Media Music

Program 2: Week 4 & 5

Themes from the movie Harry Potter

Harry Potter Picture 2Media Music is the music or themes which come from broadcasts such as film, drama, movie and advertisement. The media music provides a lot of fun and enjoyment for students as they watch the movie and listen to the music at the same time. Also, through listening to media music, students will be able to briefly identify musical concepts such as duration, texture, pitch, instrument, tempo and dynamics. It will enhance students’ listening skills and will be able to predict the overall background of the stories and scenes represent and the role of each character. in addition, students will mostly focus on duration such as beat, tempo, rhythms and note values. It enables to enhance students’ musical skills and in-depth understand the musical concept of duration. Moreover, their creativity in composition and reading music in performance will broaden.

The movie Harry Potter is a well known for all students which they mostly like.  It is a series of seven fantasy novels written by the British auther J. K. Rowling. The Harry Potter series has had four composers. John Williams was the first composer to enter the series and created Hedwig’s Theme whcih is heard at the start of each film. William scored the first three films which are Philosopher’s Stone, Chamber of Secrets and Prisoner of Azakaban.

Regarding the assessment, there will be a group composition and performance tasks (two/three students in a group). Students will create their rhythmic composition based on the chracter’s names in the movie of Harry Potter. Then, students perform and record their composition using Garage Band. During the lesson, students will need iPad for the composition and recording and students who do not have iPad, the music teacher will be providing it for students.


  1. Garage band need to be installed in students electronic device by week 4. Please see the IT person if you need help for installation.
  2. Students who need extra composition work, they are able to book a music room at lunch time.  Please book a practice room through contact or email your music teachers.