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Here is our new resource which teaches music theory/notation but with a twist. Instead of this being about knowledge to learn and then reguritate in an exam, students will learn skills and knowledge to enable them to conduct and direct a musical ensemble.


This course is delivered in a 'flipped classroom' format with online videos to watch, but kaiako and ākonga are encouraged to solidify learning through practical classroom activities that are suggested in the book.

All musical/theoretical concepts are introduced in a context of a real score/recording so ākonga should always understand the 'point' of what they are learning.


Assessment for this can be used with the new NCEA 1.1 (91948) "Use music skills in a music style". Students are assessed through the pratical conducting of an ensemble, and their interpretation of the symbols and signs in a score. Students also need to prepare a score for an ensemble which requires them to transcribe and transpose parts so musicians have the correct scores to play.

Interpreting Scores

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