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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

KS3 - Programme Music (yr 7) / full scheme of work - booklets / PP and lesson plans

KS3 - Programme Music (yr 7) / full scheme of work - booklets / PP and lesson plans

This is a full scheme of work on Programme Music and covers The Sorcerers Apprentice by Paul Dukas and Holsts The Planets. I have created this with Year 7 students in mind. It comes with three differentiated booklets for your students, booklet A is for lower ability, booklet B is middle ability and booklet C is upper ability. Comes with lesson plans and PowerPoints for each lesson. This has 3 listening style lessons, and also 3 practical lesson, comes with scores for students to learn how to play part of The Planets on the keyboards and also a composition idea if you have computers / garageband available which could take a few lessons.The first listening lesson comes with a youtube link for The Sorcerers Apprentice film clip, however you will need to source a copy of The Planets as you will need snippets of each movement.

By LivMusic

Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds Analysis AQA GCSE Music New Specification

Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds Analysis AQA GCSE Music New Specification

PowerPoint and homework/class time essay task for "Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds". Fits with AQA GCSE Music New Specification. Learning outcomes on second slide for school's that need these. Analysis includes context, structure, melody, instruments, tonality and harmony, rhythm and metre, chorus, accompaniment and technology used. YouTube links and pictures removed for copyright reasons, but can be added easily. Took about two hours in class with written task as well.

By EmmaLanney

Music GCSE Key-Word Revision Sessions [Crosswords & Games] (Exam Preparation)

Music GCSE Key-Word Revision Sessions [Crosswords & Games] (Exam Preparation)

This revision session is designed for GCSE Music teachers who want to lead revision sessions focussed on key-words and literacy. The download features:-A full PowerPoint to guide the session (with a starter, objectives, main task, a game, & AfL)-A colourful and fun double-sided worksheet (with 2 x key-word crosswords)-A teacher’s answersheetIt serves as a fun and relaxed way for students to revise key-words and allows you to gauge their knowledge of key-words based on how fast they can complete the task.Ideally, you should have a time where students work alone at first (so that you can gauge their level of knowledge) and then co-operatively (in pairs) so that they can learn.All activities in this session are focussed on key-words so if you feel your students need to revise key-words this is the perfect resource for them!

By Maxi88

Hooks and Riffs: Ed Sheeran's Shape of You

Hooks and Riffs: Ed Sheeran's Shape of You

I planned this lesson to teach KS3 how to use hooks and riffs in popular song. This works well when showing how Ed Sheeran uses a loop pedal and layers short ideas to create a full song.This worksheet includes notation for the riffs, 2 additional layers (harmony and bassline) and the hook. There is also a grid of 9 tasks which students can opt for.

By M_Durnell

AS/A2 Music Technology Bundle

AS/A2 Music Technology Bundle

Bundle includes AS Scheme of Work for skills introduction along with mind maps for A2 development content and quick tests to assess knowledge and skills.

By jamesreevell

Computer Game Music AQA GCSE Music New Specification Presentation

Computer Game Music AQA GCSE Music New Specification Presentation

Presentation on Computer Game Music for the new specification AQA GCSE Music. Covers features of early and modern computer game music, with an example of each, ways of developing motifs and a task for pupils to make their own game music with a suggested clip in notes or develop their ideas to help with composition. On a blue background to help some dyslexic pupils. Learning outcomes on each slide for schools that follow this policy. Wider listening link included. Took about an hour and a half with composition task. Images removed for copyright reasons.

By EmmaLanney

Film Music AQA GCSE New Specification Powerpoint and Homework/Class Task

Film Music AQA GCSE New Specification Powerpoint and Homework/Class Task

Film Music presentation that looks at leit motifs and some examples, Mickey Mousing, why music is used in films, job roles, orchestration, tonality, tempo, features and techniques. Learning objectives are on the bottom of each slide to fit with school's that follow this policy. No images or YouTube links for copyright reasons but can be found easily. Blue background to suit some dyslexic pupils. Fits AQA GCSE Music New Specification. Few tasks in such as name films with leit motifs that can be used to break up the lesson or as short research tasks. Took just under two hours without using as a research task. Ten mark essay question about pupils' favourite film music with space underneath for essay - can be set as homework (as I did) or in lesson.

By EmmaLanney

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

ACT Video "If You Can Dream It, You Can Achieve It

ACT Video "If You Can Dream It, You Can Achieve It

This resource is for grades 9-12. The ACT video explains why it is mandatory to take the ACT,encourages student to think about career opportunities available as a result of taking the ACT test, and provides images to encourage students to think positive about ACT testing. The ACT music video can beincluded in a school’s ACT Testing Prep Program. Learning objectives:• Understand the ACT test is mandatory means to be successful in the college curriculum• Visualize a positive outcome about taking the ACT test.Differentiation opportunities- This music video comes under the musical and visual spatial Gardner’s multiple intelligences. Target students that are visual and auditory learners.The goal of the ACT music video is to enhance a positive attitude towards ACT testing. Standards that apply: Career and College Standards-Technology and Tools Practical Tips: • Use ACT music video 10 minutes before testing if testing only in the morning.• If testing all day, play the music video 10 minutes before testing in the morning, and in the afternoon after students have settled for 10 minutes after lunch, play the ACT music video. Present ACT music video several ways:• Individual classrooms• Assign groups of students to areas of the school large enoughfor testing. (If possible, divide equally based on population). Use for after school ACT tutoring programs• Develop a two or three day testing schedule NOTE: Playing this ACT music video is for ACT practice assessments-not the actual ACT test.

By Yvonne789

The 1990s in Popualr Music

The 1990s in Popualr Music

An overview of the 1990s including a lot of suggested listening, historical context and musical analysis. Suitable for the four major GCSE boards

By welshpunk

"With A Little Help From My Friends" - AQA GCSE Music AoS2 - Set Work Analysis

"With A Little Help From My Friends" - AQA GCSE Music AoS2 - Set Work Analysis

Presentation and short test/revision/homework activity for AQA Music GCSE New Specification, Area of Study 2 - The Beatles "With A Little Help From My Friends". This, with the class performance and pupils making notes, lasted about 3 hours with the test in class at the end. Learning objectives are on the bottom of each slide so they do not need to be displayed on a board for schools that follow this policy. Chords and lyrics are not included for performance, or YouTube links to earlier works for copyright reasons, but are easily available online.

By EmmaLanney

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

Music-Unit of Work (K-3)

Music-Unit of Work (K-3)

A dynamic Music K-3 resource designed to teach students the skills and competencies necessary to appreciate and understand music and the instruments used. Students will; -perform. sing, play and move to a range of music, demonstrating an awareness of musical concepts.-organise sound, explore, create, select and organise sound in simple structures. -listen and responds to a range of music, expressing likes and dislikes and reasons for these choices.This unit of work includes lesson plans for 6 lessons as well as information for pre and post testing.

By mirahrnjacki

DJ and Dance Music - KS3 Scheme of Work

DJ and Dance Music - KS3 Scheme of Work

An introduction to DJing and Dance Music. Pupils will learn basic DJing techniques using existing tracks. They then go on to create their own dance track which can be incorporated into their final DJ mix. This set of resources includes a medium term plan, PowerPoints, and worksheets for tracking pupils' progress. You can use any dance tracks as examples, and will need a selection to build a library of songs for pupils to use. There are DJing tutorials on Youtube. This one goes over 5 relatively straight forward transitions: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rIsPx-8-_IsOther videos I have used to support lessons are from the Annie Mac Mini Mix series on BBC Radio 1:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jgHaP3BY-E0 (Andy C)https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sjH8YyDDwxY (DJ EZ)I use samples from this site for the Dance track project: http://www.musicradar.com/news/tech/free-music-samples-download-loops-hits-and-multis-627820Mixxx DJing software is free to download; my pupils have enjoyed using it and found it straightforward. I use Cubase to create the Dance Tracks.

By AndyGriffiths

Music Tech: Guitars and EDM

Music Tech: Guitars and EDM

A bundle of THREE worksheets and clear mark schemes in the style of Edexcel's Music Tech exam questions. There are two 10-mark questions and a special focus question on Hip Hop (20 marks). The two shorter questions are based on Avici's 'Wake Me Up' and 'Stupid Girl' by Garbage. Both of these blend guitar work with electronic dance music elements and so there is a stylistic theme between them. The longer Hip Hop question is based on LL Cool J's 'Mama Said Knock You Out' providing students with a fine example of early 90s East Coast rap. Please let me know how you find these (and my other resources) by writing a review.Cover image is 'Rap' by Antonio Rull.

By Boogienotes

GCSE FIlm Music Lesson 2

GCSE FIlm Music Lesson 2

Adapted for the new OCR 9-1 course but would suit other SOW. Focuses on the how musical elements are used to convey mood and atmosphere. Homework worksheet would also be good as a starter/activity during the lesson if they have access to computers/ipads/youtube. More to follow.

By maybeshescrazy