In 8th Grade Music, over the course of the year, we will be extending our knowledge of harmony, form and composition as well as investigating the concepts of expression and eventually even mashups. Through the repertoire we will begin to examine the important knowledge and skills needed to be well-rounded musicians.
Unit 1: Students will dig deeper into the concepts of harmony, form and composition by writing their very own song based on modern harmony of rock and pop music.
Unit 2: Students will be studying how the musical elements of expression affect the mood of the composition through creating a soundtrack for a short film.
Unit 3: Students will explore how interweaving voices and complexity in form combine to develop a composition and will create a piece in the form of a “mash-up”.