Complete Year 7 Music Course

Complete Year 7 Music Course

Over 30 lessons with over 60 pupils' worksheets and 60 pages of lesson plans and other teacher's notes - everything you need for class music lessons throughout Year 7.
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Harmonising Bach Chorales

Harmonising Bach Chorales

This book is a concise guide to the harmony of Bach’s chorales for advanced level music students, equipping them with the knowledge and understanding to complete their own chorale harmonisations with confidence and accuracy. Bach’s practice in harmonising chorales is explored throughout the book, from the basics of four-part writing to the complexities of chromatic harmony. With over 40 examples of complete Bach chorales and over 30 exercises, including 10 examination-style questions. Also included is the Breitkopf and Hartel edition of Bach's 371 Chorales.
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50 Christmas Carols

50 Christmas Carols

50 Traditional Christmas Carols, arranged for four parts on treble and bass staves, with lyrics. Both Sibelius and pdf formats included.
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Romantic Music

Romantic Music

KS3 Scheme of Work – 6-8 lessons Objectives • To listen to music, particularly waltzes, in different genres by composers from the Romantic era (1830-1900) • To perform the accompaniment for a waltz on the keyboard • To compose a 16-bar waltz for piano, fitting the melody to chosen four-bar chord sequences Lesson Overview • Lesson 1: Romantic Music • Lesson 2: Oom-pah-pah • Lesson 3: A piano waltz • Lesson 4: An orchestral waltz • Lesson 5: An operatic waltz • Lesson 6: Listening to Programme Music • Lessons 7/8: Composing Programme Music Subject-specific vocabulary • Instruments of the symphony orchestra: violins, viola, ‘cello, double bass, harp, piccolo, flute, oboe, cor anglais, clarinet, bassoon, contrabassoon, horn, trumpet, trombone, tuba, percussion • Romantic Composers: Chopin, Tchaikovsky, Johann Strauss jr, Grieg, Schubert, Berlioz, Wagner, Verdi • Musical Genres: piano music, orchestral music, ballet, opera Assessments • Listening – Romantic Music (Lesson 1) • Performing (keyboard) – ‘Oom-pah-pah’ accompaniment (Lesson 2) • Composing – 16-bar waltz (Lessons 3-6)
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Complete Year 9 Music Course

Complete Year 9 Music Course

Over 30 lessons grouped in five topics: Dance Music, Minimalism, Latin Music, Romantic Music and Gospel, Blues, and Soul. Plenty of performing, composing and listening activities for the whole class, and full lesson plans and assessment sheets for the teacher.
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Gospel, Blues and Soul

Gospel, Blues and Soul

KS3 Scheme of Work – (6-8 lessons) Objectives • To learn about the evolution of African-American styles in the 1950s and 1960s • To listen to examples of spirituals, gospel, rhythm and blues, and soul • To consolidate previous knowledge of major and minor chords • To learn how to play seventh chords • To sing songs from these styles, both in class and individually • To arrange and perform these styles as a group Lesson Overview 1. Two Spirituals 2. Gospel Music 3. Rhythm ‘n’ Blues 4. The Birth of Soul 5. Respect 6. Stand By Me 7. Group arrangement* 8. Group performance* * The group arrangement/performance forms an optional extension task Subject-specific vocabulary • Primary triads – I, IV, V • Triads – C, F, G, Am, D, E • Seventh chords • Call-and-response • Ornamentation • Improvisation Assessments • Performing – chord sequences for various songs on keyboard (Lessons 1, 5, 6) • Listening – ‘The Birth of Soul’ (Lesson 4) • Composing (arranging) – chosen song in a small ensemble (Lessons 7-8)
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Complete Year 8 Music Course

Complete Year 8 Music Course

Over 30 lessons with over 50 pupils' worksheets and 50 pages of lesson plans and other teacher's notes - everything you need for class music lessons throughout Year 8.
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Jazz

Jazz

KS3 Scheme of Work – 6 lessons Objectives • To listen to different styles of jazz and its influences: Blues, Ragtime, New Orleans Jazz, Swing Era big bands, Bebop, latin jazz, and rock fusion • To sing songs a spiritual and blues song in the jazz style, both in class and individually • To develop improvising skills using a variety of scales and note patterns (rhythm only, pentatonic minor scale, five notes (C-G), blues scale, chord notes) on given tunes and chord sequences Lesson outline • Lesson 1 – Blues and Ragtime • Lesson 2 – New Orleans Jazz • Lesson 3 – The Swing Era • Lesson 4 – Later Jazz Styles • Lesson 5 – When the Saints go Marching In • Lesson 6 – Improvising Assessment Subject-specific vocabulary • Instruments – piano, drum kit, double bass, trumpet, cornet, clarinet, trombone, saxophone, banjo • Blues notes – where some notes have a slightly lower pitch • Call-and-response – where the lead singer’s phrases are echoed by other singers or instruments • Major scale – an ordinary seven-note scale in a major key • Oom-pah accompaniment – a backing pattern where bass notes alternate with chords, all on the beat • Syncopated – where the offbeat notes are accented • Swing – where the beat is divided unequally into a long note and a short note • Rhythm section keeps the beat and accompanies with bass line and chords • Frontline instruments play the original melody (head) and improvise • Improvise - make up the music as you go along • Head – the original, composed melody of a particular song • Scat singing • Walking bass • ‘Ten-to-ten’ rhythm – repeated crotchet and two swung quavers on ride cymbal Assessments • Performing: playing ‘In the Mood’ on the keyboard (Lesson 3) • Listening: listening exercise on ‘When the Saints Go Marching In’ (Lesson 5) • Composing: improvising on ‘When the Saints Go Marching In’ (Lesson 6)
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Latin Music

Latin Music

KS3 Scheme of Work (6 lessons) Objectives • To perform a samba rhythm on unpitched percussion • To perform the tango ‘Por Una Cabeza’ on unpitched percussion or keyboards (rhythm only, bass line or chords, depending on ability) • To listen to a variety of sambas and tango • To compose a tango using a descending bass line with a ‘habanera’ rhythm, chords and melody Lesson overview • Lesson 1 – Listening to Samba • Lesson 2 – Performing a Samba • Lesson 3 – Listening to Tangos • Lesson 4 – Performing a Tango • Lesson 5 – Composing a Tango: chords and bass line • Lesson 6 – Composing a Tango: melody Subject-specific vocabulary • Samba instruments: o Tamborim o Caixa de Guerra (‘War Box’) o Cuíca o Repinique o Chocalho o Surdo (bass drum) • Tango instruments: bandoneón, violin, piano and bass • Habañera (dotted) rhythm • First inversion chords • Descending bass line • Perfect cadence Assessments • Listening: Listening to Samba (Lesson 1) • Performing: Samba band (Lesson 2, self-assessment) and ‘Por Una Cabeza’ (Lesson 4) • Composing: Tango (Lesson 6)
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Classical Music

Classical Music

Scheme of Work (6-8 lessons) Objectives • To learn about different genres, composers, instruments and musical forms from the Classical Era (1750-1820), • To apply this knowledge when listening to an unfamiliar piece • To sing both a song and an opera aria from the Classical Era • To understand how both accompanying patterns and melodies can be created from notes in the underlying chords (using the major triads G, D, A, C and F) • As a result, to be able to play both an accompanying (‘oom-cha’) pattern and a melody (for a minuet) on the keyboard • To compose one or two 8-bar section(s) of music, using chords and melody, which can be used as another section of a minuet in either ternary or Rondo form Lesson Overview • Lesson 1: Schubert���s ‘The Trout’ and Strophic Form • Lesson 2: Gluck’s ‘What is life’ and Rondo form • Lesson 3: Consolidation of Classical Vocal music • Lesson 4: Haydn’s ‘Emperor Quartet’ and Variation form • Lesson 5: Mozart’s Minuet and Ternary Form • Lesson 6: Consolidation of musical forms • Lesson 7: Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony and Sonata Form* • Lesson 8: Conclusion* * Optional lessons which may be omitted for a six-lesson scheme of work Subject-specific vocabulary • Composers: Schubert, Gluck, Mozart, Haydn, Beethoven • Genres: song, opera, aria, symphony, minuet • Voices, instruments and their groupings: soprano, alto, piano, string quartet, orchestra • Forms: strophic, rondo, ternary, theme and variations, sonata form Assessments • Performing (singing) – Schubert’s ‘The Trout’ or Gluck’s ‘What is life’ • Performing (keyboard) – adaptations of accompaniment to ‘The Trout’ or Mozart’s Minuet • Composing – additional 8-bar section(s) for Mozart’s Minuet • Listening – exercise on unfamiliar piece in last lesson
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Caribbean Music

Caribbean Music

KS3 Scheme of Work – 6 lessons Objectives • To recognise and be able to perform offbeat and syncopated rhythms in calypso and reggae music • To participate in a class performance of a calypso song using the steel pans • To arrange own part in a reggae song for small ensemble performance • To revise formation of chords made up of white notes (C, G) • To learn formation of chords with a black note in the middle (D, E, A) Lesson Overview • Lesson 1: Calypso • Lesson 2: Yellow Bird • Lesson 3: offbeat • Lesson 4: Riffs • Lesson 5: Three Little Birds • Lesson 6: Music of the Caribbean Subject-specific vocabulary • Instruments: steel pans, bass guitar, electric guitar, drums • Rhythm: syncopation, offbeat • Styles of music: calypso, reggae, soca, merengue Assessments • Performing (singing and steel pans) – ‘Yellow Bird’ (calypso) • Arranging within a small ensemble – ‘Three Little Birds’ (reggae) • Listening – Caribbean styles (calypso, reggae, soca, merengue)
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Film Music

Film Music

KS3 Scheme of Work (6-8 lessons) including 10 pages of teacher's notes and 14 pupils' worksheets Objectives • To become familiar with music for different films and to recognise film genres • To learn how some musical features can be combined to create soundtracks for different film genres • To perform a film music theme on the keyboard, and to adapt it to compose for a film clip Overview • Lesson 1: Film and Genre • Lesson 2: Musical Ideas for Film Genres • Lesson 3*: Orchestral Film Music • Lesson 4: Listening to the James Bond Theme • Lesson 5: Practising the James Bond Theme • Lesson 6: Performing the James Bond Theme • Lesson 7*: Composing film music • Lesson 8*: Final evaluation of composition • Cover lesson/homework worksheets: o Sound effects for film o Creative sound effects o A Century of Film Music (2 pages) * Lessons 3, 7 and 8 are self-contained lessons which can be omitted for a shorter scheme of work Subject-specific vocabulary • Film genres: thriller, romance, cartoon, comedy, sci-fi, western • Musical features: cluster chords, ‘oom-pah’ accompaniment, atonal, major, minor, chromatic • Timbres: synthesiser, strings, brass Assessments • Performing (keyboard) – The James Bond Theme • Listening – Film Genres, James Bond Theme with score and in context of a film • Composing – Goldfinger pre-credits sequence
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The Beatles

The Beatles

KS3 Scheme of Work – 6 lessons Objectives • To understand how to form primary and secondary triads in C major on the keyboard • To learn, through listening and performing, common chord sequences using these triads • To arrange a Beatles song for a group performance Lesson Overview 1. Love Me Do 2. Eleanor Rigby 3. Let it Be 4. Can’t Buy Me Love 5. Arranging a Beatles song 6. Performing a Beatles song Subject-specific vocabulary • Tonality: major and minor • Chords: C, F, G, Dm, Em, Am • Chord sequences: I-V-vi-IV, circle progression • Timbres and textures: electric guitar, bass guitar, drum kit Assessments • Performing (keyboard) – ‘Love Me Do’ (Lesson 1) • Listening – ‘Can’t Buy Me Love’ (Lesson 3) • Composing – arrangement of a Beatles song for group performance (Lesson 6)
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World Music

World Music

Four complete schemes of work for Key Stage 3 Music lessons based on music from around the world. Each scheme of work has pupils' worksheets and teacher's notes for 6 lessons.
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The Roots of Popular Music

The Roots of Popular Music

Three complete schemes of work for Key Stage 3 Music lessons, each one 6-8 lessons long, including pupils' worksheets, lesson plans and assessment sheets.
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Complete Year 7 Music Course

Complete Year 7 Music Course

Over 30 lessons with over 60 pupils' worksheets and 60 pages of lesson plans and other teacher's notes - everything you need for class music lessons throughout Year 7.
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Past three o'clock

Past three o'clock

A complete carol from '50 Christmas Carols', edited by Chris Gill. Arranged for four parts (SATB) on two staves, with chord symbols above, and lyrics for all of the verses printed in between the staves. The complete edition of '50 Christmas Carols' is available as a pdf and Sibelius file from TES resources, or as a paperback from Amazon.
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