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This unit (formerly called “Film Music”), puts pupils in the position of a film soundtrack composer and explores the challenges and devices used in film soundtrack composition.  Pupils begin by exploring leitmotifs and how they have been used to represent certain characters or situations in films, before exploring how themes have been used in film soundtracks and performing a number of “James Bond” themes.  Pupils compose their own soundtrack to the new James Bond film trailer “Skyfall” learning how film composers use cuesheets to create music to fit with exact timings.  Pupils then explore storyboards as another device used by soundtrack composers, creating a soundtrack for a particular film genre before exploring how musical clichés have been used in silent films and cartoon soundtracks.

Element Focus - Pitch, Timbre & Dynamics, Melody & Harmony, Structure & Form

Year 9 Unit 2 - Soundtracks

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James Bond Performing Sheets 1 & 2 - Score 1 & Score 1A (simplified)

James Bond Theme example on Audio 10

MIDI 1 - James Bond Leitmotif;     MIDI 2 - James Bond Theme 1 (solo & with leitmotif)

MIDI 3 - James Bond Theme 2 (solo & with motif); MIDI 4 - James Bond Theme 3 (solo & with motif)

MIDI 5 - James Bond Theme Ending

Score 2 - Theme from “Gladiator”

MIDI 6 - Melody;   MIDI 7 - Chords;   MIDI 8 - Broken Chords

MIDI 9 - Bass Line;       MIDI 10 - All parts together

 

 

Score 3 - Cartoon Clichés

MIDI 11 - Mickey Mouse Walking Theme;    MIDI 12 - Calamity motif

MIDI 13 - Chromatic Run;   MIDI 14 - Dissonance (cluster chords)

Song Sheet 1 - “My Heart will go On” (theme from ‘Titanic’)

Score 4 - “My Heart will go On” (theme from ‘Titanic’)

Song Example on Audio 4;       MIDI 15 - Song/Instrumental melody;       MIDI 16 - Chords Part

MIDI 17 - Bass Line;      MIDI 18 - All parts together

 

 

Song Sheet 2 - James Bond Song Sheet

Goldfinger song example on Audio 5;    For your Eyes Only song example on Audio 6

MIDI 19 - Goldfinger song melody;   MIDI 20 - For your eyes only song melody

 

Score 5 - Soundtracks Performing Sheet

The Good, The Bad & The Ugly Theme example on Audio 7

MIDI 21 - The Good, The Bad & The Ugly Melody;    MIDI 22 - The Good, The Bad & The Ugly Chords

MIDI 23 - The Good, The Bad & The Ugly Melody & Chords together

Star Wars Theme example on Audio 8;      MIDI 24 - Star Wars Melody

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Worksheet 1

What’s the Film?

 

(uses Audio 2)

 

Video 0

James Bond

Goldfinger pre-title sequence

Worksheet 2

Film Storyboards

Western, Horror/Thriller, Romance

(optional Video 4)

Video 4

Film Storyboard Timer

 

Video 2

Jaws Leitmotif

Worksheet 6

Programme

Planning

Blank Storyboard

Worksheet 7

Soundtracks

Assessment

 

(uses Audio 9)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Worksheet 3

Skyfall James Bond Trailer Cue Sheet (completed)

(uses Videos 5 & 6)

Worksheet 4

Skyfall James Bond Trailer Cue Sheet

(blank)

(uses Videos 5 & 6)

Video 5

Skyfall James Bond Trailer

(with audio)

(20 MB)

Video 6

Skyfall James Bond Trailer

(without audio)

(20 MB)

Worksheet 8

James Bond Skyfall Evaluation Sheet

Worksheet 5

Film Music

Listening Sheet

 

(uses Audio 3)

Video 9

Musical Clichés in Cartoons

- Tom & Jerry

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Audio 1

20th Century Fox Fanfare

Starter/Plenary 1

Video Moods

 

(uses Video 3)

Starter/Plenary 2

James Bond Films

Audio 11

James Bond Theme - Moby

Audio 12

Orchestral

Medley of Bond Themes

Video 1

Die Another Day Opening Scene

Audio 13

Bond does Bond

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Video 7

Listening to the soundtrack to a Western

Video 8

Charlie Chaplin

“The Lion’s Cage”

Starter/Plenary 3

My Soundtracks

Learning

 

 

 

 

 

Scheme of Work

Lesson Plan (PDF)

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Lesson 1

Exploring Leitmotifs

Lesson Plan 1

Lesson Plan 1

Lesson 1

Resource Bundle

Lesson 2

Exploring Themes

Lesson Plan 2

Lesson Plan 2

Lesson 2

Resource Bundle

Lesson 3

Exploring Cuesheets

Lesson Plan 3

Lesson Plan 3

Lesson 3

Resources Bundle

Lesson 4

Exploring Soundtrack Composition

Lesson Plan 4

Lesson Plan 4

Lesson 4

Resource Bundle

Lesson 5

Exploring Storyboards

Lesson Plan 5

Lesson Plan 5

Lesson 5

Resource Bundle

Lesson 6

Exploring Musical Clichés

Lesson Plan 6

Lesson Plan 6

Lesson 6

Resource Bundle

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cover/Homework 1

James Bond 007

Word Search

Cover/Homework 2

Music for Films

Cover/Homework 3

Film and Background Music

Cover/Homework 4

Music and Film

Cover/Homework 5

Film Music