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Theme and Variation: Pachelbel's Canon

Theme and Variation: Pachelbel's Canon

This is a scheme of work for KS3 on performance and composition skills on Theme and Variation, exploring Pachelbel’s canon as an example. Lesson 1/2: History of the piece, what is theme and variation, sing the theme, play the theme on the keyboard Lesson 2/3: start to create variations on the theme using a keyboard Lesson 4: Play the theme on the ukulele. This is scaffolded to support lower ability and challenge higher ability learners. Lesson 5: Optional- can include keyboard arpeggios Lesson 6/7: group composition task where some students play keyboards/piano and some play ukulele. They create variations together (or individually and string them together) to create a theme and variation composition. I have included an assessment criteria which can be adapted for however you want to use it.
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ALL SET WORKS differentiated revision grids (Edexcel 9-1 GCSE Music)

ALL SET WORKS differentiated revision grids (Edexcel 9-1 GCSE Music)

These revision grids for the Edexcel 9-1 GCSE Music course contain all the key information specified by the exam board condensed into easily understandable “student speak” lists, with key information highlighted in bold. The information has also been separated into the “essential for all” basic facts in green, the more detailed info in blue and the high level “icing on the cake” stuff in pink. I find that this helps to direct students revision - for lower ability pupils it helps to say “just focus on the green, then work on the blue” to make the information seem more accessible. For higher ability pupils it helps prioritise their revision into what is the most crucial information to tackle before the higher level detail. All are high quality A3 PDF files (but can be printed at A4 and look almost as nice!)
danielpate
Understand and compose lyrics for a Blues song

Understand and compose lyrics for a Blues song

This clear and easy to use powerpoint covers: Understanding rhyme and structure in Billie Holiday’s Fine and Mellow Step by step tasks and visual aids to support students with creating their own blues song with correct rhythm and structure. Examples of rhyming words are given to support lower ability learners. Designed for students in year 8.
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Blues cover work exploring context

Blues cover work exploring context

This powerpoint is suitable for a cover lesson. Students watch a video then create a mind map on what they can see and hear in the video. They then generate a poem, diary entry or lyrics based on their mind map. There is some written contextual background as well as a you tube video link.
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Blues cover work researching artists

Blues cover work researching artists

Blues worksheet suitable for a cover lesson. Students will need access to a computer and headphones- individually or as a pair. Worksheet encourages thorough research and exploration of the music of important Blues artists and could lead on to a presentation task.
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Sing and Play Hound Dog by Elvis Presley on the guitar

Sing and Play Hound Dog by Elvis Presley on the guitar

Included: Clear and easy to use powerpoint with starter activities, differentiated chord diagrams, 12 bar blues in E major, lyrics. E chord and A chord are colour coded on diagrams and chord progression to support learners- can be used with blue or green stickers on the guitars to support lower ability learners. B7 chord included to challenge higher abilty learners. Peer assessment sheet designed for students to use during group work which includes strategies for continuing rehearsals Designed for year 8 students. Objective is to sing ‘Hound Dog’ and play the chords (can be linked to Blues project as it uses 12 bar blues). This key has been chosen as it is appropriate for lower secondary students to sing in and the chords (E, A, B7) have a natural progression of difficulty to challenge lower and higher ability learners.
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Our Musical Understanding

Our Musical Understanding

Comprehensive term resources looking at Music notation and other areas of musical elements. You will be purchasing a unit or work, containing the following: Powepoint presentations, SOW, Pupil workbook, mp4 file.
hindlebank