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Jazz

Jazz

Powerpoint presentation with 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
Reinforcing notation, rests, and time signatures for year 7 and 8. Good for cover.

Reinforcing notation, rests, and time signatures for year 7 and 8. Good for cover.

Just sit down - be quiet and do the work while I get on with the next load of data!! Designed to do just this but actually has really really helped! Students enjoyed the puzzle layout and how they could, if higher ability finish the entire sheet. Covers and revises key concepts of notation. I could mark an entire class AND give feedback AND get them to respond within one lesson. Have also used some classes to peer assess with our schools stickers attached. Boom! Box ticked! With lower ability students I handed out 1 per group of 2 or three to bolster confidence and it worked a charm - then giving those students who played an instrument the “privilege” of acting as my deputy. PRINT ON A3 then fold in half.
Pete12b
A fun colourful teaching and revision  of notation. Also intro to orchestra.

A fun colourful teaching and revision of notation. Also intro to orchestra.

Lower school. Follow Rosie and Hoops as they help Professor Blithe work out the clues to the next mystery!! Resource introduces students to rhythm sums, notation spellings, composers, instruments of the orchestra, sharps and flats, and notes on the keyboard. Not going to lie - could mark this during the lesson that got the powers that be off my back, looked impressive when there were 350 of these all marked with feedback. Students enjoyed it and the lower ability GCSE enjoyed doing it “felt like doing a puzzle in a magazine”. It has massively helped with writing of sharps and flats and understanding of naturals.
Pete12b
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
GCSE Music 9-1 Blank Mind Map - Use whilst practising listening

GCSE Music 9-1 Blank Mind Map - Use whilst practising listening

Music Listening and Appraising. A blank generic mind map linked to a specific colour-code used for all the resources I develop. Developed for use with GCSE Music 9-1 Pearson Edexcel but suitable for general use. Print on A4 or A3 or use as a flip-chart for class listening and student led discussion. Save the flip-chart and share with students for personal revision.
tinyclanger
Introduction to Band Work - Another Day in Paradise. Includes chords, tabs, lyrics & explanations

Introduction to Band Work - Another Day in Paradise. Includes chords, tabs, lyrics & explanations

This is a great project for classes who are being introduced to band work for the first time. You can teach all of the parts of this song including the ostinato line, chords on the piano and ukulele, lyrics for singers. There is also a very clear structure for bands to follow as well as lessons on how to play a chord and follow a chord structure. When teaching this topic as a whole class, student are very often able to go into bands and put the parts together as a rock/pop band. I always teach this as the final topic for my Year 8s at the end of the Summer Term ready for Year 9.
bhowe
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
The Greatest Showman 10 minute medley

The Greatest Showman 10 minute medley

This is a 10 minute medley that I have edited and produced. It would be great for a school performance or an assembly activity. The songs included (in order) are: The greatest show, Million Dreams, This is Me and Come Alive. There are 3 files to this resource: The Song Sheet the lyrics are in two colours, Black for solo singing parts that can be split to suit your group and Blue for the ensemble parts. The Medley MP3 This is a medley arranged by myself, it is a backing track but the original singers remain for the ensemble parts just to give the kids a bit of help. The Medley with singing MP3 I have recorded the song with vocals to show where the solo parts come in. I performed this medley with KS1 and Lower KS2 children. I split the solo parts into 3-4 lines each child, either alone or in little groups. They had no trouble learning their parts and the added ensemble vocals gave the volume needed for the big chorus parts. Please leave a review and happy singing!
rosie_m
There Was A Princess Long Ago

There Was A Princess Long Ago

A PowerPoint for the song ‘There was a princess long ago’. Can be used to support Phase 1 Phonics or as a circle game with actions. Visit www.knightowl.education for more EYFS and KS1 resources.
jbrigg
PROCESSIONS Women’s Suffrage, democracy and gender equality exploration

PROCESSIONS Women’s Suffrage, democracy and gender equality exploration

Inspired by the ideas, themes and history behind PROCESSIONS https://www.processions.co.uk/, our aim is for this resource to be a starting point for your pupils/students to explore and learn about the history of Women’s Suffrage, democracy and gender equality. We have created some simple and easy to follow activities to include in your teaching plans, which will encourage your pupils/students to develop historical knowledge and awareness of Women’s Suffrage as well as offering an opportunity to discuss gender equality within today’s context. Activities encourage responses through discussion, movement, debate, music and visual art. The resources are primarily designed for Years 5-8 in England and Wales, Years 6-9 in Northern Ireland and P6-S2 in Scotland, but they’re easily accessible for lower and upper age ranges. We want to encourage your pupils/students to explore their own views and opinions on gender equality today, as well as gaining an understanding about the importance of democracy and using your vote. Only 57% of 18-19-year olds voted in the last election (source YouGov website) and we want this project to encourage young people to vote in the future and inspire them to have their voice heard. This resource pack provides creative ideas as to how to work with your pupils/students. It is modular so it can be followed through from beginning to end or activities can be picked out and used individually. At times you might work with the class as a whole and at other times you may task smaller groups with the different activities provided. We have suggested subject links as part of each activity to help make useful connections with your teaching plans. These activities when paired with our banner-making toolkits will give your students/pupils stimuli and inspiration for the content of their banners. We would love schools to take part in the PROCESSIONS on the 10th of June, but acknowledge that this may not be possible for all, so we want to stress that this pack can be used before or after the event and used to inspire pupils, students and teachers using the themes and ideas behind PROCESSIONS. Produced by Artichoke and commissioned by 14-18 NOW, the UK’s arts programme for the First World War centenary, PROCESSIONS will commemorate 100 years since the first women in the UK won the vote. On Sunday 10th June 2018, thousands of women and girls, those who identify as women and non- binary individuals, will form four epic processions in the four political capitals of the UK – Belfast, Cardiff, Edinburgh and London. Given green, white or violet to wear, the colours of the suffrage movement whose initials stood for “Give Women Votes”, they will together create waves of colour as they celebrate the centenary of women’s suffrage.
louise_dennison1
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
Sample Composition Inspiration Card

Sample Composition Inspiration Card

Try this free sample Composition Inspiration Card before buying the full set of 30 additional cards. The set will give your students the ideas and inspiration they need to start composing their own pieces of music. Each card features an interesting photo and ideas about which sounds might be heard within the music. The cards also contain a selection of challenges; students can choose one (or more!) to incorporate into their piece. These include rhythms, melodies, key signatures, time signatures, intervals and more. The full set is available here: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/composition-inspiration-cards-11901942?theme=0
TeachingWEase
Composition Inspiration Cards

Composition Inspiration Cards

This set of 30 cards will give your students the ideas and inspiration they need to start composing their own pieces of music. Each card features an interesting photo and ideas about which sounds might be heard within the music. The cards also contain a selection of challenges; students can choose one (or more!) to incorporate into their piece. These include rhythms, melodies, key signatures, time signatures, intervals and more. Download the free sample card here: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/sample-composition-inspiration-card-11901946
TeachingWEase
Report Card Comments: Music

Report Card Comments: Music

These are the report card comments that I use when teaching Music to Grade 1 through 4 in Ontario, Canada. They are based on the Ontario Curriculum and cover the music strand of The Arts Curriculum document. They are 7 pages of comments, broken into high, medium and low skill level. This package includes a PDF (font protected) and a word doc (for you to edit - font and formatting may shift slightly).
mrstshoneybees
These Days - Rudimental feat. Jess Glynne group performance

These Days - Rudimental feat. Jess Glynne group performance

Group Performance of the song These Days by Rudimental feat. Jess Glynne. It contains parts for Keyboard (melody & chords), Xylophone, Guitar chords, Ukulele chords, 3 bass guitar parts, Piano, Flute, Clarinet/Trumpet and Eb Alto Sax. EDIT: Now contains both Sibelius 7 and Sibelius 5 files.
lospolloshermana
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
Elements of Music

Elements of Music

A list of key words relating to the different elements of music, focused on the kind of questions that would appear on the Listening and Appraising section of the new Edexcel Music GCSE and A level course. These can be used as posters or revision handouts.
k_tewkesbury1