Music teaching resources: Musical history, styles and forms

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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 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

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

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

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

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Edexcel GCSE Music (9-1) Star Wars

Edexcel GCSE Music (9-1) Star Wars

This contains:1. PowerPoint for 3-4 lessons containing all the information needed for this set work.2. Key words for students to fill in3. Revision/analysis questions

By ocf24

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Edexcel GCSE Music (9-1): Defying Gravity

Edexcel GCSE Music (9-1): Defying Gravity

This includes: 1. A PowerPoint taking you through all the features needed for this set work, including suggested practical and listening activities. 2. Motifs from Defying Gravity for students to play/identify in the music. 3. Key words lists. 4. Revision/analysis questions

By ocf24

GCSE Music Edexcel 9-1- "Star Wars " Key Terms Sheet

GCSE Music Edexcel 9-1- "Star Wars " Key Terms Sheet

A concise 2 sided A4 revision and teaching sheet for the "Main Title/Rebel Blockade Runner" from Start Wars Episode IV: A New Hope 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

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 9-1 Music Edexcel "Star Wars" FULL SCORE ANALYSIS

GCSE 9-1 Music Edexcel "Star Wars" FULL SCORE ANALYSIS

A full colour coded score analysis of the Area of Study 3 set work"Star Wars" Main Title/Rebel Blockade Runner by John Williams. 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 Beethoven - Pathetique Key terms Sheet

GCSE Music Edexcel 9-1 Beethoven - Pathetique 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

Musical Hangman Instruments Extended Interactive Game.

Musical Hangman Instruments Extended Interactive Game.

This musical interactive version of hangman contains over 50 slides of this popular game. It has instruments with 4-10 letters and covers instrument families in addition to all the well known instruments. It also contains some more unusual instruments. Feedback is included immediately. Practise the sections and then test yourself on an all letters round. Get a perfect score to print a certificate. This contains an answer booklet and is suitable for a substitute teacher or non specialist. *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