Year 9 Musical Contexts Resources

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Year 9 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 9 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 9 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 9 Unit 5

Popular Song

 

Exploring Songs and Arrangements

Year 9 Unit 6

Fanfares!

 

Exploring Music for Special Occasions

Year 9 Unit 7

Samba

 

Exploring Polyrhythms & Improvisation

 

 

 

 

Year 9 Unit 1

Musicals

 

Exploring Songs from the Stage

Year 9 Unit 2

Soundtracks

 

Exploring Film Music

Year 9 Unit 3

Rock ‘n’ Roll

 

Exploring Chords & Bass Lines

Year 9 Unit 4

Minimalism

 

Exploring Motifs

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Year 9 Unit 1

Musicals

Year 9 Unit 2

Soundtracks

Year 9 Unit 3

Rock ‘n’ Roll

Year 9 Unit 4

Minimalism

Year 9 Unit 5

Popular Song

Year 9 Unit 6

Fanfares!

Year 9 Unit 7

Samba

Rhythm

 

 

 

 

 

Pitch

 

 

 

Texture

 

 

 

Timbre & Dynamics

 

 

 

Melody & Harmony

 

 

Structure & Form