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General Music Programme (GMP)

The General Music Programme (GMP) is a two-year, Lower Secondary programme that brings students through a range of modules that expose them to an array of musical experiences. These allow students to develop the ability to appreciate and express themselves through a variety of musical forms, while sensitising them to the different musical cultures and styles that exist around them. 


Programme Outline


Sec

Term(s)

Module

Module Outcomes

1

1

Basic Musicianship I

Read and write basic music notation

Recognise array of musical genres and instrument timbres

Build aural awareness and ability to listen critically

2

Keyboard Studies

Read leadsheet

Develop aural skills such as playing by ear

Harmonise a given melody

3 & 4

Pop & Rock Music Analysis

Identify musical structure, melodic structure and instrument entry

Recognise and describe music technology effects

2

1

Basic Musicianship II

Read and write more complex music notation

Expand vocabulary of musical genres and instrument timbres

Build aural awareness and ability to listen critically

2

Ukulele Studies

Read ukulele chord chart

Play a variety of strumming patterns and styles

3 & 4

Music Arrangement & Recording using GarageBand

Play virtual instruments in time with the metronome

Carry out basic arranging, mixing and recording