Music Year 9

Improvement Target What can you do?
To ensure work is neatly presented in books. a) Write date, title/learning objective and underline with a ruler.

b) Use blue or black pen with colours where appropriate.

c) Cross out with a single line e.g. cross out

d) Glue sheets neatly into book without folding if possible

To know, understand and use keywords. Music Keywords These words will help you improve your writing about performance & composition both in MS1 and in the music computer room.
To find ways to add expression to your performances. Expression in Music
To contribute to class discussions in a positive way. It’s OK to be wrong! Contributing an idea is a positive thing and it doesn’t matter if your idea is ‘right or wrong’.  What matters is that you contribute in a positive way that helps move the discussion along. Be brave!
To STAR during discussion/performance. Sit up!

Track the speaker i.e. look at the person who is talking/performing.

Ask questions (asking lots of questions is good learning behaviour)

Respect all learners

To explain using examples to justify points both verbally and in writing. How To Guide
To raise your aspirations of what you are capable of. Everybody is aiming for the best grades i.e. Grade 9 or Distinction. We are realistic that some students will not achieve these grades but we know that by always aiming for the very best that we will hopefully achieve a grade that is ‘great for us’. Trying our best every day is what counts!
To learn the job roles, organisations and abbreviations for Unit 1. Unit 1 Revision Resources
To learn your performance pieces fluently. This means performing your pieces accurately and without mistakes. You achieve this by thoroughly learning your pieces. You’ll need to play little and often, every day for a few weeks to achieve this one. There’s no shortcuts but it will be worth it when you deliver that confident, fluent performance at the end.
To tune your instrument accurately every time you use it. How To Tune A Guitar
To develop your knowledge of basic music theory. Music Theory Website Work through the section called ‘The Basics’. Perhaps you could make some notes on this and bring them to your teacher?