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 https://fosuk.server1.apps.focusonsound.com/lessons/keyboard/#piano-1–introduction-to-the-piano
12 Bar Blues https://fosuk.server1.apps.focusonsound.com/lessons/chords/#12-bar-blues-chords
Understanding Improvisation https://fosuk.server1.apps.focusonsound.com/lessons/groups/#improvisation-in-jazz
Understanding Chords https://fosuk.server1.apps.focusonsound.com/dictionary/all#Major_and_minor_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 https://fosuk.server1.apps.focusonsound.com/lessons/musictechnology#other-effects
Spring Term 1  Jan – Feb Music in Film Basic composing techniques Knowledge Organiser 9
Leitmotifs https://fosuk.server1.apps.focusonsound.com/dictionary/all#Leitmotiv
Creating a soundtrack
Spring Term 2  Feb – Apr Music Sequencing 2 Garageband Basics Knowledge Organiser 10
Advanced step input
Exporting and Bouncing tracks https://fosuk.server1.apps.focusonsound.com/lessons/musictechnology#other-effects
Automation https://fosuk.server1.apps.focusonsound.com/lessons/musictechnology#other-effects
Summer Term 1  Apr – May Band Skills 2 Reading Advanced Tab Notation Knowledge Organiser 11
Ensemble Skills
Guitar Skills https://fosuk.server1.apps.focusonsound.com/lessons/guitar/#guitar-1–electric-guitar-and-bass-guitar
Advanced  Drum Kit skills https://fosuk.server1.apps.focusonsound.com/lessons/percussion/#drum-kit-1–introduction-to-the-drum-kit
Summer Term 2  May-Jul Music from Around the World Pentatonic Music Knowledge Organiser 12 https://fosuk.server1.apps.focusonsound.com/lessons/world/#chinese-music
Samba Music and Polyrhythms https://fosuk.server1.apps.focusonsound.com/lessons/ocr-gcse/#ocr–samba-instruments
Music of the Carribean https://fosuk.server1.apps.focusonsound.com/lessons/aqa-gcse/#aqa–caribbean-and-latin-music
Understanding Musical Fusions https://fosuk.server1.apps.focusonsound.com/lessons/edexcel-gcse/#edexcel–fusion-extended-listening