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Dr Charlotte Exon's Resources

Director of Music for a leading independent school, creating fun and engaging resources for all.

Director of Music for a leading independent school, creating fun and engaging resources for all.
Elements of Music - Activity Pack (6 varied tasks)
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Elements of Music - Activity Pack (6 varied tasks)

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A treasure chest of activities for the Elements of Music. Ideal for starters, main activities and plenaries! Fun, engaging and proven resources: Fill in the blanks, Criss Cross Puzzles, Mix and Match It and Countdown. No fuss, no additional work needed - a plug and play resource!
Samba Unscramble! (samba music keywords)
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Samba Unscramble! (samba music keywords)

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Need a quick starter or plenary? A fun and engaging task for understanding samba keywords. Unscramble the samba music keywords to reveal a secret word, requiring a definition. Pupils love it! No fuss, no additional work needed - a proven plug and play resource!
Elements of Music -  Countdown!
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Elements of Music - Countdown!

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A fun and engaging activity perfect for a starter, main activity or plenary. A proven resource that’s brilliant for developing and applying understanding of the Elements of Music and stimulating small group and class discussion. Also a great activity for stimulating ideas for writing graphic scores. Pupils label each box with an Element of Music and draw a graphic to reflect it. They love the challenge especially with the Countdown theme in the background! No fuss, no additional work needed - a plug and play resource!
Purcell's Sonata for Trumpet and Strings 1st and 3rd mvts - Jigsaw Purcell Bundle!
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Purcell's Sonata for Trumpet and Strings 1st and 3rd mvts - Jigsaw Purcell Bundle!

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A fun, engaging and interactive activity perfect for a starter, main activity or plenary. It comprises of Purcell’s first and third movements in jigsaw pieces to be arranged in the correct order by your pupils. The jigsaw pieces can be printed out or transferred to One Note or other digital technology. The files have been labelled in order for ease of reference. The resource also comes with an accompanying PowerPoint to support the activity. A proven resource that’s brilliant for developing score reading skills and getting to know the score - students always love it! Develops score reading skills Develops aural skills Develops understanding of the Baroque Concerto Develops understanding of Purcell’s Sonata for Trumpet and Strings No fuss, no additional work needed - a plug and play resource!
Minimalist Music Quiz - Style, Context and Techniques
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Minimalist Music Quiz - Style, Context and Techniques

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A fun and engaging activity perfect for a starter, plenary or revision with this interactive 31 slide PowerPoint. Ideal for KS4, accommodating students of all abilities with the five level point system. A proven resource that’s brilliant for consolidating stylistic understanding of minimalist music - students always love it!
Minimalist Music - Exit Cards
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Minimalist Music - Exit Cards

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The perfect plenary activity! Ideal for KS3 and KS4 which can be easily printed or transferred to One Note or other digital technology. The resource includes two exit cards. The first can be used at the end of any lesson on minimalist music. The other card challenges your students to evaluate the concept of minimalist music as either simple or complex. A proven resource that checks for understanding and captures fascinating thoughts from your students! No fuss, no additional work needed - a plug and play resource!
Elements of Music - Fill in the Blanks!
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Elements of Music - Fill in the Blanks!

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A fun and engagingactivity perfect for a starter, main activity or plenary. A “fill in the blanks” resource complete with word bank and answers. A proven resource that’s brilliant for consolidating understanding of the Elements of Music and stimulating musical discussion. No fuss, no additional work needed - a plug and play resource!
Purcell's Sonata for Trumpet and Strings 3rd mvt - Jigsaw Purcell!
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Purcell's Sonata for Trumpet and Strings 3rd mvt - Jigsaw Purcell!

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A fun, engaging and interactive activity perfect for a starter, main activity or plenary. Comprising of Purcell’s third movement in jigsaw pieces to be arranged in the correct order by your pupils. The jigsaw pieces can be printed out or transferred to One Note or other digital technology. The files have been labelled in order for ease of reference. The resource also comes with an accompanying PowerPoint to support the activity. A proven resource that’s brilliant for developing score reading skills and getting to know the score - students always love it! Develops score reading skills Develops aural skills Develops understanding of the Baroque Concerto Develops understanding of Purcell’s Sonata for Trumpet and Strings No fuss, no additional work needed - a plug and play resource!
Purcell's Sonata for Trumpet and Strings 1st mvt - Jigsaw Purcell!
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Purcell's Sonata for Trumpet and Strings 1st mvt - Jigsaw Purcell!

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A fun, engaging and interactive activity perfect for a starter, main activity or plenary. Comprising of Purcell’s first movement in jigsaw pieces to be arranged in the correct order by your pupils. The jigsaw pieces can be printed out or transferred to One Note or other digital technology. The files have been labelled in order for ease of reference. The resource also comes with an accompanying PowerPoint to support the activity. A proven resource that’s brilliant for developing score reading skills and getting to know the score - students always love it! Develops score reading skills Develops aural skills Develops understanding of the Baroque Concerto Develops understanding of Purcell’s Sonata for Trumpet and Strings No fuss, no additional work needed - a plug and play resource!
Performing Minimalist Music: Riley in C for All
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Performing Minimalist Music: Riley in C for All

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A fully inclusive, accessible and flexible resource to facilitate a whole class or ensemble performance of the minimalist piece ‘Riley in C’, accommodating all abilities (including those with no notation skills) and parts for different clefs and transposing instruments. Parts are in six ability levels and can be used in any combination, including a very attractive resource for pupils with no notational skills. There is also the option of parts with or without note names up to Level 3. This resource is effective with the weakest of groups and is also able to challenge the most advanced musician. There are teaching notes that come with this resource together with 42 parts in separate files to enable you to tailor your teaching to your pupils. It is a proven resource that is an excellent and effective approach to understanding the minimalist style, specifically the technique of looping and the concept of cells for both KS3 and KS4. It also develops skills needed for ensemble performing and interpretation in an accessible way, giving pupils independence over their parts and the opportunity to determine the journey and shape of the performance. It’s also an effective resource for a performance (or warm-up) with a mixed ensemble. No two performances are ever the same! As such, this resource is a formula that works every time for any combination of students. Wishing you great success with this resource jam packed with differentiation.
Minimalist Music - Mix and Match it!
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Minimalist Music - Mix and Match it!

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Need a quick starter or plenary? A fun, bright and proven resource to consolidate understanding of keywords for Minimalist Music. A ** mix and match activity** complete with answers. Available in 2 sizes in both colour and black and white (for photocopying) which can be easily cut or digitally transferred!
Elements of Music - Puzzle Pack Plus
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Elements of Music - Puzzle Pack Plus

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Fun, engaging and differentiated puzzle pack. Perfect for starters, main activities or plenaries complete with answers. A proven resource that’s brilliant for consolidating understanding of the Elements of Music and stimulating musical discussion at both KS3 and KS4. Unscramble It - unscramble the Elements of Music to reveal a secret message for them to respond. This could lead to small group/class discussion if time allows. Further bonus tasks are gently woven into the activity for further difficulty and consolidation. Criss Cross Puzzles includes a bonus Criss-Cross Plus puzzle to stretch and challenge the more advanced musician or to use near the end of your unit of learning. ‘Find and Connect’ task comes with an differentiated alternative ‘Find, Connect, Expand!’ for pupils needing added challenge. ‘Spot the Musical Element!’ is presented on one page as well as on two per page to suit. No fuss, no additional work needed - a plug and play resource!
Elements of Music - Puzzle Pack
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Elements of Music - Puzzle Pack

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Fun, engaging and differentiated puzzle pack. Perfect for starters, main activities or plenaries complete with answers. A proven resource that’s brilliant for consolidating understanding of the Elements of Music and stimulating musical discussion at both KS3 and KS4. Unscramble It - pupils unscramble the Elements of Music to reveal a secret message for them to respond. This could lead to small group/class discussion if time allows. Further bonus tasks are gently woven into the activity for further difficulty and consolidation. Criss Cross Puzzles includes a free bonus Criss-Cross Plus puzzle to stretch and challenge the more advanced musician or to use near the end of your unit of learning. No fuss, no additional work needed - a plug and play resource!
Elements of Music - Activity Pack Plus (8 varied activities)
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Elements of Music - Activity Pack Plus (8 varied activities)

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A treasure chest of activities for the Elements of Music. Ideal for starters, main activities and plenaries! Fun, engaging and proven resources: Fill in the blanks, Criss Cross Puzzles, Find and Connect (word searches with a difference!), Mix and Match It and Countdown. No fuss, no additional work needed - a plug and play resource!
Elements of Music - Spot the Musical Elements!
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Elements of Music - Spot the Musical Elements!

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Fun, engaging and differentiated activities to consolidate the Elements of Music. Perfect for a starter, main activity or plenary. Word searches with a difference. Pupils must either answer clues to find the words or complete further learning when words have been located. Complete with full answers. ‘Find and Connect’ task comes with an differentiated alternative ‘Find, Connect, Expand!’ for pupils needing added challenge. ‘Spot the Musical Element!’ is presented on one page as well as on two per page to suit. No fuss, no additional work needed - a plug and play resource! Who can resist a word search? And this one ensures your pupils will be consolidating the Elements of Music too!
Minimalist Music - A Treasure Chest of Activities
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Minimalist Music - A Treasure Chest of Activities

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A treasure chest of activities for Minimalist Music. Includes both learning, performing, consolidating and quiz activities, Ideal for starters, main activities and plenaries! Fun, engaging and proven resources, covering minimalist compositional techniques (looping, metamorphosis, note addition), minimalist keywords, exit cards and enabling your class to perform together regardless of ability. No fuss - all plug and play resources!
Minimalist Music Techniques - Metamorphosis, Note Addition and more!
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Minimalist Music Techniques - Metamorphosis, Note Addition and more!

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A fun, engaging and differentiated resource to teach metamorphosis and note addition minimalist techniques, accommodating both non-music readers and the more advanced musician. This differentiated resources comes with a model example of the worksheets. Includes a free bonus resource to consolidate understanding of metamorphosis, note addition and looping - “Which One is Which?”. Complete with answers. Whether composing or listening, this is a proven resource that’s brilliant for getting to grips with minimalist techniques. Ideal for both KS3 and KS4. No fuss, no additional work needed - a plug and play resource!
Minimalist Music: Criss Cross Puzzle - A Consolidating Activity (minimalism)
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Minimalist Music: Criss Cross Puzzle - A Consolidating Activity (minimalism)

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An excellent, fun and instant resource for consolidating understanding and keywords for minimalism and the elements of music. Works well as a starter, consolidating main activity and plenary. Who can resist a criss cross puzzle? Differentiation is woven into the puzzle with asterik questions to challenge the more advanced musicians. Complete with answers.
Elements of Music - Mix and Match It!
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Elements of Music - Mix and Match It!

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Need a quick starter or plenary? A fun, bright and proven resource to consolidate understanding of the Elements of Music. A mix and match activity complete with answers! Available in 2 sizes in both colour and black and white (for photocopying) which can be easily cut or digitally transferred!
Purcell Sonata for Trumpet and Strings - Mvt 2 - Analysis Questions
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Purcell Sonata for Trumpet and Strings - Mvt 2 - Analysis Questions

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Finders Keepers! A scaffolded resource to promote and accelerate independence in A Level analysis work or can be used as an effective consolidating activity. Answers can be used to mark up scores or can be used to check for understanding. The resource comes complete with answers. This is proven resource that engages your students and ensures they are thinking musically!