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Pete the Music

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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!
Smashing the GCSE Music Set Works Edexcel
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Smashing the GCSE Music Set Works Edexcel

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All 8 set works covered covering key terms, keys, cadences, techniques, dates and general music bits. Now the set works have been covered we are revising the content away from listening - making sure key facts are drilled in. The second exercise requires miming and acting just to add a bit of fun! Activity can be done in groups, written, verbal, whole class or homework. Enjoy! Includes answers to the questions to aid with revision. Have just tried the miming and acting questions with Year 11. Except for putting my back out miming a falling sequence it was a really fun lesson and a welcome break away from flash cards for an hour.
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.
Describing Music for higher Grades
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Describing Music for higher Grades

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To promote embedded subject specific vocab in students written answers and verbal answers when listening to music. It also reinforces vocab and the meaning of the words raising confidence, literacy and ultimately grades in music! Boom!
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.
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.
Home Music Project: Foley in Film Music - 6 weeks at least!
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Home Music Project: Foley in Film Music - 6 weeks at least!

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A booklet looking at Foley and Sound effects in Films. Activities include identifying sounds in scripts, how sounds are made, role of foley artist, composing and manipulating audio. Students then write their own scene identifying where and what sounds will happen. More advanced students can build on this by adding music or even describing the mood of the music. There are spaces for them to work including: Lined jottings, blank spaces, manuscript paper and a storyboard. Due to isolation I have added a web links page for music and youtube films for information including Disney old school, Star Wars, Wall-E, Robin Hood, Brother bear. Also links to software free online for creating sounds and music.
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.