AQA GCSE Music - Component 1 Activities

AQA GCSE Music - Component 1 Activities

Included in this pack are resources that will assist in teaching GCSE Music Component 1. The pack includes activities for all Set Works and the Unfamiliar Music part of the AQA Music Syllabus. All activities can be classroom based or set for independent learning/revision. They are all Word files so that they can be edited for your teaching All resources have been created with the AQA teaching resources from the AQA website While I have attempted to add as much information as possible, this is not a definitive guide to the syllabus and should be treated as an activity to aid teaching. Please give credit where due Thanks Mike
mikepetermorgan
AQA GCSE AoS 2: Popular Music

AQA GCSE AoS 2: Popular Music

Included in this pack are resources that will assist in teaching Component 1 - Area of Study 2. The pack includes activities for Set Works and the Unfamiliar Music part of the AQA Music Syllabus. Both activities can be classroom based or set for independent learning/revision. All are word files so that they can be edited for your teaching All resources have been created with the AQA teaching resources from the AQA website While I have attempted to add as much information as possible, this is not a definitive guide to the syllabus and should be treated as an activity to aid teaching. Please give credit where due Thanks Mike
mikepetermorgan
Guide to EDUQAS GCSE Music for students, parents and tutors

Guide to EDUQAS GCSE Music for students, parents and tutors

Avoid the nightmare of having unprepared students for music GCSE! A 14-page booklet to inform parents, instrumental tutors (school-based and private tutors) and students on what is required to pass and do well in the qualification. It includes simple guidance for the EDUQAS GCSE course unit by unit and contains advice to avoid students being unprepared for all aspects of the course and, in particular, the assessment requirements. It also includes a key word knowledge audit for students, which teachers can use to plan their courses for the students on the course. This will ensure that all interested parties are well informed to support students effectively ensuring progress for all students.
pjames37
Printable bunting display bulletin letters numbers and more: Music Notes

Printable bunting display bulletin letters numbers and more: Music Notes

Product Description This is a letter set on bunting consisting of: A-Z in capital letters a-z in lower case letters 0-9 ! ? … , . “” x + = ÷ Update! Now includes: Heart shape Sun shape Star Shape Smiley Face Blank bunting for spaces There is one letter/ number/ symbol per page. All you have to do is print out the pages you need to write out any heading you like. Get the pages laminated and cut out to create a lovely and creative display heading. You can also use your printer settings to put multiple pages per page to get smaller letters (that depends on your printer though). I hope your class enjoy your beautiful and creative headings to displays.
sandiejones
Printable display bulletin letters numbers and more: Music Notes

Printable display bulletin letters numbers and more: Music Notes

Product Description This is a letter set consisting of: A-Z in capital letters a-z in lower case letters 0-9 ! ? … , . “” x + = ÷ There is one letter/ number per page. All you have to do is print out the pages you need to write out any heading you like. Get the pages laminated and the letters cut out to create a lovely and creative display heading. You can also use your printer settings to put multiple pages per page to get smaller letters (that depends on your printer though). I hope your class enjoy your beautiful and creative headings to displays.
sandiejones
Printable bunting display bulletin letters numbers and more: Music Notes

Printable bunting display bulletin letters numbers and more: Music Notes

Product Description This is a letter set on bunting consisting of: A-Z in capital letters a-z in lower case letters 0-9 ! ? … , . “” x + = ÷ Update! Now includes: Heart shape Sun shape Star Shape Smiley Face Blank bunting for spaces There is one letter/ number/ symbol per page. All you have to do is print out the pages you need to write out any heading you like. Get the pages laminated and cut out to create a lovely and creative display heading. You can also use your printer settings to put multiple pages per page to get smaller letters (that depends on your printer though). I hope your class enjoy your beautiful and creative headings to displays.
sandiejones
Printable display bulletin letters numbers and more: Music Notes

Printable display bulletin letters numbers and more: Music Notes

Product Description This is a letter set consisting of: A-Z in capital letters a-z in lower case letters 0-9 ! ? … , . “” x + = ÷ There is one letter/ number per page. All you have to do is print out the pages you need to write out any heading you like. Get the pages laminated and the letters cut out to create a lovely and creative display heading. You can also use your printer settings to put multiple pages per page to get smaller letters (that depends on your printer though). I hope your class enjoy your beautiful and creative headings to displays.
sandiejones
Printable bunting display bulletin letters numbers and more: Music Piano Keys

Printable bunting display bulletin letters numbers and more: Music Piano Keys

Product Description This is a letter set on bunting consisting of: A-Z in capital letters a-z in lower case letters 0-9 ! ? … , . “” x + = ÷ Update! Now includes: Heart shape Sun shape Star Shape Smiley Face Blank bunting for spaces There is one letter/ number/ symbol per page. All you have to do is print out the pages you need to write out any heading you like. Get the pages laminated and cut out to create a lovely and creative display heading. You can also use your printer settings to put multiple pages per page to get smaller letters (that depends on your printer though). I hope your class enjoy your beautiful and creative headings to displays.
sandiejones
Printable display bulletin letters numbers and more: Music Piano Keys

Printable display bulletin letters numbers and more: Music Piano Keys

This is a letter set consisting of: A-Z in capital letters a-z in lower case letters 0-9 ! ? … , . “” x + = ÷ There is one letter/ number per page. All you have to do is print out the pages you need to write out any heading you like. Get the pages laminated and the letters cut out to create a lovely and creative display heading. You can also use your printer settings to put multiple pages per page to get smaller letters (that depends on your printer though). I hope your class enjoy your beautiful and creative headings to displays.
sandiejones
Printable bunting display bulletin letters numbers and more: Music Notes

Printable bunting display bulletin letters numbers and more: Music Notes

This is a letter set on bunting consisting of: A-Z in capital letters a-z in lower case letters 0-9 ! ? … , . “” x + = ÷ Update! Now includes: Heart shape Sun shape Star Shape Smiley Face Blank bunting for spaces There is one letter/ number/ symbol per page. All you have to do is print out the pages you need to write out any heading you like. Get the pages laminated and cut out to create a lovely and creative display heading. You can also use your printer settings to put multiple pages per page to get smaller letters (that depends on your printer though). I hope your class enjoy your beautiful and creative headings to displays.
sandiejones
Printable display bulletin letters numbers and more: Music Notes

Printable display bulletin letters numbers and more: Music Notes

This is a letter set consisting of: A-Z in capital letters a-z in lower case letters 0-9 ! ? … , . “” x + = ÷ There is one letter/ number per page. All you have to do is print out the pages you need to write out any heading you like. Get the pages laminated and the letters cut out to create a lovely and creative display heading. You can also use your printer settings to put multiple pages per page to get smaller letters (that depends on your printer though). I hope your class enjoy your beautiful and creative headings to displays.
sandiejones
Canon Composition

Canon Composition

A worksheet to compose simple Canons. This includes an assessment sheet for students to self-assess and provide feedback from their learning. The worksheet would benefit from a simple preparatory activity using echo-clapping or echo singing to reiterate the principle of Canon. This can be achieved ‘en class’ by dividing the class into two or three sections, which then copy the given rhythm / pattern from the previous section of the class. You can extend this to three bars to create a three-part Canon. The worksheet enables students to create one of three differentiated Canons depending on their ability. The worksheet can act as a preparatory sheet before they use any notation or multi-channel software.
pjames37
Ready for September Year 7?!

Ready for September Year 7?!

A complete package to help you survive the stresses of the new start of year in September! Three excellent resources which put you on a good footing in assessing and monitoring students progress with all your lessons planned for the year!
pjames37
Ragtime Performance

Ragtime Performance

A powerpoint to guide performers who are paired to perform a simple Ragtime piano piece. The guide provides a simple background to how the style originated and evolved leading to some animation of the different parts. This would suit a class who would ideally learn each part in their pairs. The more difficult part is the bass, with the easier part in the treble. The is room for all students learning both parts and then to allocate to themselves, which part would be most suitable for them. In any case, students either perform live or record onto music software to play back to the class or the teacher for appraisal.
pjames37
Film Music - PDF format - performing Leitmotif

Film Music - PDF format - performing Leitmotif

A worksheet in PDF format that enables students to perform Leitmotifs used in films. It provides two choices in performing a short Leitmotif from well-known films: Jaws or Star Wars. The most able are provided with a guide to create their own Leitmotif.
pjames37
Waltz Composition PDF format - step by step guide

Waltz Composition PDF format - step by step guide

A step-by-step guide enabling students to create a simple three part waltz adding a bass, fill and melody using Garageband or other similar software package. This would suit a class who have already covered the basic three triads.
pjames37
Simple Waltz Composition

Simple Waltz Composition

A PDF version of a practical worksheet which uses a set number of speech phrases to introduce students to the rhythms of waltz. A preparatory session using these speech phrases enable students to produce a rhythm string. This prepares them for a waltz melody using Sibelius software. The lesson can be preceded by students learning how to ‘box’ waltz.
pjames37
Creating Variations PDF format

Creating Variations PDF format

A PDF version of “creating Variations”, which is a practical worksheet which would benefit from an initial demonstration using Garageband or other similar software. This would enable students to create one or more variations on a simple nursery theme. This would suit a class who are familiar with triads already, but are moving on to the use of the three basic triads. Students can be challenged to use their listening skills to see which triad fits the melody at any time. This can be an activity using trial and error initially but refined to create a simple bass line and a fill part using triad notes. It would be expected that this continue to a succeeding lessons, which develops different versions.
pjames37
Reggae Composition Sheet PDF format

Reggae Composition Sheet PDF format

In PDF format to kick start a composition lesson to develop Reggae pieces using simple rhythms and pitch patterns. Highlights the essential elements to complete a simple skank, fill and bass riff. An assessment sheet is included to enable students to assess themselves as well as provide feedback from their learning experience.
pjames37
Lullaby Composition

Lullaby Composition

A PDF format of the Lullaby Worksheet covering covering three to four hour lessons. This is a four page worksheet that can either be written on or used as an accompaniment sheet with Sibelius or other notation program. The task involves composing a simple lullaby in 3/4 time using the words of Spike Milligan’s short poem entitled ‘The Sardine’. The style is placed in its historical context together with the purpose of such compositions. Students can perform the rhythms used (three different ones in 3/4 time) and as a preparatory exercise can echo clap these and perform them in a two or three part round. The link between syllabus and the number of notes must be highlighted to enable students to choose the correct rhythm for each bar of words. When complete, the class will be able to perform the piece using the completed written rhythm. An alternative is to use Sibelius to produce the rhythm string. The sheet includes levels to guide the students’ progress and to enable them to see where they are in their learning. A learning check is also provided as well as a student feedback section. Students can then attach pitch names to each note choosing from either CEG or GBD. In the following lesson students can move to Sibelius to input their rhythm string and to drag the notes to their selected notes. An additional accompanying ‘fill’ part can be added giving specific technical guidance on how to do so. Examples of correct and incorrect work is provided.
pjames37
Self Help Card PDF format using Garageband

Self Help Card PDF format using Garageband

A PDF format of the self help card. Are you fed up helping students with technical problems when using Garageband technology in the classroom? Constantly saying the same things to students who clearly haven’t listened to your verbal advice and find yourself running around the classroom dealing with the same problem, feeling you and your students are making little progress? Copy (laminate if you can) and place by each computer for students use. It is likely that you will spend more time teaching, rather than working up a sweat around the classroom. The guide sheet gives simple advice that is easily understood and solved by students on their own. It is good to refuse help, unless they refer to the card for help first. Additionally, one can include the rule that they must have asked the person next to them too before they are allowed to ask you.
pjames37
Rap Worksheet PDF format

Rap Worksheet PDF format

A PDF format worksheet illustrating the origin and background to Rap music. A template us provided to create lyrics with or without a background beat in the classroom. This can be accompanied with a simple, but limited, patois dictionary (also available on my resource site) to support students. Brief level descriptors are provided to enable students to understand where they are in their learning and what they can do to improve. A simple feedback session provides information by students as to the difficulties they faced. The second page provides key words for the techniques used in DJ performance. This lesson can either start with a DJ illustration with the lyrics constructed afterwards or the lyrics tested out in partners or groups followed by a DJ beat with progressive additions to improve the piece.
pjames37
Ground Bass Performance / Composition PDF format

Ground Bass Performance / Composition PDF format

PDF Ground Bass Performance / Composition worksheet and self assessment sheet for students with a section for providing feedback on their learning. It is suitable for any years above year 8 and firmly bases the style in its historical context, leadings students to compare classical composers with contemporary ones using Ground Bass in similar and different ways. Designed so that students can input four simple tracks into any music composition software reproducing the Pachelbel Canon harmonic structure. Students are led to enter the notes again in a second section with suggested differences and are encouraged to progress to as many different versions they can produce. A brief appraisal and ‘pupil voice’ is included at the end to enable you to see how students dealt with the task.
pjames37
Lullaby Composition

Lullaby Composition

A four page worksheet to last over two to three lessons that can be written on (if required) to compose a simple lullaby in 3/4 time using the words of Spike Milligan’s short poem entitled ‘The Sardine’. The style is placed in its historical context together with the purpose of such compositions. Students can perform the rhythms used (three different ones in 3/4 time) and as a preparatory exercise can echo clap these and perform them in a two or three part rhythm round. The link between syllables and the number of notes must be highlighted to enable students to choose the correct rhythm for each bar of words. When complete the class will be able to perform the piece using the completed written rhythm. An alternative is to use Sibelius to produce the rhythm string. The sheet includes levels to guide students’ progress and to enable them to see where they are in their learning. A learning check is also provided as well as a student feedback. Students can then attach pitch names to each note choosing from either CEG or GBD. In the following lesson students can move to Sibelius to input their rhythm string and to drag the notes to their selected notes. An additional accompanying ‘fill’ part can be added giving specific technical guidance on how to do so. Examples of correct and incorrect work is provided.
pjames37
Rap - lyric composition

Rap - lyric composition

A worksheet illustrating the origin and background to Rap music. A template is provided to create lyrics with or without a background beat in the classroom. This can be accompanied with a simple, but limited, patois dictionary (also available on my resource site) to support students. Brief level descriptors are provided to enable students to understand where they are in their learning and what they can do to improve. A simple feedback section provides information by students as to the difficulties they faced. The second page provides key words for the techniques used in DJ performance. This lesson can either start with a DJ illustration with the lyrics constructed afterwards or the lyrics tested out in partners or groups followed by a DJ beat with progressive additions to improve the piece.
pjames37