Music plays an important role in the social, cultural, aesthetic and spiritual lives of people. In our program, we do promote deep learning as in utilising the general skills with daily life events.
Music is Mathematics – Numeracy
In program 2 and 3, students will be familiarising with music note values and time signature. Time signature indicates the number of beats/counts in a bar as in the number of days in a week. In the numeracy activity, the music note will be representing the number. Let’s do some Music Math. See the example as below:
Participation in music education promote creative thinking through different roles: composition, improvising and performing. Creative thinking as a “dynamic mental process that alternates between imaginative thought and factual thinking (Menard, 2013). In our program, we do provide an adequate amount of time and information for students to experiment and explore the colour of sound and the structure, in order to compose the desired melody and harmony as students will utilise what they have learnt and produced their own composition. In doing so, this also promotes students’ problem-solving skills as they need to know the steps/procedure to use musical notation and communicate to solve issues for all group works.
Music with Literacy
Music and language are both important in helping humans form large social groups, and one can argue that they co-evolved on the back of this function. So, during composition task, students are required to complete a series of the journal entry to collect evident for their progression and teacher will teach the style and grammar (system and structure of the language) to write their journal.
Music terminology/literacy resources: