Practice Listening Questions Bundle for Pearson Edexcel GCSE Music (2016 Specification) - Areas of Study 1-4 Bundle

Practice Listening Questions Bundle for Pearson Edexcel GCSE Music (2016 Specification) - Areas of Study 1-4 Bundle

With 72 practice exam questions across a combined total of over 200 pages, this bundle is a great companion for teaching and revising for the Pearson Edexcel GCSE (9-1) Music 2016 Specification Appraising exam. Buy these resources as part of this bundle and save 38%! This bundle includes: – 40 listening questions, with 5 based on each of the 8 set works; – 24 musical dictation questions, with 3 based on each set work; – 8 unfamiliar listening questions, each relating to one of the four areas of study; – A full mark scheme for teachers; – Student mark record sheets for tracking progress; – 2 bonus posters showing the different types of questions that might appear in the exam. Student Books – In response to suggestion made on Twitter by a user of this resource, a student book has now been added which contains just the questions and the mark record sheet, with the answers omitted, to enable teachers to print a whole booklet for their students to use, without them being able to see the answers. Audio Recordings – For reasons of copyright, this resource does not contain the audio recordings that are required to complete the questions. Full details of specific recordings and timings are provided, and for those questions that relate directly to a set work, the recording used is the same as that recommended in the specification and available on the Pearson Anthology CD, so should be readily available in most classrooms. These questions in this bundle are all based on those that will be found in Section A of the examination. No questions based on those from Section B are included. If you purchase this bundle, please leave a rating and feedback!
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Practice Exam Paper 1 for Pearson Edexcel GCSE Music (2016 Specification)

Practice Exam Paper 1 for Pearson Edexcel GCSE Music (2016 Specification)

This 44 page resource contains one complete practice paper and accompanying mark scheme for the Component 3: Appraising exam that students will sit as part of the assessment for the 2016 Pearson Edexcel GCSE Music (9-1) qualification. The questions in this paper are based upon the style and wording of those found in the sample assessment materials provided by the exam board so as to help prepare students as much as possible for their exam. This resource includes one complete practice paper and a comprehensive mark scheme to accompany each of the questions. The following breakdown provides a summary of the set works covered in each question: • Question 1: John Williams, Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope. • Question 2: Afro Celt Sound System, ‘Release’ from the album Release. • Question 3: Beethoven, Piano Sonata No. 8 in C minor, ‘Pathétique’, first movement. • Question 4: J. S. Bach, Brandenburg Concerto No. 5 in D major, 3rd movement. • Question 5: ‘Defying Gravity’ from Wicked. • Question 6: Queen, ‘Killer Queen’ from the album Sheer Heart Attack. • Question 9: J. S. Bach, Brandenburg Concerto No. 5 in D major, 3rd movement. The complete question paper is included within the teacher guide for reference, and a separate copy of the complete paper is available as a separate file which can be printed or for students. Audio files – Unfortunately, for reasons of copyright, this resource does not have an accompanying audio CD or sound files. However, full details of the recording used, and the timings required for each extract are given in this book to make it easy for teachers to compile their own audio CD. For the set work questions, the recording used is from the Pearson Anthology CD, meaning no additional purchase of material be necessary for the majority of questions. For question 8 and 9 (the unfamiliar listening questions), the recording has been selected as one that can be easily found and purchased as an MP3 download online at very low cost. For best results, you may wish to edit each extract and mix them onto a single recording with announcements at the beginning of each playing. If you purchase this resource, please leave a rating and feedback!
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Practice Exam Paper 1 for Pearson Edexcel GCSE Music (2016 Specification)

Practice Exam Paper 1 for Pearson Edexcel GCSE Music (2016 Specification)

This 44 page resource contains one complete practice paper and accompanying mark scheme for the Component 3: Appraising exam that students will sit as part of the assessment for the 2016 Pearson Edexcel GCSE Music (9-1) qualification. The questions in this paper are based upon the style and wording of those found in the sample assessment materials provided by the exam board so as to help prepare students as much as possible for their exam. This resource includes one complete practice paper and a comprehensive mark scheme to accompany each of the questions. The following breakdown provides a summary of the set works covered in each question: • Question 1: John Williams, Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope. • Question 2: Afro Celt Sound System, ‘Release’ from the album Release. • Question 3: Beethoven, Piano Sonata No. 8 in C minor, ‘Pathétique’, first movement. • Question 4: J. S. Bach, Brandenburg Concerto No. 5 in D major, 3rd movement. • Question 5: ‘Defying Gravity’ from Wicked. • Question 6: Queen, ‘Killer Queen’ from the album Sheer Heart Attack. • Question 9: J. S. Bach, Brandenburg Concerto No. 5 in D major, 3rd movement. The complete question paper is included within the teacher guide for reference, and a separate copy of the complete paper is available as a separate file which can be printed or for students. Audio files – Unfortunately, for reasons of copyright, this resource does not have an accompanying audio CD or sound files. However, full details of the recording used, and the timings required for each extract are given in this book to make it easy for teachers to compile their own audio CD. For the set work questions, the recording used is from the Pearson Anthology CD, meaning no additional purchase of material be necessary for the majority of questions. For question 8 and 9 (the unfamiliar listening questions), the recording has been selected as one that can be easily found and purchased as an MP3 download online at very low cost. For best results, you may wish to edit each extract and mix them onto a single recording with announcements at the beginning of each playing. If you purchase this resource, please leave a rating and feedback!
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Worksheet Pack for Pearson Edexcel GCSE Music (2016 Specification) - Area of Study 3, Set Work 6

Worksheet Pack for Pearson Edexcel GCSE Music (2016 Specification) - Area of Study 3, Set Work 6

This pack, containing 11 worksheets and 1 teacher answer sheet, is designed to support the teaching of Set Work 6, 'Main Title/Rebel Blockade Runner' from Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope, by John Williams, from the new Pearson Edexcel GCSE Music (9-1) 2016 specification. The activities and tasks on each of the worksheets are differentiated, in order to support the development of skills for a range of abilities. The following worksheets are included: – Worksheet 6.1: First Impressions; – Worksheet 6.2: The Set Work in Context; – Worksheet 6.3: Performing Forces; – Worksheet 6.4: Leitmotifs; – Worksheet 6.5: Structure; – Worksheet 6.6: Texture; – Worksheet 6.7: Rhythm, Metre and Tempo; – Worksheet 6.8: Harmony and Tonality; – Worksheet 6.9: Exam Style Questions; – Worksheet 6.10: Wider Listening; – Worksheet 6.11: Revision Checklist. In addition, a comprehensive answer sheet is included providing definitive answers (where they exist) and indicative content for student responses for every question presented in this worksheet pack. Added following feedback from a user of another worksheet pack in this series, these answers make marking and discussion of class tasks more efficient, and support peer and self-marking of tasks too! Previews of the first page of each worksheet are available from the files list. It is the responsibility of the teacher to check this coverage of this content against the exam board specification, this worksheet pack does not intend to offer complete coverage of the set work, but should be used instead as a tool to support the teaching of the subject content. Please leave a review if you like this resource!
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Understanding Music: Melody - Worksheet Pack for GCSE Music

Understanding Music: Melody - Worksheet Pack for GCSE Music

All GCSE music specifications require students to have a comprehensive knowledge of a variety of different melodic devices, with many courses requiring students to be able to demonstrate this knowledge in both composition coursework and in the appraising exam. This pack of 8 worksheets introduces a wide range of these devices, and includes two short composition tasks that give students an opportunity to practice using these devices before beginning their composition coursework or while preparing for the exam. Each of the worksheets that introduce new keywords come in two variants: one that has the definitions already provided, giving a useful reference or revision sheet; and one that provides a blank space for the student to write a definition for themselves. Where appropriate, each keyword is accompanied by a short musical example. Here is a breakdown of each worksheet: – Worksheet 1.1: An introduction to a range of melodic devices with definitions provided; – Worksheet 1.2: An introduction to a range of melodic devices with space for students to research and write their own definition; – Worksheet 1.3: A follow-up composition task, using the melodic devices covered in Worksheets 1.1 and 1.2; – Worksheet 2.1: An introduction to a range of melodic devices with specific focus on devices that can be used in motivic development; – Worksheet 2.1: An introduction to a range of melodic devices with specific focus on devices that can be used in motivic development, with definitions provided; – Worksheet 2.2: An introduction to a range of melodic devices with specific focus on devices that can be used in motivic development, with space for students to research and write their own definition; – Worksheet 2.3: A follow-up composition task, using the melodic devices covered in Worksheets 2.1 and 2.2; – Worksheet 3.1: Introduction to a range of additional melodic keywords not previously covered, with definitions provided; – Worksheet 3.2: Introduction to a range of additional melodic keywords not previously covered, with space for students to research and write their own definition. Previews of the first page of each worksheet are available from the files list. Throughout the worksheets, the following keywords are covered: Conjunct, disjunct, scalic, triadic, passing note, broken chord, ornament, trill, acciaccatura, appoggiatura, sequence, augmentation, diminution, retrograde, glissando, melisma, blue notes, diatonic, chromatic, riff, ostinato, inversion, hook, articulation, improvisation, legato, staccato, and marcato. It is the responsibility of the teacher to check this coverage of keywords against the exam board specification, this worksheet pack does not intend to offer complete coverage for all specifications. Please leave a review if you like this resource!
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Worksheet Pack for Pearson Edexcel GCSE Music (2016 Specification) - Area of Study 1, Set Work 1

Worksheet Pack for Pearson Edexcel GCSE Music (2016 Specification) - Area of Study 1, Set Work 1

This pack, containing 11 worksheets and 1 teacher guide, is aimed at supporting the teaching of Set Work 1, Brandenburg Concerto No. 5 in D major, 3rd movement, by J. S. Bach, from the new Pearson Edexcel GCSE Music (9-1) 2016 specification. The activities and tasks on each of the worksheets range in difficulty, in order to support the development of skills for a range of abilities. The following worksheets are included: – Worksheet 1.1: First Impressions; – Worksheet 1.2: The Concerto; – Worksheet 1.3: Finding the Solo; – Worksheet 1.4: Instrumentation: Exam Style Questions; – Worksheet 1.5: Fugal Structure; – Worksheet 1.6: Melody in Section A; – Worksheet 1.7: Comparing Melodies; – Worksheet 1.8: Rhythm and Metre: Exam Style Questions; – Worksheet 1.9: Rhythm in the Harpsichord Part; – Worksheet 1.10: Identifying Texture; – Worksheet 1.11: Revision Checklist. Additionally, as suggested in a review for this resource, a Teacher Sheet has now been included providing all of the answers (where a definitive answer exists) and indicative content for each of the questions on every worksheet in this pack. This adds the flexibility for students to self-mark their work and makes teacher marking easier too. Previews of the first page of each worksheet are available from the files list. It is the responsibility of the teacher to check this coverage of this content against the exam board specification, this worksheet pack does not intend to offer complete coverage of the set work, but should be used instead as a tool to support the teaching of the subject content. Please leave a review if you like this resource! Update 30/05/2017: Correction of a minor error in Worksheet 1.10. Update 21/09/2017: Addition of Teacher Sheet 1 – Answers.
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Practice Music Dictation Tests for Pearson Edexcel AS and A Level Music (2016 Specification)

Practice Music Dictation Tests for Pearson Edexcel AS and A Level Music (2016 Specification)

This 50 question resource will help students prepare for the dictation part of the examination for the new Pearson Edexcel AS and A Level Music specification. Students will be required to listen to an extract of music and complete the pitches and/or note durations that are missing from the version notated in the exam paper. This book provides a total of 50 music dictation tests that will help students to prepare for the dictation part of their AS or A Level music exam. The book begins with a series of easier tests that enable students to gradually develop their dictation skills, by first focussing on just the rhythm, then just the melody, before putting these skills together. The book is structured in 8 questions, each containing 6-8 tests: – Question 1: Rhythmic Dictation (8 tests, monophonic recording, rhythm only) – Question 2: Melodic Dictation (7 tests, monophonic recording, melody only with rhythm given) – Question 3: Melodic Dictation (7 tests, monophonic recording, melody only with rhythm given) – Question 4: AS Level Dictation (6 tests, based on tests in Sample Assessment Materials) – Question 5: AS Level Dictation (7 tests, based on tests in Sample Assessment Materials) – Question 6: A Level Dictation (6 tests, based on tests in Sample Assessment Materials) – Question 7: A Level Dictation (7 tests, based on tests in Sample Assessment Materials) – Question 8: Dictation in Context (2 tests, dictating melody and rhythm from a recording with full texture) A full sample question is available to view in the files section. A full mark scheme and audio files for each question are included. A mark record sheet for students to keep a log of their progress can also be found at the back of the book. The book is provided as a PDF file, and the audio files for each question are provided in MP3 format within a compressed ZIP file. This book is designed so that it can be used as one off printed sheets which can be given to students, or as a full printed booklet. A handy guide has been included to help you, if you want to print the full book, to help you make sure the right pages end up in the right place! If you like this resource, please leave a review below.
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Study Piece Revision Posters for AQA GCSE Music (2016 Specification) - Area of Study 2

Study Piece Revision Posters for AQA GCSE Music (2016 Specification) - Area of Study 2

In order to do well in their exam, your students will need to be familiar with the key musical features of set works from two of the four areas of study listed in the 2016 AQA GCSE (9-1) Music Specification. Of these, three tracks from The Beatles' album "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band" form the study piece for the optional Area of Study 2. This pack of 5 posters categorises the key features of each of the songs that form this study piece under each of the different elements of music, and will help your students to learn and memorise the context and key features easily! The collection contains 5 revision posters for the three prescribed songs from The Beatles' "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band": – Poster 1: The Beatles in Context – Poster 2: With a Little Help from my Friends – Poster 3: Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds – Poster 4: Within You, Without You – Poster 5: Studio Recording Techniques Great value at less than £1 per poster! All posters are supplied in PDF format. Watermarked previews of all posters are available in the files list. The full unmarked poster is available as the second page in each PDF file, which will become available after purchase. For the best results, the posters should be printed borderless on A3 paper, in colour, and laminated. Please leave a review if you like this resource!
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Study Piece Revision Posters for AQA GCSE Music (2016 Specification) - Area of Study 1

Study Piece Revision Posters for AQA GCSE Music (2016 Specification) - Area of Study 1

In order to do well in their exam, your students will need to be familiar with the key musical features of set works from two of the four areas of study listed in the 2016 AQA GCSE (9-1) Music Specification. Of these, one must be the set work from Area of Study 1, Haydn's Symphony 101, "The Clock", movement 2. This pack of 6 posters categorises the key features of this set work under each of the different elements of music, and will help your students to learn and memorise the context and key features of the piece easily! The collection contains 6 revision posters for Haydn's Symphony 101: – Poster 1: "The Clock" in Context – Poster 2: The Classical Orchestra – Poster 3: Structure – Poster 4: Melody in "The Clock" – Poster 5: Rhythm in "The Clock" – Poster 6: Texture in "The Clock" Great value at less than ��1 per poster! All posters are supplied in PDF format. Watermarked previews of all posters are available in the files list. The full unmarked poster is available as the second page in each PDF file, which will become available after purchase. For the best results, the posters should be printed borderless on A3 paper, in colour, and laminated. Please leave a review if you like this resource!
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Worksheet Pack for Pearson Edexcel GCSE Music (2016 Specification) - Area of Study 1, Set Work 2

Worksheet Pack for Pearson Edexcel GCSE Music (2016 Specification) - Area of Study 1, Set Work 2

This pack, containing 10 worksheets and 1 teacher answer sheet, is aimed at supporting the teaching of Set Work 2, Piano Sonata No. 8 in C minor, Pathétique, movement 1 by Ludwig van Beethoven, from the new Pearson Edexcel GCSE Music (9-1) 2016 specification. The activities and tasks on each of the worksheets range in difficulty, in order to support the development of skills for a range of abilities, with differentiated questions aimed at specific target grades. The following worksheets are included: – Worksheet 1.1: First Impressions; – Worksheet 1.2: The Set Work in Context; – Worksheet 1.3: Sonata Form; – Worksheet 1.4: Thematic Material; – Worksheet 1.5: Dynamics; – Worksheet 1.6: Texture; – Worksheet 1.7: Harmony and Tonality; – Worksheet 1.8: Exam Style Questions; – Worksheet 1.9: Wider Listening; – Worksheet 1.10: Revision Checklist. In addition, a comprehensive answer sheet is included providing definitive answers (where they exist) and indicative content for student responses for every question presented in this worksheet pack. Added following feedback from a user of another worksheet pack in this series, these answers make marking and discussion of class tasks more efficient, and support peer and self-marking of tasks too! Previews of the first page of each worksheet are available from the files list. It is the responsibility of the teacher to check the coverage of this content against the exam board specification. This worksheet pack does not intend to offer complete coverage of the set work, but should be used instead as a tool to support the teaching of the subject content. Please leave a review if you like this resource! –––– Update 05/09/17: Correction of a small misprint in Worksheet 2.3. Update 12/10/17: Addition of answer sheet, and change of wording in Worksheet 2.9, Q. 5.
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Set Work Revision Posters for Pearson Edexcel GCSE Music (2016 Specification) - Area of Study 4

Set Work Revision Posters for Pearson Edexcel GCSE Music (2016 Specification) - Area of Study 4

In order to do well in their exam, your students will need to be familiar with the key musical features of each of the eight set works listed in the new 2016 Pearson Edexcel GCSE (9-1) Music Specification. These posters categorise the key features under each of the different elements of music, and will help your students to learn and memorise these elements effectively! The collection contains one revision poster for each of the two set works listed in Area of Study 4: Fusions: – Afro Celt Sound System, ‘Release’ from the album Volume 2: Release – Esperanza Spalding, ‘Samba Em Prelúdio’ from the album Esperanza Great value at just £1 per poster! All posters are supplied in PDF format. Watermarked previews of all posters are available in the files list. The full unmarked poster is available as the second page in each PDF file, which will become available after purchase. For the best results, the posters should be printed borderless on A3 paper, in colour, and laminated. Please leave a review if you like this resource!
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Set Work Revision Posters for Pearson Edexcel GCSE Music (2016 Specification) - Area of Study 1

Set Work Revision Posters for Pearson Edexcel GCSE Music (2016 Specification) - Area of Study 1

In order to do well in their exam, your students will need to be familiar with the key musical features of each of the eight set works listed in the new 2016 Pearson Edexcel GCSE (9-1) Music Specification. These posters categorise the key features under each of the different elements of music, and will help your students to learn and memorise these elements effectively! The collection contains one revision poster for each of the two set works listed in Area of Study 1: Instrumental Music (1700-1820) – J.S. Bach: Brandenburg Concerto no. 5 in D major (3rd movement) – Beethoven: Sonata in C minor (Pathétique) (1st movement) Great value at just £1 per poster! All posters are supplied in PDF format. Watermarked previews of all posters are available in the files list. The full unmarked poster is available as the second page in each PDF file, which will become available after purchase. For the best results, the posters should be printed borderless on A3 paper, in colour, and laminated. Please leave a review if you like this resource!
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Understanding Music: Recognising Intervals - Worksheet for GCSE Music

Understanding Music: Recognising Intervals - Worksheet for GCSE Music

Most GCSE Specifications require students to have a basic knowledge of intervals within the octave, and to be able to identify them through the study of set works, through listening to unfamiliar music, or both. This 4-page worksheet introduces the concept of the interval at it's most basic level, and progresses through 4 different tasks to the recognition of intervals within the octave from notation and listening. Each of the four tasks are preceded by a tutorial section that explains the theory behind how to complete the task. Each of the tasks increase in difficulty and are designed to be completed in the order in which they appear; however, depending on the ability of the class you may wish to omit tasks as appropriate, or use individual tasks in isolation. The worksheet is ideal for use both in the classroom and as homework. The four tasks are: – Task 1: To understand and label various degrees of the G major scale; – Task 2: To identify 10 intervals in the key of C major from notation (note names are provided); – Task 3: To identify 5 intervals in the key of G major from notation (note names are provided); – Task 4: To identify the interval at the beginning of a list of pieces of music, through listening and playing. A limited preview of the worksheet is available from the files list. It is the responsibility of the teacher to check the coverage of this worksheet against the exam board specification, this worksheet does not intend to offer complete coverage for all specifications. Update 28/1/2017: Correction of a minor error in Task 1. Please leave a review if you like this resource!
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Practice Listening Questions Bundle for Pearson Edexcel GCSE Music (2016 Specification) - Areas of Study 1-4 Bundle

Practice Listening Questions Bundle for Pearson Edexcel GCSE Music (2016 Specification) - Areas of Study 1-4 Bundle

With 72 practice exam questions across a combined total of over 200 pages, this bundle is a great companion for teaching and revising for the Pearson Edexcel GCSE (9-1) Music 2016 Specification Appraising exam. Buy these resources as part of this bundle and save 38%! This bundle includes: – 40 listening questions, with 5 based on each of the 8 set works; – 24 musical dictation questions, with 3 based on each set work; – 8 unfamiliar listening questions, each relating to one of the four areas of study; – A full mark scheme for teachers; – Student mark record sheets for tracking progress; – 2 bonus posters showing the different types of questions that might appear in the exam. Student Books – In response to suggestion made on Twitter by a user of this resource, a student book has now been added which contains just the questions and the mark record sheet, with the answers omitted, to enable teachers to print a whole booklet for their students to use, without them being able to see the answers. Audio Recordings – For reasons of copyright, this resource does not contain the audio recordings that are required to complete the questions. Full details of specific recordings and timings are provided, and for those questions that relate directly to a set work, the recording used is the same as that recommended in the specification and available on the Pearson Anthology CD, so should be readily available in most classrooms. These questions in this bundle are all based on those that will be found in Section A of the examination. No questions based on those from Section B are included. If you purchase this bundle, please leave a rating and feedback!
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Practice Listening Questions for Pearson Edexcel GCSE Music (2016 Specification) - Area of Study 1

Practice Listening Questions for Pearson Edexcel GCSE Music (2016 Specification) - Area of Study 1

This 48 page resource contains a compilation of practice questions for the Component 3: Appraising exam for the new 2016 Pearson Edexcel GCSE (9-1) Specification. In the exam, students will be required to complete listening questions based on set works from each of the areas of study. The questions in this collection are tailored specifically towards the set works in Area of Study 1: Instrumental Music (1700-1820). The collection contains: – Five listening questions based on J.S. Bach: Brandenburg Concerto no. 5 in D major (3rd movement) – Five listening questions based on Beethoven: Sonata in C minor (Pathétique) (1st movement) – Three musical dictation questions based on J.S. Bach: Brandenburg Concerto no. 5 in D major (3rd movement) – Three musical dictation questions based on Beethoven: Sonata in C minor (Pathétique) (1st movement) – Two unfamiliar listening questions. – Full mark scheme for teachers. – Student mark record sheet for tracking progress. Student Book – In response to a suggestion made on Twitter by a user of this resource, a student book has now been added which contains just the questions and the mark record sheet, with the answers omitted, to enable teachers to print a whole booklet for their students to use, without them being able to consult the answers. Audio Recordings – For reasons of copyright, this resource does not contain the audio recordings that are required to complete the questions. Full details of specific recordings and timings are provided, and for those questions that relate directly to a set work, the recording used is the same as that recommended in the specification, so should be available already. These questions are all based on those that will be found in Section A of the examination. No questions based on those from Section B are included. A sample question is available to preview by selecting the 'Sample Question' file in the files list. Update 20/04/16: Minor Corrections and addition of 'Also in this series' page. Update 11/09/17: Student Book added. If you purchase this resource, please leave a rating and feedback!
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Understanding Music: Cadences - Worksheet for GCSE Music

Understanding Music: Cadences - Worksheet for GCSE Music

Most GCSE Specifications require students to have a basic knowledge of cadences that they can use to identify them through the study of set works, and through listening to unfamiliar music, or both. This 6-page worksheet introduces the concept of the cadence at it's most basic level, and progresses through 3 different tasks ensuring that students are able to practice recognising cadences from a score, by listening, and able to write cadences in their own composition. The worksheet begins with a comprehensive guide that introduces the concept of the cadence, ensuring that students can recognise chords and assign the appropriate roman numeral, before introducing each of the four types of cadence, each accompanied by a written example. There are three subsequent tasks aimed at securing student's understanding – they are: – Task 1: To name various cadences by analysing a score; – Task 2: To complete the last two chords of a simple chorale phrase, using the cadence specified; – Task 3: A listening question requiring students to identify 6 cadences at the end of a short chorale harmonisation (audio file included). A limited preview of the worksheet is available from the files list. It is the responsibility of the teacher to check the coverage of this worksheet against the exam board specification, this worksheet does not intend to offer complete coverage for all specifications. Please leave a review if you like this resource!
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The Blues – Full Scheme of Work for KS3 Music

The Blues – Full Scheme of Work for KS3 Music

This resource is an entire, ready to teach, scheme of work for a sequence of 6 fully differentiated lessons designed to teach students at KS3 level about the key musical features of the Blues. Although 6 lessons are planned, the unit may be easily expanded to suit the needs of your individual school. The following resources are required to teach this unit: – Access to projector/Interactive whiteboard with audio playback facilities; – Piano in classroom; – A selection of band instruments including keyboard, guitar, ukulele, drums, and bass guitar; – Ukuleles – for whole class performance of the 12 bar blues (keyboards could be substituted); – Individual spaces/practice rooms for students to work. The unit is designed with an emphasis on practical work, with the majority of learning taking place through students working in small groups to compose a Blues song. The resource contains all of the materials required to teach this unit, including a 48 slide PowerPoint presentation guiding through every lesson, differentiated worksheets, and lesson plans. Unfortunately, for reasons of copyright, this resource does not have an accompanying audio CD or sound files. The PowerPoint presentation indicates places where audio files may be embedded for ease of teaching, and details of the track used is provided in the slide notes section on the relevant slide. If you do not wish to purchase these audio files, they are also easily available for free using a streaming service such as YouTube or Spotify. Update 29/1/2017: Fixed an issue that prevented some pages displaying incorrectly on Apple devices. If you purchase this resource, please leave a review!
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Practice Error Identification Tests for Pearson Edexcel AS Music (2016 Specification)

Practice Error Identification Tests for Pearson Edexcel AS Music (2016 Specification)

As part of the examination for the new Pearson Edexcel AS GCE Music specification students will be expected to complete an error identification test. These tests require candidates to listen to a monophonic extract of music and identify three errors in the music as it is notated in the exam paper. Having identified the errors, they will then be expected to write a correct version of the melody. This book provides a series of practice error identification tests in the style of that given in the sample assessment materials provided by the exam board. In each of the tests included, a short melodic fragment or phrase from an existing piece of music has been taken. The first 20 tests in the book are drawn from melodic material found in set works from Areas of Study 1-5 of the specification. Given the nature of the set works in the New Directions area of study, and the reduced importance of melody as a compositional device, or aleatoric nature of the score, the decision has been taken not to include tests for these set works. The final 8 tests are drawn from a wider range of repertoire in order to give students practice completing tests based on unfamiliar music. This is important, as there is no commitment in the specification that the material used in the actual examination will be drawn from either the set works, or the suggested wider listening list. As such, it will be beneficial for students to practice tests that are both from familiar and unfamiliar repertoire. A full mark scheme and audio files for each question are included. A mark record sheet for students to keep a log of their progress can also be found at the back of the book. The book is provided as a PDF file, and the audio files for each question are provided in MP3 format within a compressed ZIP file. This book is designed so that it can be used as one off printed sheets which can be given to students, or as a full printed booklet. A handy guide has been included to help you, if you want to print the full book, to help you make sure the right pages end up in the right place! If you like this resource, please leave a review below.
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Practice Listening Questions for Pearson Edexcel GCSE Music (2016 Specification) - Area of Study 2

Practice Listening Questions for Pearson Edexcel GCSE Music (2016 Specification) - Area of Study 2

This 50 page resource contains a compilation of practice questions for the Component 3: Appraising exam for the new 2016 Pearson Edexcel GCSE (9-1) Specification. In the exam, students will be required to complete listening questions based on set works from each of the areas of study. The questions in this collection are tailored specifically towards the set works in Area of Study 2: Vocal Music. The collection contains: – Five listening questions based on Henry Purcell, Oedipus, Z. 583: Music for a While – Five listening questions based on Queen, Killer Queen – Three musical dictation questions based on Henry Purcell, Oedipus, Z. 583: Music for a While – Three musical dictation questions based on Queen, Killer Queen – Two unfamiliar listening questions. – Full mark scheme for teachers. – Student mark record sheet for tracking progress. Student Book – In response to a suggestion made on Twitter by a user of this resource, a student book has now been added which contains just the questions and the mark record sheet, with the answers omitted, to enable teachers to print a whole booklet for their students to use, without them being able to consult the answers. Audio Recordings – For reasons of copyright, this resource does not contain the audio recordings that are required to complete the questions. Full details of specific recordings and timings are provided, and for those questions that relate directly to a set work, the recording used is the same as that recommended in the specification, so should be available already. These questions are all based on those that will be found in Section A of the examination. No questions based on those from Section B are included. A sample question is available to preview by selecting the 'Sample Question' file in the files list. If you purchase this resource, please leave a rating and feedback! Update 15/03/2017: Minor corrections.
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Quick Instrument Guides – Great for Musical Futures Style Lessons

Quick Instrument Guides – Great for Musical Futures Style Lessons

This resource contains 2-page guides to each of the common instruments used in Musical Futures style band lessons. Each guide covers the basic information about the instrument, misconceptions about how it should be played, the basics of playing each instrument, and it's appropriate notation. Tried and refined after use in lessons, these guides are designed to help students to find quick answers to question that they may have about the instrument they are playing, while they wait for assistance for the teacher, encouraging initiative and independence. The following guides are included: – A Quick Guide to Bass Guitar; – A Quick Guide to Drums; – A Quick Guide to Guitar (two versions are included, one showing an annotated diagram of the guitar neck with each note labelled, the second with diagrams for the most common chords); – A Quick Guide to Keyboard; – A Quick Guide to Ukulele. Previews of the first page of each guide are available in the files list. Please leave a review if you like this resource!
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Understanding Music: Triads and Chords Worksheet for GCSE and A Level Music

Understanding Music: Triads and Chords Worksheet for GCSE and A Level Music

As part of the requirements of most GCSE and A Level music specifications, students are required to identify and types of chords, progressions, and cadences. In order to do this, a working knowledge of triads and inversions is required. This worksheet introduces the concept of the triad, how they are constructed from the notes of the scale, and how to label the chord and its inversion with roman numerals. The worksheet introduces each of these elements stage by stage with informative teaching sections, followed by related tasks to ensure understanding. It is ideal for use either in the classroom, or as a homework task. The three tasks are: – Task 1: To construct triads for each of degree of two major scales. – Task 2: To label chords using roman numerals in two simple chord progressions in a major key. – Task 3: To label a series of triads with the appropriate roman numeral and inversion in a major key. Each of the tasks increases in difficulty, and depending on the ability and level of the class you may wish to omit some tasks from the exercise. For A Level classes, this worksheet serves as an introduction, but may need to be accompanied by more challenging tasks to meet the requirements of the specification. Update 17/08/2016: Minor corrections.
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Blues and Jazz Composers – Music Classroom Poster Display Pack

Blues and Jazz Composers – Music Classroom Poster Display Pack

This pack of posters contains 12 full colour A3 classroom posters, covering several of the most significant Blues and Jazz composers. These posters are perfect to brighten up your classroom, and help to familiarise your students with the key composers of the genre. The pack currently contains posters for the following composers: – Benny Goodman – Bessie Smith – Charlie Parker – Count Basie – Dizzy Gillespie – Duke Ellington – Glenn Miller – Jelly Roll Morton – Louis Armstrong – Miles Davis – Scott Joplin – W. C. Handy For the best results, the posters should be printed borderless on A3 paper, in colour, and laminated. All posters are supplied in PDF format. Previews of all posters are available in the files list. Please leave a review if you purchase this item, and share photos of your display on twitter @SeanYoung_Music
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Understanding Music – Worksheet Bundle for GCSE Music

Understanding Music – Worksheet Bundle for GCSE Music

Save 33% by purchasing all of the Understanding Music series of worksheets together in this bundle! With 22 worksheets across 5 separate resources, this bundle is a great companion to introducing various elements of music required by many of the different GCSE Music specifications. This bundle contains the following resources: – Understanding Music: Melody (pack of 8 worksheets); – Understanding Music: Rhythm and Metre (pack of 11 worksheets); – Understanding Music: Triads and Chords (single 3-page worksheet); – Understanding Music: Recognising Intervals (single 4-page worksheet); – Understanding Music: Cadences (single 6-page worksheet). All worksheets are provided in PDF format. More detailed previews and descriptions of each of the resources is available by clicking the individual resource name. It is the responsibility of the teacher to check the coverage of this worksheet bundle against the exam board specification, this does not intend to offer complete coverage for all specifications. Please leave a review if you like this bundle!
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