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In Years 7 and 8 most students undertake a study in classroom music. Year 8 students have the option to select two different music subjects as part of the Semester 2 electives.


Junior School Music is an introduction to studying classroom music, featuring tasks revolved around Music Styles, Performance, and Understanding Music.

Students complete research and practical assessment in Salsa Music, perform as part of a 5 - 6 piece band, compose their own music using loops/samples, and learn practical approaches to relevant music theory.

Students who do not already learn an instrument will have the opportunity to play a contemporary band instrument in class, including: voice, guitar, bass, piano, drums.

The Band

This class is all about playing in a band! We’ll put together bands of 4 - 6 students to learn, rehearse, and perform music from a variety of different styles including: Rock, Blues, Funk, R ‘n B, and Pop. We will also study famous live performances from artists such as Queen, Beyonce, Midnight Oil, and John Butler to understand how bands/musicians put on a show and interact on stage.

By the end of the semester, all students will perform and record a set of music!

Please note: it is expected that you already learn an instrument when you choose this subject.

Songwriting

Ever wondered why your favourite song sounds the way it does? How do you even get started writing a song?! This is the opportunity to let your creative juices flow! We’ll learn the basics of creating catchy melodies, cool riffs, and sick beats. Then we’ll use DAWs (Digital Audio Workstations) to combine them all together and record your very own piece of music.

By the end of the semester, all students will have their own song recorded to share online however you like!

All students have the option to enrol in the instrumental music program; an ensemble based program that provides group and individual tuition on a variety of instruments.

Please visit the PHSC Music Page for more information.

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