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Adventures in coaching student musicians and guitar players to ensure they achieve at their highest potential.

Adventures in coaching student musicians and guitar players to ensure they achieve at their highest potential.
UNIT 30 - Popular Music in Practice - Musical styles and culture in the 50's, 60's, 70's and 80's
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UNIT 30 - Popular Music in Practice - Musical styles and culture in the 50's, 60's, 70's and 80's

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An introductory session to popular music and the analysis of styles/genres which emerged in specific decades. Case studies, worksheets, activities and critical investigation into the developments taking place in society and culture. Includes task that forms assignment 1. Fully spec’d at BTEC unit 30 or may be used in any performance techniques, listening/contextual or general music studies or music history programs.
UNIT 40 – Working and Developing as a Musical Ensemble – Analysis of Ensembles
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UNIT 40 – Working and Developing as a Musical Ensemble – Analysis of Ensembles

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An introductory session to ensemble studies and the analysis of ensembles in relation to rock and pop live band demographic; reviewing their histories and members, audience interaction, musical communication and critical commentary. Includes full case study with examples of a presentation that forms assignment 1 with brief included. Fully spec’d at BTEC unit 40 or may be used in any performance techniques, listening/contextual or general music studies programs.
Major Music Project BUNDLE
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Major Music Project BUNDLE

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A bundle of 1 session PP, 2 Lesson Plans and 3 assignment briefs that move toward the creation of a final Major Music Project, tied to Unit 16 MMP BTEC Extended level 3 diploma in Music but easily adaptable to any qualification specification or standards. Includes selection by group process; community of inquiry, roles, budget, analysis of reference materials and comprehending achievement, along with suggested layout for assessment criteria, several examples/case study to use for application and tasks covering assessment for criteria 1, 2, 3, and 4 or devising roles, identifying own and group contribution and budgeting.
UAL Level 2 Music – Introduction to Music Performance
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UAL Level 2 Music – Introduction to Music Performance

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An introductory session that lays out several activities and potential workshops to introduce students of this level to being a music performer including analysis of what makes an effective performance, how to for relationships with and engage the audience, forming groups and planning for practical ‘experimentation’ musical rehearsal and planning for future sessions. Worksheet included which can be used as either prompt or method for collecting evidence. Fully spec’d covering most aspects of assessment criteria 1.1 and 1.2 or can be adapted and used as a single session or day/week long project in a Music Techniques/Ensemble Studies/Solo Music Performance type unit/setting.
Lyric Writing – literary devices
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Lyric Writing – literary devices

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Introductory session to lyric writing and applying literary devices including rhyming couplets, syllables, alliteration, metaphor, simile, pun, content/concept and hook writing. Fully spec’d to Rockschool level 2 qualifications unit MUSPRA 205 or adaptable to fit any creative writing, song writing, and compositional techniques sessions. Practical activity, research and functional English opportunities embedded.
UNIT 39 – The Sound and Music Industry – Introduction
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UNIT 39 – The Sound and Music Industry – Introduction

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An introductory session that lays out several activities and potential workshops to introduce students to what the sound and music industry is including record labels; Major and independent, live performance as an area and the roles inherent within it, publishing and management. Fully spec’d to be in line with BTEC unit 39 which is mandatory in all level quals by this provider including suggested assignment outline for outcomes 1 and 2 or may be used for any contextual, business or industry music class.
UNIT 43 - Specialist Subject Investigation; selecting a topic of academic research in Music
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UNIT 43 - Specialist Subject Investigation; selecting a topic of academic research in Music

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An introductory session to Unit 43 Specialist Subject Investigation or a stand alone class/project in which the student selects an topic for independent study and creates a proposal which outlines the title, content, methodology, resources and time-scale for doing so. More applicable to Extended second year's or adaptable for HNC/HND project based units/work. . Fully spec’d at BTEC unit 43 or may be used as additional work in any class type or an ideal task for independent study sessions.
UAL level 2 Music - Unit 6; Performance skills/practice introduction (1.1, 1.2, 2.1)
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UAL level 2 Music - Unit 6; Performance skills/practice introduction (1.1, 1.2, 2.1)

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An introductory session that lays out several activities and potential workshops to introduce students of this level to being a music performer including defining unit related terminology, planning a practical session to include skills/techniques and ideas as well as being time-bound with resources and activities, analysis of genres and case studies of a performance within this. Fully spec’d covering most aspects of assessment criteria 1.1, 1.2 and 2.1 or can be adapted and used as a single session or day/week long project in a Music Techniques/Ensemble Studies/Solo Music Performance type unit/setting.
UNIT 9 - 'Skills Development Project' intro session and brief
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UNIT 9 - 'Skills Development Project' intro session and brief

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Unit 9 - Developing music performance and production skills for LEVEL 3 EXTENDED DIPLOMA IN MUSIC PERFORMANCE - YEAR 2, an introductory session for musicians looking to reflect on skill base and develop ‘technical components’ becoming autonomous self developers, researching for reference materials and plotting targets. UAL Brief for entire of UNIT 9 - with integrated tasks by criteria
Music Theory & Harmony 2 - introduction to basic principles (continuation)
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Music Theory & Harmony 2 - introduction to basic principles (continuation)

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Follow up session in principles of Music Theory including re-capping Ruler of Pitch, accidentals, tones/semi-tones, treble clef and note names whilst introducing the flat keys in the Major Scale system whilst notating these on the stave. Rhythms identify duration of notes; crotchet, crotchet rest and quaver utilising group clapping activities. Ledger lines allow for stretch and challenge activity opportunity. Re-capping and checking learning, functional maths opportunities.
The components of sound/elements of music
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The components of sound/elements of music

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An active session wherein students identify and define the components of sound, elements of music and think critically as to what music is for. Suitable for introduction to Theory & Harmony lessons/units or Listening skills for either practice or technology based music students. Useful knowledge that clarifies a lot of terminology used frequently across most music sessions/courses.
UAL Level 3 Music – ‘Versions’ Project (units 1-4) second session
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UAL Level 3 Music – ‘Versions’ Project (units 1-4) second session

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A session that lays out several activities and potential workshops towards the suggested project within the UAL spec for the first 4 units in level 3 Music; ‘Versions’. Includes suggested layout for assessment criteria, several examples/case study to use for analysis and tasks covering assessment for criteria 1 as well as additional references. Can also be used as a single session or day/week long project in a Music Techniques/Ensemble Studies/Solo Music Performance type unit.
Devising Context in Music Production/Performance (UAL5 & 6)
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Devising Context in Music Production/Performance (UAL5 & 6)

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A session that lays out several activities and potential workshops towards a context project within the UAL spec for units 5 and 6 in level 3 Music. Includes suggested layout for assessment criteria, several examples/case study to use for application and tasks covering assessment for criteria 1 in both units as well as additional references.
Music Theory & Harmony 1 - introduction to basic principles
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Music Theory & Harmony 1 - introduction to basic principles

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Introductory lesson to principles of Music Theory including the Ruler of Pitch, accidentals, tones/semitones, Major Scales, treble clef, note names and notation on the stave. Fully spec’d and linked to Unit 27 BTEC or a standalone session introducing basic principles to any music students on any applicable course and/or level for approximately an hour and a half duration. Includes Lesson Plan along with Unit Aims/Objectives, session aims and outcomes, activities, plenary and independent learning. Embedded extras include stretch and challenge, functional maths and equality and diversity opportunities.
UAL Level 3 Music – ‘Versions’ Project (units 1-4) first session
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UAL Level 3 Music – ‘Versions’ Project (units 1-4) first session

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An introductory session that lays out several activities and potential workshops towards the suggested project within the UAL spec for the first 4 units in level 3 Music; ‘Versions’. Includes Assignment Brief with suggested layout for assessment criteria, repertoire for adapting, case study of analysis and task covering assessment for criteria 1. Can also be used as a single session or day/week long project in a Music Techniques/Ensemble Studies/Solo Music Performance type unit.
Music Theory & Harmony 3 - continuation of basic principles
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Music Theory & Harmony 3 - continuation of basic principles

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Continue building on the principles of Music Theory including the Ruler of Pitch and Major Scale building with an introduction to the circle of fifths, note lengths and durations and identifying/notating these. . Fully spec’d and linked to Unit 27 BTEC or a standalone session introducing basic principles to any music students on any applicable course and/or level for approximately an hour and a half duration. Re-capping rhythms, duration of notes; crotchet, crotchet rest and quaver utilising group clapping activities. Ledger lines allow for stretch and challenge activity opportunity. Re-capping and checking learning, functional maths opportunities.
Unit 1 - Introduction to Performance (2)
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Unit 1 - Introduction to Performance (2)

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Follow up session on the topic of ‘Introduction to Music Performance’ (unit 1, level 2 Music spec UAL) that examines learners identifying a range of techniques in developing a performance and capturing the inherent communication when doing so (Lo 1 and LO2). Several activities that can be extended or adjusted to suit most performance units especially of a basic/introductory nature and setting the student mind-frame to appropriate conduct in a ‘assessed’ performance environment.