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Students will develop an understanding of the elements of an array of historical music genres, the relationship between various musical genres and styles, why various styles exist, and historical and technological influences. Students will also investigate and develop an understanding of the history and working mechanics of a musical instrument of their choice.

Learning outcomes

  • Demonstrate knowledge of key historical and technological influences in the evolution of music.
  • Analyse musical elements of historical music genres including rhythm, harmony, melody, chord progression, structure and instrumentation.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the history and mechanics of a musical instrument and its place in music.
  • Apply standard forms of written musical notation to historical music genres.