Musical Contexts - Y8 Indian Music - FREE SAMPLE
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This FREE SAMPLE UNIT contains a selection of resources from lessons 1-3 of the
Musical Contexts Year 8 Unit 7 – “Indian Music” unit.
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In this unit, pupils will examine how music is used and performed in a non Western culture
(India). They will develop an awareness of the cultural and historical background of Indian
music through listening and compositional tasks and develop their knowledge and skills in
areas such as scales, improvisation and notation. Pupils will become aware of the terms
raga and tala and know how these are constructed, composing and performing their own.
Pupils discriminate between Indian and other ethnic music and learn the names of
common Indian musical instruments.