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Pete the Music

Tried and tested resources for composing from beginners to advanced plus any other sheets I feel I should share with the world!

Tried and tested resources for composing from beginners to advanced plus any other sheets I feel I should share with the world!
DEVELOPING  A MELODY (Composition Bundle Part 1)
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DEVELOPING A MELODY (Composition Bundle Part 1)

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GCSE / A level. Students consistently get A*/A for composition by keeping to these techniques. Includes student tracker, explanations, fact sheets worksheets. Topics include: Melody writing, Rhythms, Rhythmic development, Sequences, Inversions, Retrograde, Retrograde inversions, Augmented/diminished, Passing notes, repetition, embellishments, appogiaturas, piano accompaniments and a chord sheet covering 17 wildly different chords for each note. Will cover many weeks of GCSE composition. Designed to get students away from keyboards, guitars etc and planning composition using tried and tested high scoring techniques. Also feeds in to Set Works and listening. You know those lessons when you want them working quietly with a few gentle tunes in the background? This works a treat. Harmony and Orchestration to follow if needed.
Reinforcing notation, rests, and time signatures for year 7 and 8. Good for cover.
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Reinforcing notation, rests, and time signatures for year 7 and 8. Good for cover.

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Just sit down - be quiet and do the work while I get on with the next load of data!! Designed to do just this but actually has really really helped! Students enjoyed the puzzle layout and how they could, if higher ability finish the entire sheet. Covers and revises key concepts of notation. I could mark an entire class AND give feedback AND get them to respond within one lesson. Have also used some classes to peer assess with our schools stickers attached. Boom! Box ticked! With lower ability students I handed out 1 per group of 2 or three to bolster confidence and it worked a charm - then giving those students who played an instrument the “privilege” of acting as my deputy. PRINT ON A3 then fold in half.
How to compose a melody.
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How to compose a melody.

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GCSE Music composition. Analysis of what a melody is - includes phrase, fragment, sentence and introduction to perfect and imperfect cadences. Description and worksheet to get students composing at their desks rather than eating into time at keyboards or guitars. Part 1 of a larger series that leads to very high scoring compositions.
Music Mechanic: MAJOR MINOR Scales and INTERVALS. Facts and worksheets AND TEXTURES.
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Music Mechanic: MAJOR MINOR Scales and INTERVALS. Facts and worksheets AND TEXTURES.

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GCSE / A level Music. Breaks down how a scale is formed, how to write major and minor scales - including introduction to modes, key signatures, why they are used and how to work the key of a piece of music. Chart showing Key sigs up to 4 flats and sharps. Extra sheet on TEXTURES - Homophonic, Polyphonic, Heterophonic, Contrapuntal, Monophonic. Explained graphically and descriptively.
Key Quest!! 3 weeks of awesome tunes.
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Key Quest!! 3 weeks of awesome tunes.

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Artists include: Jessie J, Eminem, DNCE, Adele, Hozier, UB40/Elvis, Crazy Frog, Simpsons, Somewhere over the Rainbow (sounds AWESOME when all are keyboards on the string sound!!) and Harry Potter. The following are covered: moderato, staccato, leggier, legato, syncopation, reggae, off-beat, broken chord, sequence, accompaniment etc. I laminate the sheets and it usually lasts for 3 to 4 lessons allowing for individual work but all tunes work well as ensemble pieces. The sheet encourages using other sounds to introduce and build on texture etc.It has worked brilliantly with year 7, 8, 9, 10 and 11 - obviously getting more picky the higher up you go.
Context Sheets for All Edexcel Set works
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Context Sheets for All Edexcel Set works

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Edexcel Music GCSE. Context sheets for students to gather information and also to practise using information for long Section B answer to help structure their answers. Forms the basis for excellent revision materials.
Composing Accompaniments
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Composing Accompaniments

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Music Composition: how to compose high scoring accompaniments with examples and short theory exercise. Works a treat and my students have always scored very high in their coursework. Enjoy!
Read Music in under 20 seconds
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Read Music in under 20 seconds

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My students on entry to the school learn to read music in the first MINUTE. It is displayed on the wall, in practice rooms and also at the front of their folders. Works a treat. I've been teaching for 26 years and finally have a method that NEVER fails!! Poster includes Bass Clef as well.
GCSE Listening: Textures
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GCSE Listening: Textures

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Explanation of Homo,Poly, Monophonic textures in visual and written form with examples. Questions are on particular pieces of very well known pieces to aid with understanding and revision. Question sheet also asks WHY it is mono/homo/poly etc to embed the understanding.
Beating the Blanks - Composing when you have no ideas!
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Beating the Blanks - Composing when you have no ideas!

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Composition. Designed for students who say "don't know where to start!" or the "I can't do it!". Works very well with all year groups and can lead to as simple or complicated compositions as you like. Examples explained with knowledge checks and exercise to complete. Ideal for cover lessons too.
Passing Notes Facts and Exercise
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Passing Notes Facts and Exercise

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Music Composition GCSE A level. New addition to the Composers bundle - hence why it is free. Looks at passing notes and how to be creative using several different techniques. Exercise re-enforces understanding and builds on analytical skills.