Music for Film

Music for Film

This resource is a 22 page PDF file with information about the purpose of music in films, links to videos, as well as written response activities for students ♫ Print off the students response pages individually or combine to create a student workbook. The slides included: • information, • questions requiring students’ written response, • images for student to respond to and • a film scoring project! ♫ A answer key is NOT included as the student responses will vary.
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GUITAR in the CLASSROOM: Melody

GUITAR in the CLASSROOM: Melody

Do you have a middle school guitar class? I combined the best of the resources I have used over the years, with my Grade 7-9 guitar classes into this resource! I created these resources for my classes because students of this age don’t want to be playing nursery rhymes. Included in this 26 page file is:: ♫ Facts about the guitar information and student answer sheet ♫ Parts of the guitar diagrams, both labelled and unlabeled ♫ Strings and fret diagrams, both labelled and unlabeled ♫ How to read guitar TAB and standard notation. Diagrams and student exercises ♫ TEN pieces to learn and perform – both solo and duo. ♫ LINKS to backing tracks for FIVE of the pieces! ♫ ♫ At least a term’s worth of work in this resource ♫ ♫
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MUSIC COMPOSITION: A Step by Step Approach for Young Musicians

MUSIC COMPOSITION: A Step by Step Approach for Young Musicians

Teaching young musicians how to write a melody is not easy. I have used the process outlined in this resource for many years with my classes and it works without fail! My students call it my melody writing recipe! The file contains: -A NINE page Teachers Resource that explains in detail, step by step, a process for young musicians to follow when writing their first four bar melody. -A TEN page Student Workbook I show the slides in the Teachers Resource on a digital projector and demonstrate the information one a white board as we work our way through the slides 2 - 9. You may choose to have your students follow and work in their Student Workbooks as you go through the information OR have them watch the demonstration first and then work through their booklet. The students then take the knowledge and process they are learnt to compose TWO 8 bar melodies. The final TWO slides in the Student Workbook can be copied and reused for further melody writing exercises. ♦ Students will need to have a little background knowledge of keys and chords
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Music Classroom Decor Set: Class Rules POSTERS Set 3

Music Classroom Decor Set: Class Rules POSTERS Set 3

Music Classroom Decor: Class Rules POSTERS Set 3 There are FIVE landscape pages - ONE poster/page for each letter in the word MUSIC and ONE rule per letter. ***BONUS INCLUDED*** A one page portrait page containing ALL the rules! M Make wise choices so you and others can learn. U Use good manners and be respectful of others. S Speak, sing and play when directed by your teacher. I Involve yourself in all activities. C Care for others and the music equipment. Print off, laminate and use to decorate your music classroom/studio.
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Recorder Fingering Charts: Set 1

Recorder Fingering Charts: Set 1

Recorder Fingering Charts Set 1 ♫ This file contains (41) 8.5 x 11 pages in PDF format. ♫ There is a chart/poster for every pitch from middle C to A above the staff – including #’s and b’s, for the Baroque Soprano Recorder. ♫ The posters/charts will help reinforce correct fingering and treble pitch recognition, as well as decorate your music classroom
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FORM in MUSIC: Binary, Ternary and Rondo

FORM in MUSIC: Binary, Ternary and Rondo

This is an 18 page PDF file with: ♦ Description and explanation, ♦ Listening examples, ♦ Student review questions and ♦ QR codes and clickable links leading to music examples. An excellent teaching resource explaining THREE of the most common forms in music; 1 Binary 2 Ternary 3 Rondo The file could be used as a series of individual lessons or to accompany a series of THREE lessons on form - one form per lesson. -Suitable for Grades 6 to 9 -A very valuable addition to your teaching resources! A similar resource you might be interested in is: FORM: Theme and Variation
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Music End of Year Reflection and Review Activities

Music End of Year Reflection and Review Activities

END the school year or START the new year off with these fun reflection and review writing activities for young musicians! Use them to guide your music students to reflect on their progress and achievements this year and make goals for the New Year! This resource contains SIX pages: 1. Questions to help students reflect on their musical journey during the past school year. (2015) 2. This page is a repeat of page 1 but with a heading that does not include a specific year! 3. Encourages students to write about their musical highlights during the past year. 4. Students complete a TEN of the BEST list 5. Questions to guide students in thinking about their goals in music class in the coming school year (2016). 6. This page is a repeat of page 5 but with a heading that does not include a specific year! Excellent for finishing or beginning the school year!
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Pachelbel's Canon in D

Pachelbel's Canon in D

All you need for a unit on Pachelbel's Canon in D This is a zip file that contains a PowerPoint and FOUR associated worksheets/tasks ♦ The ten slide Powerpoint contains FIVE audio clips and a video. ♦ A 12 point 'ABOUT PACHELBEL' information sheet ♦ A question sheet based on the information sheet or it could be used as an independent research task. ♦ A two page theory worksheet based on the Canon in D ♦ A Variation on the Canon composition task with a marking rubric included! A content packed, valuable resource that is complete and ready to go!
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Rhythm and Aural Activities with an Easter Theme

Rhythm and Aural Activities with an Easter Theme

This is a 20 page PDF file of rhythm and aural activities with an Easter theme. FOCUS RHYTHMS are half note, quarter note, quarter rest and set of eighth notes ♫ ACTIVITY 1: Students are to notate short rhythms clapped/played by the teacher, onto the Easter image! There are TEN different pages of rhythms for teachers to use and TWO different student response/answer sheets. *** The two student response/answer sheets are provided in both color and b/w to save on ink! *** ♫ ACTIVITY 2: Students are to write the TEN given rhythms in the column next to the matching Easter phrase ♫ ACTIVITY 2a: Teacher can also change-up this activity by clapping the rhythm to the students – this will depend on grade level or standard of the class. ♫ ACTIVITY 3: Have students draw a line for the Easter phrase to its matching rhythm. ♫ Extension Activity: students can them select some of the phrases and combine them to make a RHYTHM COMPOSITION!
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Rhythm and Aural Activities with an Easter Theme

Rhythm and Aural Activities with an Easter Theme

This is a 20 page PDF file of rhythm and aural activities with an EASTER theme. ♫ ACTIVITY 1: Students are to notate short rhythms clapped/played by the teacher, onto the student answer sheet ! There are TEN different pages of rhythms for teachers to use and TWO different student response/answer sheets. *** The two student response/answer sheets are provided in both color and b/w to save on ink! *** ♫ ACTIVITY 2: Students are to write the TEN given rhythms in the column next to the matching EASTER phrase ♫ ACTIVITY 2a: Teacher can also change-up this activity by clapping the rhythm to the students – this will depend on grade level or standard of the class. ♫ ACTIVITY 3: Have students draw a line from the EASTER phrase to its matching rhythm. ♫ Extension Activity: students can them select some of the phrases and combine them to make a RHYTHM COMPOSITION!
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Key Signature Posters Classroom Decor Set

Key Signature Posters Classroom Decor Set

Charts/Posters: ALL Major and relative minor key signatures displayed in the Treble, Bass and Alto clef...... PLUS Bulletin Board letters to spell out 'KEY SIGNATURES', for your music room! ***PLEASE NOTE that the key signature posters appear TWICE in the file, in b/w and again with a hint of color! ***
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Music Decor: Class Rules POSTERS Set 1

Music Decor: Class Rules POSTERS Set 1

Music Decor: Class Rules POSTERS Set 1 This is a SIX page PDF file of music class rules. There is one poster/page for each letter in the word MUSIC and one rule per letter. M- make good choices U - use equipment properly S - speak when the time is right I - involve yourself in all activities C - cooperate with others Print off, laminate and use to decorate your music classroom/studio.
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RHYTHM Flip Books

RHYTHM Flip Books

There are FOUR Rhythm Flip Books for you and your students to create, within this ONE download: 1. A ready-made Rhythm Flip Book to print off and assemble. 2. A blank template for all the pages of Rhythm Flip Book ONE. Print off and have the students draw the notes and write the information on each page to create their own Rhythm Flip Book. There is also a title page for students to color. 3. All necessary note values and rests to create a Rhythm Flip Book in 4/4 time. 4. All necessary note values and rests to create a Rhythm Flip Book in 3/4 time. Assembly instructions are also included! The RHYTHM FLIP BOOKS are designed for use with a range of grades and skill levels.
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Music Class Memory Book

Music Class Memory Book

MY MUSIC CLASS MEMORY BOOK is an interactive memory book for the end of the year! ♫ Your students will have something to look back on their favorite class - music! ♫ The memory book contains 14 different pages for your students to complete. ♫ Both a colored and a black & white version is included in the download ♫ Each page of the memory book is 1/2 page size ♫ No cutting required, just fold!
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MUSIC COMPOSITION: A Step by Step Approach for Young Musicians

MUSIC COMPOSITION: A Step by Step Approach for Young Musicians

Teaching young musicians how to write a melody is not easy. I have used the process outlined in this resource for many years with my classes and it works without fail! My students call it my melody writing recipe! The file contains: -A NINE page Teachers Resource that explains in detail, step by step, a process for young musicians to follow when writing their first four bar melody. -A TEN page Student Workbook I show the slides in the Teachers Resource on a digital projector and demonstrate the information one a white board as we work our way through the slides 2 - 9. You may choose to have your students follow and work in their Student Workbooks as you go through the information OR have them watch the demonstration first and then work through their booklet. The students then take the knowledge and process they are learnt to compose TWO 8 bar melodies. The final TWO slides in the Student Workbook can be copied and reused for further melody writing exercises. ♦ Students will need to have a little background knowledge of keys and chords
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BACH Research Activity Sheets

BACH Research Activity Sheets

Students work on research, technology, reading, comprehension and writing skills as they research the life and music of composer J.S. BACH. There are TWO different activity sheets and TWO versions of each. These are designed to suit different ages/abilities. 1. There are TWO versions of the first activity sheet. They are THE SAME except for the way the students access the internet to obtain the answers. One uses clickable links to the sites containing the answers, and the other, QR codes. This activity sheet contains SIX questions about the life and music of the composer. An ANSWER sheet is also included! Depending on the technology available to you in your classroom, the student(s) will click on the links provided OR use a QR reader app to scan the QR code. (The QR reader app I use is I-nigma. It is a FREE download in iTunes, and I have never had any problems with it. Students are to read the information on the website/s to find the answer the questions. 2. There are also TWO versions included for the second activity sheet. It has been designed as an independent mini biography research project. Students will research FIVE-SIX facts about the composer and record them in the graphic organizer. They will then write an informative paragraph about the life and music of the composer. Ideal for differentiation in your classroom!
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Composition Activities for Young Composers

Composition Activities for Young Composers

Composition Activities for Young Composers! This is a 25 page PDF file explaining the following melodic devices: *Augmentation, *Diminution and *Real and Tonal Sequences. Included is: *Explanation (teachers – digitally project these pages as you teach) *Examples of each melodic device. *Exercises (to check student understanding of the concepts along the way. Run these pages off separately or combine with the composition tasks to create a student workbook) *Answer sheet for all the short exercises *Eight short melody writing tasks. ( Have students perform and explain the devices they have used to the class
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MUSIC: Performance Evaluation and Analysis Sheets

MUSIC: Performance Evaluation and Analysis Sheets

Performance Evaluation and Analysis Sheets YouTube is a fantastic resource for teachers - and especially music teachers! This file contains TWO worksheets that can be used in conjunction with viewing a performance on YouTube: 1. Performance Evaluation Sheet 2 Analysis Sheet Very handy for all music classes!
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Valentine's Day Rhythm and Aural Activities

Valentine's Day Rhythm and Aural Activities

Valentine’s Day Rhythm Activities This is a 23 page PDF file of rhythm activities with a Valentine’s Day theme. ACTIVITY 1: Students are to notate short rhythms clapped/played by the teacher, into the center of chocolate Hersey Kisses! There are FOUR different set of rhythms for teachers to use. ACTIVITY 2: This is similar to ACTIVITY 1 but with more advanced rhythms ACTIVITY 3: This is similar to ACTIVITY 2 but with more advanced rhythms A student worksheet and FOUR pages of rhythms for the teacher to clap are provided for each of these THREE activities. ACTIVITY 4: Students are to write the TEN given rhythms in the column next to the matching Valentine’s Day phrase ACTIVITY 4a: Teacher can also change Activity by clapping the rhythm to the students – this will depend on grade level or standard of the class. ACTIVITY 5: Have students draw a line for the Valentine’s Day phrase to its matching rhythm. Extension Activity: students can them select some of the phrases and combine them to make a RHYTHM COMPOSITION! A student worksheet and ANSWER sheet are provided for all activities.
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