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Pop & Rock [30 SONGS] Lead Sheets

Pop & Rock [30 SONGS] Lead Sheets

Perfect for guitar, keyboard or ukulele! 30 pop and rock songs ranging from the 1950s to modern day. All songs have been shortened to mostly the beginning to just after the first verse. Most songs have also had their key changed. If this doesn’t mean anything to you, it means that it will be at the wrong pitch to the original version to make it easier to play.
tbrads90
Edexcel GCSE Music Glossary (New Specification 2016)

Edexcel GCSE Music Glossary (New Specification 2016)

Here is a booklet to give to students that has all the musical terminology they need to know for the new specification of the Edexcel GCSE Music course. After feedback from my students, they were having some issues about which keywords correspond to the various musical elements. The booklet has been organised by the musical elements with each keyword and definition in alphabetical order. Typed up in open dyslexic font to ensure that is inclusive for students who may be dyslexic. Can be used as a revision aid and allows Do Now keyword test activities to ensure students are grasping musical vocabulary. Please do rate and comment!
danfarrugia
Shrek Samba!

Shrek Samba!

Lesson on Samba with differentiated versions for less and more able. Unscramble the key word starter, recap about dynamics to lead into performance and then different rhythms for each instrument in a Samba kit with a corresponding phrase for a Shrek character. For performance, lower abilities use the phrase and higher abilities use just the rhythmic notation. Groups then rehearse and perform this. Two extension tasks (add a break and a change in dynamics). Self and peer assessment slide at the end with sentence starters and word bank for less able, and a word bank with literacy related reminders for more able. Lesson objectives included for schools that require this.
LanMusic
Oasis Comprehension Activity 1990s Information Biography

Oasis Comprehension Activity 1990s Information Biography

Comprehension activity about the rock band Oasis. Perfect resource to compliment Britain Since 1948 and to learn about 1990s music. The text includes details about the formation of the band, hit albums and singes and their battle for the top of the charts with Blur. Children love listening to the music of Oasis and learning about the band. Word and PDF files included. Differentiated to suit three ability groups. Two page text documenting the history of the band from formation in 1991 to their eventual break up of 2009.
oldham30
TUNED PERCUSSION | Chinese Music

TUNED PERCUSSION | Chinese Music

This mini-scheme could be used with KS2-3 and includes a handful of pentatonic melodies to piece together as a class or in small groups, handy information about the pentatonic scale and some singing to go with the mini-project.
tbrads90
Musical Futures | Pop Charts | VOL 1 - 6 [30 SONGS]

Musical Futures | Pop Charts | VOL 1 - 6 [30 SONGS]

Included in this Musical Futures | Pop Charts series is 30 modern pop songs tailored to suit any KS3-4 pupil or even KS2. Provision is mainly for ukulele, keyboard, vocals and drums but the extra booklet also has guitar and expands on chords/notes for each instrument. In this pack you have 15 modern pop songs, transposed to C major until later on in the series. Some songs are harder than others due to the frequency of the chords. All songs have been shortened to verse, bridge, chorus to ensure pupils are moving on to try different styles, speeds and chords. Worth £14 - SAVE 30%
tbrads90
Full Musical Futures Bundle [WORTH £20]

Full Musical Futures Bundle [WORTH £20]

This should be all you need to get your Musical Futures project started. All you need is seven different coloured stickers to put on your ukuleles, keyboards and even guitars and get playing some modern pop music. There are 6 volumes of Pop Charts totaling 30 songs. Provision is mainly for ukulele, keyboard, vocals and drums but the extra booklet also has guitar and expands on chords/notes for each instrument. Also included: Drum Kit | Beats For Beginners Uke-Hero | Interactive Game Boomwhacker | Getting Started Freebies: Rhythm Reading Exercises Rhythm | Grid Method The Rhythm Circle Note: The 30 pop songs have been transposed in some cases to C major until later on in the series. Some songs are harder than others due to the frequency of the chords. All songs have been shortened to verse, bridge, chorus to ensure pupils are moving on to try different styles, speeds and chords. SAVE 26% Also available: Musical Futures | Pop Charts [BUNDLE 1-3] for £5.75 Musical Futures | Pop Charts [BUNDLE 4-6] for £5.75 OR buy each individually for £2
tbrads90
Musical Futures | Pop Charts [BUNDLE 4-6]

Musical Futures | Pop Charts [BUNDLE 4-6]

This is the second set of volumes from the Pop Charts series - 4 to 6 - for teaching in a musical futures style. Provision is mainly for ukulele, keyboard, vocals and drums but the extra booklet also has guitar and expands on chords/notes for each instrument. In this pack you have 15 modern pop songs, transposed to C major until later on in the series. Some songs are harder than others due to the frequency of the chords. All songs have been shortened to verse, bridge, chorus to ensure pupils are moving on to try different styles, speeds and chords. SAVE 28% Also available: Musical Futures | Pop Charts [BUNDLE 1-3] as well as the full set of 6 for £10
tbrads90
Musical Futures | Pop Charts | VOL 6

Musical Futures | Pop Charts | VOL 6

This is the 6th of 6 volumes looking at music in the pop charts, tailored to suit keyboard, ukulele, bass, singing and drums. All charts have been standardised for ease and comes complete with print-out displays for the chords. James Arthur - You Deserve Better Ed Sheeran - Perfect Zed / Maren Morris / Grey - The Middle Justin Bieber - Sorry Shawn Mendes - Nothing Holding Me Back Available in a bundle including all 6 sets as well as from volumes 1 to 3 and volumes 4 to 6. Also look out for ROCK ANTHEMS vol 1 coming soon…
tbrads90
Musical Futures | Pop Charts [BUNDLE 1-3]

Musical Futures | Pop Charts [BUNDLE 1-3]

The first 3 volumes of the Pop Charts series for teaching in a musical futures style. Provision is mainly for ukulele, keyboard, vocals and drums but the extra booklet also has guitar and expands on chords/notes for each instrument. In this pack you have 15 modern pop songs, transposed to C major until later on in the series. Some songs are harder than others due to the frequency of the chords. All songs have been shortened to verse, bridge, chorus to ensure pupils are moving on to try different styles, speeds and chords. SAVE 28% Also available: Musical Futures | Pop Charts [BUNDLE 4-6] as well as the full set of 6 for £10
tbrads90
Musical Futures | Pop Charts | VOL 5

Musical Futures | Pop Charts | VOL 5

This is the 5th of 6 volumes looking at music in the pop charts, tailored to suit keyboard, ukulele, bass, singing and drums. All charts have been standardised for ease and comes complete with print-out displays for the chords. Post Malone - Better Now Selena Gomez - Back To You Clean Bandit / Demi Lovato - Solo Ariana Grande - No Tears Left To Cry Anne-Marie / Marshmello - F-R-I-E-N-D-S
tbrads90
Musical Futures | Pop Charts | VOL 4

Musical Futures | Pop Charts | VOL 4

This is the 1 of 6 volumes looking at music in the pop charts, tailored to suit keyboard, ukulele, bass, singing and drums. All charts have been standardised for ease and comes complete with print-out displays for the chords. George Ezra - Shotgun Jess Glynne - I’ll Be There Years and Years - If You’re Over Me 5 Seconds of Summer - Youngblood Tom Walker - Leave A Light On
tbrads90
Identify the Melody

Identify the Melody

Identify the Melody Bundle Audio is played in random order and students must match the melody they hear with the extracts on their sheet. Teacher must announce the name of the piece. All links are in the teacher copy.
michael_fenton
Musical Futures | Pop Charts | VOL 3

Musical Futures | Pop Charts | VOL 3

This is the 3rd of 6 volumes looking at music in the pop charts, tailored to suit keyboard, ukulele, bass, singing and drums. All charts have been standardised for ease and comes complete with print-out displays for the chords. Anne-Marie - 2002 Charlie Puth - How Long Paloma Faith - Lullaby Liam Payne - Familiar Bebe Rexha - Meant To Be
tbrads90
Musical Futures | Pop Charts | VOL 2

Musical Futures | Pop Charts | VOL 2

This is the 2nd of 6 volumes looking at music in the pop charts, tailored to suit keyboard, ukulele, bass, singing and drums. All charts have been standardised for ease and comes complete with print-out displays for the chords. Camilla Cabello - Havana Jess Glynne - These Days George Ezra - Paradise Justin Timberlake - Say Something Jax Jones - Introduction
tbrads90
Musical Futures | Pop Charts | VOL 1

Musical Futures | Pop Charts | VOL 1

This is the 1 of 6 volumes looking at music in the pop charts, tailored to suit keyboard, ukulele, bass, singing and drums. All charts have been standardised for ease and comes complete with print-out displays for the chords. Justin Timberlake - Can’t Stop The Feeling Katy Perry - Chained to the Rhythm Shawn Mendes - Stitches Ella Eyre - Came Here For Love Portugal, The Man - Feel It Still
tbrads90
Eine Kleine Nachtmusik - complete unit

Eine Kleine Nachtmusik - complete unit

A complete scheme of work for Eine Kleine Nachtmusik, one of the set works for Eduqas GCSE. This scheme is an ideal introduction to the set work, particularly for Year 10 students. Lesson 1 starts with a musical element recap PowerPoint and full booklet with all GCSE music terminology, which can be used for students to refer through throughout the year. Lessons 2-4 introduce the set work (context, structure, harmony/tonality) with a practical exploration of the work from the performance pack on the Eduqas GCSE website. Lessons 5-11 continue to explore other musical features of the set work (cadences, repetition/contrast, time signatures)ornamentation, , with a variety of different activities. For the learning checkpoint (lesson 9), we use a sample question from the exam board on the set work. Throughout the final lessons, the practical element requires students to begin work on a composition inspired by classical features (we use Sibelius for this) that is assessed at the end using Eduqas criteria, so the series of lessons can be extended to continue work on this.
kn0854
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
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
Medieval Music - composing with Garageband

Medieval Music - composing with Garageband

A PDF format of composing medieval music with Garageband. A step-by-step guide to creating a simple medieval piece using Garageband (but can e simply adapted to include other common music software) producing different levels of complexity according to ability. Model the task on a Smartboard, if you have one, or illustrate on a practical basis. Using sheets like this limit the constant demands of help from students.
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. 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
Year 8 Opera Scheme of Learning

Year 8 Opera Scheme of Learning

A scheme of work in which student will listen to and evaluate the Magic Flute and Dido and Aeneas. Students will perform in recitative, a script from Eastenders and attempt to stage the scene.
ChrisHartnett
AS/A-level Music Glossary

AS/A-level Music Glossary

Designed as a homework task to be given at the start of the A-level Music course - introducing the Western Classical Tradition. Used on the Eduqas AS Music course but could be used on any AS/A-level Music exam board as a revision activity. Students can keep it in their file and refer back to it throughout the course.
carisserooke21
Calypso - Creating a Calypso melody

Calypso - Creating a Calypso melody

Suitable for most year 7 and 8 classes and uses three speech patterns to establish Calypso rhythms in the musical memories of students. The speech patterns can be performed as such as a string of rhythms, in canon (up to three parts) and can then be transferred to using pitch from set chords notes. This can be practiced before recording onto any musical recording software producing a phrases of Calypso melodies. This can act as part of a series of lessons going onto adding the bass for each chord used and fill parts.
pjames37
Ground Bass Performance / Composition

Ground Bass Performance / Composition

This suitable for all years above year 8 and firmly bases the style in its historical context, leading 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
Variations preparatory written worksheet

Variations preparatory written worksheet

A simple worksheet that enables students to understand the principles of musical structure but, in particular, the changing concept of variations in music. This is a worksheet that would be appropriate for GCSE or year 9 classes studying the genre and would be a good exercise after a starter. It can be used for a non-specialist or cover teacher part of a lesson.
pjames37
Suite en re by Robert de Visee arranged for solo ukulele

Suite en re by Robert de Visee arranged for solo ukulele

Complete suite arranged beautifully for ukulele by court musician of Louis XIV and XV. Some of the movements, such as prelude and minuet 1 are suitable for relative beginners, none of the pieces are harder than grade three. The renaissance lute and early guitar music transposed well to ukulele and the overall sound is surprisingly authentic. A little gem of a suite.
tantrumcoxzoe
Vocal Music: Purcell - Music For A While

Vocal Music: Purcell - Music For A While

Complete lesson powerpoints and student handouts focusing on the set piece ‘Music For a While’ by Henry Purcell. Includes Analysis tasks with certain maginfied sections from the score Do Now activities which can used with mini-whiteboards. Revision lesson at the end of the unit Practice examination questions focusing on the various learning objectives.
danfarrugia
Halloween Themed KS3 lesson PP & WS

Halloween Themed KS3 lesson PP & WS

A stand alone lesson based around the theme of Halloween. It includes a PowerPoint presentation that covers basic staples of horror music, audio clips for a quick ‘guess the film’ round, sheet music with accompanying birdseye videos and performance objectives. Also included is a worksheet that includes basic piano music for The Exorcist, Halloween and Saw. Please note that there are no actual film clips and all pictures are carefully chosen from film posters so material should not be inappropriate for KS3 but please use your discretion.
Mozart16
Musical Match-up Starters

Musical Match-up Starters

Musical match up starters Major key signatures Minor key signatures Texture Pitch Dynamics Duration Periods Instruments Tempo Structure Space on side for level descriptors
michael_fenton
Reggae / Rastafarianism Preparatory Worksheet

Reggae / Rastafarianism Preparatory Worksheet

A worksheet suitable for a non-specialist (cover work) or as a preparatory lesson to a practical series of lessons performing reggae music. Short paragraphs with following questions as well as the opportunity for students to draw as well as express their own views/opinions about Rastafarian belief.
pjames37
Simple Waltz Composition

Simple Waltz Composition

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
Waltz Composition - step by step guide

Waltz Composition - 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
Creating Variations

Creating Variations

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 rhyme theme. This would suit a class who are familiar with triads already, but are moving on to the use of the three basic triads. The worksheet is in Publisher format. 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 trail 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 lesson, which develops different versions.
pjames37