Exploring Reggae and Syncopation
Offbeat Scheme of Work and Lesson Pathways
Key Words, Concepts, Musical Knowledge and Theory
Reggae, Mento, Ska, Rock Steady, Rastafarianism, Lyrics, Offbeat, Strong Beats, Weak Beats, Syncopation, Riffs, Simple Harmonies: Primary Triads (Tonic, Dominant and Subdominant Chords), Textural Layers, Chords, Call and Response.
Offbeat Knowledge Organiser
Offbeat DOITNOW Presentation
Offbeat Plenary Review Activities
Offbeat - General Reggae Resources
Offbeat - Case Study Reggae Song Resources
Offbeat - 5 Minutes Reading Tasks and Cover and Homework Activities
Offbeat - Forms Quiz (available via the Shop & Add-On Extras page)
Offbeat (Exploring Reggae and Syncopation) unit is supported by a Forms Quiz (in both MS-Forms and Google Forms formats) available as part of the Secondary/KS3 Year 8 Units Quiz Bundle from the Musical Contexts Shop & Add-On Extras page.
The quiz is self-marking and worth 25 points and covers Knowledge and Understanding (Part A) and has a Critical Engagement: Listening and Appraising section (Part B) with listening questions linked to YouTube videos.