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Wider Listening Diary for Pearson Edexcel GCSE Music (9-1), 2016 Specification

Wider Listening Diary for Pearson Edexcel GCSE Music (9-1), 2016 Specification

Wider Listening has assumed an increased importance in the new Edexcel GCSE Music Specification, with students required to listening to repertoire that is related to each of the set works and mention this in their Section B essays in the exam to access the top marks. To support this, I've launched #WiderListeningWednesday on Twitter and Facebook, with a different wider listening piece that's related to one of the Edexcel Set Works posted each Wednesday at 9.30 am. This wider listening diary is the perfect accompaniment to these weekly posts, as it will ensure your students engage regularly in listening outside of lessons and provide a useful record for revision, without the task become arduous and time consuming. The worksheet provides space for students to log the name of the piece, the composer, the year, and the area of study the piece relates to. In addition, they are asked to list three similarities and 3 differences between the wider listening piece and a set work they have studied to encourage their comparison skills – the space for this comparison is deliberately small to ensure that the points made are kept concise. You can follow #WiderListeningWednesday on Twitter @SeanYoung_Music and Facebook @SeanYoungMusicEd! Please share, retweet and leave a review of this resource if you like it!

By sean1746

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. This book is designed so that it can be used as one off printed sheets which can be given to students, or as a full printed booklet. A handy guide has been included to help you, if you want to print the full book, to help you make sure the right pages end up in the right place! 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

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

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. This book is designed so that it can be used as one off printed sheets which can be given to students, or as a full printed booklet. A handy guide has been included to help you, if you want to print the full book, to help you make sure the right pages end up in the right place! 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

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