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GCSE Music Theory Workbook
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GCSE Music Theory Workbook

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An initial workbook I use for year 10 to introduce and reaffirm basic theoretical understanding that underpins the GCSE course. Topics start from note values, rhythm, time signatures right through to, pitch, scales, intervals and chords. Explanations, information and exercises are used along the way.
A Level Theory Booklet
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A Level Theory Booklet

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A student theory booklet that guides them through the basic theoretical elements that are needed as a foundation at A Levle: Scales, key signatures, degrees of the scales, chordal voicing etc Has a guide to modulations and chords and also harmonic analysis (with exercises and activities). Good for any board though was designed with AQA in mind.
AQA GCSE Revision Booklet
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AQA GCSE Revision Booklet

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A Revision booklet to aid the listening section of the AQA GCSE exam. Includes theory, definitions to devices under each elemental heading plus bulleted features of each of the 4 strands in each of the 4 Areas of Study. All laid out in sections for ease of use for the pupil.
Christmas Listening (for GCSE musicians)
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Christmas Listening (for GCSE musicians)

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13 Listening questions (and tracks) all using christmas songs. All questions based on the elements and the type of questions you’d get on a listening exam. Done with AQA in mind but great for all board and general aural skills. Good for year 10 & 11 GCSE classes as a on-off christmas lesson.
Rock 'n' Roll (Y9)
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Rock 'n' Roll (Y9)

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SOW which includes learning objectives, outcomes and suggested activities. Differentiated keyboard performances sheets: At The Hop, Hound Dog, Tutti Frutti & Rock around the Clock [simplified]). Listening Test included.
Music & The Media (Jingles & Film)
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Music & The Media (Jingles & Film)

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SOW which includes learning objectives, outcomes and suggested activities. Differentiated keyboard performances sheets: James Bond, Jurassic Park, Superman, Star Wars and Leitmotifs (Harry Potter & The Force theme). Film strip and leitmotifs exercise for composition.
Kybd Skills: Riffs/Ground Bass (Y9)
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Kybd Skills: Riffs/Ground Bass (Y9)

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SOW which includes learning objectives, outcomes and suggested activities. Differentiated keyboard performances sheets: Yeah!, Beautiful Girls/Stand by Me, Riffs through the Decades (Beatles, Wild Cherry, Ghostbusters, White Stripes), Where Is The Love, Shape of You, Pachelbel, Lose Yourself, Bittersweet Symphony . Pachelbel composing task included.
A Level Composition Book
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A Level Composition Book

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This book guides the students through brief 1 (chorale writing) for AQA A Level music. The main rules, guidelines and tips are outlined with examples from Bach and lots of exercises for the pupils to have a go at from simple voicing of the 4 types of cadences to adding accented passing notes and use of the diminished chord. Is starts simple and then progresses. There are also past paper 4-part examples to have a go at.
Reggae (Y9)
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Reggae (Y9)

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SOW which includes learning objectives, outcomes and suggested activities. Differentiated keyboard performances sheets: Buffalo Soldier, Three Little Birds 54 46 was my number, I’m Yours). Listening test included.
Minimalism/Dance Music (Y9)
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Minimalism/Dance Music (Y9)

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SOW which includes learning objectives, outcomes and suggested activities. Differentiated keyboard performances sheets: Minimalism 1, Phase changing, Metamorphosis 1, Time Lapse, Metamorphosis 2, Minimalist Dance Music, Rihanna, Robert Miles, Shape of You.