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Video Game Music - Lesson 2

Video Game Music - Lesson 2

2nd lesson of a SOW based on Video Game Music - currently teaching this to Year 8, though would work for any KS3 class.Lesson covers - recap of how music can represent a character. How video game music creates atmosphere by considering the story/genre of the game and how we can create music for four different game genres with examples and musical ideas to support students composition skills.Each slide in the notes section has information in regards to the task/information displayed.

By fionaclare22

Music Banner #7: “Music... is a language the whole world speaks”

Music Banner #7: “Music... is a language the whole world speaks”

“Music... is a language the whole world speaks”Banner #7- in 4 Color Schemes; Blue/Blue/White, Green/Blue/White, Purple/Yellow/White and Red/Black/White.This Music “Over the Door” Display Banner has been uniquely developed as a valuable and attractive visual aid to be placed over the entrance door of your classroom or other learning area. It can also be used as a "stand alone" poster somewhere in your classroom to make a bold statement! The banner is large enough for all to see from a long way off as it is made up of eight connecting, 8 ½” by 11” sheets of paper. The banner displays the word “Music” in extra-large print and is complimented with “eye catching” graphics and a music slogan to let students, parents, colleagues and administrators that you are serious about what you do. I have a collection of 7 Music Banners (Posters). Music "Banner #1: “Music …is life. That’s why our hearts have beats”Music Banner #2: “Take Note!”Music Banner #3: Music- “A Moooving Experience!”Music Banner #4: “Music…It’s Time to Hop to it”Music Banner #5: “Music…An outburst of the Soul”Music Banner #6: “When words fail, music speaks”Music Banner #7:“ Music... is a language the whole world speaks”I also have "bundled" all 7 together:Music Banners (Posters) - Bundled Edition (7 Pack)

By ejpc2222

Music Class Banners (Posters)- Bundled Edition (7 Pack)

Music Class Banners (Posters)- Bundled Edition (7 Pack)

7 Music Banner Products in one bundled package!- 4 colors per Banner!!This "bundled package" includes the following Music Banners that are also sold separately: Music "Banner #1: “Music …is life. That’s why our hearts have beats”Music Banner #2: “Take Note!”Music Banner #3: Music- “A Moooving Experience!”Music Banner #4: “Music…It’s Time to Hop to it”Music Banner #5: “Music…An outburst of the Soul”Music Banner #6: “When words fail, music speaks”Music Banner #7:“ Music... is a language the whole world speaks”The following " bundled edition" package showcases 7 products that include banners/posters that can easily fit over an entry or exit door or can be used as a "stand alone" poster somewhere in your classroom or learning area!The banners are large enough for all to see from a long way off as they are made up of eight connecting, 8 ½” by 11” sheets of paper. Each banner comes with 4 Color Schemes; Blue/Blue/White, Green/Blue/White, Purple/Yellow/White and Red/Black/White. Mix and match the banners and colors!!!All of the banners display the word “MUSIC” in extra-large print and are complimented with “eye catching” graphics and a MUSIC slogan to let students, parents, colleagues and administrators that you are serious about what you do. Adults will consistently comment on the banners and the students will love the graphics.

By ejpc2222

Music "Banner #1: “Music …is life. That’s why our hearts have beats”

Music "Banner #1: “Music …is life. That’s why our hearts have beats”

“Music …is life. That’s why our hearts have beats”MUSIC Banner #1- in 4 Color Schemes; Blue/Blue/White, Green/Blue/White, Purple/Yellow/White and Red/Black/WhiteThis Music “Over the Door” Display Banner has been uniquely developed as a valuable and attractive visual aid to be placed over the entrance door of your classroom or other learning area. It can also be used as a "stand alone" poster somewhere in your classroom to make a bold statement! The banner is large enough for all to see from a long way off as it is made up of eight connecting, 8 ½” by 11” sheets of paper. The banner displays the word “Music” in extra-large print and is complimented with “eye catching” graphics and a Music slogan: “Music …is life. That’s why our hearts have beats”; to let students, parents, colleagues and administrators that you are serious about what you do. I have a collection of 7 Music Banners (Posters). Music "Banner #1: “Music …is life. That’s why our hearts have beats”Music Banner #2: “Take Note!”Music Banner #3: Music- “A Moooving Experience!”Music Banner #4: “Music…It’s Time to Hop to it”Music Banner #5: “Music…An outburst of the Soul”Music Banner #6: “When words fail, music speaks”Music Banner #7:“ Music... is a language the whole world speaks”I also have "bundled" all 7 together:Music Banners (Posters) - Bundled Edition (7 Pack)

By ejpc2222

Music Banner #3: Music- “A Moooving Experience!”

Music Banner #3: Music- “A Moooving Experience!”

Music- “A Moooving Experience!”MUSIC Banner #3- in 4 Color Schemes; Blue/Blue/White, Green/Blue/White, Purple/Yellow/White and Red/Black/WhiteThis Music “Over the Door” Display Banner has been uniquely developed as a valuable and attractive visual aid to be placed over the entrance door of your classroom or other learning area. It can also be used as a "stand alone" poster somewhere in your classroom to make a bold statement! The banner is large enough for all to see from a long way off as it is made up of eight connecting, 8 ½” by 11” sheets of paper. The banner displays the word “Music” in extra-large print and is complimented with “eye catching” graphics and a music slogan to let students, parents, colleagues and administrators that you are serious about what you do. I have a collection of 7 Music Banners (Posters). Music "Banner #1: “Music …is life. That’s why our hearts have beats”Music Banner #2: “Take Note!”Music Banner #3: Music- “A Moooving Experience!”Music Banner #4: “Music…It’s Time to Hop to it”Music Banner #5: “Music…An outburst of the Soul”Music Banner #6: “When words fail, music speaks”Music Banner #7:“ Music... is a language the whole world speaks”I also have "bundled" all 7 together:Music Banners (Posters) - Bundled Edition (7 Pack)

By ejpc2222

Music Banner #4: “Music…It’s Time to Hop to it”

Music Banner #4: “Music…It’s Time to Hop to it”

“Music…It’s Time to Hop to it”Banner #4- in 4 Color Schemes; Blue/Blue/White, Green/Blue/White, Purple/Yellow/White and Red/Black/White.This Music “Over the Door” Display Banner has been uniquely developed as a valuable and attractive visual aid to be placed over the entrance door of your classroom or other learning area. It can also be used as a "stand alone" poster somewhere in your classroom to make a bold statement! The banner is large enough for all to see from a long way off as it is made up of eight connecting, 8 ½” by 11” sheets of paper. The banner displays the word “Music” in extra-large print and is complimented with “eye catching” graphics and a music slogan to let students, parents, colleagues and administrators that you are serious about what you do. I have a collection of 7 Music Banners (Posters). Music "Banner #1: “Music …is life. That’s why our hearts have beats”Music Banner #2: “Take Note!”Music Banner #3: Music- “A Moooving Experience!”Music Banner #4: “Music…It’s Time to Hop to it”Music Banner #5: “Music…An outburst of the Soul”Music Banner #6: “When words fail, music speaks”Music Banner #7:“ Music... is a language the whole world speaks”I also have "bundled" all 7 together:Music Banners (Posters) - Bundled Edition (7 Pack)

By ejpc2222

Music Banner #6: “When words fail, music speaks”

Music Banner #6: “When words fail, music speaks”

“When words fail, music speaks”Banner #6- in 4 Color Schemes; Blue/Blue/White, Green/Blue/White, Purple/Yellow/White and Red/Black/White.This Music “Over the Door” Display Banner has been uniquely developed as a valuable and attractive visual aid to be placed over the entrance door of your classroom or other learning area. It can also be used as a "stand alone" poster somewhere in your classroom to make a bold statement! The banner is large enough for all to see from a long way off as it is made up of eight connecting, 8 ½” by 11” sheets of paper. The banner displays the word “Music” in extra-large print and is complimented with “eye catching” graphics and a music slogan to let students, parents, colleagues and administrators that you are serious about what you do. I have a collection of 7 Music Banners (Posters). Music "Banner #1: “Music …is life. That’s why our hearts have beats”Music Banner #2: “Take Note!”Music Banner #3: Music- “A Moooving Experience!”Music Banner #4: “Music…It’s Time to Hop to it”Music Banner #5: “Music…An outburst of the Soul”Music Banner #6: “When words fail, music speaks”Music Banner #7:“ Music... is a language the whole world speaks”I also have "bundled" all 7 together:Music Banners (Posters) - Bundled Edition (7 Pack)

By ejpc2222

Music Banner #5: “Music…An outburst of the Soul”

Music Banner #5: “Music…An outburst of the Soul”

“Music…An outburst of the Soul���Banner #5- in 4 Color Schemes; Blue/Blue/White, Green/Blue/White, Purple/Yellow/White and Red/Black/White.This Music “Over the Door” Display Banner has been uniquely developed as a valuable and attractive visual aid to be placed over the entrance door of your classroom or other learning area. It can also be used as a "stand alone" poster somewhere in your classroom to make a bold statement! The banner is large enough for all to see from a long way off as it is made up of eight connecting, 8 ½” by 11” sheets of paper. The banner displays the word “Music” in extra-large print and is complimented with “eye catching” graphics and a music slogan to let students, parents, colleagues and administrators that you are serious about what you do. I have a collection of 7 Music Banners (Posters). Music "Banner #1: “Music …is life. That’s why our hearts have beats”Music Banner #2: “Take Note!”Music Banner #3: Music- “A Moooving Experience!”Music Banner #4: “Music…It’s Time to Hop to it”Music Banner #5: “Music…An outburst of the Soul”Music Banner #6: “When words fail, music speaks”Music Banner #7:“ Music... is a language the whole world speaks”I also have "bundled" all 7 together:Music Banners (Posters) - Bundled Edition (7 Pack)

By ejpc2222

Music Banner #2: “Take Note!”

Music Banner #2: “Take Note!”

Music- “Take Note!”Banner #2- in 4 Color Schemes; Blue/Blue/White, Green/Blue/White, Purple/Yellow/White and Red/Black/White.This Music “Over the Door” Display Banner has been uniquely developed as a valuable and attractive visual aid to be placed over the entrance door of your classroom or other learning area. It can also be used as a "stand alone" poster somewhere in your classroom to make a bold statement! The banner is large enough for all to see from a long way off as it is made up of eight connecting, 8 ½” by 11” sheets of paper. The banner displays the word “Music” in extra-large print and is complimented with “eye catching” graphics and a music slogan to let students, parents, colleagues and administrators that you are serious about what you do. I have a collection of 7 Music Banners (Posters). Music "Banner #1: “Music …is life. That’s why our hearts have beats”Music Banner #2: “Take Note!”Music Banner #3: Music- “A Moooving Experience!”Music Banner #4: “Music…It’s Time to Hop to it”Music Banner #5: “Music…An outburst of the Soul”Music Banner #6: “When words fail, music speaks”Music Banner #7:“ Music... is a language the whole world speaks”I also have "bundled" all 7 together:Music Banners (Posters) - Bundled Edition (7 Pack)

By ejpc2222

Graphic Score Bingo for Music Lessons

Graphic Score Bingo for Music Lessons

These are graphic score bingo cards complete with audio recordings ( MP3s). There are 16 unique bingo cards (1 per page in a PDF document). Each bingo card has 16 small graphic scores on it with the pack comes with 16 audio recordings of the music featured on the cards.This is a great activity for KS3 and KS4 classes and work particularity well when teaching students about notation or the musical elements. Useful as as a starter or plenary activity or even as a starting point for a whole lesson.Simply print off the bingo cards, hand out to students (I get students to work in pairs), select the audio files at random and let the students work out which graphic score best fits what they are hearing. Make your own rules for bingo or have students come up with their own. Simply laminate them to use them time and time again.You can also use the cards as a performing activity before hearing the audio files. Ask students to try and work out what the graphic scores will sound like using their voice or an instrument.As a composing activity, there is a blank card that you can get students to compose their own ideas and create their own graphic scores for.

By russwilliams

New GCSE: AOS3 Blues Music 1920-1050 (AQA)

New GCSE: AOS3 Blues Music 1920-1050 (AQA)

This is the powerpoint and all music resources I've used to teach Blues music of 1920-1950 to my GCSE students. The focus is on the vocabulary and the students listening skills, although there is some background information. I took 2 weeks to teach this with the majority of time dedicated to the students learning one of the four blues songs (also included). After performing, the rest of the class discussed the key blues features in each song.

By jesscraig93

Video Game Music - Lesson 1

Video Game Music - Lesson 1

1st lesson of a SOW based on Video Game Music - currently teaching this to Year 8, though would work for any KS3 class.Lesson covers - why video game music is important? Where video game music is used in a game? How we can create music for a character?Each slide in the notes section has information in regards to the task/information displayed.

By fionaclare22

Woodwind Discover Bundle

Woodwind Discover Bundle

Great value mega bundle containing the Discover Flute and Discover Oboe complete Units 1-10. This would normally cost you £58 but you will get both for £14.99.

By hbmusicsolutions

Toreador March (Carmen) arranged for school orchestra – Sibelius 5 file

Toreador March (Carmen) arranged for school orchestra – Sibelius 5 file

No.5 in Easier School Orchestra Series. I arranged for my school orchestra with the instrumental needs of the time. You can rearrange and add parts to suit your need. Piano part added for support and filling in.WOODWIND Fl.1&2 Rec. Cl 1&2, 3&4BRASS Tr 1, Baritone,Tbone, Eb Bass PERC Timp, STRING Vl1&2, VlaGuitar, Bass Guitar, PianoVisit Facebook - Easier School Orchestra Series - for sound/score video

By Rusalka1

Discover Oboe Bundle Units 1-10

Discover Oboe Bundle Units 1-10

Discover Oboe Complete Bundle Units 1 - 10 includes all the Discover Oboe units for the first 2-3 years of learning. Beginning the oboe (thumbplate system) with the note B and simple interactive pieces, students can listen, engage and get help as they learn. Product Preview Link below (Module 1) Copy and paste to your browser to view. http://bit.ly/DO1PPV This unique learning system teaches notes up to the beginning of 2nd Octave work and includes simple theory concepts integrated into the music and available at the touch of a symbol or word. Fingering charts are also available from a click or tap. This product includes 10 tablet interactive module, 10 computer interactive module, 30 Music PDF, 30 MP3 and 30 MP3 backing files. The tablet and **computer versions which 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

Discover Flute Bundle Unit 1-10

Discover Flute Bundle Unit 1-10

Discover Flute Complete Bundle includes all the units for the first 2-3 years of learning. Beginning the Flute with the note B and simple interactive pieces, students can listen, engage and get help as they learn. This unique learning system teaches notes up to the first ledger line and includes simple theory concepts integrated into the music and available at the touch of a symbol or word. Fingering charts are also available from a click or tap. This product includes 10 tablet interactive module, 10 computer interactive module, 30 Music PDF, 30 MP3 and 30 MP3 backing files. The tablet and **computer versions which 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

Understanding Beethoven - New Spec Edexcel

Understanding Beethoven - New Spec Edexcel

This is for the new Edexcel GCSE. The Learning Objective behind this resource is all about understanding the structure of the Piano Sonata but also learning about the key terms linked to the piece. This lesson will get students thinking on their feet in groups and by the end of the lesson they will not only no where to find key terms but should also be able to explain their role in the structure.This resource will need to be printed and then cut up into strips. I then gave all of the words to 4 groups and got them to lay them out on the floor in order of where they are found in the symphony. Once laid out they were then asked to discuss if they needed or wanted to add more words. The next stage is to then sort the words into the Elements - I use DR T SMITH and they then discussed how some of the elements are less represented in this piece than others. For more information please visit my blog:https://manwaringmusic.wordpress.com/2017/01/11/beethoven-new-spec-edexcel/

By jmanwaring

Music OCR GCSE (new spec) performance tracker

Music OCR GCSE (new spec) performance tracker

This is a performance tracker to use with students who are studying the new GCSE Music OCR specification. It includes:- An introduction into what is expected of students.- A list of top tips for students when performing a musical instrument.- A student friendly mark scheme.- Teacher assessment pages to fill in throughout the 2 years.- Peer assessment pages for students to be able to peer assess others performances during a lesson.This is a fantastic resource for students and teachers to be able to track progress in the performance unit, and to keep all assessments in one place. The student friendly mark scheme also really helps when completing peer assessments in lessons.

By nellyates5

Instruments of the Orchestra - SOW & Resources

Instruments of the Orchestra - SOW & Resources

This a 5 lesson scheme of work to teach students about the instruments of the orchestra. This scheme can be used for KS2, KS3 or KS4. The aims of the scheme are:- To understand that the instruments are classified into 4 different families- To be able to identify the different instruments found in the orchestra- To understand how instruments produce, manipulate and amplify sound- To design and make their own musical instruments- To compose a piece of music using their own instruments- To complete a written assessment which also includes listening questionsThis resource includes the Scheme of work, detailed PowerPoints including pictures and audio to teach all the instruments, a homework task to produce an instrument and a final topic assessment (audio also included).This resource includes opportunity for both teacher and self-assessment.

By mdomine

Extra Mile Listening Challenge

Extra Mile Listening Challenge

Do you want to get your students listening to more music in a structured way?Well this listening challenge will take them through 21 pieces of music from various genres and styles. They will be asked to listen to a different piece everyday and then comment on that piece. The best way to use this recourse is to photocopy it into a booklet format so that students keep the work all together. It could be used from Year 9 up, but maybe have the most and best impact at GCSE and A Level. You could create a Spotify playlist or an Apple Music playlist, but students are possibly able to find the music themselves fairly easily.

By jmanwaring

OCR Music GCSE (new spec) Listening and Appraising tracker

OCR Music GCSE (new spec) Listening and Appraising tracker

This is a tracker to use with students studying the new GCSE OCR Music specification. It includes:- A short introduction about what is expected of students in the exam.- A PLC of key vocabulary- A tracker for students to log results in practice papers throughout the year.This is a great resource for students to keep track of their results and for you as a teacher to track progress.

By nellyates5

African Drumming - Composition Booklet

African Drumming - Composition Booklet

This booklet gives students the step by step process to follow in order create their own group African Drumming composition. This would accompany an African Music scheme of workIt contains sections for students to record their own composition ideas and keep a composition log (with space for student and teacher assessment).Contents- Introduction- Countries of Africa - Rhythm Composition- Cyclic Patterns- Polyrhythms- Call and Response- Composition (A table to notate each individual students part within the piece)- Performance Diary (week by week log of composition with progress indicators and space for student and teacher feedback- Questionnaire (reflection on the project)

By DCGoodier

Extra Mile Instrument Challenge

Extra Mile Instrument Challenge

If you want to get your students listening to instruments and identifying key features then this is just the resource for you. They will be required to find pieces, listen to them and then respond to questions for each piece. This will get them listening to a find variety of instruments and genres of music. The resource is best used as a printed booklet and students should be encouraged to complete this over 10 days - an instrument per day. Once this is completed they could then create their own challenge using different instruments.

By jmanwaring

Beethoven Piano Sonata Op.13 No.8 in C minor 'Pathetique': Focus on introduction

Beethoven Piano Sonata Op.13 No.8 in C minor 'Pathetique': Focus on introduction

This is for EDEXCEL GCSE Music 9-1. This resource consists of a PowerPoint with embedded sound clips and samples from the score to help students simultaneously see and hear the key features of the introduction to the 1st movement. There is also an exam style question (sound clip included!) and a crystal clear mark scheme.Please keep the sound clips in the same folder as the PowerPoint so they play correctly when clicked from the presentation.I would be grateful for any constructive feedback or requests. The cover image is by Grace Herbert

By Boogienotes

Stave and Rhythm Carousel Tasks

Stave and Rhythm Carousel Tasks

Carousel activities for teaching/consolidating understanding of rhythm and treble clef stave. 1. Stave: sorting stave cards from high to low with letters, and then making words with the stave notes.2. Duration: sorting out notes, names of notes and matching to counts and 'bug names' (helps students remember length of notes)3. Duration: Where do the beats fall? (I use this activity with rhythm cards) and ask students to clap the rhythms in their groups followed by sorting cards 1, 2, 3, 4 to show where each beat lies in the bar. Powerpoint includes all task sheets, learning objectives, and all resources (except stave cards/rhythm cards). Sorry, I can't provide the stave cards and rhythm cards as I got these from another source online but the task are really good!

By jenbean90