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Simple Scores: An easy arrangement for a beginner orchestra. Piece 8 The Factory

Simple Scores: An easy arrangement for a beginner orchestra. Piece 8 The Factory

A tried and tested easy piece, that can be repeated and arranged to produce a performance. Aimed at pupils in their first few terms of playing an instrument or for use in class lessons. By keeping the music simple, pupils can concentrate on improving their performance skills, listening to each other and use of expression on their instrument. Comes with a printable score and also a contracted score to project on a white board so pupils do not need paper copies! This also gives you the option of annotating with note names and other symbols and prompts. More confident players can perform a solo. Parts 1-3 are in C . Part 4 is for open string violin. Part 5 and 6 are in Bb making them suitable for clarinet and brass instruments. There is a Grade 2 standard piano accompaniment with guitar chords underneath. To finish piece, all play their first note. Pupils could add lyrics to reflect the piece. This is just one from a series of ‘Simple Scores’ pieces.
myrabarretto
Simple Scores: An easy arrangement for a beginner orchestra. Piece 7 Rock Till You drop

Simple Scores: An easy arrangement for a beginner orchestra. Piece 7 Rock Till You drop

A tried and tested easy piece, that can be repeated and arranged to produce a performance. Aimed at pupils in their first few terms of playing an instrument or for use in class lessons. By keeping the music simple, pupils can concentrate on improving their performance skills, listening to each other and use of expression on their instrument. Comes with a printable score and also a contracted score to project on a white board so pupils do not need paper copies! This also gives you the option of annotating with note names and other symbols and prompts. More confident players can perform a solo. Parts 1-3 are in C . Part 4 is for open string violin. Part 5 and 6 are in Bb making them suitable for clarinet and brass instruments. There is a Grade 2 standard piano accompaniment with guitar chords underneath. To finish piece, all play their first note. Pupils could add lyrics to reflect the piece. This is just one from a series of ‘Simple Scores’ pieces.
myrabarretto
Simple Scores: An easy arrangement for a beginner orchestra. Piece 6 Water Spirit

Simple Scores: An easy arrangement for a beginner orchestra. Piece 6 Water Spirit

A tried and tested easy piece, that can be repeated and arranged to produce a performance. Aimed at pupils in their first few terms of playing an instrument or for use in class lessons. By keeping the music simple, pupils can concentrate on improving their performance skills, listening to each other and use of expression on their instrument. Comes with a printable score and also a contracted score to project on a white board so pupils do not need paper copies! This also gives you the option of annotating with note names and other symbols and prompts. More confident players can perform a solo. Parts 1-3 are in C . Part 4 is for open string violin. Part 5 and 6 are in Bb making them suitable for clarinet and brass instruments. There is a Grade 2 standard piano accompaniment with guitar chords underneath. To finish piece, all play their first note. Pupils could add lyrics to reflect the piece. This is just one from a series of ‘Simple Scores’ pieces.
myrabarretto
Beethoven Pathetique Sonata - GCSE Music analysis videos

Beethoven Pathetique Sonata - GCSE Music analysis videos

This is a bundle of 4 analysis videos - each lasting approx 6 mins that take you through the Beethoven movement for EDEXCEL GCSE. They can be used to teach the piece or for revision. Each video explains the structural, harmonic and melodic detail of the section using sections of score, prompt visuals and recorded extracts.
barithesax
Dance Music Mash Up KS3 Keyboard Task - Shape of You and many more.

Dance Music Mash Up KS3 Keyboard Task - Shape of You and many more.

Suitable for a pairs task on keyboard in a KS3 Music Classroom. I am currently using music technology with Year 8 music classes to create a piece of club dance music from the ‘breaks’ or ‘hooks’ on the sheet. The have all been transposed into Am so will flow nicely into each other - students could also compose their own chord sequence in Am that these hooks will work with. The sheet contains 2-4 bars of the main hooks from the following songs: 7 Nation Army - White Stripes Shape of You - Ed Sheeran Wake Me Up - Avicii Insomnia - Faithless Lady Gaga - Poker Face King - Years and Years
parkesb33
Rock and Roll One Off Lesson

Rock and Roll One Off Lesson

A basic lesson on Rock and Roll with listening activity on Jailhouse Rock (find on You Tube) and also a performance task to get pupils to play the start of Bill Hayley’s Rock Around the Clock (sheet music available on line for free) Good as a bridge from Blues Music. Good for a cover lesson. Good as part of a time line SOW.
ruthmazur
All the Theory You Need!

All the Theory You Need!

A basic power point that is useful for Year 9, GCSE or Grade 1 Theory Lessons. Covers the following: Signs and Symbols Clefs Repeats Scales Intervals Ways to compose - arpeggios, canon etc. Structures - Binary, Ternary etc.
ruthmazur
EDEXCEL GCSE MUSIC (1-9) APPRAISING EXAM SECTION A REVISION

EDEXCEL GCSE MUSIC (1-9) APPRAISING EXAM SECTION A REVISION

This resource places some of the main features of each set work together on a single sheet to give students an overview of each work in the same place. The organisation is based around ‘Musical Contexts’ and ‘Musical Elements’. It is set up to print on A3 Paper for ease of access.
JEVASON
The Concerto Through Time

The Concerto Through Time

Suitable for KS4 OCR GCSE Music - Based on the New 9-1 A power point that basically goes through from Baroque to Romantic Concerto for pupils to take notes from and start a discussion. To be used in conjunction with the OCR GCSE Music Study Guide by Rhinegold Education book or as a stand alone. Keywords in red to be added to glossary and suggested listening tracks all available on You Tube.
ruthmazur
Theme and Variations 1

Theme and Variations 1

This is a 6 week Unit of work. I teach it to year 7 but is suitable for low ability Year 8 students as well. *PLEASE NOTE THIS IS THEME AND VARIATION 1 - THERE IS A THEME AND VARIATION 2 UNIT WHICH COVERS REMIXES AND HAS A MORE MODERN APPROACH IN TERMS OF INSTRUMENTS ETC. TO FOLLOW THIS. * Learning Objectives: To understand the definition of a theme and variation. To identify and define certain musical devices. To listen and match devices with Mozart’s Theme and Variation. To perform a theme. To create 2 or 3 variations from the theme using specific musical devices. . To explain what you have done using musical language. Included is: a power point which covers all six lessons and a worksheet which accompanies the power point. The power point and worksheet are quite self explanatory but I have put some brief notes below: Discuss with the class the definitions of T and V and then listen to Mozart. Give a little background is needs be at this point on life in classical times. Explain he had no studio etc!! Read through listening activity and discuss new keywords. (we note these in a glossary) Complete Listening Activity. Recap note reading and get pupils to learn Twinkle twinkle on the keyboards. Perform to the class. Discuss easy ways to change a theme - use tick boxes on worksheet so pupils work through list - perform. Move onto harder ways to change theme and us tick boxes again. Get pupils to combine all of their ideas to create 2 or 3 full variations and then perform and discuss.
ruthmazur
Afro-Celt Release

Afro-Celt Release

First of 7 lessons. My whole SoW is for sale here: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/afro-celt-lessons-for-gcse-music-11900896
hannyp85
Star Wars lesson

Star Wars lesson

This is an overview for Practice Paper 1 - my SoW lessons for Star Wars is for sale here: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/star-wars-gcse-set-work-11897581
hannyp85
Year 7 Music - End of Year Exam

Year 7 Music - End of Year Exam

This Year 7 Music exam has been created to cover a range of music knowledge most students would have covered. The first half of the paper includes a listening section which the teacher leads from the piano, asking students to identify pitch/dynamic/tonality/rhythm changes, major/minor chords, and comment on how a piece of music represents a certain atmosphere. The second section is knowledge based, and covers musical elements, instruments, families of the orchestra, reading the treble clef, note durations and chord identification. The paper comes with a full mark scheme.
kn0854
GCSE Music 9-1 Editable MusicTABOO Cards

GCSE Music 9-1 Editable MusicTABOO Cards

Create an example Taboo-style game for GCSE students based on one of the SetWorks and then give them the template to create their own. Colour coded using the same analysis colour scheme used in all the resources I have developed. Add a bonus reward for the students who can give examples related to the word on their card. Adapt for KS3 or even KS5. Offered here as an editable Word Document. Print double-sided on thin card flipped on the long edge. NB. It looks a little strange in the preview/info but I know the file is fine in Word 2016 and so I’d be interested to hear from anyone who tries downloading whether it works successfully. I hope you like it!
tinyclanger
Western Classical Tradition listening question

Western Classical Tradition listening question

A 14 mark question on the Western Classical Tradition, looking at the identification of a piece of music as Baroque, Classical or Romantic, and recognising musical features regarding the elements. This comes with details regarding the extract, and a full mark scheme. Suitable for GCSE Music students in Year 10 or Year 11.
kn0854
Music GCSE (9-1) Edexcel: AOS 4- Afro Celt 'Release' -Technology

Music GCSE (9-1) Edexcel: AOS 4- Afro Celt 'Release' -Technology

Afro Celt ‘Release’ -Technology -GCSE (9-1) Edexcel Pearson.- NEW 2018 This interative activity requires Logic Pro and an entire lesson to allow for the exploration of the **Music Technology **used in Afro Celt Sound System ‘Release’. Much of the piece is made by looping! The worksheet goes through the process of recreating the introduction of ‘Release’. The introduction starts with a drone that uses two different synth tones, hard-panned L and R. Both synths are being filtered with low pass filters- all these features are covered in this resource. This whole lesson task works really well when modelled and taught as a whole class workshop (students participating in each of the stages of the process). Enjoy and please rate!
DzvinaStepanyak
Music GCSE (9-1) Edexcel: AOS 2 Vocal Music- Purcell : Ground Bass

Music GCSE (9-1) Edexcel: AOS 2 Vocal Music- Purcell : Ground Bass

Purcell: ‘Music for a While’ -GCSE (9-1) Edexcel Pearson.- NEW 2018 Ground Bass is a structural and harmonic device (also known as basso ostinato), used widely in both instrumental and vocal music in the Baroque era. In this lesson, students will explore the features of Purcell’s 3-bar ground bass in ‘Music for a While’ and apply their knowledge in composing their own ground basses. Objective(s): To understand that ground bass can act as a structural, as well as, a harmonic device in Baroque music. All/Most/Few: All will learn to recognise the features of the 3-bar ground bass in Music for a While, and apply similar features in their own ground bass compositions. Some will be able to create a full-length ground bass with a perfect cadence at the end to be looped. Few will be able to add additional continuo chords. *Differentiation: All students will compose a simple bassline of at least 8 notes. More able students will attempt to elaborate their basslines using shorter note values (quavers), using a mixture of steps and leaps (including some semitone chromaticisms if in a minor key)
DzvinaStepanyak
Music GCSE (9-1) Edexcel: AOS 2 Vocal Music- Purcell : Baroque Melodies

Music GCSE (9-1) Edexcel: AOS 2 Vocal Music- Purcell : Baroque Melodies

Purcell: ‘Music for a While’ -GCSE (9-1) Edexcel Pearson.- NEW 2018 Purcell’s song ‘Music for a While’ tells part of the Oedipus story, an ancient Greek legend. The resources below focuses on Baroque Melodic features and setting music to text. Baroque vocal music techniques for composition can be explored here by setting a story that interests students from the world of fantasy and myth to set some of the words from Harry Potter to music. **Introduction activity: **“Have a listen to Music for a while and in your tables come up with one or two melodic Baroque features you can hear.” **Main Task: **Following the instructions on the Harry Potter worksheet, create a melody to a chosen two lines of text. ( 20 minutes), using the techniques discussed as a class. Ask the class to keep their melodies for later, to come back to them after examples of word painting are covered as an additional technique (you may return to this in the next lesson).
DzvinaStepanyak
Introduction to the Baroque Period

Introduction to the Baroque Period

A theory of Music lesson introducing the sound of the Baroque period. The lesson gives a holistic view of Baroque music using the musical elements, including an analysis of an example of music, and a debate to encourage higher order thinking.
hunteri
Music GCSE (9-1) Edexcel: AOS 1 Brandenburg Harmony

Music GCSE (9-1) Edexcel: AOS 1 Brandenburg Harmony

Brandenburg Concerto No. 5, Mov. 3 in D major GCSE (9-1) Edexcel Pearson.- NEW 2018 This PowerPoint, containing 9 slides, looks at the Harmonic features of the Brandenburg Concerto. It features an explanation about **cadences, suspensions, pedal notes **with references to the bar numbers and sections. Activities that can be led alongside these slides include: Multiple choice game: playing and recognising cadences. Building a suspended chord and resolving Score spotting suspensions in the figured bass parts- who can find the most examples?
DzvinaStepanyak
Year 8 Peter and the Wolf

Year 8 Peter and the Wolf

A 6 week SOL based on Peter and the Wolf for a year 8 class. (Can be adapted for year 7 and 9) The aim of this project is to explore the instruments of the orchestra, learn how music and words fit together, explore graphic notation and composition. The end aim of the SOL is for the students to compose new music for each character alongside a graphic score. Then they can put this together with the text and do a whole class performance. They will each have a graphic score poster which could be then used for displays :)
ayeshaakkari
Poulenc Eduqas A Level practice question

Poulenc Eduqas A Level practice question

A practice question on Poulenc’s Trio for Oboe, Bassoon and Piano for Eduqas A Level: Into the Twentieth Century. The question is in the style of the exam board SAMs, with a mark out of 15, and comes with a complete mark scheme with details of recording and timings to use.
kn0854
Harmony - Major & Minor Triads

Harmony - Major & Minor Triads

This powerpoint is written for the Eduqas/WJEC GCSE Music course, looking at Area of Study 1 - Musical Forms and Devices. It focuses on the construction of Major and Minor triads in any given key signature. This will cover either one or two practical music lessons.
hunteri
Film Music Project - Booklet, lessons & resources

Film Music Project - Booklet, lessons & resources

Film Music Project suitable for Year 7 or Year 8 students. The first two lessons are based on learning how to play a series of differentiated leitmotifs on the keyboard, followed by four lessons working on creating music on GarageBand (or similar software) to accompany a Harry Potter Film Clip. This pack includes 6 lesson powerpoints, two worksheets, and a work booklet for students to use.
kn0854
Music Decor - AQUA AND GRAY - Curwen Solfege Hand Signs, Diatonic & Chromatic

Music Decor - AQUA AND GRAY - Curwen Solfege Hand Signs, Diatonic & Chromatic

Looking for a way to spruce up your room this year? Look no further! The Aqua and Gray collection is for you! When you add a music teacher decoration set your room will shine! This set provides you with solfege posters for your room with the Curwen solfege hand signs! I have included diatonic and chromatic signs in both landscape and portrait versions. The set also includes 4 different skin tones - mix and match as you please! This is included in the Aqua and Gray Music Decor Bundle Included in this File: • Solfege hand sign posters in portrait (4 skin tones). • Solfege hand sign posters in landscape (4 skin tones) • Blank versions for you to edit to your needs. • Chromatics with several variations (download preview for more details and list of pitches). • All in 4 per page versions too. Shelley Tomich www.pitchpublications.com Visit my website to join the Free Resource Library! Teach music. Love life.
pitchpublications
The Beatles

The Beatles

Seven Beatles songs analysed, including the four songs from ‘Revolver’ which are Edexcel A level set works: Eleanor Rigby Here, There and Everywhere I Want to Tell You Tomorrow Never Knows Love Me Do A Hard Day’s Night A Day in the Life Suitable for A level and GCSE listening. Includes a scheme of work on the Beatles for younger pupils.
chrisgillmusic
Chord Sequence for Song Writing

Chord Sequence for Song Writing

This is an introductory Lesson on Chord Sequences to start your songwriting project with any year group. I have tried it with KS3 and 4, but also some KS5 students had a good look at it in order to start their. PPT, SmartBoard, word and PDF document. No learning objectives this time as this is a one off. Look for the whole scheme of work if you like. Please add comments and tell me how you would like me to develop that e.g. songs in different tonalities. Thanks nadir4music
nadir4music
The Beatles - Four Songs from the 'Revolver' album

The Beatles - Four Songs from the 'Revolver' album

Analysis (divided into elements of music) of the following songs: ‘Eleanor Rigby’ ‘Here, There and Everywhere’ ‘I Want to Tell You’ ‘Tomorrow Never Knows’ These are set works for the current Edexcel Pearson A level music course, but they are equally suitable as wider listening for GCSE/A level.
chrisgillmusic
Year 7 Band Project Unit

Year 7 Band Project Unit

Band Project Unit suitable for Year 7 students based on learning the four chords (C, G, Am, F) on the keyboard, and an ensemble performance assessment. This pack includes 5 lesson powerpoints, 4 song sheets, and a work booklet for the students to use.
kn0854