KS4: Minimalism Wider Listening & Research (GCSE Music 9-1)

KS4: Minimalism Wider Listening & Research (GCSE Music 9-1)

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.
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KS4: Introduction to the elements of music SoW (GCSE)

KS4: Introduction to the elements of music SoW (GCSE)

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).
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KS4: Haydn Symphony No. 101 ' the clock' Workbook (AQA GCSE Music)

KS4: Haydn Symphony No. 101 ' the clock' Workbook (AQA GCSE Music)

A detailed resource for studying the AQA set work: Haydn Symphony No. 101 'the clock', 2nd movement. Included in the student workbook are pages dedicated to researching background information on Haydn and the classical orchestra; space to analyse the main theme; an analysis grid broken down into the musical elements; practice exam style questions (for section B) and wider listening questions (for section A); composition activities, and a glossary with RAG review. There is also a wider listening answer booklet and audio extracts.
AndyGriffiths
KS4: Introduction to the elements of music SoW (GCSE)

KS4: Introduction to the elements of music SoW (GCSE)

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).
AndyGriffiths
GCSE Music bundle

GCSE Music bundle

Three topics designed specifically for delivering the new AQA Music GCSE specification.
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KS4: Minimalism Wider Listening & Research (GCSE Music 9-1)

KS4: Minimalism Wider Listening & Research (GCSE Music 9-1)

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.
AndyGriffiths
KS3 Schemes of Work

KS3 Schemes of Work

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!
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Heroes and Villains Composition - SoW

Heroes and Villains Composition - SoW

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.
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Musical Notation Playing Cards

Musical Notation Playing Cards

Useful resource for helping students learn pitch notation. Cards cover a range of octaves in both treble and bass clefs. Can be used for many games, from musical snap, or matching enharmonics, to sorting pitches into scales. If it gets too easy you could play whilst transposing each note up or down. Each sheet has one pitch. You will have 8 sets in total from one set of printing.
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Music for Adverts SoW

Music for Adverts SoW

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.
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DJ and Dance Music - KS3 Scheme of Work

DJ and Dance Music - KS3 Scheme of Work

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.
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Musical Theatre Resource Pack

Musical Theatre Resource Pack

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.
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What To Do Next Composition Cards

What To Do Next Composition Cards

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.
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Introduction to Baroque Music - KS4 SoW

Introduction to Baroque Music - KS4 SoW

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.
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Rock n Roll - Hound Dog

Rock n Roll - Hound Dog

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
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Rhythm Clocks

Rhythm Clocks

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.
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We Wish You A Merry Christmas

We Wish You A Merry Christmas

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!
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Ukulele Chords

Ukulele Chords

A guide to playing Ukulele chords. Suitable for printing and displaying in practice rooms, or making into flashcards. I've included the template so you can create more chords if needed.
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Interval Training

Interval Training

A set resources to develop pupils' ability to recognise different intervals. The bundle is helpful at KS4 and A-Level for supporting teaching relating to dictation based exam questions. This bundle includes: -A set of three short activities to develop recognition of intervals through singing/playing: Part 1: The major scale Part 2: Larger intervals Part 3: The minor scale I hope this is of some use.
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