The Arts: Music
Years 9 and 10
Arranging and performing
Summary of task
Students had to determine a community activity at which they could perform. They had to select repertoire and identify what style and form would suit the community performance. Students used their understanding of music making in different cultures, times and places to inform and shape their arrangement for the arrangement brief: a song for performance in an aged-care home.
The students developed their own arrangements of the traditional folk songs. Performances of the traditional English folk song Greensleeves, and the traditional Irish folk song The Last Rose of Summer featured in their final visit to an aged-care home. These are discussed in their oral reflections.
By the end of Year 10, students analyse different scores and performances aurally and visually. They evaluate the use of elements of music and defining characteristics from different musical styles. They use their understanding of music making in different cultures, times and places to inform and shape their interpretations, performances and compositions.
Students interpret, rehearse and perform solo and ensemble repertoire in a range of forms and styles. They interpret and perform music with technical control, expression and stylistic understanding. They use aural skills to recognise elements of music and memorise aspects of music such as pitch and rhythm sequences. They use knowledge of the elements of music, style and notation to compose, document and share their music.