Elementary school musical theory and elements resources

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KS3 Listening Diary

KS3 Listening Diary

This can be used with KS3 either as a lesson activity or homework. It enables pupils to broaden their musical vocabulary by developing their music appreciation skills. They are encouraged to use musical terms, where appropriate, as well as give their own opinions about the music. It has been designed to be printed as an A5 booklet

By CH80

VOCAL WARM-UPS FOR BUSY TEACHERS

VOCAL WARM-UPS FOR BUSY TEACHERS

A set of five warm-up cards for KS2 and 3. To be used before singing and suitable for classroom use as well as during choir rehearsals. 1. Warming up the body and standing well 2. Breathing well and with self-awareness 3. Semi-occluded vocal tract exercises 4. Pitch and range exercises 5. To develop confidence and camaraderie. There is also booklet with instructions, piano parts and a reading list.

By sparkhallo

Latin Music

Latin Music

KS3 Scheme of Work (6 lessons) Objectives • To perform a samba rhythm on unpitched percussion • To perform the tango ‘Por Una Cabeza’ on unpitched percussion or keyboards (rhythm only, bass line or chords, depending on ability) • To listen to a variety of sambas and tango • To compose a tango using a descending bass line with a ‘habanera’ rhythm, chords and melody Lesson overview • Lesson 1 – Listening to Samba • Lesson 2 – Performing a Samba • Lesson 3 – Listening to Tangos • Lesson 4 – Performing a Tango • Lesson 5 – Composing a Tango: chords and bass line • Lesson 6 – Composing a Tango: melody Subject-specific vocabulary • Samba instruments: o Tamborim o Caixa de Guerra (‘War Box’) o Cuíca o Repinique o Chocalho o Surdo (bass drum) • Tango instruments: bandoneón, violin, piano and bass • Habañera (dotted) rhythm • First inversion chords • Descending bass line • Perfect cadence Assessments • Listening: Listening to Samba (Lesson 1) • Performing: Samba band (Lesson 2, self-assessment) and ‘Por Una Cabeza’ (Lesson 4) • Composing: Tango (Lesson 6)

By chrisgillmusic

Jazz

Jazz

KS3 Scheme of Work – 6 lessons Objectives • To listen to different styles of jazz and its influences: Blues, Ragtime, New Orleans Jazz, Swing Era big bands, Bebop, latin jazz, and rock fusion • To sing songs a spiritual and blues song in the jazz style, both in class and individually • To develop improvising skills using a variety of scales and note patterns (rhythm only, pentatonic minor scale, five notes (C-G), blues scale, chord notes) on given tunes and chord sequences Lesson outline • Lesson 1 – Blues and Ragtime • Lesson 2 – New Orleans Jazz • Lesson 3 – The Swing Era • Lesson 4 – Later Jazz Styles • Lesson 5 – When the Saints go Marching In • Lesson 6 – Improvising Assessment Subject-specific vocabulary • Instruments – piano, drum kit, double bass, trumpet, cornet, clarinet, trombone, saxophone, banjo • Blues notes – where some notes have a slightly lower pitch • Call-and-response – where the lead singer’s phrases are echoed by other singers or instruments • Major scale – an ordinary seven-note scale in a major key • Oom-pah accompaniment – a backing pattern where bass notes alternate with chords, all on the beat • Syncopated – where the offbeat notes are accented • Swing – where the beat is divided unequally into a long note and a short note • Rhythm section keeps the beat and accompanies with bass line and chords • Frontline instruments play the original melody (head) and improvise • Improvise - make up the music as you go along • Head – the original, composed melody of a particular song • Scat singing • Walking bass • ‘Ten-to-ten’ rhythm – repeated crotchet and two swung quavers on ride cymbal Assessments • Performing: playing ‘In the Mood’ on the keyboard (Lesson 3) • Listening: listening exercise on ‘When the Saints Go Marching In’ (Lesson 5) • Composing: improvising on ‘When the Saints Go Marching In’ (Lesson 6)

By chrisgillmusic

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

Classical Music

Classical Music

Scheme of Work (6-8 lessons) Objectives • To learn about different genres, composers, instruments and musical forms from the Classical Era (1750-1820), • To apply this knowledge when listening to an unfamiliar piece • To sing both a song and an opera aria from the Classical Era • To understand how both accompanying patterns and melodies can be created from notes in the underlying chords (using the major triads G, D, A, C and F) • As a result, to be able to play both an accompanying (‘oom-cha’) pattern and a melody (for a minuet) on the keyboard • To compose one or two 8-bar section(s) of music, using chords and melody, which can be used as another section of a minuet in either ternary or Rondo form Lesson Overview • Lesson 1: Schubert’s ‘The Trout’ and Strophic Form • Lesson 2: Gluck’s ‘What is life’ and Rondo form • Lesson 3: Consolidation of Classical Vocal music • Lesson 4: Haydn’s ‘Emperor Quartet’ and Variation form • Lesson 5: Mozart’s Minuet and Ternary Form • Lesson 6: Consolidation of musical forms • Lesson 7: Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony and Sonata Form* • Lesson 8: Conclusion* * Optional lessons which may be omitted for a six-lesson scheme of work Subject-specific vocabulary • Composers: Schubert, Gluck, Mozart, Haydn, Beethoven • Genres: song, opera, aria, symphony, minuet • Voices, instruments and their groupings: soprano, alto, piano, string quartet, orchestra • Forms: strophic, rondo, ternary, theme and variations, sonata form Assessments • Performing (singing) – Schubert’s ‘The Trout’ or Gluck’s ‘What is life’ • Performing (keyboard) – adaptations of accompaniment to ‘The Trout’ or Mozart’s Minuet • Composing – additional 8-bar section(s) for Mozart’s Minuet • Listening – exercise on unfamiliar piece in last lesson

By chrisgillmusic

Caribbean Music

Caribbean Music

KS3 Scheme of Work – 6 lessons Objectives • To recognise and be able to perform offbeat and syncopated rhythms in calypso and reggae music • To participate in a class performance of a calypso song using the steel pans • To arrange own part in a reggae song for small ensemble performance • To revise formation of chords made up of white notes (C, G) • To learn formation of chords with a black note in the middle (D, E, A) Lesson Overview • Lesson 1: Calypso • Lesson 2: Yellow Bird • Lesson 3: offbeat • Lesson 4: Riffs • Lesson 5: Three Little Birds • Lesson 6: Music of the Caribbean Subject-specific vocabulary • Instruments: steel pans, bass guitar, electric guitar, drums • Rhythm: syncopation, offbeat • Styles of music: calypso, reggae, soca, merengue Assessments • Performing (singing and steel pans) – ‘Yellow Bird’ (calypso) • Arranging within a small ensemble – ‘Three Little Birds’ (reggae) • Listening – Caribbean styles (calypso, reggae, soca, merengue)

By chrisgillmusic