This is a bundle of 4 work sheets for use with your GCSE students, in particular for composition in a Popular Song style.
The composition audit is a good way to assess what students know about basic composition skills at the start of the year and is formatted in a traffic like system.
The composition top tips is a 1 page hand out for students which gives some ideas on what to include for a melody, drum beat, chord sequence and bassline- for a pop style song in particular.
What should I include in a pop song composition gives a range of features that you would expect to have in a Popular song, broken down into texture, structure, melody, timbre, rhythm and metre, tonality, harmony, dynamics and melody. This is a good guide for students and can aid in planning lessons on the different areas.
**Composition check list **is a good task to do with students when they are trying to develop their pieces- it is a tick sheet activity, with questions around the layers, structure and contrast and development that they have in their piece. It also gives some further ways that they can develop their piece.