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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.
The Blues – Full Scheme of Work for KS3 Music
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The Blues – Full Scheme of Work for KS3 Music

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This resource is an entire, ready to teach, scheme of work for a sequence of 6 fully differentiated lessons designed to teach students at KS3 level about the key musical features of the Blues. Although 6 lessons are planned, the unit may be easily expanded to suit the needs of your individual school. The following resources are required to teach this unit: – Access to projector/Interactive whiteboard with audio playback facilities; – Piano in classroom; – A selection of band instruments including keyboard, guitar, ukulele, drums, and bass guitar; – Ukuleles – for whole class performance of the 12 bar blues (keyboards could be substituted); – Individual spaces/practice rooms for students to work. The unit is designed with an emphasis on practical work, with the majority of learning taking place through students working in small groups to compose a Blues song. The resource contains all of the materials required to teach this unit, including a 48 slide PowerPoint presentation guiding through every lesson, differentiated worksheets, and lesson plans. Unfortunately, for reasons of copyright, this resource does not have an accompanying audio CD or sound files. The PowerPoint presentation indicates places where audio files may be embedded for ease of teaching, and details of the track used is provided in the slide notes section on the relevant slide. If you do not wish to purchase these audio files, they are also easily available for free using a streaming service such as YouTube or Spotify. Update 29/1/2017: Fixed an issue that prevented some pages displaying incorrectly on Apple devices. If you purchase this resource, please leave a review!
GCSE Music Listening Tests (Suitable for Edexcel, AQA, OCR and Eduqas)
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GCSE Music Listening Tests (Suitable for Edexcel, AQA, OCR and Eduqas)

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This 124 page resource provides you with a broad selection of exam style listening tests, with the aim of helping your students to prepare as best as possible for the listening paper at the end of the course. Books of listening questions for GCSE Music are not new, and you may have access to one or more of these that are written specifically for your course already. The aim of this book is slightly different in that the questions are grouped by element of music. Like in a GCSE paper each question in this book has multiple parts; however, each part of the question in this book links to one, rather than multiple, elements of music. This is useful when you’re still teaching content as you can get your students to practicing listening and recognising specific compositional elements, without having to use up, or edit, your bank of ‘real’ exam questions. The questions in this book are grouped into five units, one for each element of music: Unit 1: Instrumentation and Sonority Unit 2: Rhythm and Metre Unit 3: Melody Unit 4: Texture and Dynamics Unit 5: Harmony and Tonality Each unit concludes with a summary question covering a range of the topics covered in the unit. At the end of the book you’ll find a set of 6 exam style questions. These differ in that they cover all elements of music, and have one extract for each question, rather than several. This format is more similar to what you’ll find in the exam, and provides a useful bridging point into attempting questions specific to your course. This book includes 45 total questions, complete with a mark scheme and mark record sheet that students can used to track their progress. A sample double page spread is available to view in the files section. Audio files All of the audio tracks you’ll need to answer the questions in this book are included with the digital download of the resource. The files are contained in two compressed zip files, which you’ll just need to extract onto your computer. Please note that, as a result of only certain genres being released under the Creative Commons and Public Domain licenses, the majority of the audio tracks are drawn from classical and jazz repertoire. Some film music style tracks have also been used, although these are stock audio files, and in many cases will never have been used in film. For the purposes of practice listening, however, this should not affect the value of this book. This book provides excellent unfamiliar listening practice for your course and helps your students develop exam technique without you needing to edit actual past paper questions to remove parts because you haven’t yet taught the whole course. It is not, however, a substitute for actual practice questions tailored specifically for your exam board. Further, no questions are specifically written for set works or study pieces.
Set Work Revision Posters for Pearson Edexcel GCSE Music (2016 Specification) - Area of Study 1
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Set Work Revision Posters for Pearson Edexcel 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 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 1: Instrumental Music (1700-1820) – J.S. Bach: Brandenburg Concerto no. 5 in D major (3rd movement) – Beethoven: Sonata in C minor (Pathétique) (1st movement) 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 4
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Set Work Revision Posters for Pearson Edexcel GCSE Music (2016 Specification) - Area of Study 4

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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 4: Fusions: – Afro Celt Sound System, ‘Release’ from the album Volume 2: Release – Esperanza Spalding, ‘Samba Em Prelúdio’ from the album Esperanza 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!
Understanding Music: Melody - Worksheet Pack for GCSE Music
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Understanding Music: Melody - Worksheet Pack for GCSE Music

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All GCSE music specifications require students to have a comprehensive knowledge of a variety of different melodic devices, with many courses requiring students to be able to demonstrate this knowledge in both composition coursework and in the appraising exam. This pack of 8 worksheets introduces a wide range of these devices, and includes two short composition tasks that give students an opportunity to practice using these devices before beginning their composition coursework or while preparing for the exam. Each of the worksheets that introduce new keywords come in two variants: one that has the definitions already provided, giving a useful reference or revision sheet; and one that provides a blank space for the student to write a definition for themselves. Where appropriate, each keyword is accompanied by a short musical example. Here is a breakdown of each worksheet: – Worksheet 1.1: An introduction to a range of melodic devices with definitions provided; – Worksheet 1.2: An introduction to a range of melodic devices with space for students to research and write their own definition; – Worksheet 1.3: A follow-up composition task, using the melodic devices covered in Worksheets 1.1 and 1.2; – Worksheet 2.1: An introduction to a range of melodic devices with specific focus on devices that can be used in motivic development; – Worksheet 2.1: An introduction to a range of melodic devices with specific focus on devices that can be used in motivic development, with definitions provided; – Worksheet 2.2: An introduction to a range of melodic devices with specific focus on devices that can be used in motivic development, with space for students to research and write their own definition; – Worksheet 2.3: A follow-up composition task, using the melodic devices covered in Worksheets 2.1 and 2.2; – Worksheet 3.1: Introduction to a range of additional melodic keywords not previously covered, with definitions provided; – Worksheet 3.2: Introduction to a range of additional melodic keywords not previously covered, with space for students to research and write their own definition. Previews of the first page of each worksheet are available from the files list. Throughout the worksheets, the following keywords are covered: Conjunct, disjunct, scalic, triadic, passing note, broken chord, ornament, trill, acciaccatura, appoggiatura, sequence, augmentation, diminution, retrograde, glissando, melisma, blue notes, diatonic, chromatic, riff, ostinato, inversion, hook, articulation, improvisation, legato, staccato, and marcato. It is the responsibility of the teacher to check this coverage of keywords against the exam board specification, this worksheet pack does not intend to offer complete coverage for all specifications. Please leave a review if you like this resource!
Worksheet Pack for Pearson Edexcel GCSE Music (2016 Specification) - Area of Study 3, Set Work 6
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Worksheet Pack for Pearson Edexcel GCSE Music (2016 Specification) - Area of Study 3, Set Work 6

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This pack, containing 11 worksheets and 1 teacher answer sheet, is designed to support the teaching of Set Work 6, ‘Main Title/Rebel Blockade Runner’ from Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope, by John Williams, from the new Pearson Edexcel GCSE Music (9-1) 2016 specification. The activities and tasks on each of the worksheets are differentiated, in order to support the development of skills for a range of abilities. The following worksheets are included: – Worksheet 6.1: First Impressions; – Worksheet 6.2: The Set Work in Context; – Worksheet 6.3: Performing Forces; – Worksheet 6.4: Leitmotifs; – Worksheet 6.5: Structure; – Worksheet 6.6: Texture; – Worksheet 6.7: Rhythm, Metre and Tempo; – Worksheet 6.8: Harmony and Tonality; – Worksheet 6.9: Exam Style Questions; – Worksheet 6.10: Wider Listening; – Worksheet 6.11: Revision Checklist. In addition, a comprehensive answer sheet is included providing definitive answers (where they exist) and indicative content for student responses for every question presented in this worksheet pack. Added following feedback from a user of another worksheet pack in this series, these answers make marking and discussion of class tasks more efficient, and support peer and self-marking of tasks too! Previews of the first page of each worksheet are available from the files list. It is the responsibility of the teacher to check this coverage of this content against the exam board specification, this worksheet pack does not intend to offer complete coverage of the set work, but should be used instead as a tool to support the teaching of the subject content. Please leave a review if you like this resource!
Understanding Music: Triads and Chords Worksheet for GCSE and A Level Music
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Understanding Music: Triads and Chords Worksheet for GCSE and A Level Music

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As part of the requirements of most GCSE and A Level music specifications, students are required to identify and types of chords, progressions, and cadences. In order to do this, a working knowledge of triads and inversions is required. This worksheet introduces the concept of the triad, how they are constructed from the notes of the scale, and how to label the chord and its inversion with roman numerals. The worksheet introduces each of these elements stage by stage with informative teaching sections, followed by related tasks to ensure understanding. It is ideal for use either in the classroom, or as a homework task. The three tasks are: – Task 1: To construct triads for each of degree of two major scales. – Task 2: To label chords using roman numerals in two simple chord progressions in a major key. – Task 3: To label a series of triads with the appropriate roman numeral and inversion in a major key. Each of the tasks increases in difficulty, and depending on the ability and level of the class you may wish to omit some tasks from the exercise. For A Level classes, this worksheet serves as an introduction, but may need to be accompanied by more challenging tasks to meet the requirements of the specification. Update 17/08/2016: Minor corrections.
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!
Practice Listening Questions for Pearson Edexcel GCSE Music (2016 Specification) - Area of Study 4
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Important: please read the information below regarding skeleton scores and audio. This 53 page resource contains a compilation of practice questions for the Component 3: Appraising exam for the new 2016 Pearson Edexcel GCSE (9-1) Specification. In the exam, students will be required to complete listening questions based on set works from each of the areas of study. The questions in this collection are tailored specifically towards the set works in Area of Study 4: Fusions. The collection contains: – Five listening questions based on Afro Celt Sound System: Release – Five listening questions based on Esperanza Spalding: Samba Em Prelúdio – Three musical dictation questions based on Afro Celt Sound System: Release – Three musical dictation questions based on Esperanza Spalding: Samba Em Prelúdio – Two unfamiliar listening questions. – Full mark scheme for teachers. – Student mark record sheet for tracking progress. Student Book – In response to a suggestion made on Twitter by a user of this resource, a student book has now been added which contains just the questions and the mark record sheet, with the answers omitted, to enable teachers to print a whole booklet for their students to use, without them being able to consult the answers. Audio Recordings – For reasons of copyright, this resource does not contain the audio recordings that are required to complete the questions. Full details of specific recordings and timings are provided, and for those questions that relate directly to a set work, the recording used is the same as that recommended in the specification, so should be available already. Skeleton Scores for Unfamiliar Listening – Unlike the books for Areas of Study 1 and 2, the extracts used for the unfamiliar questions are not taken from music in the public domain. For copyright reasons scores have not, therefore, been included. In place of this, instructions have been included detailing how a score can be made and a suggested score available from Musicnotes.com. The absence of these scores is reflected in the cheaper price of the books for AoS3 and AoS4. These questions are all based on those that will be found in Section A of the examination. No questions based on those from Section B are included. If you purchase this resource, please leave a rating and feedback! Update 11/09/17: Student Book added.
Practice Music Dictation Tests for Pearson Edexcel AS and A Level Music (2016 Specification)
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Practice Music Dictation Tests for Pearson Edexcel AS and A Level Music (2016 Specification)

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This 50 question resource will help students prepare for the dictation part of the examination for the new Pearson Edexcel AS and A Level Music specification. Students will be required to listen to an extract of music and complete the pitches and/or note durations that are missing from the version notated in the exam paper. This book provides a total of 50 music dictation tests that will help students to prepare for the dictation part of their AS or A Level music exam. The book begins with a series of easier tests that enable students to gradually develop their dictation skills, by first focussing on just the rhythm, then just the melody, before putting these skills together. The book is structured in 8 questions, each containing 6-8 tests: – Question 1: Rhythmic Dictation (8 tests, monophonic recording, rhythm only) – Question 2: Melodic Dictation (7 tests, monophonic recording, melody only with rhythm given) – Question 3: Melodic Dictation (7 tests, monophonic recording, melody only with rhythm given) – Question 4: AS Level Dictation (6 tests, based on tests in Sample Assessment Materials) – Question 5: AS Level Dictation (7 tests, based on tests in Sample Assessment Materials) – Question 6: A Level Dictation (6 tests, based on tests in Sample Assessment Materials) – Question 7: A Level Dictation (7 tests, based on tests in Sample Assessment Materials) – Question 8: Dictation in Context (2 tests, dictating melody and rhythm from a recording with full texture) A full sample question is available to view in the files section. 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. ––––––– Update 21/10/2017: Correction of errors in questions Q1(b), Q2(a), Q4(d), and Q7(d).
Practice Listening Questions for Pearson Edexcel GCSE Music (2016 Specification) - Area of Study 3
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Important: please read the information below regarding skeleton scores and audio. This 52 page resource contains a compilation of practice questions for the Component 3: Appraising exam for the new 2016 Pearson Edexcel GCSE (9-1) Specification. In the exam, students will be required to complete listening questions based on set works from each of the areas of study. The questions in this collection are tailored specifically towards the set works in Area of Study 3: Music for Stage and Screen. The collection contains: – Five listening questions based on Stephen Schwartz, ‘Defying Gravity’ from Wicked – Five listening questions based on John Williams, ‘Main Title/Rebel Blockade Runner’, from Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope – Three musical dictation questions based on Stephen Schwartz, ‘Defying Gravity’ from Wicked – Three musical dictation questions based on John Williams, ‘Main Title/Rebel Blockade Runner’, from Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope – Two unfamiliar listening questions. – Full mark scheme for teachers. – Student mark record sheet for tracking progress. Student Book – In response to a suggestion made on Twitter by a user of this resource, a student book has now been added which contains just the questions and the mark record sheet, with the answers omitted, to enable teachers to print a whole booklet for their students to use, without them being able to consult the answers. Audio Recordings – For reasons of copyright, this resource does not contain the audio recordings that are required to complete the questions. Full details of specific recordings and timings are provided, and for those questions that relate directly to a set work, the recording used is the same as that recommended in the specification, so should be available already. Skeleton Scores for Unfamiliar Listening – Unlike the books for Areas of Study 1 and 2, the extracts used for the unfamiliar questions are not taken from music in the public domain. For copyright reasons scores have not, therefore, been included. In place of this, instructions have been included detailing how a score can be made and a suggested score available from Musicnotes.com. The absence of these scores is reflected in the cheaper price of the books for AoS3 and AoS4. These questions are all based on those that will be found in Section A of the examination. No questions based on those from Section B are included. A sample question is available to preview by selecting the ‘Sample Question’ file in the files list. If you purchase this resource, please leave a rating and feedback! –––––––––– Update, 16/09/2016: Correction of an error in the ‘Dictation Scores for Teacher’ section, in which the score for Question 11 was incorrect. Update, 11/09/2017: Student Book added.
Worksheet Pack for Pearson Edexcel GCSE Music (2016 Specification) - Area of Study 4, Set Work 7
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Worksheet Pack for Pearson Edexcel GCSE Music (2016 Specification) - Area of Study 4, Set Work 7

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This pack, containing 11 worksheets and 1 teacher answer sheet, is designed to support the teaching of Set Work 7, 'Release' from the album Volume 2: Release, by Afro Celt Sound System, from the new Pearson Edexcel GCSE Music (9-1) 2016 specification. The activities and tasks on each of the worksheets are differentiated, in order to support the development of skills for a range of abilities. The following worksheets are included: – Worksheet 7.1: First Impressions; – Worksheet 7.2: The Set Work in Context; – Worksheet 7.3: Performing Forces; – Worksheet 7.4: Structure; – Worksheet 7.5: Harmony and Tonality; – Worksheet 7.6: Melody; – Worksheet 7.7: Rhythm, Metre and Tempo; – Worksheet 7.8: Music Technology; – Worksheet 7.9: Exam Style Questions; – Worksheet 7.10: Wider Listening; – Worksheet 7.11: Revision Checklist. In addition, a comprehensive answer sheet is included providing definitive answers (where they exist) and indicative content for student responses for every question presented in this worksheet pack. Added following feedback from a user of another worksheet pack in this series, these answers make marking and discussion of class tasks more efficient, and support peer and self-marking of tasks too! Previews of the first page of each worksheet are available from the files list. It is the responsibility of the teacher to check this coverage of this content against the exam board specification, this worksheet pack does not intend to offer complete coverage of the set work, but should be used instead as a tool to support the teaching of the subject content. Please leave a review if you like this resource!
Practice Listening Questions for Pearson Edexcel GCSE Music (2016 Specification) - Area of Study 1
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This 48 page resource contains a compilation of practice questions for the Component 3: Appraising exam for the new 2016 Pearson Edexcel GCSE (9-1) Specification. In the exam, students will be required to complete listening questions based on set works from each of the areas of study. The questions in this collection are tailored specifically towards the set works in Area of Study 1: Instrumental Music (1700-1820). **The collection contains: ** Five listening questions based on J.S. Bach: Brandenburg Concerto no. 5 in D major (3rd movement) Five listening questions based on Beethoven: Sonata in C minor (Pathétique) (1st movement) Three musical dictation questions based on J.S. Bach: Brandenburg Concerto no. 5 in D major (3rd movement) Three musical dictation questions based on Beethoven: Sonata in C minor (Pathétique) (1st movement) Two unfamiliar listening questions. Full mark scheme for teachers. Student mark record sheet for tracking progress. **Student Book ** In response to a suggestion made on Twitter by a user of this resource, a student book has now been added which contains just the questions and the mark record sheet, with the answers omitted, to enable teachers to print a whole booklet for their students to use, without them being able to consult the answers. **Audio Recordings ** For reasons of copyright, this resource does not contain the audio recordings that are required to complete the questions. Full details of specific recordings and timings are provided, and for those questions that relate directly to a set work, the recording used is the same as that recommended in the specification, so should be available already. These questions are all based on those that will be found in Section A of the examination. No questions based on those from Section B are included. A sample question is available to preview by selecting the ‘Sample Question’ file in the files list. Update 20/04/16: Minor Corrections and addition of ‘Also in this series’ page. Update 11/09/17: Student Book added. Update 23/04/18: Improved wording of some questions, and correction of a number of minor errors in the mark scheme. If you purchase this resource, please leave a rating and feedback!
Practice Exam Questions Bundle for Pearson Edexcel GCSE Music (2016 Specification) - Areas of Study 1-4 Bundle
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Practice Exam Questions Bundle for Pearson Edexcel GCSE Music (2016 Specification) - Areas of Study 1-4 Bundle

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Important: please read the information below about audio, and skeleton scores in the AoS3 and AoS4 books. With 72 practice exam questions across a combined total of over 200 pages, this bundle is a great companion for teaching and revising for the Pearson Edexcel GCSE (9-1) Music 2016 Specification Appraising exam. Buy these resources together as a bundle and save 37%! This bundle includes: 40 listening questions, with 5 based on each of the 8 set works; 24 musical dictation questions, with 3 based on each set work; 8 unfamiliar listening questions, each relating to one of the four areas of study; A full mark scheme for teachers; Student mark record sheets for tracking progress; 2 bonus posters showing the different types of questions that might appear in the exam. Student Books In response to suggestion made on Twitter by a user of this resource, a student book has now been added which contains just the questions and the mark record sheet, with the answers omitted, to enable teachers to print a whole booklet for their students to use, without them being able to see the answers. Audio Recordings For reasons of copyright, this resource does not contain the audio recordings that are required to complete the questions. Full details of specific recordings and timings are provided, and for those questions that relate directly to a set work, the recording used is the same as that recommended in the specification and available on the Pearson Anthology CD, so should be readily available in most classrooms. Skeleton Scores for Unfamiliar Listening Unlike the books for Areas of Study 1 and 2, the extracts used for the unfamiliar questions are not taken from music in the public domain. For copyright reasons scores have not, therefore, been included. In place of this, instructions have been included detailing how a score can be made and a suggested score available from Musicnotes.com. The absence of these scores is reflected in the cheaper individual price of the books for AoS3 and AoS4, and in the calculation of this bundle price. These questions in this bundle are all based on those that will be found in Section A of the examination. No questions based on those from Section B are included. If you purchase this bundle, please leave a rating and feedback!
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!
Understanding Music: Rhythm and Metre - Worksheet Pack for GCSE Music
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All GCSE music specifications require students to have a comprehensive knowledge of a variety of different compositional devices relating to rhythm and metre, with many courses requiring students to be able to demonstrate this knowledge in both composition coursework and in the appraising exam. This pack of 11 worksheets introduces a wide range of these devices, and a variety of different activities and a composition task that provides students an opportunity to practice using these devices before beginning their composition coursework or while preparing for the exam. Each of the worksheets that introduce new keywords come in two variants: one that has the definitions already provided, giving a useful reference or revision sheet; and one that provides a blank space for the student to write a definition for themselves. Where appropriate, each keyword is accompanied by a short musical example. Here is a breakdown of each worksheet: – Worksheet 1.1: An introduction to rhythm and metre with definitions provided; – Worksheet 1.2: An introduction to rhythm and metre with space for students to research and write their own definition; – Worksheet 1.3: A follow-up task, testing the knowledge of note values and time signatures covered in Worksheets 1.1 and 1.2; – Worksheet 2.1: An introduction to a range of melodic devices with specific focus on devices that can be used in motivic development; – Worksheet 2.1: An introduction to different types of rhythm, such as polyrhythm and syncopation, with definitions provided; – Worksheet 2.2: An introduction to different types of rhythm, such as polyrhythm and syncopation, with space for students to research and write their own definition; – Worksheet 2.3: A follow-up composition task, using the rhythmic devices covered in Worksheets 2.1 and 2.2; – Worksheet 3.1: An introduction to rhythmic development (augmentation and diminution), with definitions provided; – Worksheet 3.2: An introduction to rhythmic development (augmentation and diminution), with space for students to research and write their own definition; – Worksheet 3.3: A follow-up task testing students' ability to augment and diminish rhythms; – Worksheet 4.1: An introduction to tempo, with definitions provided; – Worksheet 4.2: An introduction to tempo, with space for students to research and write their own definition. Previews of the first page of each worksheet are available from the files list. It is the responsibility of the teacher to check this coverage of keywords against the exam board specification, this worksheet pack does not intend to offer complete coverage for all specifications.
Worksheet Pack for Pearson Edexcel GCSE Music (2016 Specification) - Area of Study 2, Set Work 3
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Worksheet Pack for Pearson Edexcel GCSE Music (2016 Specification) - Area of Study 2, Set Work 3

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This pack, containing 11 worksheets and 1 teacher guide, is aimed at supporting the teaching of Set Work 3, Music for a While, by Henry Purcell, from the new Pearson Edexcel GCSE Music (9-1) 2016 specification. The activities and tasks on each of the worksheets range in difficulty, in order to support the development of skills for a range of abilities. The following worksheets are included: – Worksheet 3.1: First Impressions; – Worksheet 3.2: The Set Work in Context; – Worksheet 3.3: Instrumentation; – Worksheet 3.4: Structure and Ground Bass; – Worksheet 3.5: Text Setting; – Worksheet 3.6: Ornaments; – Worksheet 3.7: Laments; – Worksheet 3.8: Harmony; – Worksheet 3.9: Exam Style Questions; – Worksheet 3.10: Comparison of Baroque Features; – Worksheet 3.11: Check Your Knowledge. In addition, a comprehensive answer sheet is included providing definitive answers (where they exist) and indicative content for student responses for every question presented in this worksheet pack. Added following feedback from a user of another worksheet pack in this series, these answers make marking and discussion of class tasks more efficient, and support peer and self-marking of tasks too! Previews of the first page of each worksheet are available from the files list. It is the responsibility of the teacher to check the coverage of this content against the exam board specification. This worksheet pack does not intend to offer complete coverage of the set work, but should be used instead as a tool to support the teaching of the subject content. Please leave a review if you like this resource! ––––– Update 31/05/2017: Correction of minor errors on Worksheet 3.2 and 3.9, and layout improvements in Worksheet 3.10. Update 23/10/2017: Addition of Teacher Sheet 3, including answers to all questions.
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!
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!
Harmonising a Chorale in the Style of J. S. Bach – Composition Worksheet for A Level Music
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Harmonising a Chorale in the Style of J. S. Bach – Composition Worksheet for A Level Music

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Technical exercises in composition, such as the harmonisation of a chorale in the style of J. S. Bach feature as an option in the majority of A Level Music specifications. This worksheet introduces some of the key stylistic issues in chorale harmonisation, including good spacing of chords, the avoidance of parallel fifths and octaves, and the use of melodic decoration such as passing notes. The worksheet is broken down into five tasks, the first four of which are preceded by useful tutorial sections, that explain the theory behind what is required in the following task. Each of the tasks increase in difficulty, leading to the harmonisation of a complete chorale melody. The worksheet is ideal for use both within the classroom, and as homework, and each of the tasks are self contained so may be used in isolation. The five tasks are: – Task 1: The completion of the alto and tenor part of a series of chords, using good spacing and doubling the correct notes; – Task 2: The complete voicing of a series of specified chords, using the rules of doubling and spacing previously learned in Task 1; – Task 3: To gain practice in spotting parallel and hidden fifths and octaves in students' own work, by highlighting mistakes in a series of given chorale harmonisations; – Task 4: To rewrite a the alto, tenor and bass parts of a given harmonisation, to include passing notes and other decoration; – Task 5: To complete a full harmonisation of a given chorale melody, using all of the techniques learned previously.