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LIST OF TOPICS FOR SCHEME (YEARS 7-11)

YEAR 7
TOPIC SOURCE COMMENTS
RHYTHM & PULSE MUSICAL CONTEXTS These are the main topics. Most of these
FORM & STRUCTURE are in the current scheme. However, due
INSTRUMENTS OF THE ORCHESTRA to the lack of sufficient time, some of the
MEDIEVAL MUSIC lessons have to be matched up and
NIGHT & DAY combined into a single lesson. While
CHINESE MUSIC others can be skipped entirely.
NOTES, RESTS AND BAR LINES THEORY MATTERS These can be done entirely in a lesson.
SIMPLE TIME SIGNATURES There are sufficient numbers of
PUTTING NOTES INTO BARS worksheets.
RHYTHM COMPOSING
PENTATONIC MELODY WRITING MATTERS
RHYTHM
DORIAN MELODY
C MAJOR WORKSHEETS
G MAJOR
INSTRUMENTAL CLASSES The number of scales learned.
YEAR 8
AFRICAN MUSIC MUSICAL CONTEXTS These are the main topics. Most of these
OFF BEAT are in the current scheme. However, due
VARIATIONS to the lack of sufficient time, some of the
JAZZ IMPROVISATION lessons have to be matched up and
MUSIC & SPACE combined into a single lesson. While
INDIAN MUSIC others can be skipped entirely.
COMPOUND TIME SIGNATURES THEORY MATTERS
SHARPS, FLATS & NATURALS
SCALES, KEYS & KEYSIGNATURES
BAROQUE MUSIC (HISTORY) A ppt document is available
ARPEGGIOS & BROKEN CHORDS MELODY This is to help in composition. The lesson
ARPEGGIOS & BROKEN CHORDS IN (ELEMENTS) plans and worksheets are available in the
SERIES book.
INSERTING PASSING AND AUXILARY
NOTES
F MAJOR WORKSHEETS
D MAJOR
Bb MAJOR
INSTRUMENTAL CLASSES The number of scales learned.
YEAR 9
POPULAR SONG MUSICAL CONTEXTS These are the main topics. Most of these
MUSICALS are in the current scheme. However, due
SAMBA to the lack of sufficient time, some of the
MINIMALISM lessons have to be matched up and
combined into a single lesson. While
others can be skipped entirely.
TOPIC SOURCE COMMENTS
INTERVALS THEORY MATTERS These can be done entirely in a lesson.
ALL ABOUT CHORDS There are sufficient numbers of
USING WORDS AND SIGNS worksheets for each topic.
CLASSICAL MUSIC (HISTORY) A ppt document is available
A MAJOR WORKSHEETS
Eb MAJOR
A MINOR
E MINOR
THE TRIBE COMPOSING This is to help in composition. The lesson
PITCHED OSTINATO MATTERS plans and worksheets are available in the
MOODS AND FEELINGS book.
PHRASING & CADENCE POINTS MELODY SAME AS ABOVE.
POINTS OF MELODIC CLIMAX (ELEMENTS)
PHRASING & CADENCE POINTS II
INSTRUMENTAL CLASSES The number of scales learned.
YEAR 10
TOPIC SOURCE COMMENTS
Ab MAJOR WORKSHEETS
E MAJOR
B MINOR
G MINOR
F# MINOR
C MINOR
TERMS AND SIGNS WORKSHEETS
CADENCES WORKSHEETS
LISTENING TESTS
CREATING RHYTHMIC INTEREST MELODY This is to help in composition. The lesson
MORE ON SEQUENCES (ELEMENTS) plans and worksheets are available in the
AUGMENTATION & DIMINUTION book.
WALTZ FOR DANCING RHYTHM
WALTZ FOR PIANO (ELEMENTS)
WALTZ FOR ORCHESTRA
GIGUE I
GIGUE II
INTRODUCING HOMOPHONIC TUNES TEXTURE & TIMBRE
INTRODUCING INTERVALS (ELEMENTS)
TWO CAN PLAY THAT GAME
DEFINING A KEY HARMONY
MAJOR OR MINOR (ELEMENTS)
TONIC CHORD
DOMINANT CHORD
MORE USE OF THE TONIC &
DOMINANT CHORD
SUBDOMINANT CHORD
THE 3 PRIMARY TRIADS

SIMPLE HYMN TUNE FORM & STRUCTURE


A HADYN MINUET (ELEMENTS)
MOZART’S 1ST PIECE
BINARY IN THE BAROQUE
HANDEL CORANTE
A PAIR OF MINUETS
MINUET & TRIO
COMPOSING A ppt document is available
ROMANTIC MUSIC (HISTORY) A ppt document is available
INSTRUMENTAL CLASSES The number of scales learned.
YEAR 11
TOPIC SOURCE COMMENTS
THE 3 PRIMARY TRIADS HRMONY Most of these topics can be combined into
ENDING PHRASES ON I & V (ELEMENTS) groups of 2s and 3s into a single lesson.
PEDAL NOTES
RISING SEQUENCES
FALLING SEQUENCES
LISTENING TEST
USING LOOPS
HARMONISING AMPLED MELODY
FINDING HARMONIES
FINDING A BASS LINE
COMPLETING THE HARMONY
FINISHING TOUCHES
MESSAGES & MUSIC COMPOSING
THE SOLDIER’S TALE MATTERS
GRAPHIC SOUNDSCAPES
WINTER WEATHER
AUGMENTATION & DIMINUTION MELODY Most of these topics can be combined into
MELODIC EXTENSION (ELEMENTS) groups of 2s and 3s into a single lesson.
DA CAPO ARIA I
DA CAPO ARIA II
THE ROMANTIC CHARACTER PIECE I
THE ROMANTIC CHARACTER PIECE II
TENARY FORM COMPOSITION
PROJECT
REVISION OF TENARY FORM
BEYOND TENARY
MORE RONDOS
COMPOSING A RONDO
DUETS TEXTURE & TIMBRE
ROUNDS (ELEMENTS)
INTRODUCING DESCANTS
COMPOSING ROUNDS
INTRODUCING CANONS
PACHELBEL CANON
PACHELBEL PROJECT 1 & 2
CADENCES These are to round up the knowledge of
TRANSPOSITION music theory. Worksheets and ppts are
20TH CENTURY MUSIC (HISTORY) available
INSTRUMENTAL CLASSES IGCSE performance.