Composing Task: Start with the melody

Composing Task: Start with the melody

A composing task in 4 steps: Choose the key Write a melody Discover the chords Harmonise the melody. These 10 worksheets follow a methodical approach that gives the students a rounded knowledge of harmonising melodies.
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Composing task: Start with chords

Composing task: Start with chords

A composing task in various steps: Choose the key Find out the chords Find out the cadences Compose an 8 bar chord sequence Add a melody Repeat with a contrasting set of chords. These 9 worksheets follow a methodical approach that gives students a rounded knowledge of harmonising melodies.
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Composition resources

Composition resources

3 resources for Composition students including: 2 sets of composing tasks to create melodies and chord sequences, with different approaches: Start with a chord sequence and then add a melody. Start with a melody and then choose the chords. A composition check list for students to use while they are composing to a set brief or when they have finished. This gives them ideas to exploit the different elements of music, as well as thinking about audience and occasion.
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Composition Check list

Composition Check list

7 worksheets that can be used by students to check their compositions. Some points are taken from the Edexcel Music A level composition mark scheme but this can also be used by younger students that wish to compose a creative and varied piece of music. Worksheets include ideas on: Melody, harmony, accompaniment styles, sonority, rhythm and texture. These worksheets are also helpful for the students to identify different devices for the different elements of music, and in this way also revise for their listening and appraising exam.
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Wider Listening Edexcel Music AS level (12 pieces)

Wider Listening Edexcel Music AS level (12 pieces)

Some wider listening ideas for the 12 pieces In the Edexcel Music AS Level Listening and Appraising section with points you can mention about in an essay. This can be used as a poster or handouts for your students.
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Vivaldi Wider Listening Edexcel Music AS and A level

Vivaldi Wider Listening Edexcel Music AS and A level

Some wider listening ideas for Vivaldi’s Concerto In D Minor In the Edexcel Music A Level Listening and Appraising section with points you can mention about in an essay. This can be used as a handout for your students or as a display poster.
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Schumann Wider Listening Edexcel Music AS and A level

Schumann Wider Listening Edexcel Music AS and A level

Some wider listening ideas for Clara Schumann’s Piano Trio in G minor In the Edexcel Music A Level Listening and Appraising section with points you can mention about in an essay. This can be used as a poster or handouts for your students.
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Anoushka Shankar Wider Listening Edexcel Music A level

Anoushka Shankar Wider Listening Edexcel Music A level

Some wider listening ideas forAnoushka Shankar’s ‘Breathing Under Water’ In the Edexcel Music A Level Listening and Appraising section with points you can mention about in an essay. This can be used as a poster or handouts for your students.
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Mozart Wider Listening Edexcel Music AS and A level

Mozart Wider Listening Edexcel Music AS and A level

Some wider listening ideas for Mozart’s ‘The Magic Flute’ In the Edexcel Music AS and A Level Listening and Appraising section with points you can mention about in an essay. This can be used as a poster or handouts for your students.
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Fusions Wider Listening Edexcel Music AS and A level

Fusions Wider Listening Edexcel Music AS and A level

Some wider listening ideas for the ‘Fusion’ area of study In the Edexcel Music AS and A Level Listening and Appraising section with points you can mention about in an essay. This can be used as a poster or handouts for your students.
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Berlioz Wider Listening Edexcel Music A level

Berlioz Wider Listening Edexcel Music A level

Some wider listening ideas for Berlioz ‘Symphonie Fantastique’ In the Edexcel Music A Level Listening and Appraising section with points you can mention about in an essay. This can be used as a poster or handouts for your students.
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Wider Listening Edexcel Music A level (6 pieces)

Wider Listening Edexcel Music A level (6 pieces)

Some wider listening ideas for the extra 6 pieces that you need to learn for the Edexcel Music A Level Listening and Appraising section with points you can mention about in an essay. This can be used as a poster or handouts for your students.
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Instrumental Music Wider Listening Edexcel AS and A level

Instrumental Music Wider Listening Edexcel AS and A level

Some wider listening ideas for the 3 pieces in ‘Instrumental Music’ In the Edexcel Music AS and A Level Listening and Appraising section with points you can mention about in an essay. These can be used as posters or handouts for your students.
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Bach Wider Listening Edexcel Music AS and A level

Bach Wider Listening Edexcel Music AS and A level

Some wider listening ideas for Bach’s Cantata Ein Feste Burg In the Edexcel Music AS and A Level Listening and Appraising section with points you can mention about in an essay. This can be used as a poster or handouts for your students.
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Vocal Music Wider Listening Edexcel Music AS and A level

Vocal Music Wider Listening Edexcel Music AS and A level

Some wider listening ideas for the 3 pieces in ‘Vocal Music’ In the Edexcel Music AS and A Level Listening and Appraising section with points you can mention about in an essay. This can be used as a poster or handouts for your students.
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