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Hey! Happy Christmas To Ya!_Song (MP3s & Score) John Oates 2012

Hey! Happy Christmas To Ya!_Song (MP3s & Score) John Oates 2012

This outstanding children's song is about the excitement of Christmas for the young and old. It is easy to learn and includes a second vocal line for a greater challenge. Great for a Christmas performance or whole school sing-a-long. This resource includes a sung MP3 and backing MP3 plus the musical score for two voices and guitar. This song is available to download digitally or visit www.sanquaypublishing.co.uk for further information.

By jjoates

Early Years & KS1 - Tried and Tested Original Music. SONG 2 - Walking With Elephants

Early Years & KS1 - Tried and Tested Original Music. SONG 2 - Walking With Elephants

Demo Track - https://goo.gl/9kDN1p . Have a listen before you purchase.I am a music specialist and Composer and have been writing music for schools for many years. I have now started to sell my music online. Here are two of my new songs which are perfect for Early Years and KS1 - Sneaky Creatures and Walking With Dinosaurs. With each song you purchase you will be given a performance MP3 along with a backing track, Lyric sheet and a Vocal score with chords. I hope you have as much fun using them in class as I have!

By RReichStorer

Early Years & KS1 - Tried and Tested Original Music. SONG 1 - SNEAKY CREATURES

Early Years & KS1 - Tried and Tested Original Music. SONG 1 - SNEAKY CREATURES

Demo Track Of Sneaky Creatures - https://goo.gl/RW4qTq I am a music specialist and Composer and have been writing music for schools for many years. I have now started to sell my music online. Here are two of my new songs which are perfect for Early Years and KS1 - Sneaky Creatures and Walking With Dinosaurs.With each song you purchase you will be given a performance MP3 along with a backing track, Lyric sheet and Vocal score with chords. I hope you have as much fun using them in class as I have!

By RReichStorer

Music Sudoku

Music Sudoku

This is pack of differentiated music related Sudoku activities. Instead of using numbers the puzzles use music symbols related to rhythm. The musical symbols covered are: breves, semibreves, minims, crotchets, quavers, semiquavers and rests.There are 18 puzzles in this resource which are split into three levels of difficulty:1. Easy 4x4 grid2. Medium 6x6 grid3. Hard 9x9 gridThis activity is particularly useful when building cross-curricular links between Music and Maths. The solutions are included as part of this resource.

By russwilliams

BTEC Music Unit 5: Introduction to Music Performance

BTEC Music Unit 5: Introduction to Music Performance

A written exercise helping students to identify what makes a good performance and questions to help them reflect on their own performance. Opportunities for short and long term target setting. This resource relates directly to BTEC Level 2 in Music: Unit 5 Introduction to Music Performance Learning Aim A: Task 1“… You should also be aware of interpretive skills and stylistic qualities, such as communication in performance with other musicians and the audience, projection, stage presence, etc.”

By BrummieResearcher

Musical Structures Performing Activities

Musical Structures Performing Activities

Set of worksheets for covering musical structures with Year 7 or 8.Included:1. Binary form piece for performing in a pair at a keyboard.2. Ternary form piece for performing with a middle section which can be used for composing.3. Rondo form piece with A section ready, and space for small groups or students to compose an episode in a structured way.This set of activities usually makes up a scheme of work.

By ocf24

'How Long Will I Love You' Worksheets

'How Long Will I Love You' Worksheets

2 worksheets for class or group performance of 'How Long Will I Love You'. I find it useful to compare the performance by the Waterboys and the cover by Ellie Goulding. I usually use this with Year 7 or Year 8 for Music Futures or learning about song arrangements.Sheets included:1. Melody sheet: includes notation for the melody with lyrics underneath2. Lyrics with ukulele chords

By ocf24

La Cumparsita (Tango) Performance Sheet

La Cumparsita (Tango) Performance Sheet

Score for melody, chords and bass line of La Cumparsita. I used to use this for GCSE when learning about Tango music, but I now use it with younger years when covering dance music as well.

By ocf24

Musical Textures Performing Activity

Musical Textures Performing Activity

5 sets of short pieces, each of which demonstrates a different texture. Some are very easy to play, while others would need more instrumental skills, allowing for easy differentiation. I generally use this at GCSE to teach texture in a practical way.Worksheets included:HomophonicMelody and AccompanimentQuestion and AnswerPolyphonicImitation

By ocf24

Key Musical Words Crossword

Key Musical Words Crossword

A large crossword covering many key words and concepts that would be covered by the end of KS3 or the start of GCSE. Useful for cover work!

By ocf24

Tequila Performing Worksheet

Tequila Performing Worksheet

Sheet music of the melody for Tequila for Latin American music. The chords are written above. I usually have students learn the melody as a class first, before moving on to creating an arrangement in a Latin American style in groups.

By ocf24

Musical Magical Rhythm Codes - Interactive Activity

Musical Magical Rhythm Codes - Interactive Activity

Musical Magical Rhythm Codes is a flexible interactive tool. It can be used as a clapping the rhythm tool, a warm up rhythm exercise or a spot the difference exercise. Magic characters and items represent note values. Help and instructions are given on every slide. Immediate feedback is given. Exercises are drawn randomly each time.*PRODUCT LINKS ARE GIVEN IN PDF FORMAT.Computer files are zip files and will need to be unzipped first.Not suitable for Mac users at this time.Once unzipped select LAUNCH STORY to start the game. Tablet files need to be housed in a free app (articulate mobile player) links and instructions are provided in the PDF document for getting this the first time. Once you have this, clicking on the links launches the product instantly and easily.Full product contains tablet and computer link for download.

By hbmusicsolutions

Easter Music Bundle+

Easter Music Bundle+

Easter Music Bundle plus contains 3 musical rhythm challenges and a bonus maths interactive game.Can be used for instrumental lessons (any instrument) or whole class music. Also in the bundle for no extra charge Easter Maths Number Challenge for practising numbers from 1-10.

By hbmusicsolutions

BOOMWHACKER | 'Samba Lele' 4 lessons

BOOMWHACKER | 'Samba Lele' 4 lessons

This is an adaptation of the song 'Samba Lele' for KS3 pupils. It can be performed as 3 different sections or as 2 sections with parts layering up and pupils working in 2 different teams. Planning for 4 weeks is included as well as an mp3 of the tune to help. There are a few games included in this and pupils can swap colours around to get the most out of improving their timing (opposed to just remembering when to do one bit).I have also transcribed a handful of pop tunes for Boomwhackers if you want to take it further (see my other resources).Font: Amatic SC and Century Gothic (see: Font Pack to download the fonts I use)

By tbrads90

Musical Instruments Warm Up 1 Interactive Module

Musical Instruments Warm Up 1 Interactive Module

Musical Instruments Warm Up 1 is a fantastic interactive tool for the beginning of an instrumental lesson. Three different styles of backing track with three difficulty of warm up are included The third version includes rests for improvisation. Suitable for treble and bass clef in C, instruments in Bb and also Eb. Also included are the PDFs of the music. *PRODUCT LINKS ARE GIVEN IN PDF FORMAT.Computer files are zip files and will need to be unzipped first.Not suitable for Mac users at this time. (Mac users can use the tablet link on the computer but cannot download the computer zip for offline use) Once unzipped select LAUNCH STORY to start the game. Tablet files need to be housed in a free app (articulate mobile player) links and instructions are provided in the PDF document for getting this the first time. Once you have this, clicking on the links launches the product instantly and easily.Full product contains tablet and computer link for download.

By hbmusicsolutions

New GCSE: AOS1 The Coronation Anthems and Oratorios of Handel (AQA)

New GCSE: AOS1 The Coronation Anthems and Oratorios of Handel (AQA)

This is the powerpoint and worksheets I have used to teach my students about the Coronation Anthems and Oratorios of Handel. I also used this topic to teach them about the circle of fifths, modulations, structure, cadences, voices etc. There is therefore quite alot in addition to just the Handel stuff. There are listening examples either embedded or linked in the PowerPoint and a listening test with answers for the end of the unit.

By jesscraig93

STOMP music planning - Unit of Work

STOMP music planning - Unit of Work

Designed for year 3 but can easily be adapted and used with any age group.6 lessons looking at understanding rhythms and incorporating that in to a STOMP musical style performance.

By lrwhaxby

KEYBOARD / TUNED PERCUSSION | Blues Music

KEYBOARD / TUNED PERCUSSION | Blues Music

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

By tbrads90

GCSE Music Edexcel 9-1- "Killler Queen" Key Terms Sheet

GCSE Music Edexcel 9-1- "Killler Queen" Key Terms Sheet

A concise 2 sided A4 revision and teaching sheet for the Queen "Killer Queen" from Area of Study 2 , Set works. This comes with score excerpts linked to key features. Word and PDF format. I'll be doing one of these for each set work so keep your eyes on my page.Terms of Use:Purchase of this item entitles the purchaser the right to reproduce the pages for personal and classroom use only. Duplication for other classes, an entire school or for commercial use is strictly prohibited without written permission from the author. Minor editing is allowed but only for personal use. The document remains under copyright even when edited.Pasting this item in whole or part on the Internet in any form is strictly prohibited and a violation of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA). Copyright 2017.

By sarahwilliams900

GCSE 9-1 Edexcel Music Purcell Music for a While FULL SCORE ANALYSIS

GCSE 9-1 Edexcel Music Purcell Music for a While FULL SCORE ANALYSIS

A full colour coded score analysis of the Area of Study 2 set work by Purcell. I'm trying to do one for each set work so watch my profile.Please leave a review it this was helpful :)Terms of Use:Purchase of this item entitles the purchaser the right to reproduce the pages for personal and classroom use only. Duplication for other classes, an entire school or for commercial use is strictly prohibited without written permission from the author. Minor editing is allowed but only for personal use. The document remains under copyright even when edited.Pasting this item in whole or part on the Internet in any form is strictly prohibited and a violation of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA). Copyright 2017.

By sarahwilliams900

GCSE Music Edexcel 9-1- "Defying Gravity"  from WICKED Key Terms Sheet

GCSE Music Edexcel 9-1- "Defying Gravity" from WICKED Key Terms Sheet

A concise 3 sided A4 revision and teaching sheet for the Wicked "Defying Gravity" from Area of Study 3 Set works. This comes with score excerpts linked to key features. Word and PDF format. I'll be doing one of these for each set work so keep your eyes on my page.Terms of Use:Purchase of this item entitles the purchaser the right to reproduce the pages for personal and classroom use only. Duplication for other classes, an entire school or for commercial use is strictly prohibited without written permission from the author. Minor editing is allowed but only for personal use. The document remains under copyright even when edited.Pasting this item in whole or part on the Internet in any form is strictly prohibited and a violation of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA). Copyright 2017.

By sarahwilliams900

SAMBA | Maracatu (4 Lessons, with differentiated rhythms)

SAMBA | Maracatu (4 Lessons, with differentiated rhythms)

I have used this with year 3 but found it best with year 4 and up. Prior knowledge of reading rhythms helps but if this is not the case, it will probably take about 6 weeks. Samba Maracatu is an early type of Samba music. It's great for teaching pupils about clavé rhythms and the Maracatu rhythm itself is quite unique to the style. This is only a short topic (I usually do it for 3 weeks - easy, medium, then hard rhythms), however, with some of the rhythms being quite difficult you may want to pad it out or incorporate other elements like singing. The Powerpoint is set out so that you can drag & drop the elements you want and move them around to make a lesson from them. This is not a scheme of work.Font: Amatic SC (see my other resources for the font pack)

By tbrads90

GCSE 9-1 Music Edexcel 'Killer Queen'  FULL SCORE ANALYSIS

GCSE 9-1 Music Edexcel 'Killer Queen' FULL SCORE ANALYSIS

A full colour coded score analysis of the Area of Study 2 set work'Killer Queen' by Queen. I'm trying to do one for each set work so watch my profile.Please leave a review it this was helpful :)Terms of Use:Purchase of this item entitles the purchaser the right to reproduce the pages for personal and classroom use only. Duplication for other classes, an entire school or for commercial use is strictly prohibited without written permission from the author. Minor editing is allowed but only for personal use. The document remains under copyright even when edited.Pasting this item in whole or part on the Internet in any form is strictly prohibited and a violation of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA). Copyright 2017.

By sarahwilliams900

Ukulele, Guitar, Bass & Keyboard Chord Book

Ukulele, Guitar, Bass & Keyboard Chord Book

I have put together a book of all Major, Minor, Major 7, Minor 7 and Dominant 7 chords for Ukulele, Guitar & Keyboard. Root notes and chromatic notes for Bass Guitar are also included. All chords (apart from keyboard) are presented on an updated version of the normal grid/charts used practically everywhere online. I have found that this is easier for pupils to understand as they look more like the instrument than the normal black & white grids. However, it is easy to transfer from this updated version to the traditional look. When I do a song sheet for a song on ukulele I can quickly copy and paste the chords I need from here. Likewise, when I am doing a song sheet in the style of Musical Futures I can copy and paste chords for each instrument then all I need to do is all the lyrics and maybe a snazzy title and picture.Everything is of high quality in case you were thinking of printing them to place around your room or print as a booklet for pupils to refer to as and when needed.Tip: if pupils still struggle reading the grids then suggest that they rotate them left 90 degrees so that they lay the same way as you would then see them when looking down at the instrument (providing that you hold the neck of the instrument in your left hand).

By tbrads90

Ukulele Starter Pack (Bundle)

Ukulele Starter Pack (Bundle)

Here we have everything you should need to get pupils playing simple chords, playing pop songs and reggae songs as well as more difficult chords. If you have guitars, basses and keyboards available, these can all be transferred by using the 'Ukulele, Guitar, Bass & Keyboard Chord Book'.Total price of items: £7.25 - you save £2

By tbrads90

GCSE Music Edexcel 9-1 Beethoven - Romantic Key terms Sheet

GCSE Music Edexcel 9-1 Beethoven - Romantic Key terms Sheet

A concise 2 sided A4 revision and teaching sheet for the Beethoven Pathetique from Area of Study 1 , Set works. This comes with score excerpts linked to key features. Word and PDF format. I'll be doing one of these for each set work so keep your eyes on my page.Terms of Use:Purchase of this item entitles the purchaser the right to reproduce the pages for personal and classroom use only. Duplication for other classes, an entire school or for commercial use is strictly prohibited without written permission from the author. Minor editing is allowed but only for personal use. The document remains under copyright even when edited.Pasting this item in whole or part on the Internet in any form is strictly prohibited and a violation of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA). Copyright 2017.

By sarahwilliams900

40 Lyric Reading Comprehensions Book 1 - Mr A, Mr C and Mr D Present

40 Lyric Reading Comprehensions Book 1 - Mr A, Mr C and Mr D Present

10 week bumper pack of reading comprehensions linked to a variety of rock, pop and alternative songs specifically chosen for this pack. This is particularly suitable for Years 5, 6 and 7. Each song is broken down into 4 reading comprehensions, starting with retrieval and recording, then context clues, inference and finally an assessment where children are encouraged to work out what type of question they are being asked. Weekly lesson plans are provided along with answer sheets. Breaking reading down into key skills will allow children to appreciate, understand and enjoy these songs whilst focusing on improving their comprehension with this structured and precise method. Songs include: Big Yellow Taxi (by Joni Mitchell) Indian Sunset (by Elton John) Ironic (by Alanis Morissette) Pompeii (by Bastille) Space Oddity (by David Bowie) The Trooper (by Iron Maiden) The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald (by Gordon Lightfoot) Thriller (by Michael Jackson) What is Truth? (by Johnny Cash) What’s he Building? (by Tom Waits)

By mracdpresent

Compose and move to the sounds of dinosaurs . Non specialist

Compose and move to the sounds of dinosaurs . Non specialist

Suitable for ages 5 to 8. Sound embedded in PowerPointThe PowerPoint has various dinosaur "sounds" that the children are asked to listen to. Then they interpret the sounds with instruments which are suggested (More confident children will suggest their own.)Finally the sounds are layered (Texture is added) by the author and then the children are encouraged to put their own sounds together. For differentiation, If you have a competent musician in the class, he or she could play the keyboard above the percussion sounds.

By pwilloughby3