Pupils & facilities at The Maelor School

Music

Year 7 – the diverse cultural music of Indonesia:

Nôd y wers: Research the music of Indonesia:

Begin by listening to and researching Gamelan music (you will find out a lot from a google search, keep a list of any music you listen to and include this list in your work).

Think about:

  • How is it similar/ different to western music, what types of timbres are used (Strings, woodwind, brass, percussion, keyboards, voices).

  • Try to describe some of the music using MADTSHIRTS (M= Melody, A=Accompaniment, D= Dynamics, T= Texture, S= Structure, H= Harmony, I= Instruments, R= Rhythm and beat, T= Tonality, S= Speed).

  • What role does music have in Indonesian society? (are there types of music for specific events?)

  • Does the music vary from Island to Island?

  • How has gamelan music influenced western music? (hint: start by looking at Ravel, Debussy and Minimalism)

Use your research to create a powerpoint or information booklet, these can be sent to your teacher electronically.

Mrs Baglin: fiona.baglin@maelorschool.org.uk

Mrs Lucas: Norah.Lucas@maelorschool.org.uk

 

Year 8 – the diverse cultural music of Japan:

Nôd y wers: Research the traditional music of Japan:

Begin by listening to and researching traditional Japanese music (you will find out a lot from a google search, keep a list of any music you listen to and include this list in your work)

Think about:

  • How is it similar/ different to western music, what types of timbres are used (Strings, woodwind, brass, percussion, keyboards, voices).

  • Try to describe some of the music using MADTSHIRTS (M= Melody, A=Accompaniment, D= Dynamics, T= Texture, S= Structure, H= Harmony, I= Instruments, R= Rhythm and beat, T= Tonality, S= Speed).

  • What role does music have in Japanese society? (are there types of music for specific events? Does Japanese music link to other Japanese art forms?)

  • What is Taiko drumming?

Use your research to create a powerpoint or information booklet, these can be sent to your teacher electronically.

Mrs Lucas: Norah.Lucas@maelorschool.org.uk

 

Year 9 – Jazz and Blues

Nôd y wers: Understand the cultural and musical origins of Jazz, Blues and Gospel.

Begin by listening to and researching Jazz and Blues music (you will find out lot from a google search, keep a list of any music you listen to and include this list in your work).

Things to find out about:

  • Where does Jazz and Blues music come from?

  • Jazz, Blues and Gospel music have their origins in the slave trade, how did these types of music begin, why did slaves sing?

  • Which Western and African features can be heard in Jazz, Blues and Gospel?

  • What does it sound like?

  • Try to describe some of the music using MADTSHIRTS (M= Melody, A=Accompaniment, D= Dynamics, T= Texture, S= Structure, H= Harmony, I= Instruments, R= Rhythm and beat, T= Tonality, S= Speed).

Use your research to create a powerpoint or information booklet, these can be sent to your teacher electronically.

Mrs Baglin: fiona.baglin@maelorschool.org.uk

Mrs Lucas: Norah.Lucas@maelorschool.org.uk

I will be setting up a google classroom with a bridging unit for those of you wishing to study music at GCSE, if you wish to join this please email me fiona.baglin@maelorschool.org.uk and I will send the google classroom code as soon as I can.

Year 10

Please look at the class page on Google Classroom, during term 3 we will be working on finishing our Ensemble unit work and them moving on to the film music unit. Mr Griffiths (IT) and I are trying to arrange temporary 90 day access to Sibelius to enable you to compose, we will get these to you as soon as possible. If you need the google classroom code please email me fiona.baglin@maelorschool.org.uk

Year 11

As you have heard there will be no exams for you – if you have work you wish to send me you can still do this via google classroom and I will keep this as evidence.

THERE IS NO NEED TO COMPLETE ANY FURTHER WORK.

If you have a certificate from ABRSM, TCL, RockSchool, LCMM or Guildhall for your highest instrument or voice grade and are able to scan/ take a photo of it and send it to me this may also be useful fiona.baglin@maelorschool.org.uk

I appreciate the effort and hard work you have put in over the past two years. Learning is a lifelong process and the skills you have gained can stay with you forever, whether or not you choose to pursue music further you have a skill you can use throughout your life, music is something that can bring you joy at any time. I hope to see a number of you back for A-level but I urge you all to keep playing and enjoying music, in whatever form or genre.

I will be updating google classroom with a bridging unit for those of you wishing to study music at A-level.

 

Pupils who play instruments or sing

Please keep playing and practicing, enjoy your music. Use the materials that were last set by your teacher, you can add to this by looking on the internet for other pieces (there is a lot available for free). If you have a theory book keep working through this, I am available to help if you get stuck just email me fiona.baglin@maelorschool.org.uk