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Musical Instrument Research Task (Easy Cover)
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Musical Instrument Research Task (Easy Cover)

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A handy three page worksheet for a cover lesson or last minute activity. Also makes a good homework task at KS3. Students must research a range of musical instruments to answer short open ended questions that will last a lesson long.
KS4 Rhythms of the World Listening Questions
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KS4 Rhythms of the World Listening Questions

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Do your Y10s and Y11s need some homework? Revision activities? Quick and Easy Cover? Here is a pack of four exam style question in a range of styles, including reading sheet music notation. Each question is accompanied by specific Youtube links with time stamps to make your life easier. Marking Scheme Included! This was created with the OCR syllabus in mind, but would suit all exam boards for listening skills and exam prep! Featuring Indian classical, calypso, African drumming and Greek examples Print off and enjoy!
Jingle Bells (Easy Cover)
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Jingle Bells (Easy Cover)

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Perfect for a once off lesson or easy cover to set, this resource has a lesson plan attached. The recognisable Christmas tune is transposed into C Major with a melody line and harmony part for duet work. The music contains repeat signs. The resource contains a quick, easy lesson plan that can be displayed for students to work on independently. This lesson is perfect for the end of term as a reward lesson, or easy cover with keyboards. The lesson contains objectives students can mark off as completed if extension is needed.
All Edexcel Set Works Visual Cheat Sheets
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All Edexcel Set Works Visual Cheat Sheets

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A collection of all the visual minds your students need for the new specification. A spider diagram activity, with visual prompts for your students to decipher. Answer sheet included! Great for revision and cover lessons, and a nice change from the relentless text! My students love this alternative approach to revising and studying the wonderful analysis of the set work. Particularly good for students with low literacy skills, or little time to revise long bodies of text. This sheet covers the main revision sheet points for the Edexcel set work Defying Gravity by Stephen Schwartz.
Pathétique by Beethoven Visual Cheat Sheet
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Pathétique by Beethoven Visual Cheat Sheet

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A spider diagram activity, with visual prompts for your students to decipher. Answer sheet included! My students love this alternative approach to revising and studying the wonderful analysis of the set work. Particularly good for students with low literacy skills, or little time to revise long bodies of text. This sheet covers the main revision sheet points for the Edexcel set work Pathétique by Beethoven.
Samba Em Preludio Esperanza Spalding Visual Cheat Sheet
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Samba Em Preludio Esperanza Spalding Visual Cheat Sheet

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A spider diagram activity, with visual prompts for your students to decipher. Answer sheet included! My students love this alternative approach to revising and studying the wonderful analysis of the set work. Particularly good for students with low literacy skills, or little time to revise long bodies of text. This sheet covers the main revision sheet points for the Edexcel set work Samba Em Preludio by Esperanza Spalding
Release by Afro Celt Sound System Visual Cheat Sheet
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Release by Afro Celt Sound System Visual Cheat Sheet

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A spider diagram activity, with visual prompts for your students to decipher. Answer sheet included! My students love this alternative approach to revising and studying the wonderful analysis of the set work. Particularly good for students with low literacy skills, or little time to revise long bodies of text. This sheet covers the main revision sheet points for the Edexcel set work Release by the Afro Celt Sound System.
Brandenburg Concerto Visual Cheat Sheet
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Brandenburg Concerto Visual Cheat Sheet

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A spider diagram activity, with visual prompts for your students to decipher. Answer sheet included! My students love this alternative approach to revising and studying the wonderful analysis of the set work. Particularly good for students with low literacy skills, or little time to revise long bodies of text. This sheet covers the main revision sheet points for the Edexcel set work Brandenburg Concerto.
Music for a While by Purcell Visual Cheat Sheet
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Music for a While by Purcell Visual Cheat Sheet

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A spider diagram activity, with visual prompts for your students to decipher. Answer sheet included! My students love this alternative approach to revising and studying the wonderful analysis of the set work. Particularly good for students with low literacy skills, or little time to revise long bodies of text. This sheet covers the main revision sheet points for the Edexcel set work Music for a While by Purcell.
GCSE Edexcel Performance Coursework Booklet Template
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GCSE Edexcel Performance Coursework Booklet Template

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This booklet is designed for students (and let’s face it SLT/OFSTED) to track their progress in working towards their performance coursework (both solo and ensemble). It includes pages on target grade achievement, weekly rehearsal timetable tracking and reflection, a half-way through the project reflection and marking space, and an end of project assessment. It can be adapted for any area of study and includes a space for you to customise key points students need to focus on. This can be easily adapted for other exam boards too. My students enjoy having all their work in one place, and my own observers comment that it is “easy” to observe their progress and reflection in a subject their not familiar with. *Please note the grade boundaries supplied are based off of the 2017 grade boundaries which of course you can edit year to year.
GCSE Composition Coursework Student Guide: Theme and Variation
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GCSE Composition Coursework Student Guide: Theme and Variation

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Do your students need detailed guidance to keep up with their new exam specification coursework requirements? Are you too busy running around your class of 32 to give them individual step by step instructions? Would you like a full resource that will result in weeks of high quality independent composing? Fear not, my tried and tested student friendly composition guide is here! Based around the concept of Theme and Variation from the area of study of Instrumental Music, this step by step guide can be uploaded to the computers of individual students or used as a whole class presentation. Each slide is accompanied with a detailed explanation and examples in audio, midi and also sheet music. This is a differentiated resource that allows musicians of all abilities and experience to achieve their target grade. This resource was created with the new Edexcel GCSE music specification in mind, but could be applied to other exam boards or composition projects that look to strengthen the application of all musical elements. I have included by estimated interpretation of what higher graded pieces of music will include. As you (and the music education community know), there is no telling what lies around the corner! But this is an educated guess as good as it gets. *Please let me know if there are any issues around formatting for your OS, or if there are any issues with audio files and I will happily amend any issues you have.
Awesome Rhythm: Everything is Awesome Scheme of Work and Resources
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Awesome Rhythm: Everything is Awesome Scheme of Work and Resources

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Are you sick of tee-ta-tea-tea-ing your way around rhythm? Do KS3 students STILL NOT UNDERSTAND rhythm symbols? Need to bridge the gap between practical and music technology? This scheme of work is for you. I’ve designed a scheme of work for a KS3 class who have been introduced to the names of rhythm symbols and the idea that they have duration, but need some revision and a modern approach to learning it. This scheme of work lasts a half term (five lessons minimum) and covers revision of rhythm symbols (Semibreve, Minim, Crotchet, Quaver, Rests, Ties and Dots) in a fun way relating to lego. It also covers an introduction into music technology (I have used Garageband but this can be easily tranferred to Cubase or Sibelius etc), texture, and the idea of melody, counter melody and harmony. It can be a fun independent learning project or used for ensemble performances too. The scheme of work ends with a simple assessment with a grid for teachers to comment on expected progress and a feedback form. There is mastery style tick sheet also. There are three extension tasks attached to lessons 2, 3 and 4. Note: I have actually done lesson one with physical lego bricks and it has gone down a treat! No more issues there! I have embedded audio files into the powerpoint but we all know how that can go so I’ve attached that here for reentering too. There is also a copy of every Garageband file for displaying on the board or editing how you like.
KS4 Listening Qs (Pop and Rock Music)
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KS4 Listening Qs (Pop and Rock Music)

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Do your Y10s and Y11s need some homework? Revision activities? Quick and Easy Cover? Here is a pack of ten exam style question in a range of styles, including reading sheet music notation. Each question is accompanied by specific Youtube links with time stamps to make your life easier. Marking Scheme Included! This was created with the OCR syllabus in mind, but would suit all exam boards for listening skills and exam prep! Featuring music your students will tolerate including; Lady Gaga, Elton John, The Beatles, The Beach Boys, Queen, The Clash and more! Print off and enjoy!
Star Wars Theme Visual Cheat Sheet
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Star Wars Theme Visual Cheat Sheet

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A spider diagram activity, with visual prompts for your students to decipher. Answer sheet included! My students love this alternative approach to revising and studying the wonderful analysis of the set work. Particularly good for students with low literacy skills, or little time to revise long bodies of text. This sheet covers the main revision sheet points for the Edexcel set work Star Wars Theme by John Williams.
Defying Gravity Visual Cheat Sheet
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Defying Gravity Visual Cheat Sheet

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A spider diagram activity, with visual prompts for your students to decipher. Answer sheet included! My students love this alternative approach to revising and studying the wonderful analysis of the set work. Particularly good for students with low literacy skills, or little time to revise long bodies of text. This sheet covers the main revision sheet points for the Edexcel set work Defying Gravity by Stephen Schwartz.
Killer Queen Visual Cheat Sheet
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Killer Queen Visual Cheat Sheet

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A spider diagram activity, with visual prompts for your students to decipher. Answer sheet included! My students love this alternative approach to revising and studying the wonderful analysis of the set work. Particularly good for students with low literacy skills, or little time to revise long bodies of text. This sheet covers the main revision sheet points for the Edexcel set work Killer Queen by Queen.
GCSE Edexcel Composition Coursework Booklet Template
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GCSE Edexcel Composition Coursework Booklet Template

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This booklet is designed for students (and let’s face it SLT/OFSTED) to track their progress in working towards their composition coursework. It includes pages on target grade achievement, a working check list, a half-way through the project reflection and marking space, and an end of project assessment. It can be adapted for any area of study and includes a space for you to customise key points students need to focus on. My students enjoy having all their work in one place, and my own observers comment that it is “easy” to observe their progress and reflection in a subject their not familiar with. *Please note the grade boundaries supplied are based off of the 2017 grade boundaries which of course you can edit year to year. **The check list is my own interpretation of the specification and is not verified by Edexcel.
We Found Love by Rihanna/Calvin Harris and Rondo Form
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We Found Love by Rihanna/Calvin Harris and Rondo Form

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Perfect for a cover or interview lesson, this powerpoint is appropriate for printable worksheets too. Lesson includes rondo form, keyboard skills, reading treble clef sheet music, and performance skills. Students enjoy playing the three main riffs of the pop song in Rondo form. All transposed to the key of C Major. Includes extension task, which is suitable for Musical Futures style lesson with backing chords.
The Social Setwork Podcast Episode 2: Pathétique by Beethoven
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The Social Setwork Podcast Episode 2: Pathétique by Beethoven

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My podcast, The Social Setwork is designed for students who are too busy studying "real subjects" to focus on Music Set Works. In around 30 minutes, I will teach your students about each set work focusing on relevant facts using the sophisticated musical language required by Edexcel, and backed up with audio examples. I include a discussion about possible essay questions, a question and answer game, and some melodic dictation to finish! Your students can relearn the set work infinite times anywhere they have their phone! Download once, and share forever. Easy homework, easy cover, excellent results. Edexcel Set Works, we all love those analysis lessons! Do you students nod their heads as you explain the key terms and features for the millionth time, only to forget them 10 minutes later? Have you spent countless hours rewriting revision sheets and worksheets for them to scrunch up in their bags? Is your powerpoint not reaching them at home? Let's reach them anywhere their phone is - everywhere! Why not try an aural resource for musical learning?