Understanding Music – Worksheet Bundle for GCSE Music
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Understanding Music – Worksheet Bundle for GCSE Music

Save 33% by purchasing all of the Understanding Music series of worksheets together in this bundle! With 22 worksheets across 5 separate resources, this bundle is a great companion to introducing various elements of music required by many of the different GCSE Music specifications. This bundle contains the following resources: – Understanding Music: Melody (pack of 8 worksheets); – Understanding Music: Rhythm and Metre (pack of 11 worksheets); – Understanding Music: Triads and Chords (single 3-page worksheet); – Understanding Music: Recognising Intervals (single 4-page worksheet); – Understanding Music: Cadences (single 6-page worksheet). All worksheets are provided in PDF format. More detailed previews and descriptions of each of the resources is available by clicking the individual resource name. It is the responsibility of the teacher to check the coverage of this worksheet bundle against the exam board specification, this does not intend to offer complete coverage for all specifications. Please leave a review if you like this bundle!
Understanding Music: Cadences - Worksheet for GCSE Music
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SeanYoung_Music

Understanding Music: Cadences - Worksheet for GCSE Music

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Most GCSE Specifications require students to have a basic knowledge of cadences that they can use to identify them through the study of set works, and through listening to unfamiliar music, or both. This 6-page worksheet introduces the concept of the cadence at it's most basic level, and progresses through 3 different tasks ensuring that students are able to practice recognising cadences from a score, by listening, and able to write cadences in their own composition. The worksheet begins with a comprehensive guide that introduces the concept of the cadence, ensuring that students can recognise chords and assign the appropriate roman numeral, before introducing each of the four types of cadence, each accompanied by a written example. There are three subsequent tasks aimed at securing student's understanding – they are: – Task 1: To name various cadences by analysing a score; – Task 2: To complete the last two chords of a simple chorale phrase, using the cadence specified; – Task 3: A listening question requiring students to identify 6 cadences at the end of a short chorale harmonisation (audio file included). 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. Please leave a review if you like this resource!
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).
World War 2 Music (1930's - 1940's music)
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World War 2 Music (1930's - 1940's music)

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This is a 6 lesson topic exploring the music listened to and played during World War 2. The children will develop an understanding of the styles of music civilians and soldiers were listening to during the 1930's and 1940's including Vera Lynn, George Formby, Glenn Miller, Duke Ellington, Louis Armstrong etc. They will also learn how to play a simple swing/jazz piece of music (C Jam Blues), develop their improvisation skills and sing a fun Glenn Miller inspired song. By the end of the topic the class will have a good understanding of the music of World War 2, the instruments that make a jazz/big band, the role music and songs played during the war, what swing music is and how to improvise using the pentatonic scale. Overall, this topic will help children develop a range of skills including listening and appraisal, singing, musical instrument playing, improvising and performing.
Similes and Metaphors in Popular Music!
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Similes and Metaphors in Popular Music!

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This interesting and highly stimulating lesson enables students to demonstrate a developed and sustained understanding of the effect of figurative language in popular music texts. In particular, students learn to explore the meanings behind similes and metaphors across songs from a range of genres, considering the effect upon the whole text and the intended audience. As one would expect, Students love learning about similes and metaphors through popular music, and this lesson can really help to open students' eyes to how language can be crafted for effect. This has numerous benefits in later poetry and descriptive writing lessons. The lesson follows a clear, logical, bite-size learning journey, which guides students towards differentiated learning objectives. Over the course of this journey, they become able to: - Define and identify similes and metaphors; - Explain the similarities and differences between songs and poetry; - Observe and listen to several examples of similes and metaphors in popular music examples; - Understand and analyse the effect of similes and metaphors upon meanings and the reader; - Apply their knowledge of why similes and metaphors are used to a range of contexts and musical genres; - Collaborate and present their key findings about similes and metaphors in songs to their classmates; - Self-assess their learning attempts. This resource pack includes: - A visually engaging whole-lesson PowerPoint presentation; - Link to an online compilation video of similes and metaphors in popular music; - 3 x lyrics analysis worksheets of varying difficulties (Katy Perry, Train, and Florence and the Machine - all clean) - A detailed lesson plan, complete with what the teacher and students should aim to achieve at each stage of the lesson. All images are licensed for commercial use, and are cited on the final slide of the PowerPoint.
EDUQAS GCSE Music Grade Tracker
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Boogiebabe

EDUQAS GCSE Music Grade Tracker

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This excel document is designed for the Eduqas 9-1 Music GCSE exam. Please read the opening sheet in the file to ensure that marks calculate correctly. It enables you to add marks for each component of the course on the separate tabs and automatically calculates the grade that the student is on. There is a tab for you to update the grade boundaries each year and a summary sheet for total clarity. It is really clear to see whether the student is either exceeding, on or below their target grade so that interventions can then be made. It will also tell you how many marks are needed for the Appraising Paper once the coursework marks are completed.
Understanding Music: Melody - Worksheet Pack for GCSE Music
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SeanYoung_Music

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!
TUNED / KEYBOARD | Blues Music
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TUNED / KEYBOARD | Blues Music

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I have done this with KS2 (years 3 + 4) on glockenspiel and it has gone down really well. I have used something similar with year 8 pupils (also including opportunities for ukulele, drums, guitar, bass and composition) but this is a good starting point for pupils before they get to high school. Progress is set out over 4 lessons, looking at the 12 bar blues, chords (broken) / walking bass lines, Blues melodies, flat/sharp notes and improvisation. There is a song that I came up with that pupils love to sing that works nicely with getting them to improvise in between too. Those that excel can also be pushed using the 'Blues Bass & Melodies' sheet to help expand their vocabulary for improvisation. Font: Century Gothic
Pop Music Mash Up KS3 Keyboard Sheet Music (Ed Sheeran, Taylor Swift, Ariana Grande)
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parkesb33

Pop Music Mash Up KS3 Keyboard Sheet Music (Ed Sheeran, Taylor Swift, Ariana Grande)

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Keyboard task suitable for a KS3 Music classroom. Note names and chords are on the score. Worksheet is in PDF format within a .zip folder. The worksheet contains the sheet music for the most memorable parts of a selection of 6 pop songs to be rehearsed and ‘mashed up’. This would make a good music technology, keyboard or vocal task. All parts are in the key of C or Am so the remix will always sound pleasing to the students and it quite easy to start playing. Songs on the sheet: Rag N Bone Man - Human Ed Sheeran - Perfect Sam Smith - Stay With Me Taylor Swift - I Knew You Were Trouble Ariana Grande - One Last Time Selena Gomez - Kill 'Em With Kindness
The Greatest Showman Musicals Mash Up KS3 Keyboard Sheet Music (This is Me, Million Dreams etc)
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The Greatest Showman Musicals Mash Up KS3 Keyboard Sheet Music (This is Me, Million Dreams etc)

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Keyboard task suitable for a KS3 Music classroom. Note names and chords are on the score. Worksheet is in PDF format within a .zip folder. The A4 worksheet contains the sheet music for the chorus hooks of 3 songs from The Greatest Showman. These are to be rehearsed and ‘mashed up’ however you see fit. This would make a good music technology, keyboard or vocal task. All parts have been transposed to the key of C so this mash-up will always sound pleasing to the students and it quite easy to start playing. Songs on the sheet: A Million Dreams This Is Me From Now On If anyone has any ideas or requests for KS3 keyboard tasks, drop me a message as I am always trying to make new sheets that students will enjoy.
GCSE Music Pop Music Composition
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GCSE Music Pop Music Composition

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A introductory unit with differentiated powerpoint and resources to support students in composing a pop song chorus or verse using music technology. This is a series of lessons (minimum 3 to complete effectively). Students are taken through a chord sequence, bass line, drum kit part and vocal melody all with differentiated tasks. There is also a composition guide with step by step instructions so students can complete the tasks at their own rate. A lot of push your thinking ideas are included which would allow students to achieve higher grades.
Key Stage 3 Music Cover Booklet
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LanMusic

Key Stage 3 Music Cover Booklet

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Booklet for cover work for Key Stage 3 Music lessons. Each activity/page should last at least an hour (I have used them for this long). Includes 5 tasks - elements of music description, designing your own radio show, musical futures/band work, film music and writing your own pop or rap song. Could easily cover five theoretical lessons (cover, removal, difficult classes, etc.) Does not need a Music classroom to complete. Just need to print booklet and give to a student with paper! Suitable for non-specialist teachers as well.
Practice Exam Paper 1 for AQA GCSE Music
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Practice Exam Paper 1 for AQA GCSE Music

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This fantastic resource contains one complete practice exam paper and accompanying mark scheme for the Component 1: Understanding Music exam that students will sit as part of the assessment for the AQA GCSE Music (9-1) qualification. The questions are worded in the AQA manner that will suitable prepare students for their examination. This resource includes one complete practice paper and a comprehensive mark scheme to accompany each of the questions. The paper contains the AQA specified questions for Section A and Section B. Within Section A you will find two questions from each Area of Study with 20 marks distributed across contextual questions. Section B contains questions based on the four different set works from the AoS. Download will include four pdf documents: - A 1 page preview of an example Section A question (please note this is not the complete question) - A 1 page preview of the Teacher Mark Scheme (please note this is not the complete question) - A 25 page Practice Paper - A 30 page Teacher Mark Scheme. This document also contains YouTube links to the recordings used as well as track timings. Audio files – Unfortunately, for reasons of copyright, this resource does not have an accompanying audio CD or sound files. In the Teacher Mark Scheme there are YouTube links to the recordings used and the track timings. For best results teachers can download the tracks and use software to create their own CD to accompany this Practice Exam Paper 1. This Practice Exam Paper 1 could be used as a mock paper to prepare the Year 11 students for their Component 1: Understanding Music Exam.
BTEC music unit 1 'The Music Industry' - Revision Pack
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BTEC music unit 1 'The Music Industry' - Revision Pack

Collection of student friendly resources for students to use to revise in preparation for the BTEC music unit 1 'Music Industry' exam. Variety of tasks to prepare students for the range of questions, from multiple choice to essay based scenarios
Edexcel GCSE Music Glossaries
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Edexcel GCSE Music Glossaries

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These are useful tools for GCSE (Edexcel) music students. They could be used in a variety of ways, for example: A revision tool: using the boxes provided, students tick or comment when/how they hear each of the concepts and in which of the pieces A companion to annotating the score: this allows students to see how a particular concept is used across the different set works.
Film Music GCSE Music
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Film Music GCSE Music

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This resource focuses on the elements of Film Music Area of Study for the WJEC/Eduqas specification, but can also be applicable to OCR, AQA and Edexcel as part of your composition and listening studies. The booklet provides resources and self-assessed PLCs for approximately 1 term’s work, and the following is covered:- Melodic Writing Harmony - Diatonic and Dissonant. Rhythm & Metre - irregular metres in Film Music Specimen Listening Questions for the WJEC/Eduqas paper
Elements of Music
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Elements of Music

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A scheme of work lasting 8-9 weeks for KS3 (11-14) introducing pupils to the seven elements of music: pitch, rhythm, texture, structure, tempo, dynamics and instruments. This is particularly useful as a project at the beginning of Year 7. - Perform an arrangement of 'Ode to Joy' on the keyboard which demonstrates all the elements of music - Compose a piece for keyboard with contrasts in all of the elements of music - Listen to different examples of elements of music (all listening examples are provided as YouTube links) Includes a 16-page teacher's guide and 12-page pupil's workbook, which may be photocopied freely within the purchasing school. Also included are clear assessments for performing, composing and listening. Pdf and Word (.docx) formats included in the download. Pdf is ready to print at A4 size; Word format can be edited but the formatting and fonts may not match the pdf.
Harry Potter Music - Exploring the Orchestra and Musical terminology
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Harry Potter Music - Exploring the Orchestra and Musical terminology

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This powerpoint explores the various sections of the orchestra, along with how they are used in John William's Harry Potter Symphony Suite to portray various moods. Tasks include identifying which section of the orchestra are playing based on sound, and matching pieces of music to pictures based on their tempo, dynamics and timbre. Questions are included throughout the presentation Would be suitable to explore over a number of lessons as there is a lot of content