HSC - resources
Music of the last 25 years
This resource explores the fourth movement of Australian composer Jim Coyle’s ‘Death in Sidmouth’ titled ‘November’ with text by English poet Thomas Hood. Compositional features used within the work including atonality, string techniques, modes, dissonance, rhythmic ostinatos and angular melodic writing, form the basis of the classroom activities contained within the unit. This resource contains a full listening guide according to the concepts of music, learning activites, classroom arrangements of the work, extension activites and literacy tasks.
Scope and sequence
This sample scope and sequence (DOCX 55.2KB) has been provided to assist teachers in planning and structuring their Stage 6 music 2 programs and units of work.
BBC music is an interactive site including music radio and television programs on demand.
Big ears is an online aural drill for practising interval recognition. Suitable for Stages 4 to 6.
Glencoe online contains five interactive music projects with background information, worksheets, composition activities and links. Covers a range of styles including hip-hop and west African drumming. Uses streaming audio. Suitable for Stages 4 to 6.
Finale notepad is a free download which provides an easy introduction to computer music notation. A simpler version of the full Finale program, it is available for Windows and Macintosh. Finale is easy to use – notes are dragged and dropped onto the staff, lyrics can be added, the music can be played back, printed and saved. Suitable for Stages 3 to 6.