Key Stage 3 Curriculum

A wide variety of music styles are taught in key stage 3 to introduce pupils to this diverse subject.

Some of the areas covered are -

Musical Elements - Intro to musical elements and to provide a blanket basics for year group.

Renaissance Dance Music - Focus on period history and learning about dance suites.

Serialism/Chromaticism -  Period history and use of atonality.

African Drumming - Focus on drumming techniques and polyrhythm.

Musical Cycles - Focus on Gamelan, cannons and Minimalism.

Music & Media - Use of sound in film and TV.

Programme Music - Set a scene/mood through sound focus on melody and notation skills.

Classical Music - Focus on period history and learning about the Minuet dance.

Club Dance Music - Developing sequencing skills through a composition and remixing.

Processional Music - Music used for out doors entertainment, focus on Sambra

Romanticism - Timbre learning about orchestra and motif development

Rock Music - Focus on guitar skills and small group ensemble performance.

Singing for the Stars - Develop part/harmony vocal techniques eg. backing singing/piano styles.

The Blues - Focus on period history and learning about the 12 bar blues chord structure through song and intro to improvisation blues scale.

Cool Keys - Focus on developing blues through improvisation and performance.