Upper Secondary – 2020 Online

On this page you will find free, fully interactive and self-contained lessons for upper secondary students and adults. Teaching everything from beat, rhythm, crotchets, quavers, and crotchet rests, rhythmic writing and sightreading, instant rhythmic dictation (clever echo) and how to do rhythmic dictations to scales, modes and chord progressions (see https://dsmusic.com.au/lower-secondary-2020-online/ for the easier stuff). These lessons teach the music language and literacy in a rich, sequential, developmental and engaging way, using music education tools such as movable do solfa, rhythm (time) names and many other innovative techniques.

Each PDF comes complete with embedded links to teaching and practicing videos, audio files of all examples and transcription exercises PLUS the answers on a separate PDF.

How to use for Teachers:

  1. Share the "Link to ..." for your chosen lesson with your students and ask them to download/save the PDF onto their computer - the links will work best this way.
  2. Set them to work through the activities by clicking on the icons (taking them to relevant videos and audio files etc). For example, there are five activities in this first lesson - all of which could be set as an individual activity or all five could be set as a full lesson.
  3. If they do not own a Level 3, Musicianship & Aural Training for the Secondary School  Student Book, students will need to print out the worksheets or, alternatively, they can copy the exercises to be completed onto a blank piece of paper.
  4. Once they have completed each or all of the activities, ask them to complete, take a photograph of their completed version and email back to the teacher) by the end of the lesson or, alternatively, they can can correct their answers using the "Link to Lesson ... answers".

How to use for Students:

  1. Click on the "Link to ........" and download/save the PDF onto your computer - the links will work best this way.
  2. Work through the activities by clicking on the icons (taking them to relevant videos and audio files etc).
  3. If you do not own a Level 3 Musicianship & Aural Training for the Secondary School Student Book, you will need to print out the worksheets or, alternatively, you can copy the exercises to be completed onto a blank piece of paper.
  4. Once you have completed  you can can correct your answers using the "Link to ......answers".
  5. Have any questions about the work you have just completed? If so, email Deb

Voila! Lesson completed!

Level 3 Section 1 - Rhythm + The Elements of Music Part 1

(Based on Lesson 1 in the Musicianship & Aural Training for the Secondary School Level 3 Books, Pages 1, 2 and 3).

Level 3 Section 1 - Rhythm + : Fully Interactive PDF:

     

Link to Level 3 Section 1 - Rhythm +: https://dsmusic.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/Rhythm-Lesson-1.pdf 

Link to Level 3 Section 1 - Rhythm answers: https://dsmusic.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/Rhythm-Lesson-1-Answers.pdf

Level 3 Section 1 - Scales + The Elements of Music Part 2

(Based on Lesson 1 in the Musicianship & Aural Training for the Secondary School Level 3 Books, Pages 4 and 5).

Level 3 Section 1 - Scales + : Fully Interactive PDF:

  

Link to Level 3 Section 1 - Scales +: https://dsmusic.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/Scales-Lesson-1.pdf

Link to Level 3 Section 1 - Scales answers: https://dsmusic.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/Scales-Lesson-1-Answers.pdf