Year 8 Music Learning Map

Time Content Domain Topic Knowledge Organiser Revision Focus on Sound URL
Autumn Term 1 Sep – Oct Keyboard Skills 2 Keyboard Exercises Knowledge Organiser 7–introduction-to-the-piano
12 Bar Blues
Understanding Improvisation
Understanding Chords
Autumn Term 2   Oct – Dec Radio Shows Commerical / Non Commerical Stations Knowledge Organiser 8
Recording Studios
Writing a Radio Script
Recording a Radio Show
Editing techniques
Spring Term 1  Jan – Feb Music in Film Basic composing techniques Knowledge Organiser 9
Creating a soundtrack
Spring Term 2  Feb – Apr Music Sequencing 2 Garageband Basics Knowledge Organiser 10
Advanced step input
Exporting and Bouncing tracks
Summer Term 1  Apr – May Band Skills 2 Reading Advanced Tab Notation Knowledge Organiser 11
Ensemble Skills
Guitar Skills–electric-guitar-and-bass-guitar
Advanced  Drum Kit skills–introduction-to-the-drum-kit
Summer Term 2  May-Jul Music from Around the World Pentatonic Music Knowledge Organiser 12
Samba Music and Polyrhythms–samba-instruments
Music of the Carribean–caribbean-and-latin-music
Understanding Musical Fusions–fusion-extended-listening