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Building Bricks

Exploring the Elements of Music





Hooks and Riffs

Exploring Repeated Musical Patterns




Dance Music

Exploring Rhythm, Chords and Metre in Music for Dance





Keyboard Skills

Exploring Effective Keyboard Performance Technique






Exploring Reggae and Syncopation







Exploring Film Music





I’ve Got Rhythm

Exploring Rhythm and Pulse





Exploring Ways to Develop Musical Ideas




Computer & Video Game Music

Exploring Global Computer and Video Game Music




Form and Structure

Exploring Musical Structures





All That Jazz

Exploring Jazz and The Blues




New Directions

Exploring ways to develop music from small ideas in twentieth century music





Sonority City

Exploring Instruments of the Orchestra


All About the Bass

Exploring Bass Clef Reading and Notation and Bass Line Musical Patterns





Exploring Rhythms and Performing as an Ensemble




Folk Music

Exploring Harmony and Accompaniments





Saharan Sounds

Exploring Textures and Rhythms



What Makes a Good Song?


Popular Songs and Musical Arrangements