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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
Music Theory & Harmony 2 - introduction to basic principles (continuation)

Music Theory & Harmony 2 - introduction to basic principles (continuation)

Follow up session in principles of Music Theory including re-capping Ruler of Pitch, accidentals, tones/semi-tones, treble clef and note names whilst introducing the flat keys in the Major Scale system whilst notating these on the stave. Rhythms identify duration of notes; crotchet, crotchet rest and quaver utilising group clapping activities. Ledger lines allow for stretch and challenge activity opportunity. Re-capping and checking learning, functional maths opportunities.
coachinguitar
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
The components of sound/elements of music

The components of sound/elements of music

An active session wherein students identify and define the components of sound, elements of music and think critically as to what music is for. Suitable for introduction to Theory & Harmony lessons/units or Listening skills for either practice or technology based music students. Useful knowledge that clarifies a lot of terminology used frequently across most music sessions/courses.
coachinguitar
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
DRUM KIT | 6 short pieces for beginners

DRUM KIT | 6 short pieces for beginners

The first 2 pieces are inspired by the RockSchool Initial grade book backing tracks (the drum parts are not the same). The Reggae one I either get pupils to play along to a Bob Marley tune with or a Reggae Drumless backing track form YouTube. The 2 Blues pieces I do the same, pick out something Bluesy from BB King or a Drumless backing track off YouTube. Finally, the Disco one I either do Y.M.C.A or - again - a Drumless backing track off YouTube. I haven't included them in the pack as they are not mine to sell, however, I have created all these resources.
tbrads90
KS3 & GCSE Music: Literacy Pyramid

KS3 & GCSE Music: Literacy Pyramid

In many new GCSE specifications the weighting for the music listening and analysis exam is double what it was previously. It is therefore imperative that students have a grasp of key musical terms and vocabulary before entry to the GCSE course. The Literacy Pyramid is a starting point for KS3 and GCSE students to have the constant reminder of the key terms and vocabulary and their meanings. They Literacy Pyramid is best printed on card, laminated and then assembled into a square based pyramid to allow a 3D focal point to student's tables. The Literacy Pyramid covers the following areas: - Tonality - Melody - Harmony - Notation - Stave and Keyboard - Tempo - Structure and Form - Dynamics -Texture 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
UAL Level 3 Music – ‘Versions’ Project (units 1-4) first session

UAL Level 3 Music – ‘Versions’ Project (units 1-4) first session

An introductory session that lays out several activities and potential workshops towards the suggested project within the UAL spec for the first 4 units in level 3 Music; ‘Versions’. Includes Assignment Brief with suggested layout for assessment criteria, repertoire for adapting, case study of analysis and task covering assessment for criteria 1. Can also be used as a single session or day/week long project in a Music Techniques/Ensemble Studies/Solo Music Performance type unit.
coachinguitar