We’re thrilled to have published a new course on the site: How to Compose a Pop Song as part of our Innovate UK Creative Catalyst project.

Senior Content Writer, Patrick Gazard has created an in-depth and engaging course aimed at GCSE (or equivalent) students. As some more advanced aspects (e.g harmony) are covered it would also be helpful for A level (or equivalent) students.

It’s your composition!

We understand that everyone composes differently – it’s a creative and personal process! So students can either go through the lessons in order or choose the material that’s relevant to them.

What does the course include?

All of our courses include a model composition and How to Compose a Pop Song is no exception – Patrick has composed and recorded a pop ballad which is broken down lesson by lesson, so that students can observe the compositional process.

Also included in the course:

  • Exemplar listening
  • Video content
  • Audio clips
  • Interactive quiz
  • Score examples
  • Model composition
  • YouTube playlist

NEW feature…

We’ve introduced a new feature for How to Compose a Pop Song – a 4-page downloadable course glossary. All the key words covered in the course are highlighted and included in the glossary. We hope this will help students to gain confidence in understanding and using the technical musical vocabulary.

How to use this course

Every classroom is different and teachers use our courses in various ways to suit their set-up and students:

  • Display at the front and work through together with the class
  • Use the content to inform personal lesson planning
  • Use as part of the Classroom Access Plan where students can work through the content at their own pace.

Let’s get started…

If you want to find out more head to our courses page. For best value our Individual or Teacher Access Plans provide 12 months’ access to all the courses. And if you’re looking for access for a whole class so that you’re students can work through the courses at their own pace, have a look at our Classroom Access Plan.

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