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Year 9 and 10 Music

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​​​​​​​​​We study The Creative Arts because we want to create and communicate ideas and stories through sound, movement, words and images. We work individually, and in groups, to inspire understanding​ and happiness in ourselves and our audiences​​​​.

Subject description

Music is for you if enjoy singing, playing instruments, writing and composing Music, listening and responding to Music, exploring and experiencing new and previously unknown genres, performers and styles of Music. ​

Studying music will help students to improve group working skills to collectively perform and rehearse music; Improve individual creative thinking processes and apply them to performing, composing and listening. 

Skills develope​​​d

  • Singing
  • Playing an instrument
  • Composing music
  • Analysing and responding to Music 

Out of class require​​ments

Extra-curricular performances during lunchtimes and after school for College and Community audiences.

Participation in College ensembles, groups, Musicals, Showcase events, Community Music events.

What’s important for this subjec​​t

An interest and passion for music in its many styles and genres. You enjoy performing for “real” audiences of your peers and the community.

Course Outline & Assessment​​

​​​​Year 9
​Year 10​
​Unit 1 - Performing - Guitar, Drums, Bass, Keyboard​:
  • Performing keyboard solo – Hedwig’s Theme, Fur Elise ​
  • Performing guitar bass drums – “Hound Dog” Elvis Presley – rotate through playing ALL instruments in small group
​Unit 1 - Vocal Music: 
  • Perform small group (3 - 4 performers) Vocal with harmony
  • Compose Verse and Chorus song for voices (more than one vocal part to include harmony), piano/guitar, drums, bass guitar
​​Unit 2 - ​Song writing: choose guitar or keyboard focus, must include vocal element
  • Compose an original 16 bar relationship/love song for voice and guitar/keyboard, using 3 to 4 chords minimum
  • Sing and play your 16 bar 3 to 4 chord relationship/love song
​​​​Unit 2 - Digital Music Composing and Recording; Live Performance: 
  • Composition – original work based on a theme studied in class
  • Performance – rehearse and present to class
  • Prepare a Lunch time concert ​


​​Year 11 Courses and Pre requisites​
​​​To Study Year 11 Music - C or better in Year 10 English; C or better in Year 10 Music

​​​​Extra-Curricular Opportunities​
Arts Innovation Music Groups: Student Rock Bands, Instrumental Music Ensembles – Concert Band, String Ensemble, Voices with Courage, Guitar Gurus, Bi-Annual College Musical, Friday lunchtime concerts



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Last reviewed 18 May 2021
Last updated 18 May 2021