Music KS3

Three areas of experience are developed. These formative years are vital as the foundation of future music-making for the School and for the individual pupil, probably giving access to a lifetime's involvement and enjoyment.

Opportunities are taken to perform the pupil's own music and the music of others. The media for performing include voice, clapping, percussion and the use of more sophisticated instruments with some imitation of ethnic ideas such as gamelan. The development of the voice is very important with the attendant emphasis on pitching and reading. All learn how to use keyboards and music computers.

Composing music includes three activities: improvising, refining ideas to a finished written or recorded state and adapting and arranging.

Listening attentively and critically is an important part of musical education. Many musical styles and traditions are studied.