P5 - A1

Listen systematically and critically to a wide variety of music from different styles and traditions to develop their own independent interpretations

Ask learners to listen to and identify music from a variety of styles and traditions, including extended pieces with complex structures. Ask them to compare and contrast various pieces, referring to form, texture, harmonic language, instrumentation, tonality, etc.

Ask learners to listen to music that is related in style and tradition to the pieces they are learning. Ask them to compare and contrast the range of musical ideas/devices and observe how they are used in the music.

It is important for learners to be challenged by a range of relevant questions. Use a framework of open and closed questions that lead learners step by step.

These activities may link with A Level/Highers/BTEC Level 3/RSL Level 3 or other qualifications.