Grade 7 Music Module: Non-Islamic Music (Subanen-Lumad of Zamboanga)

This Self-Learning Module (SLM) is prepared so that you, our dear learners, can continue your studies and learn while at home. Activities, questions, directions, exercises, and discussions are carefully stated for you to understand each lesson.

Each SLM is composed of different parts. Each part shall guide you step-by-step as you discover and understand the lesson prepared for you.

Pre-tests are provided to measure your prior knowledge on lessons in each SLM. This will tell you if you need to proceed on completing this module or if you need to ask your facilitator or your teacher’s assistance for better understanding of the lesson. At the end of each module, you need to answer the post-test to self-check your learning. Answer keys are provided for each activity and test. We trust that you will be honest in using these.

Please use this module with care. Do not put unnecessary marks on any part of this SLM. Use a separate sheet of paper in answering the exercises and tests. And read the instructions carefully before performing each task.


The learner:

1. identifies the musical characteristics of representative music selections from Mindanao after listening;

2. analyzes the musical elements of some Mindanao vocal and instrumental music;

3. explains the distinguishing characteristics of representative music selections of Mindanao in relation to its culture and geography;

4. improvises simple rhythmic/melodic accompaniments to selected music from Mindanao;

5. evaluates music selections and music performances applying knowledge of musical elements and style;

6. sings songs from Mindanao.

This module introduces you to Lumad music specifically the Subanen of Zamboanga including its functions and distinct characteristics. You will also discover how the Lumad tribes in Zamboanga express their feelings towards each other and how their environment, their history, and their supernatural beliefs through the medium of vocal and instrumental music relate to their way of living. A variety of activities and performances such as improvisation and creations of simple melodies and/or rhythmic pattern and the like, will be provided to stimulate your creativity and resourcefulness. You will also analyze and evaluate performances which will in turn, lead you to a greater understanding of the culture and traditions of Lumads in Zamboanga. It is expected therefore that you will undertake all the activity seriously and responsibly. Have fun and enjoy your journey!

In the previous module you have learned the characteristic of vocal music, representative music and/or repertoire and the performance practices from the non-Islamic people (Christians) in Mindanao.


In this module, you will be travelling to the enchanting world of Subanen music of Zamboanga people. You will be amazed of how their musical instruments reflect their way of life and its relationship to nature, their cultural traditions and geography. Through the lesson, you will also discover how the Subanen of Zamboanga expresses their feelings towards each other in the family community, their environment, their history, and their supernatural beliefs through the medium of the different rituals and instrumental music.

Moreover, at the end of this lesson, you are expected to:

A. Recognize and explain the musical characteristics uniquely expressed in the Lumad (Subanen) music of Zamboanga after listening.

B. Determine the distinct characteristics of Lumad (Subanen) music of Zamboanga in relation to culture and geography.

C. Create and perform simple melodic accompaniment applying the elements and characteristics of music unique to Lumad’s (Subanen)of Zamboanga.

D. Appraise one’s performances by taking into considerations the elements and characteristics distinct to the Music of Lumads (Subanen) in Zamboanga.

Grade 7 Music Quarter 3 Self-Learning Module: Non-Islamic Music (Subanen-Lumad of Zamboanga)


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