Year 8 Music
The Year 8 curriculum will continue to build on the skills learnt in Year 7 to enable students to create and perform their own music.
There is opportunity for ensemble work and independent tasks to encourage students to take initiative, develop responsibility and relate with each other.
Students will study The Blues and Jazz Improvisation, further developing their keyboard skills and contextual understanding. They will then explore music technology when studying Film Music and create their own music to a film clip using GarageBand. Finally students will collaborate to form their own Pop/Rock Band, performing popular tracks using an instrument of their choice.
As in Year 7, assessment will be mostly practical and students will have the opportunity to review their work in a productive manner through the use of ‘SoundCloud’.