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This original song has a rock 'n' roll feel to it. Suitable for Y2-8, it covers the stages of pyramid design from the original piles of stones through to the mastabas, step pyramids and ends with the Great Pyramid at Giza. It is full of facts and figures, puns and potential for actions.
'They'd float the stones on boats down the Nile
They'd maybe rock'n' roll a bit but that was their style'
'Then came Cheops with his great crowd pleaser
Forty million solid slabs make up the one at Giza'
EXPLORE the Stories behind these songs and how they relate their messages of Peace, Hope, Love and Freedom using the Universal Language of Music.
These themes REFLECT the Struggles, Hopes and Dreams of President Abraham Lincoln and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. to help ALL PEOPLE enjoy a life of FREEDOM.
What You Get:
♫ Small bits of information for each song in outline form, in a newsletter format.
♫ 2 different versions of the same Crossword Puzzle. One version has a word bank. The Crossword Puzzle corresponds to the bits of information in the newsletter. Answer Key included.
♫ Written Response Worksheets for EACH song Video Performance. Response questions include: Short Answer, Multiple Choice and True and False.
♫ Answer Keys included for each written response worksheet even though some of the answers are opinions and will vary.
♫ Video Links to the following Songs
♫“We Shall Overcome” by, Dianna Ross
♫“Abraham, Martin and John” by, Dion
♫“Free At Last” from the musical Big River: The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
♫“I’d Like To Teach The World To Sing” by, The New Seekers
♫“I’d Like To Buy The World A Coke” Jingle
♫“Do You Hear What I Hear?” by, Bing Crosby
♫“Let There Be Peace On Earth” by, Vince Gill
♫“Let There Be Peace On Earth” by, The Inter-Religious Choir
(Due to copyright laws no soundtrack is provided.)
This resource is very FLEXIBLE
♪ Whole Group instruction led by the teacher
♪ Whole Packet
♪ Pick and Choose a song or 2
♪ Individual Student Project during class instruction time
♪ Homework Assignment
♪ Leave for a substitute
Great for the General Classroom Teacher to *CONNECT* the curriculum!
These resources will support your delivery of the GCSE Music syllabus and will save you hours of prep time.
They will reinforce children’s knowledge of music theory around notation.
How secure are your GCSE pupils with their knowledge of notation? This set of theory questions covers areas around notation including treble and bass clefs, sharps, flats, key signatures, dynamics and articulation.
The accompanying power-point presentation is organised in order to work through the questions and answers together, as part of your lesson.
The theory paper is worth a total of 100 marks.
These resources can be used in a number of ways e.g. a homework task, end of unit assessment, music theory lesson, cover lesson etc.
This pack includes;
• a theory paper based around notation with each question clearly marked
• an answer paper
• a 74 slide power-point presentation presenting all questions and answers.
Calisthenics for the Singing Voice is an extensive set of vocal exercises designed to fit into any vocal training scheme. The exercises consist of permutations and combinations of 4 vowels(eg new-ee-ay-a-ay-ee-oo ) set to melodic lines of varying complexity and sung with the tip of the tongue touching behind the lower teeth and the middle of the tongue arching up to touch just above the upper teeth to articulate the 'n' of 'new' (pronounced 'nyoo' not 'noo') (cf the 'gn' of 'lasagna' not the 'ng' of 'song' This use of this tongue orientation is related to the 'tongue controlled embouchre' technique required for natural trumpet playing. Interestingly the repetitive use of this 'gn' position soon leads to the using of the same position in other consonants traditionally involving tip of tongue on the upper teeth. The exercises are designed to facilitate execution of the the vowel modification and linkage ideas of Salvatore Marchesi, Shirley Eamons, Cornelius Reid, et al and draw on the Sinus Tone arguments of Earnest G White. The exercises are supported by full keyboard accompaniments and span the possible range of the singing voice presented in 6 overlapping pitch ranges. Any one version of a given exercise covers about an octave. The pattern is < Intro----exercise----modulation---exercise-----modulation etc. > The best way to see and hear the comprehensiveness of the programme is to visit this 'Box' link to view a demo video of the 18 'Medium Range (MR) exercises.
( < https://app.box.com/s/by561eanra8u3mbcnvayxcixva0lc560 > ) (Pitch span around middle C to topline F -male voice an octave lower) Suitable for all voices with judicious selection of pitch range. Module 1a and Module 1b introduce the patterns in a very accessible form and will allow rapid assesment of a pupil's basic vocal ability.
I have written this exam paper for an end of year assessment for my GCSE class, based on areas of study 1, 2 and 3 only as these are the ones we have covered so far. I have tried to make it as much like the real exam papers as possible to test a variety of skills. I have also attached the MP3 files for the listening questions.
If there are any issues with files please contact me and I will try to send them in a different format.
I haven't written a mark scheme but if people would find this useful please let me know and I will write one out.
An introduction to binary form using Handel's Hornpipe from Orchestral Suite No. 1 in F major.
Learning Objective: To develop knowledge of binary form.
1. Students begin by listening to the piece and discussing tonality, period and time signature.
2. Students go on to use the score to answer more complex questions on key signature, more complex time signatures, chords, structure and melodic features.
3. Introduction to binary form.
4. Students then take the features used in this piece and create their own melody in binary form.
- Hornpipe mp3
- Easy to read score
- Differentiated classroom ensemble parts
Ideal for use early in the GCSE course.
An introduction to rhythm skills. Students will learn about semibreves, minims, crotchets and quavers. They will then go on to apply this knowledge to performing a simple piece using handheld percussion. There is the the opportunity for students to compose a contrasting B section to transform the piece into binary form.
Students will find this interactive approach to theory absorbing. Key Signatures practises and tests all the key signatures both major and minor. Help is available on each slide, as is a scale prompt. Students can then take a quiz at the end to test this knowledge. Students practise reading key signatures in addition to learning how to work out the patterns of keys and the relationship between major and minor key signatures.
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