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Music resources for Primary & Secondary.

Music resources for Primary & Secondary.
KS2 History of Music: Early Music
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KS2 History of Music: Early Music

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This resource contains four activities - one 15 minute task per year group for KS2 about Early Music (1000-1500). The tasks are discussion based and don’t require students to write.
KS2 History of Music: Renaissance Era
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KS2 History of Music: Renaissance Era

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Four approx. 15 minute activities (one for each year group in KS2) based on music from the Renaissance Era. Focus: Renaissance composers; instruments; song types; performance venues; virtuoso performers; texture types.
Patterns Beatmaker Lessons
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Patterns Beatmaker Lessons

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This is a series of lessons teaching students the basics of the patterns beatmaker in Soundtrap. N.B. you will need a Soundtrap Education Subscription to use this with your students. This scheme of work was originally used for online learning but can be adapted to in person. Lesson 1 - Beatmaker Basics! To set up a Soundtrap for Education account To know what the Patterns Beatmaker is To know what a bar is and how the Patterns Beatmaker is laid out into bars and smaller beat divisions To understand how beats in popular music are usually counted in groups of 4 beats called bars Lesson 2 - Pop Back Beats! To understand how the word beat is used in a variety of contexts and what other musical vocabulary can be used (instrumental, tempo, pulse, rhythm and BPM) To know what a backbeat is and understand that it is typically used in pop and rock music To be able to create a backbeat using the Patterns Beatmaker Lesson 3 - Drill Beats! To know that drill music typically uses: a fast tempo of usually 140bpm; an 808 Bass; and an off-beat hi-hat drum pattern. To be able to create a typical drill beat using the Patterns Beatmaker To know what a loop is To be able to play the synth in Soundtrap Lesson 4 - Afrobeats! To know and be able to identify the typical rhythmic features of Afrobeats music To be able to create a typical Afrobeats beat using the Patterns Beatmaker Lesson 5 - Trap Beats! To know and be able to identify the typical rhythmic features of Trap music To be able to create a typical Trap beat using the Patterns Beatmaker