This resource pack comprises 10 Crossword Puzzles based on general musical knowledge, and they are designed for Years 7 to 9, but can also be used as revision for GCSE/ BTEC music students. Each puzzle has 15 clues to solve and it is expected that students will take between 10 and 15 minutes to complete each one. As such, they work well on an individual basis as Starters, homework tasks, or revision, and can even be used in combination to fill up to 2 complete cover lessons.
Each puzzle has 15 clues, and each clue falls into one of 15 areas: Composers; Countries; Techniques/ Technology; Chords/ Scales; Instruments; Structure/ Form; Genre/ Style; Keys; Tempos; Dynamics/ Articulation; Signs and Symbols; Broadway Musicals; History of Pop Music Singers and Groups; Elements and Eras; Music Theory ‘pot luck’. Since each puzzle contains one clue from each of these 15 areas, they are truly balanced and broad-ranging, making each one great for testing general musical knowledge – not to mention fun!
A full set of answers are provided so that students can self-mark and correct – especially important if you use the activities for cover as you will not want to return to a pile of marking! Feel free to allow students to use the internet to research some of the more tricky clues – independent learning is always beneficial to students.
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