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GCSE Music revision

GCSE Music revision

A pack of 5 resources based on the content of OCR AoS3 -Dance genres. Each resource gives the main characteristics of the style, instrumentation and everything the student needs to revise for this area for the Listening exam. Bhangra, Disco, Club, Salsa and the Waltz are the dance genres included in this particular Bundle.

By skirky

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

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

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

Music Long Term Curriculum Plan

Music Long Term Curriculum Plan

Complete yearly plan from Y7 to Y13 including GCSE. Autumn, Spring and Summer term activities are provided with a breakdown of themes and units of work.

By adodd87

Rock Music Research Task - Years 7 or 8

Rock Music Research Task - Years 7 or 8

This worksheet engages students in researching musical terms, the history of the electric guitar, a band of the 60's or 70's, and a band of their own era. The completed research is to be compiled in a Powerpoint presentation. There is also a design task which involves creating a CD cover for a band (real or imagined).Suitable for stage 4 music students - NSW Curriculum - Australia.

By kellyocs

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

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Catie the Rock Star! Interactive Rhythm Game

Catie the Rock Star! Interactive Rhythm Game

Catie the Rock Star is a rhythm game to help students practice music rhythms and provide teachers an opportunity to assess students in the process. These rhythms include patterns using quarter notes, double eighth notes, quarter rests and half notes. Catie has a dream to be a rock star and has to make her way through the crowd, gathering enough stars to be able to perform with the band. As the students choose members of the audience they are given examples of rhythms to practice. There are enough examples to have a whole class have at least one turn, giving your students opportunities to practice their rhythms. This game can be projected for a whole group to play or played on a tablet for individual or small group work. It is a great way to integrate technology into the classroom and differentiate instruction! This game is dedicated to my Rock Star niece Catie!

By cathyscoolcreations

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Catie the Rock Star! Interactive Recorder BAG Game

Catie the Rock Star! Interactive Recorder BAG Game

Catie the Rock Star is a Recorder game to help students practice reading notes and provide teachers an opportunity to assess students in the process. These recorder patterns include the notes B,A and G. Catie has a dream to be a rock star and has to make her way through the crowd, gathering enough stars to be able to perform with the band. As the students choose members of the audience they are given examples of musical patterns to practice. There are enough examples to have a whole class have at least one turn, giving your students opportunities to practice reading musical notes B,A, and G. This game can be projected for a whole group to play or played on a tablet for individual or small group work. It is a great way to integrate technology into the classroom and differentiate instruction! This game is dedicated to my Rock Star niece Catie!

By cathyscoolcreations

Music Theory and Composition Techniques Workbook Sibelius File

Music Theory and Composition Techniques Workbook Sibelius File

77 page Music Theory and Composition Techniques workbook with a huge range of musical examples and tasks and activities. I put this together to support my own students as there are many workbooks which use Jazz or Classical examples but not many that I came across which use pop, rock and funk musical examples to demonstrate specific techniques. The workbook starts from intervals and basic scales but then moves on to cover a huge range of techniques.This is the Sibelius 7 file which you may edit and adapt for your own needs.

By johnpill

Music Theory and Composition Techniques Workbook

Music Theory and Composition Techniques Workbook

77 page Music Theory and Composition Techniques workbook with a huge range of musical examples and tasks and activities. I put this together to support my own students as there are many workbooks which use Jazz or Classical examples but not many that I came across which use pop, rock and funk musical examples to demonstrate specific techniques. The workbook starts from intervals and basic scales but then moves on to cover a huge range of techniques.

By johnpill

Worksheet Pack for Pearson Edexcel GCSE Music (2016 Specification) - Area of Study 2, Set Work 3

Worksheet Pack for Pearson Edexcel GCSE Music (2016 Specification) - Area of Study 2, Set Work 3

This pack, containing 11 worksheets, 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.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!

By sean1746

GCSE Music AQA New Specification Minimalism

GCSE Music AQA New Specification Minimalism

Presentation on Minimalism to fit with new spec GCSE Music AQA - Area of Study 4 (Western Classical Tradition Since 1910). Covers roots of minimalism, John Cage, Steve Reich, Terry Riley and John Adams, and the suggested listening. Lists of features of minimalism and techniques used, with practical task at the end where students are given a melodic cell and told to develop in minimalistic style with suggested techniques. This was originally done on GarageBand, but could be done as a class ensemble. Learning objectives included.

By EmmaLanney

KS3 Images and Music (The Elements) - Topic Booklet

KS3 Images and Music (The Elements) - Topic Booklet

Booklet, PowerPoint presentations and assessment test used with KS3 students in a composition topic around the elements of music.Resources include tasks to be completed as well as information on DAW's, the elements and composition ideas.

By Marc_51

Marvin's Magical Musical Mystery Interactive Music Game

Marvin's Magical Musical Mystery Interactive Music Game

Marvin The Magical Musical Mystery Interactive Game is a musical quest designed to reinforce elements of music theory. There are five sections : Instrument Families, Time Signatures, Musical Symbols, Tempo Italian Terms and Dynamics. Answer questions correctly to restore Marvin's magic powers and help him rescue his five friends, who have been imprisoned in the castle. The tablet and **computer versions can both be used with a projector. The **computer version can also be used with a smart board. *PRODUCT LINKS ARE GIVEN IN PDF FORMAT. Computer files are zip files and will need to be unzipped first. A "How to" link is provided in the PDF. **Not suitable for Mac users at this time.Once unzipped, save to hard drive and select launch story to start.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 done this the first time, clicking on the links launches the product instantly and easily.

By hbmusicsolutions

HSC Music Program with Composition Focus including links, rubric and lessons

HSC Music Program with Composition Focus including links, rubric and lessons

Give yourself time to work with your students and use this detailed program for any 16yrs+Music class . It is particularly aimed at meeting the NSW Preliminary or HSC Music 1 Syllabus outcomes. The composition focus has a comprehensive rubric with marking schema to cover all levels of participation. Each lesson for the 10-week term includes hyperlinks for both the program(teacher) and a page for students to access the links on their device. The links include free music software, exercises for music notation and tutorials for understanding and using chords. It makes this resource useful for those times you cannot be in class! for a little bit extra, the companion TES "HSC Composition Portfolio" extends the unit outcomes for the student who chooses to have composition as an elective option. All BOS/NESA examination requirements are listed along with a thorough process for students to develop their skills at every level. I encourage you to complete the package with this handy timesaving addition! NESA Teaching Standards Standard 3 may be met through your adaptation and use of this package:Plan for and Implement Effective Teaching and Learning - Proficient Level 3.1.2Set explicit, challenging and achievable learning goals for all students.3.2.2Plan and implement well-structured learning and teaching programs or lesson sequences that engage students and promote learning.3.3.2Select and use relevant teaching strategies to develop knowledge, skills, problem-solving, and critical and creative thinking.3.4.2Select and/or create and use a range of resources, including ICT, to engage students in their learning.

By maxhupalo

Sibelius Music Notation Techniques

Sibelius Music Notation Techniques

A booklet to support students using Sibelius music notation software. (Version 7+ but still useful for previous versions).It has 11 pages of content and has many screenscreenshots and is designed to be as concise as possible to help students save time learning how to use the software and where specific tools are. It can also be used as a checklist to ensure students add a range of techniques to their compositions. Useful for students taking GCSE, A-level or BTEC Music courses involving elements of notation such as composition and arrangment units.

By johnpill

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

Understanding Music: Melody - Worksheet Pack for GCSE Music

Understanding Music: Melody - Worksheet Pack for GCSE Music

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!

By sean1746

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Mary's Music Class-an Interactive Music Game focusing on Instrument identification and families

Mary's Music Class-an Interactive Music Game focusing on Instrument identification and families

Mary's Music Class is an interactive game to help students learn about musical instruments and their families and and provide teachers an opportunity to assess students in the process. Students are given a brief introduction to the families of musical instruments and then are asked to name and sort each instrument into the right family. Also, Mary has lost her lesson plans and which gives students a second turn if they find a missing page! There is over 40 instruments in this game, giving students at least one turn each. This game can be projected for a whole group to play or played on a tablet for individual or small group work. It is a great way to integrate technology into the classroom and differentiate instruction. This set is dedicated to my mom, who was a music and elementary school teacher. Hope your students enjoy it as much as mine do!If you and your students enjoy this product there are more in my store like it and many more to come!

By cathyscoolcreations

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Megan's Musical Mansion- an Interactive Music Game

Megan's Musical Mansion- an Interactive Music Game

This virtual dollhouse is a rhythm game to help students practice music rhythms and provide teachers an opportunity to assess students in the process. These rhythms include patterns using quarter notes, half notes, double eighth notes, quarter rests and half rests. As your students visit each room of the mansion to search for the missing pages of music, they are given over 130 examples of rhythms to practice. Each room in the house is like a mini game. This gives your students ample opportunities to practice their rhythms and have several turns each! Students search for Megan's sheet music throughout the house. After playing the game with my students, I have added extra sheets of music in each room to ensure that the kids aren't disappointed once one sheet is found! This game can be projected for a whole group to play or played on a tablet for individual or small group work. It can be played over one or several class periods. LOTS of content here! It is a great way to integrate technology into the classroom. It also helps students (especially second language learners develop language skills and vocabulary development. Excellent for differentiation of instruction. But, most importantly, it provides lots of fun while learning about music!

By cathyscoolcreations

All about Club Dance music

All about Club Dance music

An informative Power Point about Club music. Use of technology, dance moves, different genres - such as House, Techno, Jungle/Drum n Bass etc. Where the different genres originated from and when, characteristics of the genres and famous DJs. Questions for the students to answer, to consolidate new knowledge/revise the genre. Suitable for KS3 and KS4. Useful for OCR GCSE as a revision lesson.

By skirky

Easter Musical Rhythm Codes Interactive Module

Easter Musical Rhythm Codes Interactive Module

Easter 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. Easter characters 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