Year 9 Music

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Mrs L. Wigram

This course introduces the language of music through modules which are made up of music theory, practical music and music technology. Students are encouraged to be creative and expressive while learning the basics of reading and writing music. Learning assessment activities are based around the four strands in the Arts Curriculum and feedback and guidance are provided throughout the course:

  • Developing practical knowledge - practical and written activities to explore music.
  • Developing ideas - research and understand a composer’s music
  • Communicating and interpreting - rehearse and perform tasks
  • Understand music - listening and practical activities to understand musical genres

Module 1: Film Music - students learn to play ukuele alongside learning guitar, keyboard and percussion skills using multimedia in the classroom. In the module students learn about film music and choose a film to focus on from a selection and they underatke research, compose music and perform on their chosen instrument. This involves an introduction to the software that we utelise in music and understand how to use Garageband, set up a basic sound system and use composition technology to write music.

Module 2: The instruments of the orchestra. Students learn about a variety of instruments through the music from Peter and the Wolf.

Module 3: Basic music theory and music appreciation - this module runs across the full length of the course.

Module 4: Pop Music. In this students learn about contemporary music and perform a piece of music as a group. 

Module 5: Adventures in Music. Each Year 9 course will undertaken a musical activity that works across the other curricula which culminates in a performance and presentation of a project. This is a collaborative task and students discuss options.

Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

It is recommended students purchase a music take-home workbooks supplied in class ($15), 1 x 2B pencil, eraser, highlighter



It is the policy of Taupo-nui-a-Tia College to have school-wide policies that inform parents and students of the criteria for administering all Assessments for National Qualifications.

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