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Four-part Glockenspiel Performance Piece - Snow is Falling -  Key Stages 2 and 3.

Four-part Glockenspiel Performance Piece - Snow is Falling - Key Stages 2 and 3.

Snow is Falling These resources will support your delivery of the National Curriculum for Music. This piece works particularly well with Key Stages 2 and 3 children. You only need glockenspiels and metal wind chimes, (if you have them) to perform this. ‘Snow is Falling’ is a simple, four-part melodic composition for glockenspiels. It is easy to put together and extremely effective; a gentle, haunting piece. You can have as few as four players or as many as you like. These musical activities teach children to listen very carefully, keep to a steady beat, perform with glockenspiels and play notes on specific beats. This culminates in a performance of a four-part, harmonised melody called ‘Snow is Falling’. Children learn the definition of percussion family, tuned and untuned percussion instruments, glockenspiel and are introduced to the musical terms tempo, beats, glissando and the sharp sign #. You do not have to have a musical background to teach this composition. This pack includes detailed, step by step instructions on how to build and prepare ‘Snow is Falling’ and a power point diagram depicting all parts together.
Newtonlab
Music GCSE 9-1 Compostion: Brief 2 Starting Point

Music GCSE 9-1 Compostion: Brief 2 Starting Point

The resource was designed to scaffold all students on their Composition 1: Composition to a Brief for the 2017-18 cohort in the new AQA GCSE 9-1 specification. The resource is a starting point to provide support and also challenge for Brief 2 provided by AQA this year. The A4 document goes through different possibilities for the students with information on the following: - Starting point - Bill Baily's Remarkable Guide to the Orchestra - 1970s Cop Music - Questions to Consider - Potential elements, techniques and resources - Existing TV Crime Theme Tunes - Challenge (Stretch) - Support You can preview some of these boxes and the information it contains. The full resource will be on page two of the document. It is the responsibility to check through this resource and target it to specific students against their target grade and exam board specification. This resource has been tailored towards the new AQA GCSE 9-1 Specification.
Eddieball
TUNED / KEYBOARD | Hallowe'en

TUNED / KEYBOARD | Hallowe'en

Quick one-off lesson for KS2 or KS3 for Hallowe'en. Good for looking at sharp and natural notes as well as crotchet and quaver rhythms. Print out the sheet if pupils need to write the notes on. Singing: Michael Jackson's Thriller (verse and chorus) Tune: In the Hall of The Mountain King by Edvard Grieg If you have pupils that really struggle or are really low ability then you could always get them to play the bass part on keyboard, glockenspiel or even bass: B E B E... Note: make sure to install the fonts to ensure it looks as intended.
tbrads90
Flight test engineers lesson plan

Flight test engineers lesson plan

In Flight Test Engineers, students will learn how to make, test and fly their paper aeroplanes. The lesson focuses on developing students’ understanding of how to carry out a ‘fair test’ and forces to explain the motion of their paper planes. Students share their ideas about how different wing shapes lead to different forms of flight. They make a prediction and plan a test, make and record measurements, and present and evaluate their results.
EDF_Energy
Music GCSE 9-1 Compostion: Brief 1 Starting Point

Music GCSE 9-1 Compostion: Brief 1 Starting Point

The resource was designed to scaffold all students on their Composition 1: Composition to a Brief for the 2017-18 cohort in the new AQA GCSE 9-1 specification. The resource is a starting point to provide support and also challenge for Brief 1 provided by AQA this year. The A4 document goes through different possibilities for the students with information on the following: - Starting point - How to use the melodic shape - Questions to Consider - Potential elements, techniques and resources - What do we know about the music provided? - Challenge (Stretch) - Support You can preview some of these boxes and the information it contains. The full resource will be on page two of the document. It is the responsibility to check through this resource and target it to specific students against their target grade and exam board specification. This resource has been tailored towards the new AQA GCSE 9-1 Specification.
Eddieball
Slave Songs - Resistance

Slave Songs - Resistance

This lesson looks at how slaves used music to challenge the authority of their slave masters and send coded messages to other slaves. It uses some of the most famous songs (such as 'Swing low sweet chariot') and disects the lyrics to understand the true meaning of the songs. The lesson ends with the students having the opportunity to write their own slave songs.
laumorrow
TUNED / KEYBOARD | 3 Easy Classical Pieces

TUNED / KEYBOARD | 3 Easy Classical Pieces

In preparation for BBC Music Ten Pieces, I thought I would introduce some Classical Music to KS2 pupils on the glockenspiel, whether you use these for keyboard or even Ukulele. I will probably use them for Ukulele along with my Glockenspiel classes (Y4).
tbrads90
GCSE Music 9-1 Composition: Structure Differentiation

GCSE Music 9-1 Composition: Structure Differentiation

The resource was designed to scaffold the students who are targeted 8/9 in Music however do not yet have a grasp of the compositional techniques to access this. In each of the A4 sheets students are guided through the four most common forms in classical music with annotated sheet music examples. long with this are questions to challenge the more able students. Each A4 document goes through the following structure: - Binary - Ternary - Rondo - Theme and Variation The fifth page of this document is blank. It is the responsibility to check through this resource and target it to specific students against their target grade and exam board specification. This resource has been tailored towards the new AQA GCSE 9-1 Specification.
Eddieball
SAMBA | Swashbuckle Samba (Pirate Themed) [6 weeks]

SAMBA | Swashbuckle Samba (Pirate Themed) [6 weeks]

I love this topic for teaching kids about Carnivals and how Samba Schools set a theme for their song and costumes. This is a good one for performing as well as kids can always get dressed up themselves for it. There is a mixture of Sea Shanties and Pirate-related songs (though I'm sure you can think of more), pirate-themed rhythms and call & responses also Pirate-themed. I have included an audio sample of how the group rhythms should sound together. If you are unsure of how to perform the other rhythms see my FREE Grid Method resource. NOTE: make sure to install all fonts so that the Powerpoints look as intended.
tbrads90
ABRSM Theory Grade 1-5 Personalised Learning Checklist

ABRSM Theory Grade 1-5 Personalised Learning Checklist

A PLC for students completing the ABRSM theory course. Excel spreadsheet turns 1,2,3 into red, amber green to give students a visual of gaps in their knowledge. Really useful tool for both teachers and students to assess and track learning and progress.
amyjanejohn
Scale Spellings

Scale Spellings

This is a simple resource I created for my Y10 GCSE music class. It simply teaches pupils how to spell a major scale, with C Major being example chosen. It then shows the C Natural Minor scale spelling and how to use this to change a Major Scale to a Minor scale. It shows pupils how to play the scales on piano and guitar, allowing the use of a practical element to a theory lesson.
CJY2015