scottish Music

S2 – Instruments of the Orchestra, World music, Blues and Jazz, Music and The Media, Pop and Scottish Music

 

Each topic lasts approximately 6 weeks. At the end of each topic pupils are assessed on performing skills and understanding music (listening and literacy). Keyboard, Guitar and Drumkit progress are monitored through continuous assessment.

Homework

S1 and S2

Homework tasks are issued to support the listening and literacy elements of the course. The course in S1/2 is topic based. Each topic lasts for approximately six weeks and a series of compulsory Home Learning tasks (including historical and cultural context, musical literacy and musical concepts) are issued throughout the session.

In addition pupil are encouraged where possible to access alternative sources e.g. books, internet, family discussions etc in order to reinforce the knowledge of each topic.

Homework is marked by the class teacher.

Pupils taking instrumental instruction are expected to practise on a daily basis.

 

 

 

 

S1/ S2 Useful websites for music.

 

The following websites contain useful information to enhance the S1/S2 curriculum. As well as providing additional information many of the sites have audio/video clips as well as quizzes and worksheets. Enjoy!

 

Information Covering All Topics, Online Concepts Dictionary and Revision

http://www.ltscotland.org.uk/nq/resources/learnlisteningonline/index.asp

http://www.liberton.edin.sch.uk/Music/index.htm

http://www.same.org.uk

 

Information Covering Some Topics – Includes Games

http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/gcsebitesize/music/

http://www.soundjunction.org/default.aspa

http://www.classicsforkids.com/

 

Guides to Orchestral Instruments

http://www.bbc.co.uk/orchestras/guide/

http://www.philharmonia.co.uk/thesoundexchange/the_orchestra/

http://www.artsalive.ca/en/mus/instrumentlab/

http://www.dsokids.com/2001/instrumentchart.htm

http://www.thirteen.org/publicarts/orchestra/

 

Guide to Orchestral and Band Instruments

http://ngfl.northumberland.gov.uk/music/orchestra/default.htm

 

Latin American Music

http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/gcsebitesize/music/worldmusic/latinamericanrev1.shtml

http://www.lrc.salemstate.edu/aske/latmusic.htm

http://www.salsaholic.de/glossary.htm#Tumba

 

http://www.earthshakingsamba.com/es/video/video.asp

 

Reggae Music

http://www.oldtownschool.org/video/category/reggae/

http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/bluessoulreggae/guides/reggae//

http://www.bobartsinstitute.edu/bobarts/reggae.html

 

Jazz

http://www.neajazzintheschools.org/home.php

http://pbskids.org/jazz/

http://www.jazzinamerica.org/

 

 

Blues

http://www.pbs.org/theblues/

http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/bluessoulreggae/guides/blues/

 

 

Scottish Music

http://www.ltscotland.org.uk/nq/resources/learnlisteningonline/accesstoint2/scottishmusic/access3/index.asp

http://www.scran.ac.uk/packs/pathfinders/sub_category.php?sub_category_id=429&sub_category=Scottish+Music&category_id=1015&category=Music&PHPSESSID=13j4s7bmts7sc6uk79eihg32c2

 

 

World Music – S2 only

Sitar and Tabla and Gamelan

http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/gcsebitesize/music/worldmusic/indiatoindonesiarev1.shtml

http://www.gurusoundz.com/videos.htm

 

Gamelan

http://www.seasite.niu.edu/indonesian/budaya_bangsa/Gamelan/Main_Page/main_page.htm

 

African Drumming

http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/gcsebitesize/music/worldmusic/africanandcaribbeanrev1.shtml

 

All three topics

http://www.ltscotland.org.uk/nq/resources/learnlisteningonline/accesstoint2/worldmusic/index.asp  (Look at Access 3, Intermediate 1 and Intermediate 2)

 

 

Reading and Writing Music

http://www.musictechteacher.com/musicquizzes.htm (Includes games and some music technology)

http://www.musictheory.net/

http://www.8notes.com

 

 

Playing Keyboard, Drums and Guitar

http://www.ltscotland.org.uk/gigajam/,