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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, sensitising them to the variety of popular musical cultures and styles in the world we live in. Through music making and performance, student go on to express their musical ideas and thoughts in the songs they create in Secondary 2. 

Programme Outline


Sec

Term(s)

Module

Module Outcomes

1

1

Ukulele Studies

Read ukulele chord charts
Play a variety of strumming patterns and styles

2

Keyboard Studies

Read lead sheets
Develop aural skills such as playing by ear
Improvise using the pentatonic scale over a given chord progression

3

Cajón Studies

Read TUB charts
Learn techniques to play percussion instruments
Create a variety of rhythms to accompany pop songs

3 & 4

Pop Band

Put all the instruments learnt in the year to form a pop band
Create a music cover for a pop song of their choice

2

1

Soundscape Creation

Read and create graphic music notation
Expand vocabulary of instrumental timbres and musical textures
Build aural awareness and ability to listen critically

2

Song writing

Multi-disciplinary module tie-up with Literature
Create a song for a set of song lyrics they wrote in Literature class.

3 & 4

Song writing

Create a pop song based on elements of Lyrics, Melody, Harmony, Rhythm, and Instrumentation