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Year 7 Minimalism

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Transcript of Year 7 Minimalism

Cycles & Loops
Cycles and Loops:
Minimalism and Gamelan
Lesson 1
Year 7
Facades
Listen to this piece of music.
What words can you use to describe this style of music?
Lesson Objectives:
All students will
Reflect on minimalism in music and start to compose with cycles and loops.
We will strive to
Explore how a composition can be created using repeating patterns.
Facades by Phillip Glass
Minimalism
Look at the LOOP grid in your books
E
E
B
C
B
G
G
4
B
G
B
C
E
G
3
C
B
B
G
B
2
B
B
G
G
1
+
4
+
3
+
2
+
1
Loop
Last week you created your simple LOOPS using the notes G B C E

In groups of 4, each person should compose their own loop, repeating it over and over again.
Practice with your group to see how well your LOOPS fit together.
Remember, when you play as a group, repeat each loop a few times and come in at different times.
YOU MUST KEEP IN TIME WITH EACH OTHER!! (1+2+3+4+)
Cycles and Loops:
Minimalism and Gamelan
Lesson 2
Year 7
Different Trains by Steve Reich
1. First instrument playing.
2. Name another.
3. Words I can hear.
4. What is the Tempo.
5. What makes this a minimalist piece?
Lesson Objectives
All will be able to:
Reflect on “Different Trains” by Steve Reich and develop our compositions in groups.
We will strive to:
Develop our loops and begin to compose our minimalist pieces.
Minimalist music is..
When the timbre, texture and rhythm are more important than melody and harmony.
A few notes which are gradually transformed/changed in tiny steps throughout a series of repetitions.
Each set of notes is called a Loop or Cell
.
Cycles and Loops:
Minimalism and Gamelan
Lesson 3
Year 7
Orbital wrote dance music in the 1990s. Time Becomes is a track from their album Orbital 2
How many different parts can you hear?
What does this music have in common with minimalism?
Describe how the music changes…
Orbital - Time Becomes
PHASE SHIFTING
When 2 performers start at the same time, the LOOP is repeated with a rest added. (1+)
This makes the music out of sync. Each repeat another rest is added.
The music will gradually return back to the original.
Lesson Objectives:
All will be able to:
Answer questions on ‘Time Becomes’ and describe ‘Phase Shifting’
We will strive to:
Look at the structure of our composition.
Adding A Drum pattern To Your Melody

To help you keep in time and make your composition interesting, you can add a drum pattern to your composition.
Use the keyboards to select a drum pattern which has four beats to the bar.
Choose a tempo (speed) that will help you - not too fast!
Agree on your structure….
Work out in your groups the overall structure of your composition.
Who starts?
How many loops play before moving on to the second loop and the third etc?
Do you all end together or drop out one at a time?
Draw a chart showing the structure.
Clapping!
Class performance

Or – Clapping Music by Steve Reich
Cycles and Loops:
Minimalism and Gamelan
Lesson 4
Year 7
Lesson Objectives:
All will be able to:
Compare minimalism and pop
We will strive to:
Extend our compositions and
reflect on our performances
Metamorphosis - Philip Glass
Hometown Glory - Adele
Listen to the start of both pieces of music:
What is the main instrument being used?
What do they have in common?
Why do you think that both pieces of music can be described as minimalism?
Cycles and Loops:
Minimalism and Gamelan
Lesson 5
Year 7
Javanese Gamelan Music
Watch the clip of a Gamelan performance:
Describe the different instruments you can see and hear?
List three words you could use to describe the music?
How do you think this music may have influenced minimalism?
Lesson Objectives:
All wil be able to:
Describe Gamelan Music and identify how Gamelan may have influence Minimalism
We will strive to:
Work responsibly on our compositions
What is a Gamelan?

A Gamelan is a group of instruments, or orchestra from Indonesia.
It usually consists of Drums, Gongs and metallophones of various sorts, and maybe a xylophone, and a Rebab (bowed string instrument).
Gamelan Music
Gamelan music is built up in layers.
Different instruments play versions of the same melody.
These layers help decorate the music or support the structure.
They play repeating loops or cycles.
Connection
Activation
Demonstration
1. Get into groups of 2 using keyboards.
2. Create your own loop using notes
G,B,C & E.
3. Space the notes out. Silence is important!
4. Practice playing the loops on top
of each other - in time!!
1+2+3+4+
Consolidation
Complete your R&R
Write in sentences, using
musical vocabulary!
Connection
Activation
Demonstration
Consolidation
Complete your www & ebi
Set a real target for next week.
Connection
Connection
Connection
Activation
Demonstration
Demonstration
Demonstration
Activation
Consolidation
Consolidation
Consolidation
Complete your www & ebi
Set a real target for next week.
MINI REVIEW
How far have you PROGRESSED?
1. Who is playing each loop?
2. Have you decided on the structure?
3. Can you play in time with each other?
4. Have you tried to play with a drum beat?
5. Attempted the phase shifting?
Activation
Complete your www & ebi
Set a real target for next week.
How far have you PROGRESSED?
1. Who is playing each loop?
2. Have you decided on the structure?
3. Can you play in time with each other?
4. Have you tried to play with a drum beat?
5. Have you attempted the phase shifting?
You will now rehearse responsibly in
your groups. Be ready to perform to
the class.
Complete your www & ebi
Set a real target for next week.
You will now rehearse responsibly in
your groups. Be ready to perform to
the class.
Create your simple LOOP using any of the notes G,B,C,E.
Start with a simple pattern in Loop 1 – you will add to it later.
Practise as a group to see how well your LOOPS ‘fit’.
Try layering them gradually – one at a time.
REPETITIVE
SMALL CHANGES
LOOPS
CYCLES
PATTERNS
HYPNOTIC
You have 5 mins.......

Get into your pairs from last week
and practice your 2 repetitive loops.
Perform your loops to the class
Agree on your structure….
Work out in your groups the overall structure of your composition.
Who starts?
How many loops play before moving on to the second loop and the third etc?
Do you all end together or drop out one at a time?
Draw a chart showing the structure.
MINI REVIEW
How far have you PROGRESSED?
1. Who is playing each loop?
2. Have you decided on the structure?
3. Can you play in time with each other?
4. Have you tried to play with a drum beat?
5. Attempted the phase shifting?
PHILIP GLASS DESCRIBES THE MUSIC AS........ "brief, elegant melodic fragments that weave in and out of an aural tapestry".
WHERE THE MUSIC twists, turns, surrounds, develops.
Music with repetitive structures
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