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I work in a busy 11-18 Secondary Music Department where we deliver Eduqas GCSE Music, RSL Levels 2 Level 3 and A Level Music Technology. I create resources with my learners firmly in mind.

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I work in a busy 11-18 Secondary Music Department where we deliver Eduqas GCSE Music, RSL Levels 2 Level 3 and A Level Music Technology. I create resources with my learners firmly in mind.
Eduqas GCSE Music : Through the Key Word AOS1 -4
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Eduqas GCSE Music : Through the Key Word AOS1 -4

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Four Powerpoint presentations covering each of the Areas of Study: AOS1: Form & Structure AOS2: Music for Ensemble AOS3: Music for Film AOS4: Popular Music Through the Key Word is an activity to revise and cover Key Word meanings. All presentations are 78 slides with full transitions. KEy word meanings are given and illustrated where appropriate.
EDUQAS GCSE Music Student Composition Log 2018 -2019.
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EDUQAS GCSE Music Student Composition Log 2018 -2019.

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This is a Powerpoint document that I’m using with my GCSE Music class this year. It’s designed to allow students to keep a digital record of their composition progress in line with the three monitoring checks required by Eduqas. I wanted to have a document that would allow students to update easily and store within the local shared area. It’s uploaded here as a Powerpoint document so that you can edit it yourself to suit your learner’s needs. The document covers both compositions and references the current briefs set by Eduqas. Once all compositions are completed this information can be copied across to the official paperwork. Hopefully you will find it useful!
Music KEY WORDS: Introduction to Keyboards.
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Music KEY WORDS: Introduction to Keyboards.

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These are a set of resources used as part of a KEY STAGE 3 Scheme. These form part of a scheme to develop keyboard skills using Ode to Joy by Beethoven. Each set includes: 1. A fully animated powerpoint with images and descriptions to support learning. 2. A LOOK COVER WRITE CHECK sheet for quick revision / starters. 3. A keyword meanings homework with challenge tasks.
Eduqas GCSE Music Revision: 10 for 10 Minutes
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Eduqas GCSE Music Revision: 10 for 10 Minutes

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Revision questions for Eduqas GCSE Music. This resource has been designed for revision during registration It is literally 10 questions to be completed in 10 minutes. It is also useful for form tutors and wider school staff members to see what GCSE music involves by placing a revision activity outside of our normal teaching area. The revision areas cover 10 questions on each of the following: Melody Articulation Dynamics Tempo Structure Harmony Instruments Rhythm Sonority Eine Kleine Nachtmusik Since You Been Gone AOS1 : Musical Forms and Devices AOS2: Music for Ensemble AOS3: Music for Film AOS4: Popular Music All questions on separate sheets so that you can either print as a booklet or individually. All answers at the end of the document. I have printed this as a booklet and am encouraging students to complete one per registration session so the build up is gradual. We will be marking in the following class session and using this a the starter activity. This is simply meant to focus a range of key terms and understanding. Providing the student with a really useful revision guide.
Eduqas GCSE Music 9-1 Listening Diary
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Eduqas GCSE Music 9-1 Listening Diary

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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.
Ode to Joy: 5  Differentiated Keyboard Worksheets
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Ode to Joy: 5 Differentiated Keyboard Worksheets

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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.
Eduqas GCSE Music 10 for 10 Since You Been Gone
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Eduqas GCSE Music 10 for 10 Since You Been Gone

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This is a revision booklet designed to be used in registration / non music sessions. There are 10 sets of 10 short questions on the set work - Since You Been Gone - with each referencing a section of the score. All answers included along with a lead sheet to show full structure. We have been using this is Year 11 Registration sessions to remind our colleagues how demanding this GCSE is!
Eduqas GCSE Music Quick Revision Tests : Set Works
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Eduqas GCSE Music Quick Revision Tests : Set Works

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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 Guess the Key Word AOS4: Popular Music
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Eduqas GCSE Music Guess the Key Word AOS4: Popular Music

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This is a 79 slide powerpoint with full transitions to cover a range of key words associated with Eduqas GCSE Music Area of Study 4: Popular Music. I have used this a starter, cover work and plenary. Students can play as a class or individually. All key word meanings are provided with explanations and images where appropriate.
Interactive Cadences
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Interactive Cadences

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This resource contains TWO slides. Slide One: All seven diatonic triads in C Major. Build your own simple chord progressions and cadences. Slide Two: All four standard cadences (including V7 - I and iv - I) ALL triads / cadences will sound on pressing. This is a fully interactive resource with all chord mp3s fully embedded. You will need to have this in presentation mode in PowerPoint for it to work. YOU WILL SEE NO ADDITIONAL MP3 FILES ON DOWNLOAD.
Eduqas GCSE Music 9-1 AOS2 Ensemble : Find 10 things from the score
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Eduqas GCSE Music 9-1 AOS2 Ensemble : Find 10 things from the score

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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. Pieces include: Schubert Lieder Mozart Oboe Quartet Mozart Clarinet Quintet Handel Zadok the Priest Vivaldi Winter
Area of Study 1 Study Pack : Eduqas GCSE Music 9-1
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Area of Study 1 Study Pack : Eduqas GCSE Music 9-1

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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. The preview gives very little away... 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!
Eduqas GCSE Music Area of Study 4 Popular Music Support Booklet
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Eduqas GCSE Music Area of Study 4 Popular Music Support Booklet

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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.
KEY SIGNATURES - up to four sharps and flats.
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KEY SIGNATURES - up to four sharps and flats.

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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.
My Favourite Song (Vinyl Shape)
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My Favourite Song (Vinyl Shape)

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My Favourite Song - written in the style of a vinyl disc. Can be used for homework or cover and works really nicely to form top display material.
Building and Extending Chords
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Building and Extending Chords

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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 C5 C6 C7 C9 C flat9 C add 9 C11 C13 C major 7 C minor 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.
Eduqas GCSE Music 9-1 AOS 3 Music For Film Starter - Find 10 Things
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Eduqas GCSE Music 9-1 AOS 3 Music For Film Starter - Find 10 Things

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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 Skyfall Magnificent 7 Hedwig's Theme Superman 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.
Eduqas GCSE Music 9-1 Guess the Key Word AOS2 Music for Ensemble.
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Eduqas GCSE Music 9-1 Guess the Key Word AOS2 Music for Ensemble.

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This is a 79 slide powerpoint with full transitions to cover a range of key words associated with Eduqas GCSE Music Area of Study 2: Music for Ensemble. I have used this a starter, cover work and plenary. Students can play as a class or individually. All key word meanings are provided with explanations and images where appropriate.