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Practice Music Dictation Tests for Pearson Edexcel AS and A Level Music (2016 Specification)

Practice Music Dictation Tests for Pearson Edexcel AS and A Level Music (2016 Specification)

This 50 question resource will help students prepare for the dictation part of the examination for the new Pearson Edexcel AS and A Level Music specification. Students will be required to listen to an extract of music and complete the pitches and/or note durations that are missing from the version notated in the exam paper. This book provides a total of 50 music dictation tests that will help students to prepare for the dictation part of their AS or A Level music exam. The book begins with a series of easier tests that enable students to gradually develop their dictation skills, by first focussing on just the rhythm, then just the melody, before putting these skills together. The book is structured in 8 questions, each containing 6-8 tests: – Question 1: Rhythmic Dictation (8 tests, monophonic recording, rhythm only) – Question 2: Melodic Dictation (7 tests, monophonic recording, melody only with rhythm given) – Question 3: Melodic Dictation (7 tests, monophonic recording, melody only with rhythm given) – Question 4: AS Level Dictation (6 tests, based on tests in Sample Assessment Materials) – Question 5: AS Level Dictation (7 tests, based on tests in Sample Assessment Materials) – Question 6: A Level Dictation (6 tests, based on tests in Sample Assessment Materials) – Question 7: A Level Dictation (7 tests, based on tests in Sample Assessment Materials) – Question 8: Dictation in Context (2 tests, dictating melody and rhythm from a recording with full texture) A full sample question is available to view in the files section. A full mark scheme and audio files for each question are included. A mark record sheet for students to keep a log of their progress can also be found at the back of the book. The book is provided as a PDF file, and the audio files for each question are provided in MP3 format within a compressed ZIP file. If you like this resource, please leave a review below.

By sean1746

Rhythm module contents

Rhythm module contents

Customers can download this at a glance pdf, which provides details of exactly what subjects are contained in my rhythm resources. For details of what is contained in all my modules please download my resource pdf. For a product catalogue, please download my hbmusicsolutions catalogue which includes two free modules.

By hbmusicsolutions

Resource Details

Resource Details

For customers that want a quick breakdown of what is included in my modules, please download this pdf. For information on my rhythm modules please download the Rhythm module details pdf. For the product catalogue including 2 free modules please download hbmusicsolutions product catalogue.

By hbmusicsolutions

Classical Music

Classical Music

Scheme of Work (6-8 lessons) Objectives • To learn about different genres, composers, instruments and musical forms from the Classical Era (1750-1820), • To apply this knowledge when listening to an unfamiliar piece • To sing both a song and an opera aria from the Classical Era • To understand how both accompanying patterns and melodies can be created from notes in the underlying chords (using the major triads G, D, A, C and F) • As a result, to be able to play both an accompanying (‘oom-cha’) pattern and a melody (for a minuet) on the keyboard • To compose one or two 8-bar section(s) of music, using chords and melody, which can be used as another section of a minuet in either ternary or Rondo form Lesson Overview • Lesson 1: Schubert’s ‘The Trout’ and Strophic Form • Lesson 2: Gluck’s ‘What is life’ and Rondo form • Lesson 3: Consolidation of Classical Vocal music • Lesson 4: Haydn’s ‘Emperor Quartet’ and Variation form • Lesson 5: Mozart’s Minuet and Ternary Form • Lesson 6: Consolidation of musical forms • Lesson 7: Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony and Sonata Form* • Lesson 8: Conclusion* * Optional lessons which may be omitted for a six-lesson scheme of work Subject-specific vocabulary • Composers: Schubert, Gluck, Mozart, Haydn, Beethoven • Genres: song, opera, aria, symphony, minuet • Voices, instruments and their groupings: soprano, alto, piano, string quartet, orchestra • Forms: strophic, rondo, ternary, theme and variations, sonata form Assessments • Performing (singing) – Schubert’s ‘The Trout’ or Gluck’s ‘What is life’ • Performing (keyboard) – adaptations of accompaniment to ‘The Trout’ or Mozart’s Minuet • Composing – additional 8-bar section(s) for Mozart’s Minuet • Listening – exercise on unfamiliar piece in last lesson

By chrisgillmusic

Caribbean Music

Caribbean Music

KS3 Scheme of Work – 6 lessons Objectives • To recognise and be able to perform offbeat and syncopated rhythms in calypso and reggae music • To participate in a class performance of a calypso song using the steel pans • To arrange own part in a reggae song for small ensemble performance • To revise formation of chords made up of white notes (C, G) • To learn formation of chords with a black note in the middle (D, E, A) Lesson Overview • Lesson 1: Calypso • Lesson 2: Yellow Bird • Lesson 3: offbeat • Lesson 4: Riffs • Lesson 5: Three Little Birds • Lesson 6: Music of the Caribbean Subject-specific vocabulary • Instruments: steel pans, bass guitar, electric guitar, drums • Rhythm: syncopation, offbeat • Styles of music: calypso, reggae, soca, merengue Assessments • Performing (singing and steel pans) – ‘Yellow Bird’ (calypso) • Arranging within a small ensemble – ‘Three Little Birds’ (reggae) • Listening – Caribbean styles (calypso, reggae, soca, merengue)

By chrisgillmusic

Famous Pianists Wordsearch Piano Music Literacy Starter Activity Homework Cover Lesson Plenary

Famous Pianists Wordsearch Piano Music Literacy Starter Activity Homework Cover Lesson Plenary

Wordsearch on the theme of 'Famous Pianists'. Powerpoint so can be used on the board or printed as a worksheet. Includes space for students to explain the keywords and suggested extension activities. Can take 10 minutes or an hour, depending on which activities the students complete. Ideal for the start of a lesson, a quick filler, a homework, part of a cover lesson or as a plenary on the board with a whiteboard pen. The idea behind these is to get students to become more literate and think independently about the words that could be used to describe the topic being taught. The repetition of the word over and over as they look for the word is useful in remembering the terms. Often the students will pick up on things that you would not normally expect!

By mikedean

Renaissance: Pastime With Good Company

Renaissance: Pastime With Good Company

There is a 'how to' guide to using my resources. This is a full unit of work based on learning the medieval music and arranging ‘Pastime With Good Company’ to a genre of their choice These resources are used online by the students PLUS the physical resources for the classroom including all the scores. This resource contains; * How to Guide * SoW * Brief * ISS / Homework activities * Google Drive / VLE Resources (Logbooks for practical, KWL, Self & Peer Critiques, Performance Evaluation, Project Evaluation, plus all the printables for home viewing) * For Books or as a binded resource (Front page, learning habits, marking symbols, level & target, radar) * Resources (Pastime With Good Company’ scores / sheet music – The roses in the corner indicates the difficulty for personalised learning). Sheet music caters for keyboard, vocals, ukulele and guitar.

By keri-anne_pentecost

Hall of the Mountain King - Fife

Hall of the Mountain King - Fife

There is a 'how to' guide to assist with compiling and using my resources. This is a full unit of work based on learning the fife and reading music along with other aspects. These resources are used online by the students PLUS the physical resources for the classroom including all the scores. This resource contains; * How to Guide * SoW * Google Drive / VLE Resources (Logbooks for practical and independent study, KWL, Self & Peer Critiques, Performance Evaluation, Project Evaluation, Progress Chart, plus all the printables for home viewing) * Project Cards (Front page, learning habits, marking symbols, level & target, radar, EDSM levels, blob tree, driving questions, progress chart and fife finger charts) * Resources (Articulation, finger, breathing, embouchure exercises, BAG tunes, 'Hall of the Mountain King' scores / sheet music)

By keri-anne_pentecost

Film Music

Film Music

KS3 Scheme of Work (6-8 lessons) including 10 pages of teacher's notes and 14 pupils' worksheets Objectives • To become familiar with music for different films and to recognise film genres • To learn how some musical features can be combined to create soundtracks for different film genres • To perform a film music theme on the keyboard, and to adapt it to compose for a film clip Overview • Lesson 1: Film and Genre • Lesson 2: Musical Ideas for Film Genres • Lesson 3*: Orchestral Film Music • Lesson 4: Listening to the James Bond Theme • Lesson 5: Practising the James Bond Theme • Lesson 6: Performing the James Bond Theme • Lesson 7*: Composing film music • Lesson 8*: Final evaluation of composition • Cover lesson/homework worksheets: o Sound effects for film o Creative sound effects o A Century of Film Music (2 pages) * Lessons 3, 7 and 8 are self-contained lessons which can be omitted for a shorter scheme of work Subject-specific vocabulary • Film genres: thriller, romance, cartoon, comedy, sci-fi, western • Musical features: cluster chords, ‘oom-pah’ accompaniment, atonal, major, minor, chromatic • Timbres: synthesiser, strings, brass Assessments • Performing (keyboard) – The James Bond Theme • Listening – Film Genres, James Bond Theme with score and in context of a film • Composing – Goldfinger pre-credits sequence

By chrisgillmusic