Topic 2 Year 7 Music

Topic  Rythm Works  
No of lessons  6
When is it happening  Term 2 Year 7
What will students learn Learners must be able to use mnemonics to learn a range of rhythms and be able to combine them with a class ensemble.  They will learn the cultural significance of samba and carnival and understand the relevance of the music to the South American culture.  Learners will develop their listening skills through performing different rhythms with their class and through listening to the samba leader for musical direction. Learners are able to use more keywords relevant to samba and will develop their skill in describing music using these keywords.  Learners will develop their confidence in performing and develop a greater sense of musical awareness through understanding how polyrhythms fit together
Key Knowledge that students should know at the end of 'Topic' This is the knowledge that students will meet for the first time in this topic  New knowledge of the national music and culture of Brazil.  Of how it is learnt in that culture and how to perform as a class effectively
This is knowledge that students may have met before but will need to deepen their understanding  Students should have gained knowledge of musical elements such as tempo, texture, duration (rhythm) and rehearsal techniques. They should understand what pulse is.
Key Skills that students should be able to demonstrate at the end of 'Topic' This is the skills  that students will meet for the first time in this topic How to use mnemonics to perform and remember certain rhythms.  How to listen to each other effectively to make ensemble performance accurate.  How to work as a team, lead and help each other. How to work within defined structures in music.
This is skills that students may have met before but will need to develop  The opportunity to build on their performance skills of different rhythms and exploration of texture.  How to develop their musical awareness when performing in a larger ensemble
Key vocabulary that students should know and understand

Samba, Samba School, Carnival, Polyrhythm, syncopation/syncopated, Breaks, Call and Response, Percussion, Dynamics

Pulse, beat, rhythm, timing, texture, structure, improvisation

The Big Question  How is rhythm used in different parts of the world?


 Key questions that students should be able to answer at the end of the 'Topic'

What is samba and where does it originate?
How can we develop our samba piece?
What are breaks and why are they used?
What is samba funk?
How are rhythms used in popular music styles?
How can we create our own samba/pop rhythms?
Presenting and evaluating our samba rhythms