Whole-school music technology resources

Keeping your class engaged with fun and unique teaching resources is vital in helping them reach their potential. With Tes Resources you’ll never be short of teaching ideas. We have a range of tried and tested materials created by teachers for teachers, from kindergarten through to high school.

Breathe new life into your lesson plans with our primary and secondary school classroom resources. Whether you’re looking for fun maths worksheets or brand new guided reading activities, we have thousands of free and premium resources for you to download. From preschool to primary you’ll find phonics worksheets and classroom games. From Year 11 through to senior secondary we have everything from Japanese lessons to algebra activities, as well as revision guides for tests and exams.

  1. Resources Home
  2. Whole School
  3. Music
  4. Music technology
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

Notation - basic

Notation - basic

This 'easy to use' resource provides step by step instructions for children to learn how to read music. It starts with introducing words with different rhythms. i.e. fly - one, spider - two, caterpillar - 4. Lady-bird has two fast and one slow and Grass- hopper is the same reversed. These rhythms are first clapped and then played on untuned instruments and finally played on tuned instruments using the pentatonic scale of C D E G A. The SMART explains it all. There are sheets with bars for children to compose their own music. I recommend laminating these for multiple use. This resource has a lot of scope and can be used from Year 2 to Year 6 depending on the complexity of the rhythms. I wouldn't recommend years 2 and 3 using tuned instruments at this stage.

By luke_watson

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

Greensleeves Rhythm - Ukulele

Greensleeves Rhythm - Ukulele

This is designed for the slightly beyond beginner. Compromised of the backing rhythm of Greensleeves. You will have supply the original song or play it yourself. Please note, children will not be taught melody but will provide backing rhythm. Straight forward but will take some understanding of Greensleeves and good timing! Good luck!

By luke_watson

Ukulele-  Pompeii, Bastille

Ukulele- Pompeii, Bastille

This is designed for the slightly beyond beginner. Two parts to be played in unison ( rhythm and melody) Both parts straight forward but will take some understanding of Pompeii by Bastille and good timing! Good luck!

By luke_watson