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A secondary music teacher in the North of England. Current teaching includes the new AQA GCSE Music specification. Secondary Music teaching resources.

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A secondary music teacher in the North of England. Current teaching includes the new AQA GCSE Music specification. Secondary Music teaching resources.
Musical Theatre Resource Pack
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Musical Theatre Resource Pack

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A small set of sheets to develop an understanding of Musical Theatre. Includes: -a worksheet describing different types of songs used in musicals; -a listening sheet to be used with songs from musicals. Use it to build up a bank of information about different songs and musicals. -a musical theatre glossary.
Music for Adverts SoW
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Music for Adverts SoW

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A fun and engaging unit in which students work creatively to produce a radio advert for a product of their choice. Students develop an understanding of the structure of adverts and learn what makes a successful jingle and underscore. They draw on existing knowledge of performance on the keyboard to play existing jingles and compose their own. An understanding of chords is developed through analysis, performance and composition of underscores. Students can work with ICT to complete their project, although the unit can also be completed using live performance.
KS4: Introduction to the elements of music SoW (GCSE)
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KS4: Introduction to the elements of music SoW (GCSE)

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A practical introduction to the elements of music for GCSE Music students. This scheme of work introduces the key terminology through a variety of differentiated composition and listening activities. The workbook also includes several listening practice questions, which can be done as these lessons progress, or at a later date as revision. Each powerpoint is intended to be one lesson (although some may take longer).
Rhythm Clocks
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Rhythm Clocks

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A great resource to develop pupils' ability to read rhythmic notation. You can use these clocks as a starter, or to support other activities across any key stage. The clocks work well in any setting from whole class teaching to individual work. There are some ready made examples and templates for pupils to create their own.
DJ and Dance Music - KS3 Scheme of Work
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DJ and Dance Music - KS3 Scheme of Work

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An introduction to DJing and Dance Music. Pupils will learn basic DJing techniques using existing tracks. They then go on to create their own dance track which can be incorporated into their final DJ mix. This set of resources includes a medium term plan, PowerPoints, and worksheets for tracking pupils' progress. You can use any dance tracks as examples, and will need a selection to build a library of songs for pupils to use. There are DJing tutorials on Youtube. This one goes over 5 relatively straight forward transitions: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rIsPx-8-_Is Other videos I have used to support lessons are from the Annie Mac Mini Mix series on BBC Radio 1: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jgHaP3BY-E0 (Andy C) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sjH8YyDDwxY (DJ EZ) I use samples from this site for the Dance track project: http://www.musicradar.com/news/tech/free-music-samples-download-loops-hits-and-multis-627820 Mixxx DJing software is free to download; my pupils have enjoyed using it and found it straightforward. I use Cubase to create the Dance Tracks.
Rock n Roll - Hound Dog
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Rock n Roll - Hound Dog

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A KS3 performance SoW focussing on 1950s Rock n Roll. Resource includes: - differentiated parts for Elvis Presley's 'Hound Dog'. - Feedback prompts - An assessment sheet. - SoW plan
KS4: Introduction to AoS3: Traditional Music (AQA GCSE Music)
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KS4: Introduction to AoS3: Traditional Music (AQA GCSE Music)

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A six week practical scheme of work introducing students to AoS 3: Traditional Music (AQA GCSE). This resource is great for Year 9/10 students learning about this area of study for the first time. - The Blues (Paulo Nutini - Pencil full of lead) - Contemporary British Folk Music (Mumford & Sons - Little Lion Man) - Contemporary Latin Music (Santana - Smooth) Each genre is taught practically through performance, with practice listening questions and brief set work analysis (Santana - Smooth). This resource includes: - a ppt. covering all lessons and tasks. - a student workbook - lyrics and chords for each song *Tracks for each of the listening songs, and original performance tracks can be found easily online.
Heroes and Villains Composition - SoW
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Heroes and Villains Composition - SoW

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A fully planned and resourced scheme of work designed to develop KS3 students' understanding of the elements of music through a series of composition activities. Pupils in KS3 really enjoy working on this project. Included resources include a medium term plan, individual lesson plans, PowerPoint presentations, and worksheets. This scheme of work is divided into seven lessons (possible to do in 6) focussing on the following areas: -Tonality -Pitch -Tempo -Developing musical ideas and storytelling. The unit requires keyboards, although other instruments could be added.
Christmas Music Bundle
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Christmas Music Bundle

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Traditional Christmas songs presented in an easy to access format with melody, lyrics and chords. Perfect for keeping learning musical towards the end of term. Also great for cover lessons!
Introduction to Baroque Music - KS4 SoW
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Introduction to Baroque Music - KS4 SoW

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A new resource to introduce Year 10 students to the Baroque period. This is a two lesson resource, although the activities could be expanded, if desired. Lesson 1 is an introduction to the stylistic features of Baroque music through ensemble performance and analysis. Lesson 2 covers content specifically for the new AQA GCSE specification. The lesson features a variety of listening exercises based on Handel's oratorios and coronation anthems.
KS4: The Beatles - Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Heart's Club Band SoW
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KS4: The Beatles - Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Heart's Club Band SoW

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A scheme of work for the AQA GCSE Music course. This set of resources teaches the Area of Study 2 set work in a series of 10 lessons. There are practical activities alongside analysis and context. This resource includes: PowerPoint presentations for 10 lessons. Lyrics and chords (differentiated versions) for With a Little Help from My Friends. A student work book. An end of unit test with short and extended answer questions. This unit will be followed by a series of revision activities very soon.
KS3 Schemes of Work
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KS3 Schemes of Work

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Three popular schemes of work for KS3. All come with detailed planning and materials to support delivery. These tried and tested resources that have been enjoyed big hits with students for several years!
Away in a Manger
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Away in a Manger

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The traditional Christmas song presented in an easy to access format with melody, lyrics and chords. Perfect for keeping learning musical towards the end of term. Also great for cover lessons!
Silent Night
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Silent Night

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The traditional Christmas song presented in an easy to access format with melody, lyrics and chords. Perfect for keeping learning musical towards the end of term. Also great for cover lessons!
KS4: Minimalism Wider Listening & Research (GCSE Music 9-1)
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KS4: Minimalism Wider Listening & Research (GCSE Music 9-1)

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A set of wider listening questions on the topic of Minimalism. Specifically for the new AQA GCSE in Music. Can be used as stand alone listening practice or as part of a scheme of work including some composition activities. Designed for Year 9 students following a 3 year GCSE course. Easily adaptable for students later on in their studies, and useful exam style questions for revision sessions. The download includes a workbook for students, an answer book for teachers, and a powerpoint with hints for some questions. All required audio files are easily accessible via YouTube.
What To Do Next Composition Cards
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What To Do Next Composition Cards

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A great resource to encourage independent thinking and growth mindset. Particularly useful with KS4 composition lessons, these cards allow students to think about what to do next, without having to ask the teacher. I have them in a folder attached to a growth mindset wall. Students can come and help themselves to a card when they need a new idea. The idea is that you take the first card and try and incorporate that idea instead of looking through until you find something you want to include. Easy to make. Just print on coloured card so they look good and cut out.
The holly and the ivy
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The holly and the ivy

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The traditional Christmas song presented in an easy to access format with melody, lyrics and chords. Perfect for keeping learning musical towards the end of term. Also great for cover lessons!