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What is Music?

What is Music?

What is Music? A worksheet and PowerPoint for use in a one off lesson on the topic of What is Music? I created this lesson for use with a year 6 to year 7 transition class but the lesson would work well for any KS2 or KS3 group. This lesson relies on a teachers good ability to lead a philosophical discussion about What is Music? The lesson features many questions and activities to inspire the class to think about what music is to them and elements that sounds have to have in order to be called music. The lesson also features 4 examples of music chosen specifically to challenge the class’ traditional view of what music is.
stevie1507
INDONESIAN MUSIC - KEY STAGE 3 - OVER THREE HOURS OF TEACHING & LEARNING SUPPORT AND ACTIVITIES

INDONESIAN MUSIC - KEY STAGE 3 - OVER THREE HOURS OF TEACHING & LEARNING SUPPORT AND ACTIVITIES

The resources included in this download reflect the exceptional value for money and quality that you rightly expect when purchasing from Rainy Night Music. Indonesian Music is a fascinating topic for KS 3 students to explore. It offers so much in terms of history and culture, and a unique style of music which is very accessible to wide-ranging ability groups. This project focuses on Gamelan and specifically its performance and composition. The project balances cultural and historical contexts with musical characteristics of the Gamelan genre, and there is plenty of time allowed for practical work with you, the teacher, in charge of the precise timings. The project is divided into 2 ‘lessons’, which fit broadly into 2 x 100-minute lessons, but also very well into 3 action-packed hour-long lessons… or indeed 4 hour-long lessons with more time allowed for practical work through the vast resources included in this pack. I have personally taught this project in both of these formats. The content works best with most Year 8 groups, but can also work well with able Year 7 groups. The video tutorials take the pressure off you, the teacher, but also provide you with a step-by-step guide if you are unfamiliar with Gamelan yourself. In this pack you will get an overview/ teaching guide plus each of the following: Lesson 1 worksheet and Lesson 2 worksheet; Lesson 1 PowerPoint and Lesson 2 PowerPoint; Sibelius score of Lesson 1 Task 4 (in 10 Sibelius versions from Sibelius 4 up to Sibelius 7.5); Sibelius score of Lesson 2 Task 1 Blank Template (in 10 Sibelius versions from Sibelius 4 up to Sibelius 7.5); Video Support in MP4 format for Lesson 1 and for Lesson 2; PDF of word search Starter Activity and PDF of crossword Starter Activity; MP3 audio for each of the 4 starter melodies in Lesson 2; PDF of Section B (Advanced) for Lesson 1 Task 4 and PDF of full version with repeats; MP3 audio for Section A, Section B, and a full version of the Gamelan Ternary Piece used for Lesson 1 Task 4. I hope you enjoy these resources as much as my students do. Thank you for buying Rainy Night Music
rainynightmusic
Wallace And Gromit: Say Cheese! Revision/Cover Lesson

Wallace And Gromit: Say Cheese! Revision/Cover Lesson

This is a one hour lesson designed as a revision task for KS3 students. It includes a powerpoint, audio examples, a starter, differentiated objectives and worksheets for students to complete. The content covers reading sheet music, and basic revision on the notes of the treble clef and basic rhythm symbols. There are extension tasks that cover ledger lines, dotted notes, rests and tied notes in more detail for more able students. The secondary task can be either a performance (solo or duet) task, or a sequencing/composition tasks intended for use of software such as Garageband. The theme tune for Wallace and Gromit is split into a melody and harmony line to input or play at the learner’s level. This is very good for independent learning, but I am also confident in using it as a cover lesson too. The plenary includes a thumbs up/down activity and saying “cheese” for the differentiated selfie-obsessed generation.
Anna_Crusis
Chart Songs May June 2018

Chart Songs May June 2018

Chart Songs May June 2018 - Includes Freaky Friday but Chris Brown, One Kiss by Calvin Harris and Dua Lipa, These Days by Jess Glynne, No More Tears left to Cry by Arianna Grande and a Shawn Mendes Song. These songs have been simplified and adapted for my 11-14 year old pupils.
lospolloshermana
Awesome Rhythm: Everything is Awesome Scheme of Work and Resources

Awesome Rhythm: Everything is Awesome Scheme of Work and Resources

Are you sick of tee-ta-tea-tea-ing your way around rhythm? Do KS3 students STILL NOT UNDERSTAND rhythm symbols? Need to bridge the gap between practical and music technology? This scheme of work is for you. I’ve designed a scheme of work for a KS3 class who have been introduced to the names of rhythm symbols and the idea that they have duration, but need some revision and a modern approach to learning it. This scheme of work lasts a half term (five lessons minimum) and covers revision of rhythm symbols (Semibreve, Minim, Crotchet, Quaver, Rests, Ties and Dots) in a fun way relating to lego. It also covers an introduction into music technology (I have used Garageband but this can be easily tranferred to Cubase or Sibelius etc), texture, and the idea of melody, counter melody and harmony. It can be a fun independent learning project or used for ensemble performances too. The scheme of work ends with a simple assessment with a grid for teachers to comment on expected progress and a feedback form. There is mastery style tick sheet also. There are three extension tasks attached to lessons 2, 3 and 4. Note: I have actually done lesson one with physical lego bricks and it has gone down a treat! No more issues there! I have embedded audio files into the powerpoint but we all know how that can go so I’ve attached that here for reentering too. There is also a copy of every Garageband file for displaying on the board or editing how you like.
Anna_Crusis
Keyboard Skills - Series of Lessons ( scheme of work )

Keyboard Skills - Series of Lessons ( scheme of work )

In this pack, there are 6 lessons with a booklet designed to support and challenge students in learning to play the musicla keyboard. As part of this journey, students will develop their reading of western classical music notation. This is a great resource that is pitched for Year 7 students. Finally, PATHs stamp is included - helping you to give feedback to the students at the end of this module.
acamillo
Rap & Hip-Hop - SOW & Resources

Rap & Hip-Hop - SOW & Resources

A 5 week SOW with full resources (PPTs, Topic booklet) and opportunities for self, peer and teacher assessment. All audio extracts included and edited to ensure appropriate for school use. Topic covers the history and key features of Rapping & Hip-Hop and students work towards their own Hip Hop composition using ICT.
mdomine
GCSE Edexcel Performance Coursework Booklet Template

GCSE Edexcel Performance Coursework Booklet Template

This booklet is designed for students (and let’s face it SLT/OFSTED) to track their progress in working towards their performance coursework (both solo and ensemble). It includes pages on target grade achievement, weekly rehearsal timetable tracking and reflection, a half-way through the project reflection and marking space, and an end of project assessment. It can be adapted for any area of study and includes a space for you to customise key points students need to focus on. This can be easily adapted for other exam boards too. My students enjoy having all their work in one place, and my own observers comment that it is “easy” to observe their progress and reflection in a subject their not familiar with. *Please note the grade boundaries supplied are based off of the 2017 grade boundaries which of course you can edit year to year.
Anna_Crusis
Composition resources

Composition resources

3 resources for Composition students including: 2 sets of composing tasks to create melodies and chord sequences, with different approaches: Start with a chord sequence and then add a melody. Start with a melody and then choose the chords. A composition check list for students to use while they are composing to a set brief or when they have finished. This gives them ideas to exploit the different elements of music, as well as thinking about audience and occasion.
k_tewkesbury1
Composing task: Start with chords

Composing task: Start with chords

A composing task in various steps: Choose the key Find out the chords Find out the cadences Compose an 8 bar chord sequence Add a melody Repeat with a contrasting set of chords. These 9 worksheets follow a methodical approach that gives students a rounded knowledge of harmonising melodies.
k_tewkesbury1
Composing Task: Start with the melody

Composing Task: Start with the melody

A composing task in 4 steps: Choose the key Write a melody Discover the chords Harmonise the melody. These 10 worksheets follow a methodical approach that gives the students a rounded knowledge of harmonising melodies.
k_tewkesbury1
Rhythm Scheme of Work

Rhythm Scheme of Work

In this pack, there are ** 5 lessons with a booklet** designed to support and challenge students in learning to read rhythmic notation. A great resource that is pitched for Year 7 students. Please note that lesson 4 allows the teacher to use a baseline test. However, a baseline test is not included in this pack. However, a PATHs stamp is included - helping you to give feedback to the students at the end of the module.
acamillo
Film Music Composers #3 - James Horner

Film Music Composers #3 - James Horner

Contains a PowerPoint which looks at film music including the different tpyes of music used in films and also looks at James Horner’s work. Discusses the differences between different types of music as well as how and why different types of music are needed for different movies or TV shows. Activity: Children will research about Alexandre Desplat of another composer and create a small informational poster about them.
HollywoodR95
Diabolical Track ( So Far )

Diabolical Track ( So Far )

Welcome to my new album, Diabolical please get in touch with me to get the full version for free! Watch me on Youtube at Pengys Music or use this url- https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCZ60fb3TsvZG_hiAGDjUV-w
pengysmusic
Film Music Composers #2 - Hans Zimmer

Film Music Composers #2 - Hans Zimmer

Contains a PowerPoint which looks at film music including the process taken to make a soundtrack of film score and also looks at Hans Zimmer’s work. Discusses the differences between different types of music as well as how and why different types of music are needed for different movies or TV shows. Activity: Children will research about John Williams of another composer and create a small informational poster about them.
HollywoodR95
World Cup Bundle

World Cup Bundle

This bundle includes everything you need to teach about the topic of the World Cup and football. Perfect for covering all areas of the world from introducing the teams for a project to discussing honesty in football. Included in this pack: Presentations for each lesson, with interactive activities and links to videos. Worksheets for different lessons and accompanying activities. Lesson idea sheet with a range of lesson ideas based around the World Cup.
HollywoodR95
Film Music Composers #1 - Danny Elfman

Film Music Composers #1 - Danny Elfman

Contains a PowerPoint which looks at film music including the difference between soundtracks and films scores and also looks at Danny Elfman’s work. Discusses the differences between different types of music as well as how and why different types of music are needed for different movies or TV shows. Activity: Children will research about Hans Zimmer of another composer and create a small informational poster about them.
HollywoodR95
Chords, Sequences and Turning them into Music

Chords, Sequences and Turning them into Music

These two videos look firstly at building a chord sequence using triads and then turning them into music. These videos follow a score rather than a piano/keyboard. They are intended to compliment the other videos I’ve done on chords.
johnharrisonjnr
Chords and Sequences

Chords and Sequences

From building triads, to using inversions and voice leading to basic extensions and shapes. A comprehensive set of videos to support normal classroom teaching.
johnharrisonjnr
GCSE Edexcel Composition Coursework Booklet Template

GCSE Edexcel Composition Coursework Booklet Template

This booklet is designed for students (and let’s face it SLT/OFSTED) to track their progress in working towards their composition coursework. It includes pages on target grade achievement, a working check list, a half-way through the project reflection and marking space, and an end of project assessment. It can be adapted for any area of study and includes a space for you to customise key points students need to focus on. My students enjoy having all their work in one place, and my own observers comment that it is “easy” to observe their progress and reflection in a subject their not familiar with. *Please note the grade boundaries supplied are based off of the 2017 grade boundaries which of course you can edit year to year. **The check list is my own interpretation of the specification and is not verified by Edexcel.
Anna_Crusis
Ten Simple Classical Guitar Pieces Arranged for ukulele

Ten Simple Classical Guitar Pieces Arranged for ukulele

I have put together a collection of popular classical guitar tunes arranged for the ukulele. These are all relatively easy, and in fact the first three tunes are suitable for absolute beginners. These tunes will be familiar to guitar teachers and particularly useful to those who teach ukulele to children as an introduction to learning classical guitar. Again for low G, although the first piece is only on top three strings so suitable for soprano ukulele.
tantrumcoxzoe
Composition Check list

Composition Check list

7 worksheets that can be used by students to check their compositions. Some points are taken from the Edexcel Music A level composition mark scheme but this can also be used by younger students that wish to compose a creative and varied piece of music. Worksheets include ideas on: Melody, harmony, accompaniment styles, sonority, rhythm and texture. These worksheets are also helpful for the students to identify different devices for the different elements of music, and in this way also revise for their listening and appraising exam.
k_tewkesbury1
Reggae Music

Reggae Music

A complete resource pack of activites based on Reggae Music/ The pack contains, MP4 recordings, Powerpoint presentations for the classroom, Cubase and Logic files for pupils to work on arrangemtns. Outstanding resources that will be very helpful in your teaching
hindlebank
Music Assessment Booklet (based on Edexcel GCSE)

Music Assessment Booklet (based on Edexcel GCSE)

This assessment booklet is useful for all pupils in years 7-11. It has space to record summative grades for each topic and also 2 easy to use assessment grids for composition and performance. The grids can be used by highlighting the criteria that has been met in each assessment. I get them printed as A4 booklets.
BullardMusic
Music - Year 7 SoW

Music - Year 7 SoW

Written SoW for: Elements of Music African/world music Orchestra Form and Structure Songs Major and Minor
hannyp85
Music Crossword (Instrument families, key language)

Music Crossword (Instrument families, key language)

Music crossword for lower years. Questions/answers include: Instrument Families (woodwind, brass, strings, etc.) Computer-made sound effect - electronic 6-stringed instrument - guitar Lower pitched sounds - bass Digital piano - keyboard Speed of a song - tempo Two of the same instrument the most important one plays the LEAD role Reverb Melody Drum Kit Harmony
blakeprojects
Eine Kleine Nachtmusik 3rd Movement - Ukulele Score

Eine Kleine Nachtmusik 3rd Movement - Ukulele Score

A full ukulele score with individual parts for the 3rd movement of Mozarts Eine Kleine Nachtmusik. Can be used with KS3 or KS4 but aimed predominantly towards KS4 GCSE groups studying the Eduqas Set Works. Includes Notation and Tab. Great for small ensembles to learn and analyse the piece. Please be aware: I have removed the double stops in the first section and have moved a couple of notes an octave due to limitations of the ukulele.
jamieanburgess
Samba Presentations

Samba Presentations

Two presentations for use during Samba Lessons. One to be used during performances and one to be used during composition activities. Includes information on the main instruments, reading box scores and alternative instrument sounds for composition.
jamieanburgess
Music Assembly Presentation

Music Assembly Presentation

A Power Point presentation to use as part of an assembly promoting instrument lessons, GCSE uptake or general Musicianship within school. Focus on effective use of spare time and the opportunities of music for those who do not want to be musicians.
jamieanburgess
Pangu Programme Composition

Pangu Programme Composition

A lesson focusing on composing sounds and music for a traditional Chinese Tale, Pangu and the Creation of the World. Plenty of opportunities for different musical ideas and easily differentiated. Includes Power Point Presentation PanGu Story Student Sheet
jamieanburgess
Minimalism

Minimalism

A unit of work for KS3 or KS4 focusing on minimalism and minimalist composition Learning Objectives include minimalist techniques (Phasing and Addition) and composition activities in the style of minimalist pieces. Includes: Power Point Presentation Sheet music for Terry Rileys ‘In C’ Composition Worksheets
jamieanburgess
Jodoform Codebreaker Composition

Jodoform Codebreaker Composition

A unit of work for KS3 or KS4 focusing on Composition and the Jodoform Mission conducted during World War II. An exciting unit with learning objectives including notation, key signatures, harmony and and melody writing. Heavy focus on elements of historical musical movements. Includes: Power Point Presentation Composition Worksheets Music for 2 Traditional Folk Pieces
jamieanburgess
Zimbabwean Mbira Composition

Zimbabwean Mbira Composition

A lesson for KS3 students focusing on Zimbabwean Mbira music and composition skills using the pentatonic and the Mixolydian scale. Learning Objectives include exploring the instruments used in Zimbabwean Mbira music and using classroom instruments to compose their own pieces. Includes: Power Point Presentation Worksheet
jamieanburgess
Protest Song

Protest Song

A unit of work for KS3 focusing on Songwriting and the Ukulele. Learning Objectives include learning C, F, Am and G chords, Strophic form and lyric writing. Focus on elements of historical progress and historical musical movements. Includes: Power Point Presentation Worksheet Lyric Sheet for the song 'No Cruise Missiles Wanted Here Today'.
jamieanburgess
Hawaiian Song

Hawaiian Song

A unit of work for KS3 focusing on Songwriting and the Ukulele. Learning Objectives include learning C, F, Am and G chords, verse/chorus form and lyric writing. Includes: Power Point Presentation Worksheet Song Sheet for the song Island Style.
jamieanburgess