Year 10 Music Creative Foundations Semester A

Although 2021 timetables are yet to be finalised, course selection is now finished. Any changes to student courses will now take place in January 2020.

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Mrs W. Fleming

What is it?
• The exploration of modern music styles from 1950s onwards through performance (playing), composition (creating), listening and reading music .

• To learn 21st century skills such as working collaboratively, develop creativity, make connections, think critically and embrace culture.

It is highly recommended that students who are considering going on to NCEA Music Level 1 should take both Semester 10 Music A and B as these are two different courses building your skills and competencies.

What does it involve?
• Playing a musical instrument; the voice is recognised as an instrument.
• Solo and group playing and evaluating your performances
• Writing and creating your own music using sound trap, Logic Pro and Sibelius software.
• Learning to read and write music and notate music heard.
• Learning to research a musical topic and analyse music using the correct terminology.
• Studying Aleatoric, Pop, Blues, Rap, Rock, Metal, Hip Hop and other musical styles from the last 70 years.
• Stepping outside of your comfort zone to try new music and/or instruments.

Where does it lead?
• NCEA Level 1 – 3 Music.
• Sound engineering, performer, teaching, advertising, music industry.
• A lifelong enjoyment of playing a music instrument and the chance to make new friends by playing in music groups.

Contributions and Equipment/Stationery


Recommended Prior Learning

• Need to be learning a music instrument ( please note the voice counts as a musical instrument)
• Should be having lessons or have developed own personal learning through research using You Tube, Pinterest, etc and can show the teacher your plan.



Course selection will depend on the option lines and student numbers. There is no guarantee that the courses you select now will all be available for you in 2021.

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