I've created this knowledge organiser to use alongside BTEC Music unit 7-Music sequencing. I used garageband in my lessons but this can be adapted and garageband screenshots can be replaced with logic pro or another sequencing program.
Updated on 1/9/18 due to a mistake. A knowledge organiser on the basics of music, from notes lengths, instruments of the orchestra, pitch, to key words. Used in lessons for learning the basics, reading and writing music to using it to describe pieces of music during listening activities. I used this in my lessons and for homework (editable two page word document)
Updated on 1/9/18 due to a mistake. A knowledge organiser based on performance, listening and knowledge skills on pop songs based on musical future lessons (Information on keyboard, guitar and drums) can be used in lessons or as homework (2 page editable document)
I've created this knowledge Organiser for the new Performing Arts Tech award. Pupils have to cover three texts so this knowledge organiser is based on Blood Brothers. The knowledge organiser covers the purpose of the play, key themes and contextual influences.
SOW learning about music in Africa and cultural differences, musicical elements cover cyclic patterns, Listening tasks, Learning to play Siyahamba on Djembes, Shakers and tambouines and Singing the verse in African.
I have created this help sheet to use with Ks3 but it can be adapted and used with Ks4. I found my classes were struggling to really describe the music in sentences so I created this flow chart as a writing frame to help them listen to individual instruments and write about what they are doing in the music as well as referring to musical devices and the elements of the music. Hope you find it useful.
SOW learning about music from around the Caribbean- Soca, Reggae, Salsa, Calypso etc. SOW based on pupils playing a set of steel pan drums but can be adapted to pupils using a steel pan drum sound on the keyboards.
Scheme of work about the Blues, First half of the Scheme of work is learning information about the blues and learning to play a blues piece of music, the second half of the scheme of work is learning to write their own blues scores including a walking bass line, 12 bar chords and melody without the need for technology (Good old fashioned way using manuscript paper)
Scheme of work on reading and writing music, instruments of the orchestra, elements of music etc. This is the first unit i use to teach my year 7’s. Assessment at the end of the unit is writing their own Christmas song on manuscript paper. Work booklet has all of the worksheets including tasks to help them to create the lyrics and rhythms for their Christmas song, extension coloured coded tasks at the back of the workbook and a knowledge organiser which i have them learn sections from for homework and then a quiz at the end of the unit.
I've created this crib like sheet with all the parts needed for a musical futures style performance of Skin by Rag'n'Bone Man. I have created two sheets, one which has guitar chords on and one that has ukulele chords on. On the back are the lyrics which the chords above it to show pupils where to change chords. The lyrics which are in red show where the drums should be playing. There are two drum patterns one for the verses and one for the chords.
SOW for unit 2- Managing a music product based on creating a CD. SOW starts with a dry run of the unit creating an audio book so pupils can understand how to use equipment for recording, and write essays and press releases etc then start the real unit focusing on creating a CD.
I've created a Knowledge organiser based on BTEC Music unit 5, i am using this with my Y9's to build skills and learn how the course works before they start their coursework in Y10. Editable worksheet can be used as homework such as revision or use it in the lesson as a learning mat.
SOW on musicals and music for films. Pupils will perform, compose and complete listening tasks learning about musical devices used in stage and screen music. Pupils will cover the history of musicals and music for film and finally end the unit by using GaragBand to compose their own piece of music for a film clip.
A SOW and work book on musical futures style unit of work for the song ‘Skin’ by Rag ‘n’ Bone Man. Pupils learn how to play the keyboard, ukulele and electric table top drum kit and perform as a band the song. Work booklet contains each section of music for each instrument, listening activities and a knowledge organiser. I make the pupils revise sections from the knowledge organiser for homework and then test them the next lesson the starter activities and the quiz at the end of the unit.