Elements of Music & Cartoon Music SOW & Resources

Elements of Music & Cartoon Music SOW & Resources

Entire 7 lesson scheme of work covering the following: - Pitch, Rhythm, Tempo, Dynamics & Timbre. - Pitch notation - Stave, Treble clef, Note lengths, Rests, Time Signature - The role of music in cartoons - The use of the elements of music in Cartoon music - Composing music for a cartoon clip (Wile E Coyote & Roadrunner) - Self and Peer-assessment tools Includes topic booklet containing all learning objectives, differentiated outcomes, worksheets, composition planning, self and peer-assessment tools. Also includes PowerPoints for each lesson including embedded audio and video. Detailed SOW included.
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Instruments of the Orchestra - SOW & Resources

Instruments of the Orchestra - SOW & Resources

This a 5 lesson scheme of work to teach students about the instruments of the orchestra. This scheme can be used for KS2, KS3 or KS4. The aims of the scheme are: - To understand that the instruments are classified into 4 different families - To be able to identify the different instruments found in the orchestra - To understand how instruments produce, manipulate and amplify sound - To design and make their own musical instruments - To compose a piece of music using their own instruments - To complete a written assessment which also includes listening questions This resource includes the Scheme of work, detailed PowerPoints including pictures and audio to teach all the instruments, a homework task to produce an instrument and a final topic assessment (audio also included). This resource includes opportunity for both teacher and self-assessment.
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Minimalism (Music) - SOW, Resources and Topic Booklet

Minimalism (Music) - SOW, Resources and Topic Booklet

This is a 7 lesson SOW to teach Minimalism. This comes with a topic booklet containing all learning objectives, worksheets, listening activities, and self & peer-assement tools. There is also a powerpoint presentation for each lesson. Key features covered in this topic: - Background to minimalism - What is minimalism? - Cells - Ostinato - Phasing - Layering - Metamorphosis - Addition - Subtraction - Augmentation - Diminution - Performing 'Clapping Music' by Steve Reich - Listening activities for 'Pendulum Music' by Steve Reich, 'Facades' by Philip Glass, and 'Tubular Bells' by Mike Oldfield - Composing a cell and then developing this into a full piece using the techniques taught above. Designed for year 8 or 9 to help prepare them for GCSE music. Focussing on keywords and composition skills. Will really help give students techniques for developing a melody.
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TV Advert Music - SOW & Resources

TV Advert Music - SOW & Resources

This is a 7 lesson SOW with full resources (powerpoints, work booklet, audio and videos) on TV Advert Music. Students learn what makes effective TV advert music and then compose their own music for an advert that they have written themselves. This SOW contains opportunities for self, peer and teacher-assessment and could easily be adapted to include the use of ICT.
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Film Music SOW & Resources

Film Music SOW & Resources

This is a 5 week scheme of work to teach Film Music. This includes a topic workbook, PowerPoints for all the lessons (including audio & videos), a scheme of work and a teacher assessment sheet. This scheme of work is suitable for both KS3 & KS4 students and covers a range of musical features and vocabulary. Students have the opportunity to learn about and compose a leitmotif as well as music to accompany a film clip (Fast & Furious). The scheme of work also enables students to compose using technology and includes instructions on how to import a video file into GarageBand.
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Musical Fusion SOW & Resources

Musical Fusion SOW & Resources

This is a 5 lesson SOW about musical fusion which is suitable for both KS3 & KS4. This resource included detailed PowerPoints (all audio included) and a Topic Workbook for the students to complete throughout the topic. The fusion styles explored in this scheme are: - Bossa Nova - Nintendocore - Country Rap - Bhangra This resource includes teacher, self and peer-assessment and also allows students to develop their composition skills using ICT.
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OCR GCSE Music Creative Task - Student 'How to' Guides - Stimuli 1

OCR GCSE Music Creative Task - Student 'How to' Guides - Stimuli 1

The first set of 'How to' guides based on real OCR stimuli including templates for developing students understanding of how to complete the OCR Creative Task exam. This gives step by step guidance to ensure students produce a musical response which targets all the key elements of the grading criteria. I have been using these with my students and they have demonstrated a significant improvement in the quality of their compositions for this practical exam. Students should use these guides when learning about this exam. They should continue to use them to practice so that the exam technique is embedded and they are then able to complete the exam without help. There are also a 2nd and 3rd set of Stimuli to download or you can purchase all 3 sets at a reduced price. Guides available: - - Chord Sequence - Rhythmic Phrase - Sequence of Events - Words (Lyrics)
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Rap & Hip-Hop SOW & Resources

Rap & Hip-Hop SOW & Resources

This is a 5 week scheme of work fully resourced (PowerPoints, Topic Booklet & Audio) to teach students about Rap & Hip-Hop. This topic looks at the history and context as well as the key features through listening and composing using ICT. All audio has been edited and contains no swearing or inappropriate content. The topic also includes opportunities for teacher, self and peer-assessment.
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Cartoon Music SOW & Resources

Cartoon Music SOW & Resources

This is a 6 lesson SOW on Cartoon music. Students develop their understanding of the elements of music by studying a number of cartoons and then use these elements to compose their own music for a clip from Wallace and Gromit. This pack includes a booklet with all the learning objectives, worksheets, composition and self/peer assessment tools needed for the SOW. Also included is a PowerPoint for each lesson with the video files embedded.
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The Blues - SOW & Resources

The Blues - SOW & Resources

This is a 7 lesson SOW which allows students to study the blues. Includes the following: - The history of the blues including the triangular slave trade - Work songs & Spirituals - The key features of the blues - How to play the walking bass - How to play a 12 bar blues chord pattern - Improvising using the blues scale (including a video enabling the teacher to demonstrate question and answer phrasing - Performing typical blues melodies - The typical structure of a blues piece - Integrated opportunities to use music ICT to produce/sequence the students' blues pieces - Homework for each lesson This download includes a detailed SOW along with PowerPoints for each lesson with embedded audio and video. A topic booklet is also provided which can be given to each student. This includes all sheet music, questions, worksheets and tasks required, including self and peer-assessment tools.
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Man in the Mirror - Performing & Composing/Songwriting - SOW & Resources

Man in the Mirror - Performing & Composing/Songwriting - SOW & Resources

This is an entire 10 lesson SOW with a Topic Booklet, PowerPoints and Sheet Music all included. A fully integrated project incorporating Performing, Composing & Listening/Appraising. Develops ensemble performing skills with differentiated parts. Designed to help prepare KS3 students for GCSE music by introducing more complex concepts which will allow them to better understand music composition. The SOW focusses on learning how to compose chord patterns and melodies. Students do this by studying 'Man in the Mirror' by Michael Jackson to learn about the key features. They then apply these features to composing their own pieces. Key Features & Keywords Covered: - Lyrics - Instrumentation - Texture - Tonality - Harmony - Melody - Time Signature - Structure (Verse/Chorus) - Mood - Chords / Chord Patterns - Sharps & Flats - Ensemble Skills - Scales - Steps / Leaps - Syllabic / Melismatic - Phrasing - Rhythmic Devices - Repetition
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How to compose a chord pattern - Worksheet & PowerPoint

How to compose a chord pattern - Worksheet & PowerPoint

A simple, but effective, worksheet which can be used to teach students how to compose a chord pattern. This covers working out the triads in a key and also how to structure a chord pattern. Accompanied by an effective, visually stimulating, PowerPoint presentation. The worksheet should be used as a template which can be used multiple times until students are able to remember the steps and can therefore compose their own chord patterns. Ideal for developing composition skills for GCSE Music.
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Samba SOW & Resources

Samba SOW & Resources

A 4 lesson practical SOW about Samba. Students develop their understanding of: - where Samba comes from and what it sounds like. - what instruments are used - how to perform typical Samba rhythms - keywords such as Polyrhythm, Syncopation, Clave, Call & Response & Unison
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OCR GCSE Music Creative Task - Student 'How to' Guides - All 3 sets of Stimuli

OCR GCSE Music Creative Task - Student 'How to' Guides - All 3 sets of Stimuli

'How to' guides, including templates for developing students understanding of how to complete the OCR Creative Task exam. These guides give step by step guidance to ensure students produce a musical response which targets all the key elements of the grading criteria. I have been using these with my students and they have demonstrated a significant improvement in the quality of their compositions for this practical exam. Students should use these guides when learning about this exam. They should continue to use them to practice so that the exam technique is embedded and they are then able to complete the exam without help. This download contains 3 different version of each stimuli to allow you to repeat the activities with the students to help embed the students' understanding of the exam. Guides available: - - Chord Sequence - Rhythmic Phrase - Sequence of Events - Words (Lyrics)
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OCR GCSE Music Creative Task - Student 'How to' Guides - Stimuli 2

OCR GCSE Music Creative Task - Student 'How to' Guides - Stimuli 2

The second set of 'How to' guides based on real OCR stimuli including templates for developing students understanding of how to complete the OCR Creative Task exam. This gives step by step guidance to ensure students produce a musical response which targets all the key elements of the grading criteria. I have been using these with my students and they have demonstrated a significant improvement in the quality of their compositions for this practical exam. Students should use these guides when learning about this exam. They should continue to use them to practice so that the exam technique is embedded and they are then able to complete the exam without help. There are also a 1st and 3rd set of Stimuli to download or you can purchase all 3 sets at a reduced price. Guides available: - - Chord Sequence - Rhythmic Phrase - Sequence of Events - Words (Lyrics)
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OCR GCSE Music Creative Task - Student 'How to' Guides - Stimuli 3

OCR GCSE Music Creative Task - Student 'How to' Guides - Stimuli 3

The third set of 'How to' guides based on real OCR stimuli including templates for developing students understanding of how to complete the OCR Creative Task exam. This gives step by step guidance to ensure students produce a musical response which targets all the key elements of the grading criteria. I have been using these with my students and they have demonstrated a significant improvement in the quality of their compositions for this practical exam. Students should use these guides when learning about this exam. They should continue to use them to practice so that the exam technique is embedded and they are then able to complete the exam without help. There are also a 1st and 2nd set of Stimuli to download or you can purchase all 3 sets at a reduced price. Guides available: - - Chord Sequence - Rhythmic Phrase - Sequence of Events - Words (Lyrics)
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Steve Reich Clapping Music Minimalism Worksheet

Steve Reich Clapping Music Minimalism Worksheet

This worksheet teaches pupils how to convert Steve Reich's 'Clapping Music' into a grid. Also teaches them about 'Phasing' in a very practical way. I have used this several times successfully now. If you like this resource please see my other premium resources.
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