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I teach Music in a secondary school and so provide resources for both the KS3 curriculum and exam boards at KS4 (AQA, RSL). I also have a YouTube channel which provides interactive videos to learn musical key vocabulary.

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I teach Music in a secondary school and so provide resources for both the KS3 curriculum and exam boards at KS4 (AQA, RSL). I also have a YouTube channel which provides interactive videos to learn musical key vocabulary.
GCSE Music AoS 2 Popular Music
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GCSE Music AoS 2 Popular Music

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Popular Music Scheme of Work. Suitable for AQA GCSE Music students A complete powerpoint, listening and assessment materials for Popular Music Includes: Various activities (Sibelius files for performances and some composition activities) and questions to test students Youtube links to relevant listening Listening tests at the end with assessment sheets and mark scheme (on ppt). Used over several weeks, depending on the ability of the students. See also: Film and Computer Gaming Music Piano Music Coronation Anthems and Oratorios Orchestral Music
Ragtime and Jazz SOW
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Ragtime and Jazz SOW

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This is a scheme of work on Ragtime Music and ending in Jazz music. It includes resources for learning ‘The Entertainer’ as a piano solo piece and ‘In The Mood’ as an ensemble piece plus a PowerPoint with activities and guided learning. Resources include: Ragtime Powerpoint The Entertainer piano sheet music (simplified for students and including an extension piece) in both pdf and Sibelius files. The Entertainer video WAGOLL’s (what a good one looks like) In The Mood sheet music including acoustic, electric and bass guitar, ukulele, advanced and beginner piano, and voice Please leave a review if you purchase. Your feedback is very important to me!
Pop Music SOW
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Pop Music SOW

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A SOW for learning about Pop Music and it’s structure, including a performance of Let It Be by The Beatles and a research project on The Beatles. Resources include: A PowerPoint guiding students through learning Popular Music structure, The Beatles and a performance of Let It Be. Various listening activities and additional lesson activities on top of the lessons provided in case you’d prefer to use different ones. Plus the videos used for these. Sheet music for Let It Be, including an extension and a WAGOLL video. Please leave a review if you purchase. Your feedback is very important to me!
Music Rehearsal Diary
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Music Rehearsal Diary

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This resource allows students to complete a rehearsal diary for their musical practice. It contains a help guide at the beginning to give ideas to students on how well they are doing and what they need to do to improve, as well as sentence starters to improve longer written work. This is particularly useful if following the RSL exam board as this can be used to help students start to log their progress on their instrument. Please leave a review if you purchase. Your feedback is very important to me!
Blues Music SOW
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Blues Music SOW

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A full SOW for learning about Blues Music, including origins, characteristics, listening activities and performances of Blues Music (Solo/Ensemble/Improvising). Resources include: A PowerPoint guiding students through learning abou Blues music, including: Various listening and interactive activities (videos, performing etc) Performance guidance through self/peer assessment & assessment criteria Homework suggestions Additional starter activities in case you want to swap them out Sheet music for the 12 bar blues, including: Walking Bass & Chords Extension - Walking Bass & Melody “In the Mood” WAGOLL videos embedded into the PowerPoint. A Blues music play along video for class performance Please leave a review if you purchase. Your feedback is very important to me!
Guitar Riffs
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Guitar Riffs

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Do you run a club and need a resource for beginner guitarists? Do you need students to be working independently? This resource is perfect for those situations where you have loads of students asking for help and you can’t help them all at once. It contains various popular riffs that students can choose from along with a WAGOLL video for each and an explanation of how to read Guitar TAB.
Circle of fifths worksheet
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Circle of fifths worksheet

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Worksheet for students to fill out on the circle of fifths. Works with my ‘Understanding Key Signatures’ resource. https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/understanding-key-signatures-11905871 Students work through the different key signatures and write them out on the diagram. 3 levels of difficulty to work through.
Understanding Key Signatures
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Understanding Key Signatures

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Step by step powerpoint going through the circle of fifths and key signatures, including relative minor and briefly harmonic minor at the end of the powerpoint. Powerpoint animations help with understanding of circle of fifths. Can be taught over 3/4/5 lessons, depending on the ability of your cohort. Various exercises for students, some class exercises and individual questions to consolidate learning at the ends of lessons. Easily adaptable.
Differentiated Ukulele Chord Chart
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Differentiated Ukulele Chord Chart

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A differentiated ukulele chord chart. Useful if teaching ukulele to mixed ability groups. Bullet points and diagram to explain how to read chord diagrams. Chords ranked from Simple, Moderate, Difficult and Very Difficult. I’ve printed this out in large and have it as a display, along with other useful notation reading. I also use it with classes when I introduce ukulele and with extra curricular groups. Attached is the powerpoint in case you want to modify it, plus a pdf for printing. Please leave a review if you purchase. Your feedback is very important to me!
Reading Music - Treble Clef
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Reading Music - Treble Clef

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A lesson on reading the Treble Clef. Including interactive videos to understand: The Treble Clef & Stave Learning phrases for the lines and spaces Resources included: A PowerPoint guiding students through activities A worksheet with activities relating to the PowerPoint Interactive videos relating to the activities Please leave a review if you purchase. Your feedback is very important to me!
Y9 Music Theory Assessment
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Y9 Music Theory Assessment

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A music theory assessment I’ve used with Y9 students (pre GCSE course) that assesses Rhythm, Dynamics, Tempo, Texture, Melody, Chords, Harmony, Key Signatures, Musical Devices, Articulation. It tests their ability to use their theory knowledge practically with scores, preparing them for score analysis. Could be used with Y9 or Y10 students to test their knowledge of key vocabulary in relation to score reading.
Music and Media - Advertising Project
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Music and Media - Advertising Project

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A SOW for learning about the use of music in advertisements. Students must create a product, design an advert for it; including various musical devices and present that advert. Resources include: A PowerPoint guiding student through the creation of a product including various activities. Planning sheet and listening activity sheet Sheet music for Jingles (sibelius file) and WAGOLL’s of Jingles (could be used as an exercise to create jingles) Additional or cover work Please leave a review if you purchase. Your feedback is very important to me!
How to Rehearse Effectively Poster
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How to Rehearse Effectively Poster

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To complement my ‘How to Rehearse Effectively’ YouTube video, this poster is available to print, high quality in both png & pdf formats, for your classroom or corridor walls! Please note, the resource will not have blank spaces at the top and bottom like the preview image. It will be in 16:9 format. If you like this resource, please leave a review!
Christmas Music - Carol of the Bells SOW
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Christmas Music - Carol of the Bells SOW

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This SOW is based around playing Carol of the Bells on a keyboard. These lessons can easily be used as both cover, home learning and taught by a specialist as students can follow the information and practical tasks independently using the extensive scaffolding (see preview images) or the teacher can guide students after the pre assessment task. More about these lessons Scaffolding is in place in the form of Red, Amber, Green and a Blue extension pathways, enabling students to learn the skills and knowledge needed to perform a piece of music on keyboard with increasing difficulty. E.g Learning treble clef, bass clef, simpler and more complex rhythms, dynamics terms for expression etc… Students simply click their pathway and go through the task most suited to their ability, moving on when they have completed each task. This shows clear progression as students may start in the Red pathway and move into Amber, Green etc… and this can be seen on their computer screens. The benefits of teaching this way are: Less musically able students get the support they need More musically able students are challenged without wasting their time on already learnt concepts. Information and tasks are at students’ fingertips as opposed to the teacher constantly repeating information. The teacher can facilitate learning and instil independence. Suggested Lesson format: Do now task on student entry Learning outcomes shared Pre Assessment task - teacher to put students in a pathway (or if independent learning, students can do this themselves using the mark scheme) Students click into their pathway and begin the tasks Teacher can group together Red pathway students and teach the information needed before assessing again and allowing them to independently work through tasks. (Or students can work independently to learn the information needed) Learning outcome check through performances (opportunity to see progress) Teacher facilitates learning, checking on Amber and Green students Final learning outcome check through performances. (Opportunity to see progress)
Film Music SOW for three instruments
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Film Music SOW for three instruments

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This SOW is based around performing extracts of film music with Keyboard, Guitar & Drums. The themes used are: Mission Impossible, Halloween & James Bond . Each is differentiated by difficulty and instrument and can also be performed together to encourage ensembles. Resource Contains: Do Now Activities for each lesson with WAGOLL responses Pre Assessment tasks (if required) Scores scaffolded for 3 levels of difficulty for guitar, drums and keyboard WAGOLL videos & Audio examples Support for verbal feedback These lessons can easily be used as both cover, home learning and taught by a specialist as students can follow the information and practical tasks independently using the extensive scaffolding (see preview images) or the teacher can guide students after a pre assessment task. More about these lessons Scaffolding is in place in the form of Red, Amber, Green and a Blue extension pathways, enabling students to learn the skills and knowledge needed to perform a piece of music on keyboard with increasing difficulty. E.g Learning treble clef, bass clef, simpler and more complex rhythms, dynamics terms for expression etc… Students simply click their pathway and go through the task most suited to their ability, moving on when they have completed each task. This shows clear progression as students may start in the Red pathway and move into Amber, Green etc… and this can be seen on their computer screens. The benefits of teaching this way are: Less musically able students get the support they need More musically able students are challenged without wasting their time on already learnt concepts. Information and tasks are at students’ fingertips as opposed to the teacher constantly repeating information. The teacher can facilitate learning and instil independence. Suggested Lesson format: Do now task on student entry Learning outcomes shared Pre Assessment task - teacher to put students in a pathway (or if independent learning, students can do this themselves using the mark scheme) Students click into their pathway and begin the tasks Teacher can group together Red pathway students and teach the information needed before assessing again and allowing them to independently work through tasks. (Or students can work independently to learn the information needed) Learning outcome check through performances (opportunity to see progress) Teacher facilitates learning, checking on Amber and Green students Final learning outcome check through performances. (Opportunity to see progress)
British Folk Music Ukulele SOW
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British Folk Music Ukulele SOW

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Folk Music SOW for all encompassed in one powerpoint, lesson by lesson. Including starter and plenary questions, activities and performance pieces for ‘Drunken Sailor’ and ‘Greensleeves’ on Ukulele. I have used withY7, but could be used with Y8.
The Great Composers - Beethoven SOW
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The Great Composers - Beethoven SOW

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A SOW designed around ‘The Great Composers’ focussing on Beethoven and performing Fur Elise on piano. Resources include: A powerpoint with lots of activities - starters, homework etc. Sheet music for Fur Elise both pdf and Sibelius files WAGOLL (what a good one looks like) for Fur Elise Audio clips and YouTube video links for listening activities Extension pieces if needed. Please leave a review if you purchase. Your feedback is very important to me!
Treble Clef and Bass Clef Whiteboard Practice
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Treble Clef and Bass Clef Whiteboard Practice

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Treble clef and bass clef practice. I’ve had students write the note name quickly on their whiteboard and hold it up, the quickest to get it right gets points, merits, praise etc. You could also countdown from three and get all students to hold it up at the same time, to stop cheating! Could be used with Y7 all the way to 11 depending on abilities.
How to read the Bass Clef
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How to read the Bass Clef

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A video I made to explain how to read the bass clef. It uses the iconic bassline from Pink Floyd’s ‘Money’ and aims to be interactive and fun for students. Teachers may use if they wish. Enjoyed my video? Please like, and subscribe to my channel! YouTube Subscribe: https://bit.ly/3aZtucz Follow me on Social Media! Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MrDMorley Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/mrdmorley TikTok: https://vm.tiktok.com/ZMe4cadTS/ If you’d like to help me make more music education content, you can contribute to my Patreon page! https://www.patreon.com/mrdmorley Want to learn more…? Related Videos: Reading Music Playlist: https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLX9YAvE7-i1GS3NH4gLG-t1jyISqMyLXb Learn Notation Song https://youtu.be/3gRHgpyRem4 How to read the Bass Clef Song https://youtu.be/UtDGhjKWhVo Learn Rhythm Song https://youtu.be/dCvZvBOUqpY Learn Musical Symbols Song https://youtu.be/tLKyCS5J89U Learn Keyboard Notes Song https://youtu.be/V6BSDtpRmt0