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Resources to help you deliver curriculum music lessons. All resources are designed with your pupils' success in mind. You will find resources to support the teaching of AQA GCSE Music including set works and composition. There are also schemes of work and one off resources you may find useful.

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Resources to help you deliver curriculum music lessons. All resources are designed with your pupils' success in mind. You will find resources to support the teaching of AQA GCSE Music including set works and composition. There are also schemes of work and one off resources you may find useful.
AQA GCSE Music: Paul Simon - Graceland
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AQA GCSE Music: Paul Simon - Graceland

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A comprehensive resource to help prepare your pupils for the new Paul Simon - Graceland GCSE set work. This resource includes a pupil workbook with a range of activities to engage your class with the set work. -Background information; -Set work analysis; -15 2-mark questions. -Four practice 8-mark questions. The accompanying teacher booklet provides: -Analysis of each set work; -Sample answers for 2 mark questions; -Mark schemes for all 8 mark questions. A PowerPoint presentation is included offering contextual information and suggested tasks. Recognising that every teacher will want to approach the analysis differently, all documents are easily editable. All booklets are pre-populated with the analysis. This can be removed from the pupil booklet if this suits your teaching style.
AQA GCSE Music: Little Shop of Horrors
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AQA GCSE Music: Little Shop of Horrors

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A comprehensive resource to help prepare your pupils for the new Little Shop of Horrors GCSE set work. This resource includes a pupil workbook with a range of activities to engage your class with the set work. -Background information; -Set work analysis; -15 2-mark questions. -Five practice 8-mark questions. The accompanying teacher booklet provides: -Analysis of each set work; -A starting point for discussions around the main musical issues; -Sample answers for 2 mark questions; -Mark schemes for all 8 mark questions. A PowerPoint presentation is included and breaks down the content into 7 lessons, plus exam preparation. Recognising that every teacher will want to approach the analysis differently, this PowerPoint is easily editable. And information can be included from the teacher booklet where you feel this is appriopriate. Some teachers may also want to replace the empty analysis in the pupil booklet with the completed version found in the teacher version.
Music for Adverts SoW
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Music for Adverts SoW

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A fun and engaging unit in which students work creatively to produce a radio advert for a product of their choice. Students develop an understanding of the structure of adverts and learn what makes a successful jingle and underscore. They draw on existing knowledge of performance on the keyboard to play existing jingles and compose their own. An understanding of chords is developed through analysis, performance and composition of underscores. Students can work with ICT to complete their project, although the unit can also be completed using live performance.
Musical Theatre Resource Pack
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Musical Theatre Resource Pack

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A small set of sheets to develop an understanding of Musical Theatre. Includes: -a worksheet describing different types of songs used in musicals; -a listening sheet to be used with songs from musicals. Use it to build up a bank of information about different songs and musicals. -a musical theatre glossary.
Rock n Roll - Hound Dog
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Rock n Roll - Hound Dog

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A KS3 performance SoW focussing on 1950s Rock n Roll. Resource includes: - differentiated parts for Elvis Presley's 'Hound Dog'. - Feedback prompts - An assessment sheet. - SoW plan
DJ and Dance Music - KS3 Scheme of Work
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DJ and Dance Music - KS3 Scheme of Work

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An introduction to DJing and Dance Music. Pupils will learn basic DJing techniques using existing tracks. They then go on to create their own dance track which can be incorporated into their final DJ mix. This set of resources includes a medium term plan, PowerPoints, and worksheets for tracking pupils' progress. You can use any dance tracks as examples, and will need a selection to build a library of songs for pupils to use. There are DJing tutorials on Youtube. This one goes over 5 relatively straight forward transitions: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rIsPx-8-_Is Other videos I have used to support lessons are from the Annie Mac Mini Mix series on BBC Radio 1: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jgHaP3BY-E0 (Andy C) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sjH8YyDDwxY (DJ EZ) I use samples from this site for the Dance track project: http://www.musicradar.com/news/tech/free-music-samples-download-loops-hits-and-multis-627820 Mixxx DJing software is free to download; my pupils have enjoyed using it and found it straightforward. I use Cubase to create the Dance Tracks.
Heroes and Villains Composition - SoW
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Heroes and Villains Composition - SoW

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A fully planned and resourced scheme of work designed to develop KS3 students' understanding of the elements of music through a series of composition activities. Pupils in KS3 really enjoy working on this project. Included resources include a medium term plan, individual lesson plans, PowerPoint presentations, and worksheets. This scheme of work is divided into seven lessons (possible to do in 6) focussing on the following areas: -Tonality -Pitch -Tempo -Developing musical ideas and storytelling. The unit requires keyboards, although other instruments could be added.
Rhythm Clocks
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Rhythm Clocks

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A great resource to develop pupils' ability to read rhythmic notation. You can use these clocks as a starter, or to support other activities across any key stage. The clocks work well in any setting from whole class teaching to individual work. There are some ready made examples and templates for pupils to create their own.
Introduction to Baroque Music - KS4 SoW
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Introduction to Baroque Music - KS4 SoW

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A new resource to introduce Year 10 students to the Baroque period. This is a two lesson resource, although the activities could be expanded, if desired. Lesson 1 is an introduction to the stylistic features of Baroque music through ensemble performance and analysis. Lesson 2 covers content specifically for the new AQA GCSE specification. The lesson features a variety of listening exercises based on Handel's oratorios and coronation anthems.
Wellerman - Sea Shanties Performance
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Wellerman - Sea Shanties Performance

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A resource to support the teaching of sea shanties. This one ‘soon may the Wellerman come’ has been made famous recently on tik tok by Nathan Evans. This resource includes the following parts transposed into A minor: Melody and chords for piano/keyboard/guitar Melody in C Melody in Bb Melody in Eb Plus a countermelody part for the verse for instruments in C, Bb and Eb.
KS4: Introduction to the elements of music SoW (GCSE)
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KS4: Introduction to the elements of music SoW (GCSE)

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A practical introduction to the elements of music for GCSE Music students. This scheme of work introduces the key terminology through a variety of differentiated composition and listening activities. The workbook also includes several listening practice questions, which can be done as these lessons progress, or at a later date as revision. Each powerpoint is intended to be one lesson (although some may take longer).
AQA GCSE Music (9-1) AoS 2: Popular Music - Listening practice
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AQA GCSE Music (9-1) AoS 2: Popular Music - Listening practice

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Four practice listening tests to support section A of the new GCSE paper. This set are based on Area of Study 2: Popular Music. In particular, they cover 'Rock Music', and 'Pop Music 1990-present'. Additional listenings on the other aspects of this area of study will follow soon!
Christmas Music Bundle
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Christmas Music Bundle

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Traditional Christmas songs presented in an easy to access format with melody, lyrics and chords. Perfect for keeping learning musical towards the end of term. Also great for cover lessons!
KS4: Introduction to AoS3: Traditional Music (AQA GCSE Music)
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KS4: Introduction to AoS3: Traditional Music (AQA GCSE Music)

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A six week practical scheme of work introducing students to AoS 3: Traditional Music (AQA GCSE). This resource is great for Year 9/10 students learning about this area of study for the first time. - The Blues (Paulo Nutini - Pencil full of lead) - Contemporary British Folk Music (Mumford & Sons - Little Lion Man) - Contemporary Latin Music (Santana - Smooth) Each genre is taught practically through performance, with practice listening questions and brief set work analysis (Santana - Smooth). This resource includes: - a ppt. covering all lessons and tasks. - a student workbook - lyrics and chords for each song *Tracks for each of the listening songs, and original performance tracks can be found easily online.
Christmas Music Ensemble Project
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Christmas Music Ensemble Project

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Differentiated performance sheets for Bells are Ringing and Jingle Bells. A tried and tested resource, popular with year 7 pupils. The resources aim to develop pupil’s ability to play melodies on the keyboard with increasingly complex accompaniments. These arrangements work well across the full range of abilities. Add a festive feel with the addition of sleigh bells and singing. Pupils can perform one piece or combine both in a ternary form performance. This resource can be used as a teaching scheme developing pupil’s technique on the keyboard, or as a one-off lesson. Bells are Ringing: 3 levels, piano music, ukulele chords and differentiated melodies in C, Eb and Bb. Jingle Bells: 3 differentiated levels for piano with ukulele chords.
Ukulele Chords
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Ukulele Chords

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A guide to playing Ukulele chords. Suitable for printing and displaying in practice rooms, or making into flashcards. I've included the template so you can create more chords if needed.
We Wish You A Merry Christmas
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We Wish You A Merry Christmas

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The traditional Christmas song presented in an easy to access format with melody, lyrics and chords. Perfect for keeping learning musical towards the end of term. Also great for cover lessons!
What To Do Next Composition Cards
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What To Do Next Composition Cards

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A great resource to encourage independent thinking and growth mindset. Particularly useful with KS4 composition lessons, these cards allow students to think about what to do next, without having to ask the teacher. I have them in a folder attached to a growth mindset wall. Students can come and help themselves to a card when they need a new idea. The idea is that you take the first card and try and incorporate that idea instead of looking through until you find something you want to include. Easy to make. Just print on coloured card so they look good and cut out.
KS4: Minimalism Wider Listening & Research (GCSE Music 9-1)
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KS4: Minimalism Wider Listening & Research (GCSE Music 9-1)

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A set of wider listening questions on the topic of Minimalism. Specifically for the new AQA GCSE in Music. Can be used as stand alone listening practice or as part of a scheme of work including some composition activities. Designed for Year 9 students following a 3 year GCSE course. Easily adaptable for students later on in their studies, and useful exam style questions for revision sessions. The download includes a workbook for students, an answer book for teachers, and a powerpoint with hints for some questions. All required audio files are easily accessible via YouTube.
Elements of Music Posters
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Elements of Music Posters

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Colourful posters explaining the elements of music with key words and images to support understanding. Each element is colour coded to support analysis of set works at key stage 4. This also helps pupils differentiate between elements in discussion at key stage 3.