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Dance Music Mash Up KS3 Keyboard Task - Shape of You and many more.

Dance Music Mash Up KS3 Keyboard Task - Shape of You and many more.

Suitable for a pairs task on keyboard in a KS3 Music Classroom. I am currently using music technology with Year 8 music classes to create a piece of club dance music from the ‘breaks’ or ‘hooks’ on the sheet. The have all been transposed into Am so will flow nicely into each other - students could also compose their own chord sequence in Am that these hooks will work with. The sheet contains 2-4 bars of the main hooks from the following songs: 7 Nation Army - White Stripes Shape of You - Ed Sheeran Wake Me Up - Avicii Insomnia - Faithless Lady Gaga - Poker Face King - Years and Years
parkesb33
Rock and Roll One Off Lesson

Rock and Roll One Off Lesson

A basic lesson on Rock and Roll with listening activity on Jailhouse Rock (find on You Tube) and also a performance task to get pupils to play the start of Bill Hayley’s Rock Around the Clock (sheet music available on line for free) Good as a bridge from Blues Music. Good for a cover lesson. Good as part of a time line SOW.
ruthmazur
All the Theory You Need!

All the Theory You Need!

A basic power point that is useful for Year 9, GCSE or Grade 1 Theory Lessons. Covers the following: Signs and Symbols Clefs Repeats Scales Intervals Ways to compose - arpeggios, canon etc. Structures - Binary, Ternary etc.
ruthmazur
Theme and Variations 1

Theme and Variations 1

This is a 6 week Unit of work. I teach it to year 7 but is suitable for low ability Year 8 students as well. *PLEASE NOTE THIS IS THEME AND VARIATION 1 - THERE IS A THEME AND VARIATION 2 UNIT WHICH COVERS REMIXES AND HAS A MORE MODERN APPROACH IN TERMS OF INSTRUMENTS ETC. TO FOLLOW THIS. * Learning Objectives: To understand the definition of a theme and variation. To identify and define certain musical devices. To listen and match devices with Mozart’s Theme and Variation. To perform a theme. To create 2 or 3 variations from the theme using specific musical devices. . To explain what you have done using musical language. Included is: a power point which covers all six lessons and a worksheet which accompanies the power point. The power point and worksheet are quite self explanatory but I have put some brief notes below: Discuss with the class the definitions of T and V and then listen to Mozart. Give a little background is needs be at this point on life in classical times. Explain he had no studio etc!! Read through listening activity and discuss new keywords. (we note these in a glossary) Complete Listening Activity. Recap note reading and get pupils to learn Twinkle twinkle on the keyboards. Perform to the class. Discuss easy ways to change a theme - use tick boxes on worksheet so pupils work through list - perform. Move onto harder ways to change theme and us tick boxes again. Get pupils to combine all of their ideas to create 2 or 3 full variations and then perform and discuss.
ruthmazur
West Side Story Movie Guide | Questions | Worksheet (NR - 1961)

West Side Story Movie Guide | Questions | Worksheet (NR - 1961)

This West Side Story Movie Guide | Questions | Worksheet (NR - 1961) challenges students to connect with the life and times of the Jets and the Sharks. Explore how the director replaces common elements of a film with song, dance and rhyme. Encourage students to take a deeper look at the concepts presented in this classic musical like juvenile delinquency, gangs, and the idea that each generation faces different challenges. This resource consists of 16 high-level, short answer and essay questions that will do more than just ask your students to regurgitate information. This product .zip file includes: A student movie guide, PDF print version (5 pages) A student movie guide, PDF digital fillable form version (5 pages) *An answer key is included with this movie guide, however many answers will vary as students are encouraged to construct their own meaning from the characters’ dialogue and behavior. See the preview for samples. Is this movie guide worth it? Download two of my movie guides for free below: The Lightning Thief Kung Fu Panda 3 For more product images, sample questions and teacher reviews and ratings, please visit my TPT site at TeacherTravis : ) Your support, feedback, and follows are appreciated: Follow me on Pinterest | teachertrav Like my Facebook page | K12MovieGuides Visit my website | K12MovieGuides Follow me on Instagram | TeacherTravis Follow me on Twitter | K12MovieGuides
travis82
GCSE Music 9-1 Editable MusicTABOO Cards

GCSE Music 9-1 Editable MusicTABOO Cards

Create an example Taboo-style game for GCSE students based on one of the SetWorks and then give them the template to create their own. Colour coded using the same analysis colour scheme used in all the resources I have developed. Add a bonus reward for the students who can give examples related to the word on their card. Adapt for KS3 or even KS5. Offered here as an editable Word Document. Print double-sided on thin card flipped on the long edge. NB. It looks a little strange in the preview/info but I know the file is fine in Word 2016 and so I’d be interested to hear from anyone who tries downloading whether it works successfully. I hope you like it!
tinyclanger
Western Classical Tradition listening question

Western Classical Tradition listening question

A 14 mark question on the Western Classical Tradition, looking at the identification of a piece of music as Baroque, Classical or Romantic, and recognising musical features regarding the elements. This comes with details regarding the extract, and a full mark scheme. Suitable for GCSE Music students in Year 10 or Year 11.
kn0854
Year 8 Peter and the Wolf

Year 8 Peter and the Wolf

A 6 week SOL based on Peter and the Wolf for a year 8 class. (Can be adapted for year 7 and 9) The aim of this project is to explore the instruments of the orchestra, learn how music and words fit together, explore graphic notation and composition. The end aim of the SOL is for the students to compose new music for each character alongside a graphic score. Then they can put this together with the text and do a whole class performance. They will each have a graphic score poster which could be then used for displays :)
ayeshaakkari
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
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
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
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
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
Fusion SoW

Fusion SoW

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

Rap SOW

A 6 week lesson on Rap. I have resources for practical and if needed please send me an email and I will provide the link as cannot sell on here.
hannyp85
Joseph Haydn Activities: Listening Maps, Glyphs, & Writing Prompts

Joseph Haydn Activities: Listening Maps, Glyphs, & Writing Prompts

This set of Franz Joseph Haydn printables are useful for Composer of the Month activities, sub plans, and for incorporating writing. Almost all pages contain a coloring or drawing element and there are listening maps, glyphs, and a writing prompt for the “Surprise Symphony,” “The Clock,” and “The Joke.” A word search is also included for early finishers and there are answer keys and sample answers for subs to reference as well as a brief description of each listening piece. Check out the preview to see what’s included. Included: •Table of Contents & Ideas for Use •Haydn Bio •Coloring page with bio •Coloring page with fill-in-the-blanks bio •Coloring page of Haydn with birth and death dates •Brief information sheet about the following 3 pieces •Surprise Symphony •Listening map •Listening glyph •Writing prompt with illustration boxes •The Clock •Listening map •Listening glyph •Writing prompt with illustration boxes •The Joke •Listening map •Listening glyph •Writing prompt with illustration boxes •Haydn Word Search
SillyOMusic
Creating an EDM track online

Creating an EDM track online

This is a comprehensive 6 week course for Key Stage 3 in which they will: Recognise and describe EDM (Electronic Dance Music) Use an online DAW (Soundtrap) to create a track of music (sequencing loops) Use MIDI a device correctly Upload their track online to share it with others in their year for constructive comments The extensive PowerPoint covers every aspect of these aims and guides the class through each required stage. Having developed and run this course a couple of times I can honestly say that students have really connected with and enjoyed these 6 lessons. It has served me particularly well during the final term when the focus and attention of some students in KS3 is lacking…! Perfect for the end of term. If you do not have access to MIDI devices you can still run the course! You can use the keyboard provided with Soundtrap. Everything has been embedded into the PowerPoint (videos and mp3). However, in case any links are broken I have included all required videos and mp3s.
SheikhandRattle
Famous Musicians Top Trumps Card Game set of 27 Music Lesson Starter Plenary

Famous Musicians Top Trumps Card Game set of 27 Music Lesson Starter Plenary

Set of 27 Famous Musician Top Trumps cards featuring artists, designers and inventors. Includes a page of ‘backs’ so you can print back to back, double sided. Pdf and Publisher files included to make it easier to print/display. They should print out the correct size for the smaller laminaing pouch card sizes if you wanted to laminate them. Useful as a starter or end activity.
mikedean
Flamenco - A Cross-Cultural Art Form: Lesson Plan & Film

Flamenco - A Cross-Cultural Art Form: Lesson Plan & Film

Flamenco is an art form rooted in the Spanish culture for generations. Today, flamenco is popular all over the world and is taught in many countries. Set in Seville, Spain, this short film follows a day in the life of flamenco guitarist Juan Ramírez. Through his eyes, we experience Soleá—the mother of flamenco—and Juan’s unusual journey to master his craft.
Global_Oneness_Project
Rock/Pop band pieces

Rock/Pop band pieces

Here are a selection of pieces for rock and pop bands. They includes parts for Guitar (riff and chords), Bass Guitar, Drums, Keyboard/Piano and Vocals (lyrics). Some of the keys have been changed to suit children’s voices/make them easier to play (child friendly keys) Enjoy :)
iamsomewhere
Understanding Western notation

Understanding Western notation

A great resource pack containing: a Powerpoint presentation, workbook and workbook answers. The focus is to develop the pupils understabdibg of Western notaion and the theory behind it.
hindlebank
Theme and Variation: Pachelbel's Canon

Theme and Variation: Pachelbel's Canon

This is a scheme of work for KS3 on performance and composition skills on Theme and Variation, exploring Pachelbel’s canon as an example. Lesson 1/2: History of the piece, what is theme and variation, sing the theme, play the theme on the keyboard Lesson 2/3: start to create variations on the theme using a keyboard Lesson 4: Play the theme on the ukulele. This is scaffolded to support lower ability and challenge higher ability learners. Lesson 5: Optional- can include keyboard arpeggios Lesson 6/7: group composition task where some students play keyboards/piano and some play ukulele. They create variations together (or individually and string them together) to create a theme and variation composition. I have included an assessment criteria which can be adapted for however you want to use it.
MusicTeacher18
ALL SET WORKS differentiated revision grids (Edexcel 9-1 GCSE Music)

ALL SET WORKS differentiated revision grids (Edexcel 9-1 GCSE Music)

These revision grids for the Edexcel 9-1 GCSE Music course contain all the key information specified by the exam board condensed into easily understandable “student speak” lists, with key information highlighted in bold. The information has also been separated into the “essential for all” basic facts in green, the more detailed info in blue and the high level “icing on the cake” stuff in pink. I find that this helps to direct students revision - for lower ability pupils it helps to say “just focus on the green, then work on the blue” to make the information seem more accessible. For higher ability pupils it helps prioritise their revision into what is the most crucial information to tackle before the higher level detail. All are high quality A3 PDF files (but can be printed at A4 and look almost as nice!)
danielpate
Understand and compose lyrics for a Blues song

Understand and compose lyrics for a Blues song

This clear and easy to use powerpoint covers: Understanding rhyme and structure in Billie Holiday’s Fine and Mellow Step by step tasks and visual aids to support students with creating their own blues song with correct rhythm and structure. Examples of rhyming words are given to support lower ability learners. Designed for students in year 8.
MusicTeacher18
Blues cover work exploring context

Blues cover work exploring context

This powerpoint is suitable for a cover lesson. Students watch a video then create a mind map on what they can see and hear in the video. They then generate a poem, diary entry or lyrics based on their mind map. There is some written contextual background as well as a you tube video link.
MusicTeacher18
Blues cover work researching artists

Blues cover work researching artists

Blues worksheet suitable for a cover lesson. Students will need access to a computer and headphones- individually or as a pair. Worksheet encourages thorough research and exploration of the music of important Blues artists and could lead on to a presentation task.
MusicTeacher18
Sing and Play Hound Dog by Elvis Presley on the guitar

Sing and Play Hound Dog by Elvis Presley on the guitar

Included: Clear and easy to use powerpoint with starter activities, differentiated chord diagrams, 12 bar blues in E major, lyrics. E chord and A chord are colour coded on diagrams and chord progression to support learners- can be used with blue or green stickers on the guitars to support lower ability learners. B7 chord included to challenge higher abilty learners. Peer assessment sheet designed for students to use during group work which includes strategies for continuing rehearsals Designed for year 8 students. Objective is to sing ‘Hound Dog’ and play the chords (can be linked to Blues project as it uses 12 bar blues). This key has been chosen as it is appropriate for lower secondary students to sing in and the chords (E, A, B7) have a natural progression of difficulty to challenge lower and higher ability learners.
MusicTeacher18