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Lesson Three


MUS3.1 Sings, plays and moves to a range of music, individually and in groups, demonstrating a knowledge of musical concepts. 

MUS3.2 Improvises, experiments, selects, combines and orders sound using musical concepts. 

MUS3.3 Notates and discusses own work and the work of others. 

MUS3.4 Identifies the use of musical concepts and symbols in a range of musical styles.

Syllabus Content

Duration | Structure

Starter Activity

Students should begin the lesson by playing Pass the Beat.

In a four beat pattern, students will say one word each, like so:

PASS / THE / BEAT / (clap) 

Students will continue to pass this pattern around the circle, until one of them says the wrong word, or goes too fast or too slow. Once a student is 'out' they must sit down - its important that they are silent for the rest of the game to prevent the other students from being distracted.

Lesson Body

Student's will learn the drum line for could have been me -- this follows a simple structure

Claps through intro and verses (2 per beat)

Kick in Prechorus (1 per beat)

Basic Rock beat in chorus


Once this is completed students will revise the lyrics to the Australia National Anthem in the Dharawal and Darug languages.



Naluyan Australiagal, mudi ba nya mudung.

Nygin ni nurra marri, ba-dgi balang.
Budgari bulbulwul, gugaral ba nya.
Miwuna o nya marri nadu, Naluyan Australiagal.

Bilya yabbun ba nya, Naluyan Australiagal.


Let the students play one more round of pass the beat before pack up and then have them line up at the door.

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