In 7th Grade Music, over the course of the year, we will be exploring the concepts of melody, harmony, improvisation, form and composition. These concepts are things that we need throughout our career as musicians. Through the repertoire we will begin to delve into the important knowledge and skills needed to be well-rounded musicians.
Unit 1: Students will examine melody and investigate its elements. Students will determine how aspects such as melodic contour and even dynamics help convey the artist’s message.
Unit 2: Students, through the topic of the blues as an oral/aural tradition, will learn the beginnings of harmony and improvisation.
Unit 3: Students will focus on composition through the medium of Indian/Chinese/Japanese music. Through aural analysis and deconstruction students will delve into tonality and meter.