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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.

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.
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.
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.
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.
Singing lesson These Days by Rudimental
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Singing lesson These Days by Rudimental

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Hi, I wrote this lesson for an interview. The purpose being to enthuse students in singing and to perform ‘These Days’ by Rudimental. It contains a lesson plan, a WAGOLL (What a good one looks like) video, a backing track and the presentation. The lesson takes into context many key words that could be learnt whilst also learning to sing a piece of music. You could print out some of the slides for students to read the lyrics and also to check their pitching on an instrument. The interview was a 25 minute lesson, but it could be stretched out to ensure students perform with fluency.
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.
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.
Intro to Rhythms
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Intro to Rhythms

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Introduces rhythms and corresponding rests including dotted rhythms. Class exercises on completing bars and time signatures.
Learning Notation Song
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Learning Notation Song

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A video I created for either KS2 or 3, even KS4 if needed, to teach all about Learning Notation in an interactive and fun way. Using The Proclaimers '500 Miles&' as a basis.
Popular Music Structure
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Popular Music Structure

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A video I created to explain song structure within Popular Music. Using Taylor Swift's &'We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together&';.
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 a bass clef. It uses the iconic bassline from Pink Floyd's 'Money' and aims to be interactive and fun for students.