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Pop & Rock [30 SONGS] Lead Sheets

Pop & Rock [30 SONGS] Lead Sheets

Perfect for guitar, keyboard or ukulele! 30 pop and rock songs ranging from the 1950s to modern day. All songs have been shortened to mostly the beginning to just after the first verse. Most songs have also had their key changed. If this doesn’t mean anything to you, it means that it will be at the wrong pitch to the original version to make it easier to play.
tbrads90
GUITAR | For Beginners

GUITAR | For Beginners

This short PDF book goes through the strings, frets, notes, chords, plucking, strumming and 3 string chords in order to play 3 songs quickly.
tbrads90
App Inventor Alluring Audio - (Lesson 4)

App Inventor Alluring Audio - (Lesson 4)

This is the forth lesson in the ‘App Inventor’ scheme of work. This lesson combines practical and theory to teach the “representing sound” concepts covered in the Computer Science 9-1 GCSE specifications, (including; sample rate, sample resolution & calculating audio file size.) All lessons within the scheme are targetted at KS3/KS4. Each slide includes detailed notes to support teacher understanding and have been based on a lesson plan structure. There is no prior knowledge required from the class teacher as the guides provided are step-by-step & all code is catered for in the documentation provided. For this lesson a video tutorial is available to support learners with the design of their app. The lesson includes a minimum 45 minute assessment (electronic & paper based included) with mark scheme both of which are custom made, this will truly test learner’s understanding. Using the ‘App Inventor’ emulator or a mobile device with the 'MIT App Inventor app’ installed will allow learners to practically use the apps they build. The app can be downloaded freely from the ‘Google Play’ store.
beef_keefe
TUNED PERCUSSION | Chinese Music

TUNED PERCUSSION | Chinese Music

This mini-scheme could be used with KS2-3 and includes a handful of pentatonic melodies to piece together as a class or in small groups, handy information about the pentatonic scale and some singing to go with the mini-project.
tbrads90
Full Musical Futures Bundle [WORTH £20]

Full Musical Futures Bundle [WORTH £20]

This should be all you need to get your Musical Futures project started. All you need is seven different coloured stickers to put on your ukuleles, keyboards and even guitars and get playing some modern pop music. There are 6 volumes of Pop Charts totaling 30 songs. Provision is mainly for ukulele, keyboard, vocals and drums but the extra booklet also has guitar and expands on chords/notes for each instrument. Also included: Drum Kit | Beats For Beginners Uke-Hero | Interactive Game Boomwhacker | Getting Started Freebies: Rhythm Reading Exercises Rhythm | Grid Method The Rhythm Circle Note: The 30 pop songs have been transposed in some cases to C major until later on in the series. Some songs are harder than others due to the frequency of the chords. All songs have been shortened to verse, bridge, chorus to ensure pupils are moving on to try different styles, speeds and chords. SAVE 26% Also available: Musical Futures | Pop Charts [BUNDLE 1-3] for £5.75 Musical Futures | Pop Charts [BUNDLE 4-6] for £5.75 OR buy each individually for £2
tbrads90
Musical Futures | Pop Charts [BUNDLE 4-6]

Musical Futures | Pop Charts [BUNDLE 4-6]

This is the second set of volumes from the Pop Charts series - 4 to 6 - for teaching in a musical futures style. Provision is mainly for ukulele, keyboard, vocals and drums but the extra booklet also has guitar and expands on chords/notes for each instrument. In this pack you have 15 modern pop songs, transposed to C major until later on in the series. Some songs are harder than others due to the frequency of the chords. All songs have been shortened to verse, bridge, chorus to ensure pupils are moving on to try different styles, speeds and chords. SAVE 28% Also available: Musical Futures | Pop Charts [BUNDLE 1-3] as well as the full set of 6 for £10
tbrads90
Musical Futures | Pop Charts [BUNDLE 1-3]

Musical Futures | Pop Charts [BUNDLE 1-3]

The first 3 volumes of the Pop Charts series for teaching in a musical futures style. Provision is mainly for ukulele, keyboard, vocals and drums but the extra booklet also has guitar and expands on chords/notes for each instrument. In this pack you have 15 modern pop songs, transposed to C major until later on in the series. Some songs are harder than others due to the frequency of the chords. All songs have been shortened to verse, bridge, chorus to ensure pupils are moving on to try different styles, speeds and chords. SAVE 28% Also available: Musical Futures | Pop Charts [BUNDLE 4-6] as well as the full set of 6 for £10
tbrads90
Identify the Melody

Identify the Melody

Identify the Melody Bundle Audio is played in random order and students must match the melody they hear with the extracts on their sheet. Teacher must announce the name of the piece. All links are in the teacher copy.
michael_fenton
Aural Dictation - Simple Melodies

Aural Dictation - Simple Melodies

Students transcribe the melodies of the WAV files. Students could possibly use keyboards or tuned percussion to help identify notes. Teacher should give the first note if the student does not have access to an instrument.
michael_fenton
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
Year 8 Opera Scheme of Learning

Year 8 Opera Scheme of Learning

A scheme of work in which student will listen to and evaluate the Magic Flute and Dido and Aeneas. Students will perform in recitative, a script from Eastenders and attempt to stage the scene.
ChrisHartnett
If You're Over Me by Years & Years

If You're Over Me by Years & Years

Designed for KS3 Music. Included: If You’re Over Me Powerpoint. If You’re Over Me Riff Sheet Music. Please edit as appropriate to your teaching method. Perfect for Keyboard skills, ensemble work, cover or ‘one-off’ lesson.
Brindley1990
Learn Piano Stage 1 ( basic level)

Learn Piano Stage 1 ( basic level)

Learn piano from scratch with these 15 worksheets. Easy to understand, made for students to consolidate their knowledge with checklists. Uses solfege system (do re mi fa sol la si ) Learn the notes of the piano and the stave flats and sharps rhythm exercises warm up exercises Tones and semitones Hand position The scales and chords of C major, G major and F major.
k_tewkesbury1
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
Aprende Piano Nivel 1 (Español)/ Learn piano Stage 1 (in Spanish)

Aprende Piano Nivel 1 (Español)/ Learn piano Stage 1 (in Spanish)

A resource in Spanish. Learn piano from scratch with these 17 worksheets. Made for students to consolidate their knowledge with checklists. Uses solfege system (do re mi fa sol la si ) Learn the notes of the piano and the stave flats and sharps rhythm exercises warm up exercises Tones and semitones Hand position The scales and chords of C major, G major and F major. Un recurso en Español. Aprende piano desde lo mas basico con estas 17 paginas. Hecho para estudiantes con metas para tachar en cada leccion. Usa el sistema de solfeo (do re mi fa sol la si ) Arende las notas en el teclado y en partitura bemoles y sostenidos Ejercicios de ritmos ejercios para calentar tonos y semitonos posicion de manos escales y acordes en Do major, Sol mayor y Fa mayor.
k_tewkesbury1
Suite en re by Robert de Visee arranged for solo ukulele

Suite en re by Robert de Visee arranged for solo ukulele

Complete suite arranged beautifully for ukulele by court musician of Louis XIV and XV. Some of the movements, such as prelude and minuet 1 are suitable for relative beginners, none of the pieces are harder than grade three. The renaissance lute and early guitar music transposed well to ukulele and the overall sound is surprisingly authentic. A little gem of a suite.
tantrumcoxzoe
Musical Match-up Starters

Musical Match-up Starters

Musical match up starters Major key signatures Minor key signatures Texture Pitch Dynamics Duration Periods Instruments Tempo Structure Space on side for level descriptors
michael_fenton
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
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
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
Year 7 Rhythm Introduction Unit

Year 7 Rhythm Introduction Unit

Year 7 Rhythm Introduction Unit is suitable for Year 7 students at the start of their secondary school music education. The six lesson unit includes powerpoints for each lesson, and a booklet which acts as a work and text book. The lessons begin by introducing basic crotchet/quaver rhythms in a rhythm grid performance task, before introducing semiqauvers/minims for composition, and rhythmic dictation. There are two learning checkpoints (assessments) for performance and rhythmic dictation. Students are also introduced to tempo, texture and dynamics.
kn0854
IDENTIFY THE MELODY BUNDLE

IDENTIFY THE MELODY BUNDLE

Identify the Melody Bundle Audio is played in random order and students must match the melody they hear with the extracts on their sheet. Teacher must announce the name of the piece. All links are in the teacher copy.
michael_fenton
IDENTIFY THE MELODY - TV & FILM

IDENTIFY THE MELODY - TV & FILM

Identify the Melody - TV & FILM Audio is played in random order and students must match the melody they hear with the extracts on their sheet. Teacher must announce the name of the piece. All links are in the teacher copy.
michael_fenton
IDENTIFY THE MELODY - RIFFS 2

IDENTIFY THE MELODY - RIFFS 2

Identify the Melody - Riffs 2 Audio is played in random order and students must match the melody they hear with the extracts on their sheet. Teacher must announce the name of the piece. All links are in the teacher copy.
michael_fenton
IDENTIFY THE MELODY - RIFFS

IDENTIFY THE MELODY - RIFFS

Identify the Melody - Riffs Audio is played in random order and students must match the melody they hear with the extracts on their sheet. Teacher must announce the name of the piece. All links are in the teacher copy.
michael_fenton
IDENTIFY THE MELODY  - POP

IDENTIFY THE MELODY - POP

Identify the Melody - Pop Audio is played in random order and students must match the melody they hear with the extracts on their sheet. Teacher must announce the name of the piece. All links are in the teacher copy.
michael_fenton
IDENTIFY THE MELODY - CLASSICAL

IDENTIFY THE MELODY - CLASSICAL

Identify the Melody - Classical Audio is played in random order and students must match the melody they hear with the extracts on their sheet. Teacher must announce the name of the piece. Includes Eduqas set and prepared works All links are in the teacher copy.
michael_fenton
Learning to identify Tempo

Learning to identify Tempo

A worksheet suitable for KS3 and KS4 music. Can be used as part of a scheme for learning or as a cover resource. Pupils learn to calculate BPM through listening and choose the correct Italian word to describe a tempo marking.
lynzphorn
Application of Computational Thinking in Music

Application of Computational Thinking in Music

Download my poster which includes example task ideas on how to apply computational thinking problem solving skills to Music. The poster includes a range of tasks and classroom ideas that use key computational thinking skills! Computational Thinking is a skill set that can be used across the curriculum, not just within computer science! The logical approach to solving a problem means that it’s application can be used to develop and improve students ability to deal with difficult problems in a more rational way. The aim of my posters is to make you realise that many of the brilliant tasks that teachers facilitate week in, week out actually include computational thinking. It’s just a matter of making it more explicit! Update: High Resolution 2560x1440 in both PNG & JPEG Please leave a review!!!
RobbotResources
Year 6 Music - British Monarchs Songwriting

Year 6 Music - British Monarchs Songwriting

Students write their own song lyrics to the tunes of well known nursery rhymes, inspired by what they have learned about British Monarchs. Students learn about composition, pitch and melody, duration and rhythm. The detail in which you discuss each of these can depend on the ability of the group. Can also use simplified versions of students’ favourite pop songs. Can be adapted to different age groups and different topics.
crich12_316
Year 5 Music - Tudors Fanfare

Year 5 Music - Tudors Fanfare

Tudor inspired music lesson focusing on the musical element duration. Students learn about simple notation, composition and performance. Could easily be adapted to Year 6 British Monarchs topic. Lesson can be used with any instruments - we use xylophones because we happen to have enough in school.
crich12_316
KS2 Music - Kitchen Composition

KS2 Music - Kitchen Composition

Music lesson designed for year for but easily adapted for any age group. Students explore making music through household objects, using Stomp! as inspiration. Students learn about rhythm, composition and performance. Can also include discussion about texture and dynamics for more able students. Students can also notate their pieces, using either informal or formal notation depending on ability. Could also link to materials topic by comparing sounds made by different objects (metal, plastic and wooden kitchen items).
crich12_316