Key Stage 3 materials: A complete programme of work for music technology with Years 7 - 9

I’m pleased to make the following 9 units of work for Key Stage 3 music available to readers of my blog. These were written a couple of years ago for Roland UK and I’ve been asked by many teachers for copies – so here they are! You might want to read the following detailed descriptions prior to downloading the units. If you enjoy using them, please leave a comment here so that others can be encouraged.

Unit 1: An Introduction to Vocal Recording, Sampling, Looping and Effects: ‘Students will explore and learn the skills required to create music using new sampling, effects and looping technology’. 8.3MB

Unit 2: Vocalise: ‘Students will learn how to use their voices as musical instruments in conjunction with a range of performance and sound processing technologies’. 0.25MB

Unit 3: An Introduction to Film Music: ‘Students will apply the key principles learnt in Unit 1 to the production of a soundtrack for a piece of film’. 63.1MB

Unit 4: Music and Image: ‘The main focus of the Unit  is to explore the various ways in which music can be linked to the visual domain in a live performance setting’. 14.3MB

Unit 5: Music for Computer Games: ‘Students will explore the processes behind composing music for computer games’. 122.1MB

Unit 6: Creating a TV Programme: ‘Students will explore how music reinforces the visual content of a television program’. 6MB

Unit 7: New Performance Environments: ‘Students will consolidate and develop their knowledge and skills from previous units (in particular Unit 1 & Unit 4)’. 0.6MB

Unit 8: Dance Music and the Club Experience: ‘This unit  is an introduction to traditional Trance music parameters and their links to visual material that enhance an audience’s experience’. 252.3MB

Unit 9: Music and the Web-based Radio Station: ‘Students will create and manage a web-based radio station, developing a knowledge and understanding of audio imaging and identity’.  26.3MB