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Clap And Play Rhythms Level 2

Clap And Play Rhythms Level 2

These modules use rhythm only. They will help instrumentalists and music students with the important skill of sight-reading. This module uses Crotchets, Minims, Dotted Minims, Quavers, Semiquavers and Crotchet rests. Each slide includes an audio of the pulse/beat and a play bar to hear the rhythm. Instructions are included on each slide and a help reference is easily pulled up. This can be used for any instrument or even students clapping or using percussion or body percussion. *PRODUCT LINKS ARE GIVEN IN PDF DOCUMENT.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

Clap And Play Rhythms Level 1 US Version

Clap And Play Rhythms Level 1 US Version

These modules use rhythm only. They will help instrumentalists and music students with the important skill of sight-reading. This module includes Quarter, Half, Dotted Half, Eighth Notes and Quarter rests.Each slide includes an audio of the pulse/beat and a play bar to hear the rhythm. Instructions are included on each slide and a help reference is easily pulled up. This can be used for any instrument or even students clapping or using percussion or body percussion. The tablet and computer versions are both suitable for offline use. Both versions can be used with a projector. The computer version also works with smart boards.The computer version (not suitable for MAC) will download as a zip file and need to be unzipped and saved to your hard drive. Once unzipped click launch story to open.

By hbmusicsolutions

Clap And Play Rhythm Level 1

Clap And Play Rhythm Level 1

These modules use rhythm only. They will help instrumentalists and music students with the important skill of sight-reading. This module uses Crotchets, Minims, Dotted Minims, Quavers and Crotchet rests.Each slide includes an audio of the pulse/beat and a play bar to hear the rhythm. Instructions are included on each slide and a help reference is easily pulled up. This can be used for any instrument or even students clapping or using percussion or body percussion. The tablet and computer versions are both suitable for offline use. Both versions can be used with a projector. The computer version also works with smart boards.The computer version (not suitable for MAC) will download as a zip file and need to be unzipped and saved to your hard drive. Once unzipped click launch story to open.

By hbmusicsolutions

Clap And Play Rhythms Level 2 US Version

Clap And Play Rhythms Level 2 US Version

These modules use rhythm only. They will help instrumentalists and music students with the important skill of sight-reading. This module includes Quarter, Eighth, Half, Dotted Half, Sixteenth notes and Quarter rests.Each slide includes an audio of the pulse/beat and a play bar to hear the rhythm. Instructions are included on each slide and a help reference is easily pulled up. This can be used for any instrument or even students clapping or using percussion or body percussion. *PRODUCT LINKS ARE GIVEN IN PDF DOCUMENT.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

Quick guide to Microphones

Quick guide to Microphones

Colourful sheet covering Dynamic, Condenser and Ribbon microphones. The sheet shows typical examples of each type of microphone and their uses.

By nickpark42

Hooks and Riffs: Lukas Graham's 7 Years (with Literacy Resources)

Hooks and Riffs: Lukas Graham's 7 Years (with Literacy Resources)

I created this resource for a Year 8 scheme of work on hooks and riffs in popular music. Literacy is a big focus at my school, so I created a differentiated resource which introduced the song. Students enjoyed completing this as an introduction into the context of the song, before watching the music video and learning how to decode and perform using the worksheet. The bundle includes:- Literacy resource, differentiated for 3 levels linked to reading ages and each with a SMOG score.- Performance worksheet for the riff, including bass and treble clef and guidance on how to decode.

By M_Durnell

KS3 Theme & Variation Composition Task

KS3 Theme & Variation Composition Task

Students are given 3 riffs of varying difficulty and descriptions of different variation techniques to try. The resource mentions Sibelius but could apply to any sequencing software and could even be used for performance with an able class.

By guyswinton

KS3 Blues scale riffs

KS3 Blues scale riffs

Students compose an perform riffs using G blues scale on keyboard. The resource features three levels of difficulty which are assigned a Mastery Level (could be adapted to whichever assessment level system your school uses).

By guyswinton

KS3 Form & Structure Lesson

KS3 Form & Structure Lesson

Lesson covering rondo form, theme & variation, and ternary form. Starter assumes some previous knowledge of other forms. Students examine rondo form and theme & variation through listening activities and finishes with a cloze activity.

By guyswinton

Composing Techniques

Composing Techniques

I created this booklet for Year 9 GCSE students. It introduces composition techniques, showing how to use devices in harmony, melody, rhythm, texture and timbre and dynamics to develop musical ideas.This is written for a beginner, though uses specific vocabulary such as chord names and Italian terminology in an accessible way.The contents of this guide:IntroductionStructure - binary, ternary, rondo, pop song form, 32-bar form.Melody - sequence, steps/leaps, inversionRhythm - ostinato, dotted rhythms, syncopation, tripletsHarmony - related chordsTexture - melody and accompaniment, counter-melody, imitation, canon, call and responseDynamics - forte, piano, crescendo, decrescendoTimbre - idiomatic writing

By M_Durnell

KS5 Early Jazz - Swing Comparison Activity

KS5 Early Jazz - Swing Comparison Activity

Activity I used as homework to support AQA (2016) A Level Music Jazz unit. Students list the characteristics of typical early jazz and swing musicians with reference to the set works we'd covered. In the following lesson we then used this as the basis of a comparison discussion and as a writing frame for an essay assignment.

By guyswinton

Four Chords: FourFiveSeconds

Four Chords: FourFiveSeconds

This resource was designed to be used with Year 7 students during a harmony scheme of work, where students use 4 chords to accompany a melody.

By M_Durnell

The Blues: Differentiated Literacy Worksheets

The Blues: Differentiated Literacy Worksheets

This literacy task was developed as part of a blues lesson, giving students context before a performance of the 12-bar blues.Included:- EAL (English as Additional Language) worksheet- Reading Age 10-12- Reading Age 13-15- Reading Age 16-17All worksheets have a SMOG score, correlating to the level of reading difficulty.

By M_Durnell

MOBO: 'See You Again'

MOBO: 'See You Again'

I created this resource for a performance lesson during a MOBO-related scheme of work. Students discovered music of black origin over a number of decades, starting with 1960 and working up to the present day.This resource is linked to music of the present day, showing students how to perform 'See You Again' by Charlie Puth ft. Wiz Khalifa.The bundle includes:- A worksheet showing how to perform the riff and bassline with instructions.

By M_Durnell

Samba Band

Samba Band

I designed this resource for Year 8 when working on a 'music for special occasions' scheme of work. The melody is based on 'Samba de Janeiro' and encourages students to use a good technique when playing this on a piano/keyboard. There are also a variety of rhythms for students to learn, with accompanying phrases to help them remember them quickly.The grid allows self-differentiation when working in small groups. This tool is useful for mini-plenaries and allows students to reflect on their progress and set new targets for their rehearsal time, ticking off boxes as they work to show progress.

By M_Durnell

Hooks and Riffs: Uptown Funk

Hooks and Riffs: Uptown Funk

I planned this lesson to teach KS3 how to use hooks and riffs in popular song. This works well when showing how short ideas can be used and layered to create a full song.This worksheet includes notation for the bassline, 2 additional chord layers (syncopated and dotted rhythm) and the hook. There is also a grid of 9 tasks which students can opt for.There is also a GarageBand project bundled in, which can be used to demonstrate the layers separately and together.

By M_Durnell

MOBO: Grime Music "Stormzy"

MOBO: Grime Music "Stormzy"

I created this resource for a performance lesson during a MOBO-related scheme of work. Students discovered music of black origin over a number of decades, starting with 1960 and working up to the present day.This resource is linked to Grime music of the present day, showing students how to perform the instrumental track to Stormzy's 'Shut Up', originally 'Function On The Low' by DJ XTC.The bundle includes:- A worksheet showing how to perform the riff, bassline and counter-melody, with instructions. - A GarageBand project showing the different parts layered together with a 'breakbeat' drum loop.

By M_Durnell

A Guide to Composing Rhythms and Melodies

A Guide to Composing Rhythms and Melodies

This is a step by step guide to composing rhythms and melodies. Pupils with no knowledge of notation can compose and notate 8 bar melodies in a short time. This is the platform from which to progress to be competent composers.The 60 slide presentation includes 31 scored musical examples and 7 audio excerpts.This is not a prescriptive guide. Use it, edit it, add to it.(Preview.png and The Cabbage Song.png to demonstrate content).

By WhiteVanMan2017

Learn Music Note Names and Values

Learn Music Note Names and Values

This Volvelle teaches your classes note names and values and is a wonderful revision tool.A volvelle or wheel chart is a type of slide chart, constructed from paper with rotating parts. It’s brilliant for both teaching and revision. The student fills in the information on the Volvelle which will help them to learn it, and then can use it as a revision tool. They are fun to make!The volvelle worksheet is complete with instructions on what your class should do, so it really helps make this lesson fun and easy.With this resource, you get a fascinating Volvelle PowerPoint which is 10 slides long and can be used to teach your class all about Volvelles. This makes a great starter to your lesson, and the presentation includes a script, making you the instant expert!There is a stage by stage teachers pictorial guide on how to put the volvelle together, which includes lots of useful advice and tips so you can be confident when you teach your class.To sum up, you get:• The Volvelle worksheet• Answers handout so they can fill in the worksheet.• A presentation about Volvelles• A lesson plan• A stage by stage teachers Guide on how to make a volvelle

By VolvelleEducation

Space Theme - Half The World Away karaoke track with lyrics

Space Theme - Half The World Away karaoke track with lyrics

I made this audio and video track for my class assembly with year 5. We had been learning about earth and space and this is a re-write of the original Oasis 'Half The World Away' track with all the words changed to a space theme. Lyrics are on the video and the audio key is in Eb. This is perfect for assemblies. Enjoy.

By thomashassall

Quick Fire Test Star Wars- GCSE 9-1 Edexcel Music

Quick Fire Test Star Wars- GCSE 9-1 Edexcel Music

A quick fire test based on the Area of Study 3 Star Wars set work. 18 questions with answer sheet. Great as a starter/plenary or for revision and homework. Word and PDF includedTerms 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

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GCSE Edexcel 9-1 MUSIC Star Wars

GCSE Edexcel 9-1 MUSIC Star Wars

* 1 overview sheet which is great to use as a teaching aid and for student revision.* 1 Quick fire test ideal for starter/plenary, homework or revision.* 1 Full colour score analysisTerms 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

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GCSE 9-1 EDEXCEL MUSIC Area of Study  Defying Gravity & Star Wras

GCSE 9-1 EDEXCEL MUSIC Area of Study Defying Gravity & Star Wras

For each set work you will receive; A colour annotated score A quick fire test A comprehensive overview of the set work and wider context 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