Ragtime Performance

Ragtime Performance

A powerpoint to guide performers who are paired to perform a simple Ragtime piano piece. The guide provides a simple background to how the style originated and evolved leading to some animation of the different parts. This would suit a class who would ideally learn each part in their pairs. The more difficult part is the bass, with the easier part in the treble. The is room for all students learning both parts and then to allocate to themselves, which part would be most suitable for them. In any case, students either perform live or record onto music software to play back to the class or the teacher for appraisal.
pjames37
Film Music - PDF format - performing Leitmotif

Film Music - PDF format - performing Leitmotif

A worksheet in PDF format that enables students to perform Leitmotifs used in films. It provides two choices in performing a short Leitmotif from well-known films: Jaws or Star Wars. The most able are provided with a guide to create their own Leitmotif.
pjames37
Waltz Composition PDF format - step by step guide

Waltz Composition PDF format - step by step guide

A step-by-step guide enabling students to create a simple three part waltz adding a bass, fill and melody using Garageband or other similar software package. This would suit a class who have already covered the basic three triads.
pjames37
Simple Waltz Composition

Simple Waltz Composition

A PDF version of a practical worksheet which uses a set number of speech phrases to introduce students to the rhythms of waltz. A preparatory session using these speech phrases enable students to produce a rhythm string. This prepares them for a waltz melody using Sibelius software. The lesson can be preceded by students learning how to ‘box’ waltz.
pjames37
Creating Variations PDF format

Creating Variations PDF format

A PDF version of “creating Variations”, which is a practical worksheet which would benefit from an initial demonstration using Garageband or other similar software. This would enable students to create one or more variations on a simple nursery theme. This would suit a class who are familiar with triads already, but are moving on to the use of the three basic triads. Students can be challenged to use their listening skills to see which triad fits the melody at any time. This can be an activity using trial and error initially but refined to create a simple bass line and a fill part using triad notes. It would be expected that this continue to a succeeding lessons, which develops different versions.
pjames37
Medieval Music - composing with Garageband

Medieval Music - composing with Garageband

A PDF format of composing medieval music with Garageband. A step-by-step guide to creating a simple medieval piece using Garageband (but can e simply adapted to include other common music software) producing different levels of complexity according to ability. Model the task on a Smartboard, if you have one, or illustrate on a practical basis. Using sheets like this limit the constant demands of help from students.
pjames37
Lullaby Composition

Lullaby Composition

A PDF format of the Lullaby Worksheet covering covering three to four hour lessons. This is a four page worksheet that can either be written on or used as an accompaniment sheet with Sibelius or other notation program. The task involves composing a simple lullaby in 3/4 time using the words of Spike Milligan’s short poem entitled ‘The Sardine’. The style is placed in its historical context together with the purpose of such compositions. Students can perform the rhythms used (three different ones in 3/4 time) and as a preparatory exercise can echo clap these and perform them in a two or three part round. The link between syllabus and the number of notes must be highlighted to enable students to choose the correct rhythm for each bar of words. When complete, the class will be able to perform the piece using the completed written rhythm. An alternative is to use Sibelius to produce the rhythm string. The sheet includes levels to guide the students’ progress and to enable them to see where they are in their learning. A learning check is also provided as well as a student feedback section. Students can then attach pitch names to each note choosing from either CEG or GBD. In the following lesson students can move to Sibelius to input their rhythm string and to drag the notes to their selected notes. An additional accompanying ‘fill’ part can be added giving specific technical guidance on how to do so. Examples of correct and incorrect work is provided.
pjames37
Self Help Card PDF format using Garageband

Self Help Card PDF format using Garageband

A PDF format of the self help card. Are you fed up helping students with technical problems when using Garageband technology in the classroom? Constantly saying the same things to students who clearly haven’t listened to your verbal advice and find yourself running around the classroom dealing with the same problem, feeling you and your students are making little progress? Copy (laminate if you can) and place by each computer for students use. It is likely that you will spend more time teaching, rather than working up a sweat around the classroom. The guide sheet gives simple advice that is easily understood and solved by students on their own. It is good to refuse help, unless they refer to the card for help first. Additionally, one can include the rule that they must have asked the person next to them too before they are allowed to ask you.
pjames37
Rap Worksheet PDF format

Rap Worksheet PDF format

A PDF format worksheet illustrating the origin and background to Rap music. A template us provided to create lyrics with or without a background beat in the classroom. This can be accompanied with a simple, but limited, patois dictionary (also available on my resource site) to support students. Brief level descriptors are provided to enable students to understand where they are in their learning and what they can do to improve. A simple feedback session provides information by students as to the difficulties they faced. The second page provides key words for the techniques used in DJ performance. This lesson can either start with a DJ illustration with the lyrics constructed afterwards or the lyrics tested out in partners or groups followed by a DJ beat with progressive additions to improve the piece.
pjames37
Ground Bass Performance / Composition PDF format

Ground Bass Performance / Composition PDF format

PDF Ground Bass Performance / Composition worksheet. It is suitable for any years above year 8 and firmly bases the style in its historical context, leadings students to compare classical composers with contemporary ones using Ground Bass in similar and different ways. Designed so that students can input four simple tracks into any music composition software reproducing the Pachelbel Canon harmonic structure. Students are led to enter the notes again in a second section with suggested differences and are encouraged to progress to as many different versions they can produce. A brief appraisal and ‘pupil voice’ is included at the end to enable you to see how students dealt with the task.
pjames37
Lullaby Composition

Lullaby Composition

A four page worksheet to last over two to three lessons that can be written on (if required) to compose a simple lullaby in 3/4 time using the words of Spike Milligan’s short poem entitled ‘The Sardine’. The style is placed in its historical context together with the purpose of such compositions. Students can perform the rhythms used (three different ones in 3/4 time) and as a preparatory exercise can echo clap these and perform them in a two or three part rhythm round. The link between syllables and the number of notes must be highlighted to enable students to choose the correct rhythm for each bar of words. When complete the class will be able to perform the piece using the completed written rhythm. An alternative is to use Sibelius to produce the rhythm string. The sheet includes levels to guide students’ progress and to enable them to see where they are in their learning. A learning check is also provided as well as a student feedback. Students can then attach pitch names to each note choosing from either CEG or GBD. In the following lesson students can move to Sibelius to input their rhythm string and to drag the notes to their selected notes. An additional accompanying ‘fill’ part can be added giving specific technical guidance on how to do so. Examples of correct and incorrect work is provided.
pjames37
Rap - lyric composition

Rap - lyric composition

A worksheet illustrating the origin and background to Rap music. A template is provided to create lyrics with or without a background beat in the classroom. This can be accompanied with a simple, but limited, patois dictionary (also available on my resource site) to support students. Brief level descriptors are provided to enable students to understand where they are in their learning and what they can do to improve. A simple feedback section provides information by students as to the difficulties they faced. The second page provides key words for the techniques used in DJ performance. This lesson can either start with a DJ illustration with the lyrics constructed afterwards or the lyrics tested out in partners or groups followed by a DJ beat with progressive additions to improve the piece.
pjames37
Self Help Guide using Garageband

Self Help Guide using Garageband

Are you fed up helping students with technical problems when using Garageband technology in the classroom? Constantly saying the same things to students who clearly haven’t listened to your verbal advice and find yourself running around the classroom dealing with the same problem, feeling you and your students are making little progress? Copy (and laminate if you can) and place by each computer for students use. It is likely that you will spend more time teaching, rather than working up a sweat around the classroom. The guide sheet gives simple advice that is easily understood and solved by students on their own. It is good to refuse to help, unless they refer to the card for help first. Additionally, one can include the rule that they must have also asked the person next to them too before they are allowed to ask you.
pjames37
Calypso - Creating a Calypso melody

Calypso - Creating a Calypso melody

Suitable for most year 7 and 8 classes and uses three speech patterns to establish Calypso rhythms in the musical memories of students. The speech patterns can be performed as such as a string of rhythms, in canon (up to three parts) and can then be transferred to using pitch from set chords notes. This can be practiced before recording onto any musical recording software producing a phrases of Calypso melodies. This can act as part of a series of lessons going onto adding the bass for each chord used and fill parts.
pjames37
Ground Bass Performance / Composition

Ground Bass Performance / Composition

This suitable for all years above year 8 and firmly bases the style in its historical context, leading students to compare classical composers with contemporary ones using Ground Bass in similar and different ways. Designed so that students can input four simple tracks into any music composition software reproducing the Pachelbel Canon harmonic structure. Students are led to enter the notes again in a second section with suggested differences and are encouraged to progress to as many different versions they can produce. A brief appraisal and ‘pupil voice’ is included at the end to enable you to see how students dealt with the task.
pjames37
GCSE Song Composition Guide

GCSE Song Composition Guide

Fed up of trying to spread yourself around your GCSE music composition class giving individual advice and trying to get around everyone?! If you have set your class a song composition, then this self-help guide will help your students and enable you to be more efficient with your time - and less exhausted! Suitable for GCSE composition and able year 9 students to help guide them through the possible choices available to them whilst composing, suggesting ideas but using the standard format of a pop song.
pjames37
Animal Music Notation Rhythm Cards Bundle for EYFS & KS1

Animal Music Notation Rhythm Cards Bundle for EYFS & KS1

These Music Rhythm Cards are to enable children develop early rhythm skills and recognition of musical notation. Rhythms are presented in a child friendly format with colourful animal pictures to support understanding of note length. Also included is a PowerPoint Presentation for teachers, including all rhythm cards and additional notes and guidance to support teaching. The card pack includes a wide range of rhythm cards as well as individual note cards to allow children to compose their own rhythms. This bundle includes both full sets of rhythm cards.
MrBallard23
Simple Waltz Composition

Simple Waltz Composition

A practical worksheet which uses a set number of speech phrases to introduce students to the rhythms of waltz. A preparatory session using these speech phrases enable students to produce a rhythm string. This prepares them for a waltz melody using Sibelius software. The lesson can be preceded by students learning how to “box” waltz.
pjames37
Waltz Composition - step by step guide

Waltz Composition - step by step guide

A step-by-step guide enabling students to create a simple three part waltz adding a bass, fill and melody using Garageband or other similar software package. This would suit a class who have already covered the basic three triads.
pjames37
Creating Variations

Creating Variations

A practical worksheet which would benefit from an initial demonstration using Garageband or other similar software. This would enable students to create one or more variations on a simple nursery rhyme theme. This would suit a class who are familiar with triads already, but are moving on to the use of the three basic triads. The worksheet is in Publisher format. Students can be challenged to use their listening skills to see which triad fits the melody at any time. This can be an activity using trail and error initially but refined to create a simple bass line and a fill part using triad notes. It would be expected that this continue to a succeeding lesson, which develops different versions.
pjames37
Medieval Music - composing with Garageband

Medieval Music - composing with Garageband

A step-by-step guide to creating a simple medieval piece using Garageband (but can be simply adapted to include other common music software) producing different levels of complexity according to ability. Model the task on a Smartboard, if you have one, or illustrate on a practical basis. Using sheets like this limit the constant demands of help from students.
pjames37
Medieval Music and Medieval Instruments

Medieval Music and Medieval Instruments

A written worksheet that would be suitable for a non-specialist allowing students to access the internet later in the lesson to complete some research on the sounds of the instruments. The concept of Drone and Mode needs to be known.
pjames37
Film music - Performing Leitmotif

Film music - Performing Leitmotif

A worksheet (in publisher format) that enables students to perform Leitmotifs used in films. It provides two choices in performing a short Leitmotif from well-known films: Jaws or Star Wars. The most able are provided with a guide to create their own Leitmotif.
pjames37
Fanfare Composition

Fanfare Composition

Designed for key stage three for classes dealing with chords for the first time. Linked to Garageband, but can be used with any other software. Students learn the C major triad in two different areas of the keyboard. A rhythm chant is also used with words alongside a marching background rhythm, which enable students to play in the rhythm using the triad. Multi-tracking enables students to produce multi-layered fanfares.
pjames37
Rock & Pop Music Analysis (Eduqas)

Rock & Pop Music Analysis (Eduqas)

A selection of resources to aid with the teaching of the Rock & Pop topic on the Eduqas A-level. Resources include a detailed analytical powerpoint on a range of genres, three sample questions in the style of the A-level and some useful worksheets.
carisserooke21
Complete Chorus Lesson Plans and Handbook

Complete Chorus Lesson Plans and Handbook

Everything you need for directing your elementary, middle or high school chorus! There are over 70 pages of engaging and helpful warm-ups, rehearsal, and teaching techniques and chorus lesson plans! This product includes: -Warm-ups work through choral/vocal techniques such as breathing, vowels, and articulation. -Chorus Lesson plans -Sample chorus concert programs -Information for using microphones and sound systems -Seating charts -Voicing -Practice routines -Fundraising ideas and how to execute them -Budgeting for chorus -Ice Breakers and chorus games -Repertoire list and teaching notes -Concert reflections appropriate for the elementary level -Chorus code of conduct and slip for students and parents/guardians to read, sign, and return at the beginning of the year (includes space to write parent e-mail addresses as well). -Sight Reading guide This product will help you set high musical expectations and build your choral program. Please contact me if you have any questions! This is a fantastic handbook/guide for any chorus teacher. It includes over 70 pages spanning more than 15 years of teaching experience in public, private, homeschool and leading community groups. Lessons contained in this product have been presented at several MMEA conferences. If you like this product please leave a review! If you have questions please send me an email and I’ll respond quickly - krisgalardi@gmail.com. Thank you! Chorus Grading Rubric, group vocal setting, assessment and goal setting assistance, chorus, general music, singing assessment, choral repertoire, songs for chorus, feierabend, kodaly classroom, singing classroom, seating chart, sound system, microphone, sight singing, solfege, improvisation, first year teacher, middle school chorus, classroom management, time management, behavior, music lesson plans.
GracieRae
Choral Planner - chorus and general music

Choral Planner - chorus and general music

This is a simple and effective way to plan for your chorus rehearsals or general music repertoire list! One page for each month: Monthly Concepts Concept Due Dates Notes Goals Easy-to-read layout Color palette for easy-to-see writing Please note this is not editable in order to protect the product. Please read: This is a nonrefundable digital download. Please read the description carefully and examine the preview file before purchasing. © Copyright 2018 Little House Lessons. All rights reserved. Permission is granted to copy pages specifically designed for student or teacher use by the original purchaser or licensee. This is intended to be used by one teacher unless additional licenses have been purchased. The reproduction of any other part of this product is strictly prohibited. Copying any part of this product and placing it on the Internet in any form (even a personal/classroom website) is strictly forbidden. Doing so makes it possible for an Internet search to make the document available on the Internet, free of charge, and is a violation of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA).
GracieRae
Singing & Public Speaking ELL & ESL Avatars

Singing & Public Speaking ELL & ESL Avatars

Multicultural avatars for all! These fun images are to be used in a variety of settings. My students love using them during our vocal warm ups and my own children use them during public speaking classes. How to use: Print onto card stock or thick paper. Cut out avatar. (Cut out mouth piece if using). Laminate. Attach to a jumbo popsicle stick and enjoy! These assist students in public speaking settings by allowing for more privacy during dialogue. They also give singers a great focal point during warm ups or solo singing. Please read: This is a nonrefundable digital download. Please read the description carefully and examine the preview file before purchasing. © Copyright 2018 Little House Lessons. All rights reserved. Permission is granted to copy pages specifically designed for student or teacher use by the original purchaser or licensee. This is intended to be used by one teacher unless additional licenses have been purchased. The reproduction of any other part of this product is strictly prohibited. Copying any part of this product and placing it on the Internet in any form (even a personal/classroom website) is strictly forbidden. Doing so makes it possible for an Internet search to make the document available on the Internet, free of charge, and is a violation of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA).
GracieRae
MUSICIANS Top Stars Card Game set of 27 Music Famous Performers End of Term Activity

MUSICIANS Top Stars Card Game set of 27 Music Famous Performers End of Term Activity

Set of 27 Famous MUSICIANS Top Stars cards. Students choose a category and if theirs is higher than their friends’, they keep the played cards. Useful to give them a background of some of the main names in the field from the past and present. Includes a page of ‘backs’ so you can print back to back, double sided. They should print out the correct size for the smaller laminaing pouch card sizes if you wanted to laminate them. Could also be printed larger for posters. Publisher and Pdf files included. Useful as a starter or end activity.
mikedean
The Greatest Showman Musicals Mash Up KS3 Keyboard Sheet Music (This is Me, Million Dreams etc)

The Greatest Showman Musicals Mash Up KS3 Keyboard Sheet Music (This is Me, Million Dreams etc)

Keyboard task suitable for a KS3 Music classroom. Note names and chords are on the score. Worksheet is in PDF format within a .zip folder. The A4 worksheet contains the sheet music for the chorus hooks of 3 songs from The Greatest Showman. These are to be rehearsed and ‘mashed up’ however you see fit. This would make a good music technology, keyboard or vocal task. All parts have been transposed to the key of C so this mash-up will always sound pleasing to the students and it quite easy to start playing. Songs on the sheet: A Million Dreams This Is Me From Now On If anyone has any ideas or requests for KS3 keyboard tasks, drop me a message as I am always trying to make new sheets that students will enjoy.
parkesb33
Reggae music

Reggae music

An excellent project that will last at least a term focusing on the following songs: One Love and Buffalo Soldier to use within the classroom. The songs have been arranged and pupils will work trying to play in the examples.
hindlebank
Music of China

Music of China

A complete unit of work focusing on the music of China. The resource pack contains: Powerpoint (x2) Examples of goo work, recordingsm, templates, mp4 and more. A very helpful resource to help develop pupils understanding of music from China.
hindlebank
Pink Panther

Pink Panther

Excellent resource to use with logic and Garageband. An arrangement (notation) and the related file for pupils to work on within lessons. It has proven to be very effective at KS3
hindlebank
GCSE Music AOS3 Lesser-Known Instruments Instruments

GCSE Music AOS3 Lesser-Known Instruments Instruments

Examples of Lesser Known Instruments , taught at GCSE level, with website links to Youtube.com showing examples. Simple resource, can be handed to students in a lesson or merely played at the beginning of the course to gain a basic understanding of lesser-known musical instruments.
notesmaster