This is a selection of resources to support the understanding and wider concepts of Area of Study 1: Musical Forms and Devices within the Western Classical Tradition.
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It has 75 slides covering:
Baroque, Classical and Romantic Styles as well as composers and instrument development within historical contexts. Each compositional period covers key inventions / developments to place this securely in the mind of the learner as well as specific compositional devices.
This can be used as a stand alone student support booklet to ensure thorough coverage and wider understanding for AOS1 Eduqas, GCSE Music. However, it would work equally well as a set of separate research / listening activity homework. Additionally these could be set as starter / plenary or even cover work.
Included here are 50 extensive score and listening references with research and listening activities. This is really going to keep everyone busy!
This is a substantial support study guide for EDUQAS AOS4: Popular Music
including a wide range of listening activities all referenced to YouTube examples.
Containing 59 slides.
Popular Music from 1950 is looked at in detail from 1950 -2000s.
Each decade is examined and placed in context with world events to support wider understanding of changes affecting the development of musical styles.
As far as possible, I have included nearly all further listening activities as identified in the Eduqas Syllabus, these are all labelled in this guide with the Eduqas logo for easy reference.
You could use this as a work / revision book, individual listening activities or cover.
In addition to popular music styles, there is a Fusion Section with a range of listening examples, providing the student with a useful resource base.
Music Technology has been referenced with an overview of recording formats and most commonly used sound effects. This is a brief guide – this is not a music tech. examination!
This guide aims to support the learner in understanding both the basics and wider aspects of the Area of Study.
This resource bundle includes:
Since You Been Gone (Ballard / Rainbow) Student Study Booklet and Analysis Grid.
Eine Kleine Nachtmusik (Mozart) Student Study Booklet and Analysis Grid.
The Mozart Study Booklet contains 43 pages with a full range of tasks and activities including listening references and information on and around the set work to develop a thorough understanding. Full score included.
Since You Been Gone Study Booklet contains 34 slides with space for your own sheet music.
This Study Booklet contains a full range of activities with clear referencing on and around the set work.
Since You Been Gone FULL analysis Grid linked to all KEY WORDS for EDUQAS.
Eine Kleine Nachtmusik analysis includes a fully annotated score.
Grid representation and blank grids and scores for your own learners.
This is a study guide designed to cover all aspects of "Since You Been Gone."
Eduqas GCSE Music 9- 1Specification for 2018.
Background information, listening links, reference material, lead sheet, lyrics etc.
Sheet music is NOT included and available form Sheetmusicdirect.
Space is allocated for you to insert your own sheet music.
This guide is designed to support the learner in understanding this set work and to keep all reference material in one convenient space.
This is a substantial powerpoint with fully embedded sounds.
There are 23 slides covering basic and extended chords on C.
Each slide shows a clear two octave piano keyboard - showing all note names.
As the slides progress the piano keyboard shows the notes present in each chord.
There are two speaker buttons - when pressed one will play your named chord harmonically and the other will play the chord melodically.
The following chords are included:
C major triad
C Sus 2
C Sus 4
C add 9
C major 7
C minor 6
C minor 7
C minor maj 7th
C minor 9
C diminished triad
C diminished 7th
C minor 7 flat 5 / half diminished
C augmented triad
This is not designed to be presented in all one session but rather a reference point.
It very clearly shows the notes in the chord and you can choose to hear how they sound.
All chords have been embedded.
This is uploaded as powerpoint and you can easily arrange the slides in an order that is appropriate for your learners - leaving extended chords towards the end perhaps.
This resource contains 18 slides in total including:
Key contextual facts.
Identification of main and secondary themes for both Minuet & Trio.
Fully annotated score with Roman Numeral and chord names identified.
FULL and detailed analysis of Minuet & Trio identifying key features related to key words (colour coded).
FULL harmonic analysis.
Blank score analysis sheets for your own learners.
Full grid representation to show sections and features within.
Blank grids for your own learners.
This set of resources includes scale construction - major and minor as well as a very user friendly PPT on working through key signatures and how to define the key.
All these resources are designed to make the music theory accessible and user friendly for students.
Key Stage 3 Unit of Work but useful for reinforcing key terms at any stage.
Ten key words to support understanding.
Each slide has a single key word with fully automated reveals of meanings.
All meanings are identified and supported with audio or visual.
All mp3 and mp4 files are attached here.
This is a really useful resource bundle for Eduqas GCSE Music 9-1.
It has everything you need to cover set works - with student support books and full analyses.
In addition to this the Listening Diary and "Find 10 things" can form useful regular homework / activities that will support the development of music theory and appraising skills.
This is a study guide designed to support all aspects of "Eine Kleine Nachtmusik."
Background information, listening links, reference material and full sheet music are all included for the study of this Set Work for Eduqas.
This guide is designed to support the learner and keep them interested and focused during the study of this Set Work. It contains a wide range of tasks to support learning.
All reference and support material in one convenient place.
These are KEY WORD resources for an introduction to Musical Elements used as part of a Key Stage 3 Scheme.
In each set of resources there are THREE files:
1. A fully animated POWERPOINT with images and meanings to support learning.
2. A LOOK COVER WRITE CHECK Sheet for starters / quick revision.
3. A KEY WORD meaning sheet for homework which includes antonym and synonym extension tasks.
This is a homework designed to consider and identify the changes in recording formats since 1950.
It has been used as part of the ASO4 Popular Music focus for Eduqas GCSE Music.
Quick homework which has raised some interesting questions and introduced learners to some varying recording formats and consider the recent "Vinyl Revolution!"
The document is in PDF format and contains two slides.
One to identify recording format images.
The second sheet asks details and information regarding each format as well as some thought provoking questions as to why some formats have succeeded and some have failed!
Final document includes general answers to format identification and dates introduced.
Included here are four revision tests for Eduqas GCSE Music 9-1.
Two for SYBG and two for EKN.
NO answers included as it's all straightforward!
Useful for revision, cover, starter....
I have made each question out of 24 - deliberately twice as many as would be in the actual examination.
Each test refers to a section of notation and covers a range of devices and general musical theory.
I have used these with year 11 and given each test twice - to focus revision.
Hope you find it useful!
Eduqas GCSE Music 9 -1 (from September 2016).
This is a full analysis grid for one of the set works : Since You Been Gone (Rainbow/ Ballard) 1979.
This has TWO slides. The first is blank for your own revision / review the second is fully annotated with full detail.
The complete musical elements for EDUQAS are covered with full detail for each section of this song.
There is, perhaps, a little more detail than required but this may prove useful for your high achieving learners.
Small update - terminology change from bridge to pre chorus.
There are two documents in this set of resources.
The first includes KEY COMMAND questions used for short answer / multiple choice questions.
The second document includes all answers.
These questions are all linked to the set work : Since You Been Gone and designed to cover the full range of musical understanding required for this set work.
There are eight KEY COMMAND words and I have included 10 questions for each command making a total of 80 questions.
The first 5 questions designed to be for all learners whilst the final 5 questions stretch knowledge and understanding.
They have a range of uses for both teacher and learner.
Eduqas GCSE Music 9-1 AOS3 Music For Film - Find 10 Things
This set of resources comprises 5 separate activities, all based on Film Music Excerpts:
James Bond Main Theme
Each activity develops score reading and identification skills covering a range of key musical features (10 with 2 bonus) in EACH activity.
Each activity consists of 28 slides.
The first 2 slides can be printed off and handed out as an activity.
The final series of slides covers all answers identifying key point on the score.
Although I have listed these as starters, they could be used as homework, plenary or even cover work providing the prep has been covered.
All tasks look slightly different.
This is a set of resources I use specifically with Year 7 in a unit of work where the keyboard is introduced. It is a familiar piece by a "Great Composer" that is accessible for beginners and provide a challenge for more able keyboard players.
Five sheets are included which range from:
Right hand melody with note names given to right and left hands with phrasing and dynamics.
I usually colour code my worksheets so both learners and myself can see quickly who is working at what level.
All key words identified for 'Since You Been Gone' with the linked musical element.
These are included in the STUDY GUIDE resource I have already uploaded.
Key words only listed - it's up to the learner to complete the meaning.
Columns for bar and beat locations.
This is a listening diary set up for Eduqas GCSE Music 9-1.
It includes two diaries : one supported and one unsupported.
The unsupported diary includes rationale, full terms for Eduqas GCSE Music 9-1, OFQUAL reference to levels 8, 5 and 2 (appraising) and several diary sheets for listening entries.
There is an exemplar diary entry as well as a key terms reference sheet.
There is space for teacher feedback and learner responses. At the back there is space for spelling corrections.
The supported diary includes a reduced list of key terms and supported writing frames for diary entries as well as the unsupported sheets to show progression as skills develop.
This diary tries to satisfy the needs of both learner and teacher. The learner has space to write and focus on key elements as well as respond to teacher feedback. The teacher has space to comment and support a developing musical vocabulary.
This is uploaded as a PDF file.
Updated 10.01.17 :
Typo corrections in supported document.
Removal of specific term detail on front cover.
Writing lines included for diary detail.