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titleYear 7 and 8 Classroom Music

The program This subject offers an introduction to Music. It is based on learning about specific musical elements through a sequential and mostly practical program.

Students in this subject will develop their skills on a chosen instrument. They will investigate the Alexander Technique for musicians and learn to play scales on their chosen instrument, practice and perform a solo piece in a classroom recital and work in small ensembles or bands.

Students are required to purchase a music theory workbook called Don't Fret 1 or 2 depending on prior music knowledge. They will learn to read, write and play rhythms, melodic phrases and group works. They will learn to express ideas and feelings about their own and other people’s musical works. Students will also explore and learn to use computer programs such as, therhythmtrainer and

Students will be assessed on practical and theoretical work, group work and the development of their personal performance skills.