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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

Notation - basic

Notation - basic

This 'easy to use' resource provides step by step instructions for children to learn how to read music. It starts with introducing words with different rhythms. i.e. fly - one, spider - two, caterpillar - 4. Lady-bird has two fast and one slow and Grass- hopper is the same reversed. These rhythms are first clapped and then played on untuned instruments and finally played on tuned instruments using the pentatonic scale of C D E G A. The SMART explains it all. There are sheets with bars for children to compose their own music. I recommend laminating these for multiple use. This resource has a lot of scope and can be used from Year 2 to Year 6 depending on the complexity of the rhythms. I wouldn't recommend years 2 and 3 using tuned instruments at this stage.

By luke_watson

Practice Error Identification Tests for Pearson Edexcel AS Music (2016 Specification)

Practice Error Identification Tests for Pearson Edexcel AS Music (2016 Specification)

As part of the examination for the new Pearson Edexcel AS GCE Music specification students will be expected to complete an error identification test. These tests require candidates to listen to a monophonic extract of music and identify three errors in the music as it is notated in the exam paper. Having identified the errors, they will then be expected to write a correct version of the melody. This book provides a series of practice error identification tests in the style of that given in the sample assessment materials provided by the exam board. In each of the tests included, a short melodic fragment or phrase from an existing piece of music has been taken. The first 20 tests in the book are drawn from melodic material found in set works from Areas of Study 1-5 of the specification. Given the nature of the set works in the New Directions area of study, and the reduced importance of melody as a compositional device, or aleatoric nature of the score, the decision has been taken not to include tests for these set works. The final 8 tests are drawn from a wider range of repertoire in order to give students practice completing tests based on unfamiliar music. This is important, as there is no commitment in the specification that the material used in the actual examination will be drawn from either the set works, or the suggested wider listening list. As such, it will be beneficial for students to practice tests that are both from familiar and unfamiliar repertoire. 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

Study Piece Revision Posters for AQA GCSE Music (2016 Specification) - Area of Study 2

Study Piece Revision Posters for AQA GCSE Music (2016 Specification) - Area of Study 2

In order to do well in their exam, your students will need to be familiar with the key musical features of set works from two of the four areas of study listed in the 2016 AQA GCSE (9-1) Music Specification. Of these, three tracks from The Beatles' album "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band" form the study piece for the optional Area of Study 2. This pack of 5 posters categorises the key features of each of the songs that form this study piece under each of the different elements of music, and will help your students to learn and memorise the context and key features easily! The collection contains 5 revision posters for the three prescribed songs from The Beatles' "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band": – Poster 1: The Beatles in Context – Poster 2: With a Little Help from my Friends – Poster 3: Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds – Poster 4: Within You, Without You – Poster 5: Studio Recording Techniques Great value at less than £1 per poster! All posters are supplied in PDF format. Watermarked previews of all posters are available in the files list. The full unmarked poster is available as the second page in each PDF file, which will become available after purchase. For the best results, the posters should be printed borderless on A3 paper, in colour, and laminated. Please leave a review if you like this resource!

By sean1746

Greensleeves Rhythm - Ukulele

Greensleeves Rhythm - Ukulele

This is designed for the slightly beyond beginner. Compromised of the backing rhythm of Greensleeves. You will have supply the original song or play it yourself. Please note, children will not be taught melody but will provide backing rhythm. Straight forward but will take some understanding of Greensleeves and good timing! Good luck!

By luke_watson

Ukulele-  Pompeii, Bastille

Ukulele- Pompeii, Bastille

This is designed for the slightly beyond beginner. Two parts to be played in unison ( rhythm and melody) Both parts straight forward but will take some understanding of Pompeii by Bastille and good timing! Good luck!

By luke_watson

NEW GCSE: AOS2 Broadway Musicals (AQA)

NEW GCSE: AOS2 Broadway Musicals (AQA)

I wrote this powerpoint to fit with the new AQA's new GCSE specification. Broadway Musicals 1950s-1990s fits within Area of Study 2. My teaching focus here is key musical features and how the music sounds, not key facts about the sub genres. Listening examples have been hyperlinked within the green stars. A listening task was used at the end of the lesson so that students could apply their new knowledge.The key aspect which I have highlighted to students is listening which is why I link students to the department spotify which has a wide range of playlists at their disposal.

By jesscraig93

O little one sweet

O little one sweet

A complete carol from '50 Christmas Carols', edited by Chris Gill. Arranged for four parts (SATB) on two staves, with chord symbols above, and lyrics for all of the verses printed in between the staves. The complete edition of '50 Christmas Carols' is available as a pdf and Sibelius file from TES resources, or as a paperback from Amazon.

By chrisgillmusic

O holy night (Cantique de Noel)

O holy night (Cantique de Noel)

A complete carol from '50 Christmas Carols', edited by Chris Gill. Arranged for four parts (SATB) on two staves, with chord symbols above, and lyrics for all of the verses printed in between the staves. The complete edition of '50 Christmas Carols' is available as a pdf and Sibelius file from TES resources, or as a paperback from Amazon.

By chrisgillmusic

O come, o come, Emmanuel (Veni, Emmanuel)

O come, o come, Emmanuel (Veni, Emmanuel)

A complete carol from '50 Christmas Carols', edited by Chris Gill. Arranged for four parts (SATB) on two staves, with chord symbols above, and lyrics for all of the verses printed in between the staves. The complete edition of '50 Christmas Carols' is available as a pdf and Sibelius file from TES resources, or as a paperback from Amazon.

By chrisgillmusic