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.
This is a 34 slide Power Point presentation to support the learning of KEY SIGNATURES for GCSE Music courses.
GCSE MUSIC courses required knowledge of up to FOUR sharps and FLATS - Major and Relative Minors.
This power point presents quick ways to work out the keys of up to 4 sharps and flats both Major and Relative Minor.
Slides include piano keyboard to show semitone counting to reinforce understanding.
All slides with key signatures on are fully animated to reveal the thinking required and the answers.
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.
Find 10 things on the Score - Ensemble Music.
10 points to find on each score with two extra bonus questions on each activity to stretch and challenge.
This can be an individual, paired, table or whole class activity or homework.
There are five separate resources here:
Each resources comprises 26 slides .
The first two slides can be copied for learners to work on independently with the remaining slides covering all answer detail highlighting score detail.
Five separate ensemble pieces are included here with each using apprximately 3 -6 bars of each piece.
Mozart Oboe Quartet
Mozart Clarinet Quintet
Handel Zadok the Priest
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.
20 Activities - 5 for each AOS.
Student worksheets and display slides with all answers.
Developing music theory and analysis skills.
Each separate activity actually includes12 questions - the final two questions allowing for stretch and challenge.
I have used these as homework, starters, individual as well as group activities.
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 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.
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 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.
This is a powerpoint document with 62 slides that show how a MAJOR scale is built.
There is a demonstration of C Major showing the tones and semi tones with two further activities building G major and finally D Major.
Scales are built up step by step showing clearly on the keyboard diagram and reinforcing the tone and semitone steps.
This is intended to be simple and straightforward as an introduction to major scales.
I have used this for both Key Stage 3 and 4.
This bundle includes:
Building major scales - takes learners through a step by step guide to building major scales and reinforcing an understanding of semitones.
No sounds are included with this PowerPoint.
Building minor scales works through all THREE types of minor scales. Looking at natural, harmonic and melodic, developing a link to closely related scales and why all three scales exist.
This is a fully embedded PowerPoint with scales played on selection of the speaker image.
Building and Extending Chords works through the basic chords and extensions build on the chord of C.
This is a fully embedded Powerpoint with all chords sounded on speakers - harmonically and melodically.
This is a 49 slide powerpoint made in the latest version.
It works through the construction of all THREE minor scales.
Looking initially at C Major - then finding its relative minor.
The scale of "a" natural minor is constructed with clear referencing to its C major origin.
The scale of " a" harmonic minor is constructed with clear referencing.
The scale of "a" melodic minor (ascending and descending) is constructed with clear referencing.
All tones and semitones are shown.
Full, clear piano keyboard included with notes highlighted as they are added to the scales.
Speaker image included plays all shown scales for reference.
This presentation is designed to support the understanding of all THREE minors and quick ways to reference them.
Final slides have all scales for reference including info on each minor scale.
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 is an extremely useful PowerPoint document that I have used with both KS3 and 4 for a range of activities.
Starters, notation / aural recognition.
THIS IS A FULLY INTERACTIVE ACTIVITY WITH EMBEDDED SOUNDS.
NO INTERNET CONNECTION REQUIRED TO RUN THIS IN THE CLASSROOM.
The resource has 14 slides.
Each slide has a one octave piano keyboard presented vertically as in GarageBand.
Each piano keyboard has ALL notes clearly identified.
Each note played will produce the corresponding audio pitch on selection.
Each slide has a treble clef stave and will display the note you have selected on the staff notation.
Hitting the RESET button will automatically return you to the home screen.
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 seven slide powerpoint document with fully embedded instrumental sounds.
This has been made using the latest version of Powerpoint.
All instrumental sounds are fully embedded so that when you select an instrument it will play the corresponding sound.
Each slide will only reveal the family name and instrumental name on click.
This means that each family slide could be played with instrument sounds only if you wish.
Each slide has clear images of the instruments.
Slides are divided into orchestral families:
String : Violin Viola 'Cello Double Bass Guitar & Harp
Woodwind: Picc, Flute, Oboe, Cor, Clarinet, Bass Clarinet, Alto Saxophone, Bassoon & Contra
Brass: Trumpet, Trombone, Horn, Euph & Tuba
Percussion 1 (untuned): Claves, Triangle, Bass drum, Snare drum, Cymbals & Timps
Percussion 2 (tuned): Xylo, Glock & Marimba
Keyboards: Piano, Harpsichord, Celeste, Synth & Organ
This is really useful for a range of activities linked to the aural recognition of instrumental timbre as well as visual identification.
I have used this with Key Stage 3 and 4.
This set of resources comprises SIX separate activities.
Each starter looks different so learners do not become over familiar with the format.
Each activity is designed to support the appraising paper, in particular, identifying features from a printed score.
My learners come from diverse musical backgrounds and these activities are designed to introduce basic skills as well as reinforce those already known.
Each activity has 2 bonus questions for your more able learners which will stretch their knowledge and hopefully prompt questions from others.
I have named them starters but these can be used as homework, revision or cover work.
I have been using these as homework/starter activities with peer marking and review at the beginning of a lesson.
Each activity includes:
One short excerpt from well known Mozart pieces - manuscript copy.
Learner answer sheet with 10 specific key points to identify as well as space for feedback.
2 bonus questions included on every sheet.
Full answers identified on following slides for review / marking.
Manuscript excerpts include:
Sonata in C K545
Theme & Variations on "Ah, vous diraj-je Maman"
Minuet in F
This is a collection of FIVE starter / plenary / homework activities linked to Area of Study 4 : Popular Music Eduqas Specification.
I have used this as a starter / homework activity.
It could easily be used as a plenary / cover work as required.
ALL answers are fully identified individually on the presentation making peer marking straightforward if desired.
Each activity contains 28 slides which include:
The score extract and a grid with specific elements which can be identified from the score.
This can be copied easily for individual student work.
A range of musical devices and key points are visited which relate fully to key words and understanding identified within the Eduqas specification.
Musical extracts include:
Rainbow - Since You Been Gone
Britney Spears - Toxic
Europe - Final Countdown
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.