Quick summary: This lesson is designed for a flipped classroom, where students learn new content by watching a video in their own time. This strategy provides the opportunity for students to build their knowledge, attitudes and values by themselves, thereby freeing up class time for hands-on work. By watching this video students start to visualise different rhythms and reflect on their own ways of constructing rhythm.
This lesson is part of the Fanfare Competition unit. The unit is designed for students to build their aural and technical skills while exploring music as an art form through listening, composing and performing. Students are encouraged to apply their learning by planning and organising a composition for the Fanfare Competition. The competition encourages young people aged 12‐21 years to write a new work to be played in the Sydney Opera House to replace the ‘cue bells’ for audiences to take their seats. It is a wonderful way to showcase young artists and musicians, and encourage creativity in young people.
- Students recognise and explore different ways of visualising rhythm.
- Students recognise different types of rhythm from around the world.
- Students reflect on their own music making and rhythm construction.
General capabilities: Critical and creative thinking, Ethical understanding, Intercultural understanding.
Australian Curriculum content descriptions:
Year 7 & 8 Music
Analyse composers’ use of the elements of music and stylistic features when listening to and interpreting music (ACAMUR097)
Year 9 & 10 Music
Evaluate a range of music and compositions to inform and refine their own compositions and performances (ACAMUR104)
Syllabus Outcomes: MUS5.7, MUS5.8, MUS5.9, MUS5.10, MUS4.7, MUS4.8, MUS4.10.
Time needed: 30 mins.
Level of teacher scaffolding: Low – allow students to explore the topic independently.
Resources required: Internet, laptops and earphones, Student Worksheet. Fanfare Competition DIY Student Toolkit.
Key words: rhythm, visualise, genres, world music.
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