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Film Music

Film Music

KS3 Scheme of Work (6-8 lessons) including 10 pages of teacher's notes and 14 pupils' worksheets Objectives • To become familiar with music for different films and to recognise film genres • To learn how some musical features can be combined to create soundtracks for different film genres • To perform a film music theme on the keyboard, and to adapt it to compose for a film clip Overview • Lesson 1: Film and Genre • Lesson 2: Musical Ideas for Film Genres • Lesson 3*: Orchestral Film Music • Lesson 4: Listening to the James Bond Theme • Lesson 5: Practising the James Bond Theme • Lesson 6: Performing the James Bond Theme • Lesson 7*: Composing film music • Lesson 8*: Final evaluation of composition • Cover lesson/homework worksheets: o Sound effects for film o Creative sound effects o A Century of Film Music (2 pages) * Lessons 3, 7 and 8 are self-contained lessons which can be omitted for a shorter scheme of work Subject-specific vocabulary • Film genres: thriller, romance, cartoon, comedy, sci-fi, western • Musical features: cluster chords, ‘oom-pah’ accompaniment, atonal, major, minor, chromatic • Timbres: synthesiser, strings, brass Assessments • Performing (keyboard) – The James Bond Theme • Listening – Film Genres, James Bond Theme with score and in context of a film • Composing – Goldfinger pre-credits sequence

By chrisgillmusic

Superheroes! Assembly

Superheroes! Assembly

'Superheroes!' is one of a series of outstanding assemblies created for primary school children, which includes full script songs and prayers with a part for every child. This assembly is ready to go! ‘Superheroes’ links with many areas of the National Curriculum, including the: English, Music, Drama and PSHE spheres, with a theme that is rooted in upstanding values and is relevant to the children’s everyday lives and interests –including a healthy ‘self-esteem’ injection for all! This assembly is all about recognising the ‘superhero’ in you, giving each child the chance to shine by stating their own unique ‘superhero’ power – from amazing reading skill or artistic genius to the sports star or reliable friend. The assembly also teaches to spot the ‘superhero’ in others and to be thankful for those who support and and save us in a hundred little ways every day. There is a part for every child – whether acting, singing, dancing or leading a prayer! Plans created by an Ofsted Good/Outstanding primary school teacher – History and Drama co-ordinator – with over ten years of experience. These outstanding assemblies have consistently engaged and excited all 30 performers in class… and have even got the adults in the audience up on their feet!

By MissAndrews1983

Baroque Music

Baroque Music

Baroque Music KS3 scheme of work – 6-8 lessons Objectives • To listen to music from the Baroque Era (1600-1750) in a variety of genres by several composers • To perform part of Pachelbel’s Canon on the keyboard • To compose a melody above the ground bass of Pachelbel’s Canon Lesson overview • Lesson 1: Pachelbel’s Canon • Lesson 2: Scarlatti’s Sonata • Lesson 3: Bach’s Toccata and Fugue • Lesson 4: Handel’s Messiah • Lesson 5: Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas • Lesson 6: Vivaldi’s Four Seasons • Lesson 7/8: Group composition and performance N.B. The last two lessons are optional and can be completed in one lesson if necessary. Vocabulary • Genres o Sonata – piece for solo instrument(s) in several movements o Oratorio - religious story in several movements with singers and orchestra (not staged) o Opera - non-religious story in several movements with singers and orchestra (staged) o Concerto – piece for soloist(s) and orchestra in several movements • Movements within vocal works o Chorus – where the choir sings o Aria – a solo song o Recitative – a style of story-telling, halfway between normal speech and singing o Overture – a scene-setting piece for the orchestra (without singing) • Ground bass (ostinato) • Bass clef and bass stave notation • Instruments: o Bowed string family (violin, viola, cello, double bass) o Keyboard instruments (harpsichord and organ) Assessment • Performing: part of Pachelbel’s Canon on the keyboard • Composing: a melody above the ground bass of Pachelbel’s Canon • Listening: short exercises on different genres of Baroque music

By chrisgillmusic

Edexcel GCSE Beethoven powerpoint SOW

Edexcel GCSE Beethoven powerpoint SOW

This is a powerpoint and music resources to teach pretty much the whole of the Beethoven set work for GCSE music with Edexcel. It covers melody, rhythm, instrumentation, harmony, tonality and structure. I haven't mentioned texture because I use that as a talking point throughout the lessons. A word document with assessment questions that link closely to the exam has been added. Resources are on the powerpoint for ease and should be printed from the powerpoint for ease. A few activities are suggested on the powerpoint too. This has not yet been tried and tested yet but I hope it will be helpful.

By zoebarber

Major and Minor SoW

Major and Minor SoW

A SoW created for year 7 which continues introduces and develops students' knowledge on: 1. Clefs 2. Reading treble and bass clef 3. Chords and triads 4. Timing 5. Playing two hands together 6. Sharps and Flats 7. Scales Final assessment is playing a short piece on the keyboard. Includes SoW, PPTs, homework, and resources.

By luciamclernon

An introduction to Music - complete scheme of work

An introduction to Music - complete scheme of work

This is a complete scheme of work designed to introduce Y7 students to secondary school music. It covers notation, dynamics, tempo, rhythm and includes aural, performance and composition activities. The scores are designed for keyboard instruments but could be adapted to any orchestral instrument. There is enough material here for approximately 9-11 weeks / lessons

By welshpunk

Famous Classical Music Pieces Wordsearch Starter Activity Homework Cover Lesson Plenary

Famous Classical Music Pieces Wordsearch Starter Activity Homework Cover Lesson Plenary

Wordsearch on the theme of 'Famous Classical Music Pieces'. Powerpoint so can be used on the board or printed as a worksheet. Includes space for students to explain the keywords and suggested extension activities. Can take 10 minutes or an hour, depending on which activities the students complete. Ideal for the start of a lesson, a quick filler, a homework, part of a cover lesson or as a plenary on the board with a whiteboard pen. The idea behind these is to get students to become more literate and think independently about the words that could be used to describe the topic being taught. Often the students will pick up on things that you would not normally expect!

By mikedean

Sibelius Scores + Teaching and Learning Work Pack for MOZART’S Le Nozze di Figaro, LA VENDETTA

Sibelius Scores + Teaching and Learning Work Pack for MOZART’S Le Nozze di Figaro, LA VENDETTA

This is one of the nine pieces from Act I of Mozart's Le Nozze di Figaro which is a set work on the new AQA A Level syllabus (for first teaching from September 2016). This resource pack comprises: a full Sibelius score of the Eulenberg No.916 edition for La Vendetta for Sibelius 4, 5, 6, 7, and 7.5, including student versions - all versions included in download; a 4-page student worksheet designed to allow students to gain vital analysis skills; a 4-page detailed answer sheet, which constitutes a thorough analysis of everything that a student needs to know for the exam; an MP3 audio of the Sibelius score from a high quality sound-card recording. If you are a teacher, this resource pack will save you literally hours of planning; if you are a student, this will inform you about everything you need to know about this piece for the exam. Great value, and the hallmark of quality that you expect from the Rainy Night Music brand.

By rainynightmusic

Composition Bundle Part 1

Composition Bundle Part 1

Includes student tracker, explanations, fact sheets worksheets. Topics include: Melody writing, Rhythms, Rhythmic development, Sequences, Inversions, Retrograde, Retrograde inversions, Augmented/diminished, Passing notes, repetition, embellishments, appogiaturas, piano accompaniments and a chord sheet covering 17 wildly different chords for each note. Will cover many weeks of GCSE composition. Designed to get students away from keyboards, guitars etc and planning composition using tried and tested high scoring techniques. Also feeds in to Set Works and listening. You know those lessons when you want them working quietly with a few gentle tunes in the background? This works a treat. Harmony and Orchestration to follow if needed.

By Pete12b