GREEK MUSIC Project 3 Hours of Content

Ideal for Year 7 to 9, and an excellent choice to both celebrate and learn about Greek Music, this project is fully resourced with enough activities for up to 3 hours of fun-packed, exciting, quality learning.

This project deals first with styles of Greek Music, and then moves onto Greek instruments. Listening and written tasks are incorporated, here. There is a focus on the characteristics of the Hasapiko style, including use of the Ionian mode with added chromatic notes, melody in 6ths, dotted rhythms, off-beat chords, and a couple of written notation activities further consolidate this learning. The main task follows, which is a 4-part Hasapiko Dance composed by myself: Bass; Chords (notated for both keyboard and guitar); Melody Line; Harmony Line. Students are taken through the learning of each part, and then set to task on a group performance. Extension tasks explore the addition of articulation and tempo changes, and also a composition task, using their knowledge of the characteristics of the style to write a short introduction to the main task.

Finally, students assess themselves against the 10-point success criteria on the PowerPoint and evaluate their achievement.

In this download pack, you will receive:

1 x Starter Word Search introducing key words associated with Greek Music (Literacy)
1 x 14-page worksheet with 10 separate tasks covering the whole range of listening, theory, and performing skills, plus contextual and historical knowledge of Greece.
1 x 4-minute annotated video demonstrating the 4 main styles of Greek Music with plenty of incidental learning embedded.
1 x 24-Slide PowerPoint which is beautifully presented and animated with Objectives, every single task ‘chunked’ for easy content delivery, Answers, extension tasks, and much more, including full instructions on each slide, constituting a comprehensive project plan.
1 x Main task focusing on group performance in the form of a Greek Hasapiko Dance (composed by myself)
23 x MP3 files modelling the individual parts, the main task and extension tasks.
1 x ‘Pythagorean Diet’ fact sheet, focusing on Pythagoras’ vegetarian lifestyle, considering modern issues surrounding the topic. (PSHCE)
1 x Crossword for homework to recap key words relating to Greek Music (Numeracy)

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  • Greek-Music-Project---Optional-PSHCE-Link---Vegetarianism--The-Pythagorean-Diet.pdf
  • Greek-Music-Project---Starter-Word-Search-and-Crossword-Homework.pdf
  • Greek-Music-Project---Teacher-Guidance-Notes.pdf
  • Greek-Music-Project---Worksheet.pdf
  • 1.-Bouzouki.mp3
  • 2.-Aulos.mp3
  • 3.-Baglamas.mp3
  • 4.-Defi.mp3
  • 5.-Greek-Rhythm.mp3
  • 6.-Harmony-Sixths.mp3
  • 7.-Minor-2nds-Ionian.mp3
  • 8.-Chords-and-Bass.mp3
  • 9.-Accents.mp3
  • 10.-Staccato.mp3
  • PR0-S14-Basic-Demo.mp3
  • PR0-S14-Standard-Demo.mp3
  • PR1-S15-Bass-A.mp3
  • PR2-S15-Bass-B.mp3
  • PR3-S15-Bass-Full.mp3
  • PR4-S16-Chords-A.mp3
  • PR5-S16-Chords-B.mp3
  • PR6-S16-Chords-Full.mp3
  • PR7-S17-Harmony-A.mp3
  • PR8-S17-Harmony-B.mp3
  • PR9-S17-Harmony-Full.mp3
  • PR10-S18-Melody-A.mp3
  • PR11-S18-Melody-B.mp3
  • PR12-S18-Melody-Full.mp3
  • PR13-S23-Extension-Demo.mp3
  • Note-Ruler.png
  • Greek-Music-Project-Task-1-Intro-Video.mp4
  • Greek-Music-Project---PowerPoint-Teaching-Support.pptx

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Created: Sep 18, 2019

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