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Bhangra - KS4 Introduction

Bhangra - KS4 Introduction

This set of four lessons would make a great listening and appraising introduction to Bhangra music, for either Year 9 or Year 10. It includes a powerpoint presentation for four lessons, practice listening question and worksheets. The powerpoints cover the key musical features of Bhangra, including instrumentation, and focus on the musical elements of this genre as part of the Eduqas GCSE specification.
kn0854
The Beatles

The Beatles

Seven Beatles songs analysed, including the four songs from ‘Revolver’ which are Edexcel A level set works: Eleanor Rigby Here, There and Everywhere I Want to Tell You Tomorrow Never Knows Love Me Do A Hard Day’s Night A Day in the Life Suitable for A level and GCSE listening. Includes a scheme of work on the Beatles for younger pupils.
chrisgillmusic
The Beatles - Four Songs from the 'Revolver' album

The Beatles - Four Songs from the 'Revolver' album

Analysis (divided into elements of music) of the following songs: ‘Eleanor Rigby’ ‘Here, There and Everywhere’ ‘I Want to Tell You’ ‘Tomorrow Never Knows’ These are set works for the current Edexcel Pearson A level music course, but they are equally suitable as wider listening for GCSE/A level.
chrisgillmusic
Shape of you - Ed Sheeran

Shape of you - Ed Sheeran

Get the class to play the riff from Ed Sheeran’s - Shape of you! Music for: Piano/Tuned percussion Guitar Bass guitar Ukulele Boomwhackers Have fun :) NOT in the original key
iamsomewhere
Jazz

Jazz

Powerpoint presentation with over 50 slides, including graphics and audio links, giving an overview of the history of jazz, covering major genres and performers. Includes brief analysis of several pieces. Suitable for GCSE/A level wider listening.
chrisgillmusic
KS3 Music Theatre - desk based/Cover/ practical.

KS3 Music Theatre - desk based/Cover/ practical.

KS3 module for music theatre. Covers key terms needed for basic GCSE includes listening composing and practical activities. Practical is differentiated allowing students to create their own bass lines and use their ears to work out next few bars. Students start off by saying they don’t know anything but by the time some prompts have been given they are well away. For the naming sources sheet I play snippets from: Books: Oliver, Les Mis, Jungle Book, Phantom of the Opera, Joseph and Jesus Christ Superstar (the bible), Mary Poppins, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang Animals: Cats, Lion King, and Sing! Fairy Tales: Cinderella, Snow White, Into the Woods, Little Mermaid Films (that have been adapted for the stage): Dirty Dancing, Footloose, Fame, Shrek, Billy Elliott, The Bodyguard, Sister Act, School of Rock, Rocky Horror Bands: Mamma mia, Buddy, Jersey Boys, Thriller, We will rock you, Rock of Ages, Originals: Hairspray, Sound of Music, Oklahoma, Moulin Rouge, Greatest Showman, You can of course add your own ideas.
Pete12b
GCSE Music 9-1 Pearson Edexcel What to listen for. Training your ears for a musical shopping list

GCSE Music 9-1 Pearson Edexcel What to listen for. Training your ears for a musical shopping list

Music Listening and Appraising. Developed for use with GCSE Music 9-1 Pearson Edexcel but generic enough to be suitable for other specifications. Brings all of the musical elements together that you want your students to be listening out for in their set works and wider listening and helps them clarify their thoughts. A useful aid to writing Section B 12 mark extended comparative answers.
tinyclanger
Film Music GCSE Music

Film Music GCSE Music

This resource focuses on the elements of Film Music Area of Study for the WJEC/Eduqas specification, but can also be applicable to OCR, AQA and Edexcel as part of your composition and listening studies. The booklet provides resources and self-assessed PLCs for approximately 1 term’s work, and the following is covered:- Melodic Writing Harmony - Diatonic and Dissonant. Rhythm & Metre - irregular metres in Film Music Specimen Listening Questions for the WJEC/Eduqas paper
hunteri
Listening Diary - Key Stage 3 Music

Listening Diary - Key Stage 3 Music

Start every lesson with some listening! In my KS3 lessons we start every lesson by listening to a piece of music related to what we are studying. Students have “listening diary” booklets, and are asked the same questions each time - what instruments can you hear? What is the genre? Then for each piece there will be a question about the elements of music “eg how would you describe the dynamics?” and a “bonus question” about anything you like! This resource includes 2 listening diaries, one suggested for Y7 and one for Y8 and 9. They are similar, but with different profile questions at the start. Students have this booklet all year to keep track of their listening. I usually print mine out black and white to save colour printing. Also included is an example powerpoint slide. I start every one of my KS3 lessons with a slide like this. Feel free to modify and use as you like!
danielpate
Neoclassicism - Poulenc Trio for Oboe, Bassoon & Piano

Neoclassicism - Poulenc Trio for Oboe, Bassoon & Piano

This powerpoint can be used over a number of lessons studying the set work for Neoclassicism - Poulenc: Trio for Oboe, Bassoon and Piano. The following are included on the slides:- Outline of Neoclassicism Overview of a number of composers - Poulenc, Stravinsky and Prokofiev Examples of wider listening e.g. Stravinsky’s Pulcinella and Prokofiev’s Classical Symphony Overview of the set work. Analysis of the set work. This presentation is perfect for the WJEC/Eduqas A Level Music course: Area of Study 2 - Into the Twentieth Century
hunteri
Pop Music - Area of Study 4 WJEC/Eduqas GCSE Music

Pop Music - Area of Study 4 WJEC/Eduqas GCSE Music

This booklet gives a practical approach to the elements of pop music. It focuses on Harmony, Melody, Instrumentation & Sonority and Structure. The booklet is geared towards whole-class practical music-making as well as some homework tasks. In addition to this, it contains self-assessment PLCs using RAG and Dr Fautley’s radar charts. I should be considered as approximately one half term’s work.
hunteri
Emergency Exam Guide - What to write when you've got no idea! (Differentiated) Edexcel GCSE Music9-1

Emergency Exam Guide - What to write when you've got no idea! (Differentiated) Edexcel GCSE Music9-1

A powerpoint running through all the question types that appear in the GCSE Edexcel Music Exam. For each question students are given advice what to write, depending on if they have no idea at all, or if they get the gist but are not sure how to approach it. Edexcel have confirmed that it is OK for students to write more than the specified number of points per question (eg. for “name 2 facts about the Baroque era” they can say more than 2, as long as they don’t contradict each other.
danielpate
Debussy Nuages - Overview Analysis

Debussy Nuages - Overview Analysis

This presentation provides an overall analysis of the key features of Debussy Nuages - a set work for the WJEC/Eduqas A Level Music specification. This presentation can be used over a number of lessons, or as a revision resource for students. It highlights the key features of Impressionism, and then points out key moments in the score. This can be used as a starting point to more detailed score analysis in preparation for Q7 of the listening paper.
hunteri
Impressionism - Debussy Voiles

Impressionism - Debussy Voiles

This resource can be used as an entry point for studying the Debussy Nuages set work for ‘Into the Twentieth Century’ on the WJEC/Eduqas A Level Music specification. It doesn’t address the set work, but looks at Voiles which uses a number of features of impression, particularly pentatonicism, parallel chords and whole tone scales.
hunteri
Overview - Mendelssohn 'Italian' Symphony

Overview - Mendelssohn 'Italian' Symphony

This resource will benefit teachers delivering the WJEC/Eduqas A Level Music specification and only using the Mendelssohn symphony for Q14. It highlights the main features, particularly those relating the Harmony, Melody, Instrumentation/Sonority and Structure. It also gives a brief overview of each movement. It will be ideal for those needing to use it as a starting point for the symphony.
hunteri
Programmatic Symphonies (Eduqas A Level AoS 1)

Programmatic Symphonies (Eduqas A Level AoS 1)

This resource is for those delivering the Eduqas A Level Music specification, focusing on the development of the symphony. It focuses on Symphonies and Symphonic Poems that were programmatic in nature, highlighting some of their key features and the imagery behind them. Beethoven’s Pastoral Symphony (No.6) Berlioz Symphonie Fantastique Dvorak - New World Symphony. This is for Q14 of the listening paper.
hunteri
Infographic on Reggae Music

Infographic on Reggae Music

Infographic poster on Reggae music. Great to open a lesson on Reggae Music, explain some origins and features in a quiz format without formally telling the students. I do this in teams, 30 second timers for each person, remember as much as you can and you feedback to the team. Answers: Origins in Jamaica, Lyrics about Poverty/Struggle/Oppression/Love, Simple chords, Heavy Bass, Still popular today, In 4/4 time, use of syncopation, Island Records - Big reggae label, Peter Tosh, Bob Marley, Legend sold over 33+ million records, combination of Ska and Rock Steady, Regular festivals attended by over 2000 people, Links to rastafarianism.
jonyrids
Water Music - Composition Activity Resources

Water Music - Composition Activity Resources

Children will discover how Debussy was inspired by water before using the pentatonic scale to compose and perform their own compositions that portray a journey of water in the impressionistic style of Debussy on keyboards or tuned percussion. 11 Slides include: An opening quote based around depicting our everyday lives in music Lesson objective An introduction to Debussy, impressionism and the pentatonic scale Appraising task (4 short excerpts of Debussy’s piano music) Composition task steps to success Images of the ‘calm’ and ‘rapid’ water motifs Examples of children’s graphic scores which represent a journey of water Worksheets: ‘Calm’ and ‘rapid’ water motifs sheet music Supplementary writing sheet for the appraising task Audio files (MP3): 4 short excerpts of Debussy’s piano music that portray the flow of water: The Sunken Cathedral Goldfish Reflections in the Water Gardens in the Rain Starter/appraising task: After a brief introduction to Debussy, his compositional style and the pentatonic scale, the children will get the opportunity to listen to four excerpts of Debussy’s piano music. Depending on the children’s age, they can either use the supplementary worksheet to write about how Debussy has used the elements of music to portray either calm or rapid water or this can simply be a discussion. Composition activity: The children will use the ‘Calm’ and ‘rapid’ pentatonic motifs sheet and incorporate these, as well as their own, into a composition for keyboard or tuned percussion that portrays the journey of water. Children can work alone or as a duet, which can then be turned into a whole class performance where one group’s composition blends into another. Plenary/next steps The children will be given the opportunity to perform, listen to other group’s performances and appraise each other’s performances. They can also be given the opportunity to create a graphic score to represent the journey of water depicted in their compositions. This is an extremely easy resource to use and has produced some beautiful compositions and outstanding performances from the children in my classes. It can be used in a single lesson or for introducing a full unit on Debussy, impressionism and the pentatonic scale.
TomMatthias
Star Wars GCSE Set work

Star Wars GCSE Set work

Star Wars lessons all on one Powerpoint with practical tasks and taking students through all of the info for the GCSE set work.
hannyp85
Defying Gravity GCSE Set work

Defying Gravity GCSE Set work

First lesson for free - my other lessons and SoW is uploaded here: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/defying-gravity-from-wicked-gcse-9-1-11842060
hannyp85
Fusion SoW

Fusion SoW

I use this at the end of Year 9 to introduce some Music GCSE set works to the students.
hannyp85