Year 8 Musical Contexts Resources

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Year 8 Elements Focus

Each unit in Musical Contexts focuses on one of more of the Elements of Music - Rhythm, Pitch, Texture, Timbre & Dynamics, Melody & Harmony and Structure and Form.  The following overview of Year 8 units shows the elements covered and may assist long-term planning through the key stage and between key stages 2 and 3.

All of the Key Stage 3 Year 8 units above have been updated to include the new Key Stage 3 National Curriculum for Music Programmes of Study (effective from September 2014) on Lesson Plans (and in Lesson Bundle Zip Files) and Schemes of Work.  Musical Contexts has retained the “National Curriculum Level Descriptors” as a way or monitoring and measuring pupils’ Learning Outcomes in both the Schemes of Work, Lesson Plans and on various associated resources such as the “My Learning” plenary activities which occur at the end of each unit. 

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Year 8 Unit 1

African Music

 

Exploring Polyrhythms

Year 8 Unit 2

Offbeat

 

Exploring Reggae & Syncopation

Year 8 Unit 3

Variations

 

Exploring Ways to Develop Musical Ideas

Year 8 Unit 4

Jazz Improvisation

 

Exploring Improvisation & The Blues

 

 

 

Year 8 Unit 5

Recycled Rhythms

 

Exploring Ostinato & Junk Percussion

Year 8 Unit 6

Music & Space

 

Exploring Sounds, Dynamics & Instrumentation

Year 8 Unit 7

Indian Music

 

Exploring Raga

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Elements

Year 8 Unit 1

African Music

Year 8 Unit 2

Offbeat

Year 8 Unit 3

Variations

Year 8 Unit 4

Jazz Improvisation

Year 8 Unit 5

Recycled Rhythms

Year 8 Unit 6

Music and Space

Year 8 Unit 7

Indian Music

Rhythm

 

 

 

 

Pitch

 

 

 

 

Texture

 

 

Timbre & Dynamics

 

 

 

Melody & Harmony

 

 

 

Structure & Form