||Expressive Arts 5-14 Level C/D – Subject & Outcome Targeted
||Curriculum for Excellence – Second Level - Capacity Targeted
|The Mixer Desk
|| Introduction to the songs and the producer’s “main mix” of each song. Exploration and re-interpretation of this mix. Addition and recording of pupils’ input onto track and play back.
|| Music Using materials, techniques, skills & media Expressing ideas, thoughts and solutions Evaluating & Appreciating Information Technology Using the technology Creating and presenting
|| Successful learners Confident individuals Effective contributors Responsible Citizens
|| Allows quantitative and qualitative comparison of changes made – links to mathematical activities possible as well as subjective language work Development of IT skills within a creative context
|| Use of various recordings of other pieces of Scottish music in order to develop the comparisons and music appreciation skills targeted by this feature. In this way pupils could continue to develop their awareness of the creative side of music production and its impact on the sound quality of the piece
|Story behind the song
|| Viewing of images of 6 Scottish musicians. Listening to audio clips of their music & explanations of the influences and the story behind each song.
|| Music Evaluating & Appreciating Language Listening skills Environmental Studies- Social subjects Developing informed attitudes
|| Successful learners Responsible citizens
|| Development of citizenship skills and experience of the wider national community and culture.
|| This demonstration of how ideas and culture influence a personal performance could be adopted and applied in the production of language, music, art & design and enterprise activities
|Clips and Tips
|| Listening to audio clips & viewing of video & still images matches to these. Using the quiz materials
|| Music & Art & Design Evaluating & Appreciating Environmental Studies- Social subjects Developing informed attitudes
|| Successful learners Effective contributors Confident individuals
|| Expansion of general knowledge Development of cultural and aesthetic awareness Possible development of thinking skills and ability to “bridge” or link existing knowledge to new knowledge
|| Creation of a pupil (and teacher) version of this “database” – an actual or digital collection of favourite sounds and images. This could be combined with interviews or written information about the reasons behind choices of music and image and for matching these in this way
|| Shares photos of instruments used in traditional Scottish music & plays sample audio clips of each instrument
|| Music Using materials, techniques, skills & media Environmental Studies – Technology Knowledge and understanding Environmental Studies – Science Knowledge and understanding
|| Successful learners Confident individuals
|| The science, technology and design of musical instruments. An historical study of the development of each musical instrument through the ages A survey of the geographical occurrences of instruments and the links between them Study of musical instruments as depicted in artists’ work. Development of technology skills and knowledge and understanding of materials through construction of replica instruments
|| Revision of the structure of the traditional orchestra followed by discussion of each section e.g. woodwind, strings, etc. Activities where the instruments shown here are matched (or not) to their section and compared to the other instruments of similar type. Musical exploration of sounds made, methods of construction and materials used. Examination of distortion in instruments and how resulting sounds are used by musicians, e.g. Martyn Bennett, Mike Oldfield
|| Listening to and exploration of a variety of Scottish music
|| Music Using materials, techniques, skills & media Evaluating & Appreciating Information Technology Using the technology Language Listening & reading
|| Successful learners Confident individuals Effective contributors
|| Very effective and motivating use of interactive features to stimulate exploration of music through IT Could be used to inspire language development through discussion or more specific appreciation tasks Could be linked to expressive/creative dance, or to a study of the links between types of dance and the music used for these
|| Children could create a Musical Quiz for peers linked to this resource – in effect they could create their own quiz and then get peers to complete and evaluate each one.