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Secondary Music at Home – Week 16

Y7-9 Composing using Soundation | Summer playlists  || Y10-13 Super Quiet Uninterrupted Listening Time (SQUILT)

Secondary-MAH-webThis is our final week of Music at Home. We hope you have enjoyed using the ideas as much as we have enjoyed creating them for you!


Years 7-9: Composing using Soundation | Summer playlists 

1. Soundation

Soundation is an exciting online tool you can use to compose your own music. Use the link below to try it out...

Go to Soundation
  • Sign up
    To use Soundation you will need to sign up. You can opt for the free version, but you will have to verify your account before you can use the software. 
  • Starting out
    When you're signed up, first go to the Learn section (select this from the menu at the top). You'll find lots of topics and different ideas here that will help you create your masterpiece!
  • What do I do?
    You can create anything that you want to! If you've enjoyed thinking about film and TV music with our Music at Home tasks you could create some music to go with a plot scenario for something you might watch on TV, laptop or tablet.
  • Studio
    When you're ready, enter the Studio and have a go making your masterpiece!

2. Summer playlists

We're approaching summer, and it's time for some sunshine and relaxing in the garden over the holidays... One thing is missing though... the perfect summer playlist!

Put together a playlist and share it with us... we'd love to know what music you're into, and will feature some of them on our social media over the summer (if you'll let us).

  • Letting us know...
    Send your ideas by email, or via our page's FB messenger with the link in the box below

Share your work with us!

We'd love to see the work you've done! Head over to our Facebook Page to send us a message or use this direct link to our messenger and share your pictures and videos. We'll try to reply to all messages, and will choose some examples to share with our followers on a regular basis. 


Years 10-13: Knowledge organisers | SQUILT

1. Creating a knowledge organiser for new pupils

We would like you to create a knowledge organiser to welcome in new Year 7 pupils.

  • Example...
    Take a look at this example of a knowledge organiser for a Y8 project about the 12 bar blues
  • Consider...
    Think about what a year 7 will need to know...
    What vocabulary will they need?
    What did you wish you had known about music when you were in year 7?
  • Share your work...
    Send your knowledge organisers to us and we'll share it with the secondary music teachers in Derbyshire... Send your work by email, or via our page's FB messenger with the link in the box below

Share your work with us!

We'd love to see the work you've done! Head over to our Facebook Page to send us a message or use this direct link to our messenger and share your pictures and videos. We'll try to reply to all messages, and will choose some examples to share with our followers on a regular basis. 

2. SQUILT...

SQUILT stands for Super Quiet Uninterrupted Listening Time...

Watch the video below from Musical Contexts – three video extracts of music lasting for just over 10 minutes in total – then answer these questions:

 

  • Video 1
    a. Name three features that are typical of Baroque music
    b. What do you notice about the brass instruments?
  • Video 2
    a. Name three features that are typical of the Classical period
    b. What 'new' instruments have been added since the Baroque period and what has happened to the size of the orchestra
    c. Which two instruments, found in the orchestra in Video 1 have now disappeared?
    d. What is the 'role' of the piano in this piece?
    e. How does Mozart create a sense of balance and elegance, typical of this period of music?
  • Video 3
    a. Name three features that are typical of the Romantic period
    b. What solo woodwind instrument plays the theme at the start of the extract?
    c. What solo woodwind instrument plays the theme after the instrument above?
  • Your favourite?
    Which out of these three is your favourite? Explain why