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Year 9

The Blues– Pupils learn characteristics of a new genre. Pupils learn how to perform using the 12 bar blues and how to improvise.

Composing a pop song– Pupils use the ‘4 chord trick’ to compose their own pop song, that includes lyrics, guitars and drums.

Best of British Music– Pupils combine all musical knowledge to create an ensemble performance of The Verve’s ‘Bitter Sweet Symphony’.

Independent learning– Pupils learn classic melodies on the keyboard whilst taking a more independent approach. Pupils are responsible for choosing a song, finding the notes on the keyboard, playing and performing.

Remix– Pupils take a song and remix it using music technology. They add loops and effects to create a song.