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Practical resources to help with different aspects of music education across all key stages.

Practical resources to help with different aspects of music education across all key stages.
Chords and Sequences
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Chords and Sequences

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From building triads, to using inversions and voice leading to basic extensions and shapes. A comprehensive set of videos to support normal classroom teaching.
GCSE Music Grade Tracker for new Edexcel Spec (9-1)
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GCSE Music Grade Tracker for new Edexcel Spec (9-1)

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This spread sheet (affectionately named the grade maker) is a spread sheet that enables teacher to predict final GCSE grades based on potential attainment in the different areas of the course. It has been very useful during student review sessions and is excellent at helping to identify areas where additional marks can be gained. This teacher resource also contains helpful administrative pages for collating coursework.
FILM MUSIC Scheme of Work and Student Booklet
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FILM MUSIC Scheme of Work and Student Booklet

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This is a comprehensive scheme of work for Film Music. It contains a variety of pieces and genres and looks at both musical analysis and composition. Starting with thinking about the reasons and history of film music and going through to creating it, the student work book contains examples, space for analysis, composition tasks and many quotes from composers. All music examples are properly cited for revision. Helpful pages such as the musical elements are also included in the student work book.
Make a Chord Sequence Sound Interesting
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Make a Chord Sequence Sound Interesting

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In this video some simple chord extensions are applied to a I iv IV V chord sequence. Aimed at 14-16 year olds (but could be used higher), the video is clearly formatted and demonstrates how to apply extensions practically at the piano.
Chords, Sequences and Turning them into Music
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Chords, Sequences and Turning them into Music

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These two videos look firstly at building a chord sequence using triads and then turning them into music. These videos follow a score rather than a piano/keyboard. They are intended to compliment the other videos I’ve done on chords.
Building Chords (Music Theory - BEGINNER VIDEO)
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Building Chords (Music Theory - BEGINNER VIDEO)

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Part of a sequence of videos that demonstrate how chords a built and used. From beginner to advanced the videos cover building triads to inversions and voice leading. This has been effective with ages 12-13 (year 8) but could be used at any age dependent of level. Music terminology is presented in an easy to grasp manner without the ‘dumbing-down’ experienced in some videos. Would make a great Google Classroom resource.
BUILDING CHORDS and SEQUENCES (INTERMEDIATE - Music Theory)
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BUILDING CHORDS and SEQUENCES (INTERMEDIATE - Music Theory)

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Part of a sequence of videos that demonstrate how chords a built and used. From beginner to advanced the videos cover building triads to inversions and voice leading. This has been effective with ages 12-13 (year 8) but could be used at any age dependent of level. Music terminology is presented in an easy to grasp manner without the ‘dumbing down’ experienced in some videos. Would make a great Google Classroom resource.
BUILDING CHORDS and SEQUENCES (INTERMEDIATE #2 - Music Theory)
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BUILDING CHORDS and SEQUENCES (INTERMEDIATE #2 - Music Theory)

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Part of a sequence of videos that demonstrate how chords a built and used. From beginner to advanced the videos cover building triads to inversions and voice leading. This has been effective with ages 12-13 (year 8) but could be used at any age dependent of level. Music terminology is presented in an easy to grasp manner without the ‘dumbing down’ experienced in some videos. Would make a great Google Classroom resource.
Minimalism Composition Instructional Video
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Minimalism Composition Instructional Video

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An education video that analyses an original minimalist piece, taking the student though the composition process and practicalities of using Logic Pro X as a recording platform. A supporting video documenting the initial starting process for attempting a composition of this type is also available. This video is 32 minutes in length
Jazz Ensemble Original Chart
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Jazz Ensemble Original Chart

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This is a lead sheet for an original piece of music written by me. It has a latin/funk feel and though melodically straight forward it is rhythmically challenging. A video demonstrating the possibilities of the chart is here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G4ei6bVaPT0 This has worked very well with both beginners and senior students.