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Music for New Zealand Years 9 and 10


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Written specifically for the New Zealand Curriculum, Music for New Zealand is a vibrant new text designed to guide students through the skills they need to master in Years 9 and 10, while preparing them for further music study at NCEA level.

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Preliminary pages [PDF 1.4Mb]

Chapter 1: More than noise [PDF 2.0Mb]

Chapter 2: Music and dance [PDF 1.4Mb]

Chapter 3: Musical physics [PDF 1.3Mb]

Chapter 4: Musical structure [PDF 1.5Mb]

Chapter 5: Musical genres [PDF 2.7Mb]

Chapter 7: Creativity [PDF 2.2Mb]

Chapter 8: Making music [PDF 1.8Mb]

Glossary [PDF 0.1Mb]

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Chapter 2

Activity 2.5 The rhythms of John Psathas
Activity 2.7 The rhythms of Che Fu

Chapter 3

Activity 3.1 Aleatoric music
Activity 3.1 Aleatoric music
Activity 3.7 Live performance
Mozarts String Quartet No. 20

Chapter 4

Activity 4.5 Caprices and quartets Jascha Heifetz
Activity 4.5 Caprices and quartets Sigur Rs

Chapter 5

Activity 5.3 The meeting of jazz and classical music
Activity 5.4 Try a Little Tenderness
Activity 5.6 Bob Dylan, Like a Rolling Stone
Activity 5.6 Bob Dylan, Blowin in the Wind

Chapter 6

Activity 6.2 Dont Worry Be Happy
Activity 6.4 Bobbys style(s)
Activity 6.6 Poi E video and lyrics
Activity 6.6 Poi E video and lyrics
Activity 6.7 Religious waiata
Activity 6.8 Vocal technique I
Harmonics Tuvan throat singing
Activity 6.11 Operatic singing

Chapter 7

Chapter 8

Music and technology Suggested listening
Music and mathematics Fibonacci sequence
Music and media Adam WarRock
Activity 8.8 Somebody That I Used to Know vs. Settle Down
Activity 8.8 Somebody That I Used to Know vs. Settle Down
History of the loop pedal Mihirangi Fleming
Activity 8.11 Different expressions Justin Bieber
Activity 8.11 Different expressions Mischevious Studio
Activity 8.11 Different expressions Grizzly Bear
Activity 8.11 Different expressions - Kimbra


Mario Carolus