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Free and premium music resources including classroom activities, full schemes of work, posters, practice exam questions, revision materials, and much more! More resources are currently being written, so keep checking back regularly. Follow me on twitter for regular updates @SeanYoung_Music and check out my Facebook page @SeanYoungMusicEd.

Free and premium music resources including classroom activities, full schemes of work, posters, practice exam questions, revision materials, and much more! More resources are currently being written, so keep checking back regularly. Follow me on twitter for regular updates @SeanYoung_Music and check out my Facebook page @SeanYoungMusicEd.
Understanding Music: Recognising Intervals - Worksheet for GCSE Music
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Understanding Music: Recognising Intervals - Worksheet for GCSE Music

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Most GCSE Specifications require students to have a basic knowledge of intervals within the octave, and to be able to identify them through the study of set works, through listening to unfamiliar music, or both. This 4-page worksheet introduces the concept of the interval at it's most basic level, and progresses through 4 different tasks to the recognition of intervals within the octave from notation and listening. Each of the four tasks are preceded by a tutorial section that explains the theory behind how to complete the task. Each of the tasks increase in difficulty and are designed to be completed in the order in which they appear; however, depending on the ability of the class you may wish to omit tasks as appropriate, or use individual tasks in isolation. The worksheet is ideal for use both in the classroom and as homework. The four tasks are: – Task 1: To understand and label various degrees of the G major scale; – Task 2: To identify 10 intervals in the key of C major from notation (note names are provided); – Task 3: To identify 5 intervals in the key of G major from notation (note names are provided); – Task 4: To identify the interval at the beginning of a list of pieces of music, through listening and playing. A limited preview of the worksheet is available from the files list. It is the responsibility of the teacher to check the coverage of this worksheet against the exam board specification, this worksheet does not intend to offer complete coverage for all specifications. Update 28/1/2017: Correction of a minor error in Task 1. Please leave a review if you like this resource!
Study Piece Revision Posters for AQA GCSE Music (2016 Specification) - Area of Study 2
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Study Piece Revision Posters for AQA GCSE Music (2016 Specification) - Area of Study 2

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In order to do well in their exam, your students will need to be familiar with the key musical features of set works from two of the four areas of study listed in the 2016 AQA GCSE (9-1) Music Specification. Of these, three tracks from The Beatles’ album “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band” form the study piece for the optional Area of Study 2. This pack of 5 posters categorises the key features of each of the songs that form this study piece under each of the different elements of music, and will help your students to learn and memorise the context and key features easily! The collection contains 5 revision posters for the three prescribed songs from The Beatles’ “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band”: – Poster 1: The Beatles in Context – Poster 2: With a Little Help from my Friends – Poster 3: Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds – Poster 4: Within You, Without You – Poster 5: Studio Recording Techniques Great value at less than £1 per poster! All posters are supplied in PDF format. Previews of all posters are available in the files list. For the best results, the posters should be printed borderless on A3 paper, in colour, and laminated. Please leave a review if you like this resource!
Blues and Jazz Composers – Music Classroom Poster Display Pack
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Blues and Jazz Composers – Music Classroom Poster Display Pack

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This pack of posters contains 12 full colour A3 classroom posters, covering several of the most significant Blues and Jazz composers. These posters are perfect to brighten up your classroom, and help to familiarise your students with the key composers of the genre. The pack currently contains posters for the following composers: – Benny Goodman – Bessie Smith – Charlie Parker – Count Basie – Dizzy Gillespie – Duke Ellington – Glenn Miller – Jelly Roll Morton – Louis Armstrong – Miles Davis – Scott Joplin – W. C. Handy For the best results, the posters should be printed borderless on A3 paper, in colour, and laminated. All posters are supplied in PDF format. Previews of all posters are available in the files list. Please leave a review if you purchase this item, and share photos of your display on twitter @SeanYoung_Music
Set Work Revision Posters for Pearson Edexcel GCSE Music (2016 Specification) - Area of Study 2
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Set Work Revision Posters for Pearson Edexcel GCSE Music (2016 Specification) - Area of Study 2

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In order to do well in their exam, your students will need to be familiar with the key musical features of each of the eight set works listed in the new 2016 Pearson Edexcel GCSE (9-1) Music Specification. These posters categorise the key features under each of the different elements of music, and will help your students to learn and memorise these elements effectively! The collection contains one revision poster for each of the two set works listed in Area of Study 2: Vocal Music – Henry Purcell, Oedipus, Z. 583: Music for a While – Queen, ‘Killer Queen’ from the album Sheer Heart Attack Great value at just £1 per poster! All posters are supplied in PDF format.Previews of all posters are available in the files list. For the best results, the posters should be printed borderless on A3 paper, in colour, and laminated. Please leave a review if you like this resource!
Set Work Revision Posters for Pearson Edexcel GCSE Music (2016 Specification) - Area of Study 3
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Set Work Revision Posters for Pearson Edexcel GCSE Music (2016 Specification) - Area of Study 3

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In order to do well in their exam, your students will need to be familiar with the key musical features of each of the eight set works listed in the new 2016 Pearson Edexcel GCSE (9-1) Music Specification. These posters categorise the key features under each of the different elements of music, and will help your students to learn and memorise these elements effectively! The collection contains one revision poster for each of the two set works listed in Area of Study 3: Music for Stage and Screen: – Stephen Schwartz, ‘Defying Gravity’ from Wicked – John Williams, ‘Main Title/Rebel Blockade Runner’ from Star Wars Great value at just £1 per poster! All posters are supplied in PDF format. Previews of all posters are available in the files list. For the best results, the posters should be printed borderless on A3 paper, in colour, and laminated. Please leave a review if you like this resource!
Musical Instruments – Music Classroom Poster Display Pack
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Musical Instruments – Music Classroom Poster Display Pack

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This pack of posters currently contains 13 full colour A3 classroom posters, with one for each of the main instruments of the orchestra, ideal to brighten up your music classroom. The pack currently contains the following posters: – Piccolo – Flute – Oboe – Clarinet – Bassoon – Horn – Trumpet – Trombone – Tuba – Violin – Viola – Cello – Double Bass For the best results, the posters should be printed borderless on A3 paper, in colour, and laminated. All posters are supplied in PDF format. Previews of all posters are available in the files list. Please leave a review if you purchase this item, and share photos of your display on twitter @SeanYoung_Music
Music and the Holocaust – Classroom Poster Display Pack
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Music and the Holocaust – Classroom Poster Display Pack

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The Holocaust remains one of the worst atrocities committed in human history. Today, it is often studied as part of the secondary school curriculum as part of history or religious education programmes, but rarely within music. This is perhaps because the role of music is not so widely understood as other aspects within Holocaust research; however, music played, perhaps disturbingly, a significant role during the Holocaust, on both the side of the Nazi state and of the countless victims of the Holocaust. Furthermore, the body of songs composed within the concentration camp and ghetto system provide important primary sources about the treatment and experience of the victims of Nazism. The three posters in this display pack introduce three different themes of music within Holocaust study: – Music in Concentration Camps – Music as Resistance – A Timeline of the Nazification of Music These posters are suitable for display in music, history and religious studies classrooms, and will encourage students to think beyond what they already know about both the Holocaust and about the perceptions that we hold about music. All posters are supplied in PDF format. Watermarked previews of all posters are available in the files list. The full unmarked poster is available as the second page in each PDF file, which will become available after purchase. For the best results, the posters should be printed borderless on A3 paper, in colour, and laminated.
Study Piece Revision Posters for AQA GCSE Music (2016 Specification) - Area of Study 1
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Study Piece Revision Posters for AQA GCSE Music (2016 Specification) - Area of Study 1

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In order to do well in their exam, your students will need to be familiar with the key musical features of set works from two of the four areas of study listed in the 2016 AQA GCSE (9-1) Music Specification. Of these, one must be the set work from Area of Study 1, Haydn’s Symphony 101, “The Clock”, movement 2. This pack of 6 posters categorises the key features of this set work under each of the different elements of music, and will help your students to learn and memorise the context and key features of the piece easily! The collection contains 6 revision posters for Haydn’s Symphony 101: – Poster 1: “The Clock” in Context – Poster 2: The Classical Orchestra – Poster 3: Structure – Poster 4: Melody in “The Clock” – Poster 5: Rhythm in “The Clock” – Poster 6: Texture in “The Clock” Great value at less than £1 per poster! All posters are supplied in PDF format. Previews of all posters are available in the files list. For the best results, the posters should be printed borderless on A3 paper, in colour, and laminated. Please leave a review if you like this resource!
Quick Instrument Guides – Great for Musical Futures Style Lessons
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Quick Instrument Guides – Great for Musical Futures Style Lessons

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This resource contains 2-page guides to each of the common instruments used in Musical Futures style band lessons. Each guide covers the basic information about the instrument, misconceptions about how it should be played, the basics of playing each instrument, and it's appropriate notation. Tried and refined after use in lessons, these guides are designed to help students to find quick answers to question that they may have about the instrument they are playing, while they wait for assistance for the teacher, encouraging initiative and independence. The following guides are included: – A Quick Guide to Bass Guitar; – A Quick Guide to Drums; – A Quick Guide to Guitar (two versions are included, one showing an annotated diagram of the guitar neck with each note labelled, the second with diagrams for the most common chords); – A Quick Guide to Keyboard; – A Quick Guide to Ukulele. Previews of the first page of each guide are available in the files list. Please leave a review if you like this resource!
Practice Error Identification Tests for Pearson Edexcel AS Music (2016 Specification)
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Practice Error Identification Tests for Pearson Edexcel AS Music (2016 Specification)

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As part of the examination for the new Pearson Edexcel AS GCE Music specification students will be expected to complete an error identification test. These tests require candidates to listen to a monophonic extract of music and identify three errors in the music as it is notated in the exam paper. Having identified the errors, they will then be expected to write a correct version of the melody. This book provides a series of practice error identification tests in the style of that given in the sample assessment materials provided by the exam board. In each of the tests included, a short melodic fragment or phrase from an existing piece of music has been taken. The first 20 tests in the book are drawn from melodic material found in set works from Areas of Study 1-5 of the specification. Given the nature of the set works in the New Directions area of study, and the reduced importance of melody as a compositional device, or aleatoric nature of the score, the decision has been taken not to include tests for these set works. The final 8 tests are drawn from a wider range of repertoire in order to give students practice completing tests based on unfamiliar music. This is important, as there is no commitment in the specification that the material used in the actual examination will be drawn from either the set works, or the suggested wider listening list. As such, it will be beneficial for students to practice tests that are both from familiar and unfamiliar repertoire. A full mark scheme and audio files for each question are included. A mark record sheet for students to keep a log of their progress can also be found at the back of the book. The book is provided as a PDF file, and the audio files for each question are provided in MP3 format within a compressed ZIP file. This book is designed so that it can be used as one off printed sheets which can be given to students, or as a full printed booklet. A handy guide has been included to help you, if you want to print the full book, to help you make sure the right pages end up in the right place! If you like this resource, please leave a review below.