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    Year 7

    Exploring the elements of music and melodic writing

    Elements of Music ... Diagnostic/Bridging, Describing music, Reading pitch, Keyboard melodies, Vocal ensemble skill.

    Instruments and Hispanovision ... Sections & instruments of the orchestra, Exploring timbres, Hispanovision.

    Notation through time ... Origin of notation, Medieval instruments, modes and drones, Composing graphic scores, Exploring texture and dynamics

    Melody writing ... What makes a good tune, Using an 8-bar structure, Composing interesting melodies, Plainchant composition, Working with Sibelius

    Polyrhythms ... Reading Rhythm, Introducing African drumming, Composing using polyrhythms.