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Dynamics - Learning the Italian terms

Dynamics - Learning the Italian terms

This resource includes 4 worksheets. The ‘listening mat’ has all the information included and can be used as a listening aid when you are teaching students to talk about the dynamics of the music. The other three worksheets support student’s growth of understanding as they become able to understand and use the Italian terms from memory. Or they can be presented as a differentiated task. They are suitable for use with GCSE and older KS3 students. These worksheets can be used as starter or plenary activities, or as a main aid for a listening activity. They can be laminated and re-used as required, or can be set as home work.
musichmc7
Read A Book

Read A Book

This is a song about reading books for Early Years and Key Stage 1 (although Key Stage 2 really like it too!). It has sound effects and a very catchy tune. Perfect for World Book Day. Contains vocal track, instrumental track, piano and vocal sheet music and a PowerPoint of the lyrics.
dguerrard
Musical Futures | 7  Pop Songs

Musical Futures | 7 Pop Songs

Made suitable for Ukulele, Bass, Keyboard and singers. For guitarists, see the instrument chord book I’ve added in. (1) 7 Pop Songs is the Powerpoint in PDF format to ensure all fonts and imagas stay as they were intended. All 7 songs have been shortened slightly, keys changed and everything is labelled the same for Ukulele, Bass and Keyboard. (2) These are the sheets to go with the Powerpoints, easier to print out for in class, concerts… (3) Chord Book - Ukulele, Guitar, Bass and Keyboard with loads of different chords, all labelled to match so pupils can get straight to making music together!
tbrads90
Write a class song!

Write a class song!

This is a 6 week topic that aims to give the children an understanding of the song writing process. This topic is designed to give the children the opportunity to write a song, from scratch, as a class over a six week process. It will help them to develop a good understanding of the process of writing a song, the “musical ingredients” (elements) that are needed and an appreciation of the time and skill that goes into writing a song. The children will develop an understanding of how to structure a song, creating verses, a chorus and the opportunity to compose a bridge/middle 8 as well. You do not necessarily have to be musical to do this but obviously some knowledge would help. It’s a great project for you to use for children who currently play an instrument as well, especially if you have been learning one via the wider opps/first access projects. Instruments can be easily incorporated into the topic. The topic also included opportunities for children to rap and beat box if they are not too keen on singing! The first 1-3 lessons will be spent on writing some verses and a chorus. This will be followed by adding simple accompaniment using class percussion (tuned and untuned) and other instruments your class/children may have been learning how to play. The songs will be kept in C Major/A Minor (Using the common chords C, F, G & Am). This is perfect for their vocal range and for accompanying instruments. Instrumental parts could also be added in between the verses and choruses. By the end of the topic the class with have a complete song that they can record and perform to other years and their parents. Links to curriculum/Possible assessment opportunities: Use the voice expressively and creatively by singing songs and speaking chants and rhymes Play tuned and untuned instruments musically Listen with concentration and understanding to a range of high-quality live and recorded music Experiment with, create, select and combine sounds using the inter-related dimensions of music Please note: I have used the font AR CHRISTY so you may have to edit some of the slides/fonts.
iamsomewhere
20 x Musicians Wordsearch Sheet Starter Activity Keywords Cover Music Singers

20 x Musicians Wordsearch Sheet Starter Activity Keywords Cover Music Singers

20 x Wordsearch Puzzle sheets of keywords on the theme of ‘Famous Musicians’. Wordsearches are: 1990s No.1 Artists Aretha Franklin Beatles Beethoven Bob Dylan Bob Marley Composers Elton John Gary Barlow Louis Armstrong Male Solo Artists Neil Diamond Ringo Starr Russell Watson Rod Stewart Spice Girls Stevie Wonder Take That Tina Turner Will Smith Powerpoint so can be used on the board or printed as a worksheet. Includes space for students to explain the keywords and suggested extension activities. Can take 10 minutes or an hour, depending on which activities the students complete. Ideal for the start of a lesson, a quick filler, a homework, part of a cover lesson or as a plenary on the board with a whiteboard pen. The idea behind these is to get students to become more literate and think independently about the words that could be used to describe the topic being taught. The repetition of the word over and over as they look for the word is useful in remembering the terms. Often the students will pick up on things that you would not normally expect!
mikedean
10 x Musicians Wordsearch Sheet Starter Activity Keywords Cover Music Artists Singers

10 x Musicians Wordsearch Sheet Starter Activity Keywords Cover Music Artists Singers

10 x Wordsearch Puzzle sheets of keywords on the theme of ‘Famous Musicians’. Wordsearches are: 1990s No.1 Artists Aretha Franklin Beatles Bob Marley Composers Louis Armstrong Male Solo Artists Neil Diamond Russell Watson Will Smith Powerpoint so can be used on the board or printed as a worksheet. Includes space for students to explain the keywords and suggested extension activities. Can take 10 minutes or an hour, depending on which activities the students complete. Ideal for the start of a lesson, a quick filler, a homework, part of a cover lesson or as a plenary on the board with a whiteboard pen. The idea behind these is to get students to become more literate and think independently about the words that could be used to describe the topic being taught. The repetition of the word over and over as they look for the word is useful in remembering the terms. Often the students will pick up on things that you would not normally expect!
mikedean
The Mikado Opera Wordsearch Sheet Starter Activity Keywords Cover Music Gilbert Sullivan

The Mikado Opera Wordsearch Sheet Starter Activity Keywords Cover Music Gilbert Sullivan

Wordsearch Puzzle sheet of keywords on the theme of ‘The Mikado by Gilbert & Sullivan’. Powerpoint so can be used on the board or printed as a worksheet. Includes space for students to explain the keywords and suggested extension activities. Can take 10 minutes or an hour, depending on which activities the students complete. Ideal for the start of a lesson, a quick filler, a homework, part of a cover lesson or as a plenary on the board with a whiteboard pen. The idea behind these is to get students to become more literate and think independently about the words that could be used to describe the topic being taught. The repetition of the word over and over as they look for the word is useful in remembering the terms. Often the students will pick up on things that you would not normally expect!
mikedean
The Elements

The Elements

This is a 6 week topic that aims to teach the main elements of music: Pitch, Tempo, Timbre, Dynamic, Duration, Texture and Rhythm. This is done through listening to music (from Queen to Beethoven), composing songs, moving to sounds and music and creating music compositions using tuned and untuned instruments. Every lesson will focus on an element and explore its importance in music. Tuned and untuned percussion will be used in every lesson to help with this. The children will be given opportunities to improvise and create their own music and sounds. Standard notation will be used to help children develop an understanding of music/rhythm reading. Songs/chants will also be sung to accompany the lessons, developing their singing voices every week. An opportunity for the children to write their own class song will also be used to develop their singing and compositional skills. As well as plenty of compositional and improvisation opportunities, lessons are also inspired by Kodaly/Dalcroze/Orff ideas and methods, allowing children to explore music through sound and movement. Links to curriculum/Possible assessment opportunities: Use the voice expressively and creatively by singing songs and speaking chants and rhymes Play tuned and untuned instruments musically Listen with concentration and understanding to a range of high-quality live and recorded music Experiment with, create, select and combine sounds using the inter-related dimensions of music Please note: I have used the font AR CHRISTY for a lot of the slides so it may look slightly different!
iamsomewhere
Incidental Music, Drones and Ostinato

Incidental Music, Drones and Ostinato

A lesson that can introduce what incidental music is, how it effects movies/television, what ostinato and drones are and then leads to the children using a free app in order to make their own incidental music. Links to videos included on the PowerPoint.
mrbiggins123
Eco Assembly Song for Primary School

Eco Assembly Song for Primary School

This is a catchy and simple to learn song that is a great way to end a Primary class or school assembly. The message is that we all live in special world and we must look after it; not wasting paper or polluting the air. Can we make a difference YES! YES! YES! It has been tried and tested and comes with a piano score, lyric sheet and vibrant backing and vocal tracks.
myrabarretto