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. Students will explore the relationship between maths and music, and reflect on their own processes for imagining and creating music.
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 recorded by the Australian Youth Orchestra and played in venues across Australia 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 explore the relationship between music and maths.
- Students recognise some of their own strategies for creating music.
21st century skills:
Australian Curriculum Mapping
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.
General capabilities: Critical and creative thinking, Ethical understanding, Intercultural understanding.
Relevant parts of Year 7 and 8 achievement standards: Students identify and analyse how the elements of music are used in different styles and apply this knowledge in their performances and compositions.
Students manipulate the elements of music and stylistic conventions to compose music.
Relevant parts of Year 9 and 10 achievement standards: 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 interpret and perform music with technical control, expression and stylistic understanding.
Topic: Fanfare Competition.
Unit of work: Artology Fanfare Competition.
Time needed: 30 mins.
Level of teacher scaffolding: Low – allow students to explore the topic independently.
Resources required: Internet, laptops and earphones, Student Worksheet. Optional: Fanfare Competition DIY Student Toolkit.
Key words: maths, music, Beethoven, creativity.
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