British Folk Music


A course structured using all elements of British folk music to build students' performance, listening and composition skills so that they are well-prepared for their GCSE music qualification.

Created By

Rory H

Beginner
Exercise

5 HOURS

5 LESSONS

British Folk Music

skill-acquisition

Course Overview



A Key Stage 3 music course on British folk music, pitched at the upper end of ability (high attaining Year 7 and 8s, as well as Year 9 classes). The course is structured using the elements of music and focuses on building students' listening, performance and composition skills, integrating all of the skills needed to prepare for a GCSE music qualification. The listening lessons focus on one element in relation to British folk music and allow students to develop their critical listening skills through a series of listening and short written exercises, including a GCSE-style listening test. Each listening lesson is then followed by a practical lesson which sees students applying their knowledge through performing folk music and composing their own music in folk styles. By the end of the course, students will have a comprehensive knowledge of the sound and style of British folk music, as well as a completed folk performance and composition.

Course Content



12 LESSONS

12 HOURS Total Length

Lesson 1

Sonority Listening

60 minutes

Lesson 2

Sonority Performance and Composition

60 minutes

Lesson 3

Tonality and Melody Listening

60 minutes

Lesson 4

Tonality and Melody Performance and Composition

60 minutes

Lesson 5

Harmony Listening

60 minutes

Lesson 6

Harmony Performance and Composition

60 minutes

Lesson 7

Tempo, Rhythm and Metre Listening

60 minutes

Lesson 8

Tempo, Rhythm and Metre Performance and Composition

60 minutes

Lesson 9

Texture Listening

60 minutes

Lesson 10

Texture Performance and Composition

60 minutes

Lesson 11

Structure Listening

60 minutes

Lesson 12

Structure Performance and Composition

60 minutes

Key Skills


Listening

Appraising

Analysis

Composition

Educator


Rory H

Music Specialist

Rory is a music fanatic! With a number of years teaching music in the classroom, Rory now also works closely with individuals and small groups to help develop their skills and work towards their learning targets.