Expressive Arts Staff

Name

Position

Miss Joanna Assiter Principal Teacher
Miss Danielle McCormick Teacher of Drama
Miss Natalie Radford Teacher of Drama
Miss Sarah Wood Teacher of Art 
Miss Hannah Johns Teacher of Music 
INSTRUMENTAL TEACHERS   
Miss L. Bolton Woodwind
Mr A. Davidson Upper Strings
Mr D. Dowall Brass
Mr I. Lovegrove Piano / Keyboard
Mr C. McKay Guitar
Mr S. Nicholl Percussion

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S1 Music

During S1 we cover a wide range of topics given the pupils as much experience of different instruments and styles as possible. 

We cover:

  • Intro to Keyboard
  • Intro to Guitar
  • Intro to Drums
  • Intro to Bass & Ukulele
  • Popular Music
  • Christmas Music
  • Scottish Music
  • Instruments of the Orchestra
  • Jazz
  • Making instruments

 

S2 Music

The S2 Music course builds on the knowledge gained in S1 and gives pupils further opportunity to create and present music through practical activities.  The pupils will learn skills and techniques when performing, composing and listening that will not only benefit the pupil in music but will help develop the four capacities.

We cover:

  • Caribbean Music
  • Latin American Music
  • Christmas Music
  • Solo Performing
  • Film Music

 

S3 Music

The S3 Music course builds on the knowledge gained in S1/S2 and gives pupils further opportunity to create and present music through practical activities.  The pupils will learn skills and techniques when performing, composing and listening that will not only benefit the pupil in music but will help develop the four capacities. Pupils will be allowed 1 period per week to work on solo performing.  This will give them the chance to push themselves on 2 instruments of their choice and properly prepare them for the demands of the National courses in S4. The second period each week is dedicated to building up listening and composing skills.

Units covered include:

  • Scottish Music
  • World Music
  • 20th Century Music
  • Classical Music
  • Musicals

 

National 5 Music

Understanding Music

Below are links to the listening unit prezis we have covered so far.

Scottish Music Concepts

World Music Concepts 

20th Century Music Concepts 

Classical Music Concepts

Baroque Music Concepts

Click on the link below to download the UM task booklet.

Nat 5- Understanding Music Tasks

Facebook Task 

Click on the link below to download the UM Concept Dictionary

National 5 UM Concepts

 

 

 

 

 Nat 5 Composition

Follow the link to our Noteflight site where you can work on your compositions.

Kincorth Noteflight

Click on this link to download a powerpoint guide on how to use Noteflight.

Noteflight Guide 

 

Nat 5 Performing Resources 

Follow the link below for Nat 5 guitar examples

Grade 3 Rock & Pop Guitar Demos

Follow the links below for Nat 5 bass examples

Grade 3 Rock & Pop Bass Demos

Grade 3 Rock School Bass Demos

Follow the link below for Nat 5 Tuned Percussion Backing tracks.

Nat 5 TP Backing Tracks

 

 N5 Music Revision 

Click on the link below to download a revision booklet including all concept definitions and examples of question types.

National 5 revision booklet

Follow the link below to  practice booklets with audio embedded:

N5 Practice Question booklet

Map Question (Q2) Practice

Grid Question (Q8) Practice

Instrument Identification Practice

Instrumental Music Practice

Instrumental Music Practice 2

Useful websites:

NQ Music

BBC Bitesize

Learn Listening Online 

N5 Music Assessment Deadlines

NATIONAL 5 ASSESSMENT DEADLINES 2017/18

All pupils sitting National 5 Music must ensure that the following deadlines are met, otherwise they will be not be eligible for presentation.

Each assessment MUST BE PASSED in order to proceed with the course. Failure to meet deadlines will result in a letter home.

 

TERM 1

 

 

TERM 2

N5 Music Technology Understanding Music

Click on the links below to download PowerPoints on 20th and 21st Century Music.

Early 20th Century

Mid 20th Century

Late 20th 21st Century 

Microphones

Nat 5 Music Technology Assignment

Click on the link below to download the Radio Broadcast portfolio booklet you will use for your final assignment.

Nat 5 Portfolio