Sounds of the Clyde

This idea will develop a knowledge and understanding of the elements of music, applying this to the compositional process. Young people will work independently, in pairs and in teams with the task of composing a piece of music in the style of Musique Concrete using the 'Sounds of the Clyde'. They will present at a recital to peers/parents and with the guidance from a sound recordist and make a CD.

Broad Outcomes of learning

• Subject knowledge gained and enhanced through completing the creative process of composition 
• Employability skills enhanced - application of knowledge in a real situation by observing work in a local recording studio 
• Pupils take responsibility for their learning through making decisions about the structure, timbre, mood, style, melodic, rhythmic and harmonic elements used in their composition 
• Learners have developed enterprising skills identified as 4 capacities of CfE

Relevance to curriculum

• Supports CfE Music 
• Relevance of how sound engineering skills can enhance the creative process 
• Integrating listening concepts into composing

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