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Mrs Y Music

Resources for secondary school music created by a Head of Music with 15 years' experience teaching key stages 3 - 5.

Resources for secondary school music created by a Head of Music with 15 years' experience teaching key stages 3 - 5.
Analysing Melody for GCSE Music
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Analysing Melody for GCSE Music

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8 worksheets which show students how to accurately analyse music for GCSE level, with questions to test what they have learned and understood. Answers provided.
Edexcel GCSE Music Free Composition Workbook and Guide
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Edexcel GCSE Music Free Composition Workbook and Guide

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A workbook which guides students through researching and preparing for their free composition. Also contains self-assessment grids for use during the composition process. This works well with the free resources ‘Exemplar Composition Briefs’ and ‘Composing Idiomatically’
Edexcel GCSE Music Focus Work Foundations - Bach Brandenburg
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Edexcel GCSE Music Focus Work Foundations - Bach Brandenburg

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5 worksheets which cover the basics of the Bach Brandenburg focus work, including context, structure and instrumentation. Ideally used in conjunction with the Focus Works: Further Analysis and Focus Works: Final Stages series which are coming soon to form a complete unit of work covering all aspects of the focus piece. Answers provided.
GCSE musical Elements - keyword bingo
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GCSE musical Elements - keyword bingo

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This fun revision task requires students to choose 9 keywords from an extensive list of over 120 terms frequently used by all GCSE exam boards. The teacher then reads out the definition and students are to match the keyword to the definition. The download includes: Teacher ticklist of keywords and matching definitions Student list of definitions to choose from Student bingo grids Works well as an activity after the keyword sort task (uses same vocab list). A good way to check student understanding and address any misconceptions.
GCSE musical elements revision tasks - bingo and card sort
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GCSE musical elements revision tasks - bingo and card sort

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Suited to all GCSE exam boards, these two tasks work well as interactive revision activities which leave students with a useful glossary and help to eradicate misconceptions. Both tasks contain over 120 terms and can be used more than once with the same students.
Analysing harmony for GCSE music
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Analysing harmony for GCSE music

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7 worksheets which take students through the basics of analysing harmony at GCSE level with exercises to help check understanding. Answers provided. A useful revision resource once completed.
Composing Idiomatically for GCSE Music
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Composing Idiomatically for GCSE Music

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A set of seven sheets which talk students through how to write idiomatically for instruments at GCSE level, such as strings, woodwind, brass, drums, guitar and piano. A useful tool when composing to help students maximise the use of their chosen resources.
Analysing texture for GCSE Music
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Analysing texture for GCSE Music

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A set of worksheets outlining the different texture terms needed for GCSE and what they mean. Two exercises at the end give students a chance to apply their knowledge. A useful revision tool. Answers supplied.