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GCSE MUSIC: UNFAMILIAR LISTENING #1 & 2
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GCSE MUSIC: UNFAMILIAR LISTENING #1 & 2

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Two great resources to practice unfamiliar listening with your students - UNFAMILIAR LISTENING paper #1 relates to musical theatre, or AoS3: Music for Stage & Screen and paper #2 relates to ‘world music’, or AoS4: Fusions, in the Edexcel GCSE Specification. Includes: Student’s questions papers and skeleton scores and teacher’s comprehensive mark schemes as handy printable PDF’s as well as YouTube link* (inc. exact timing). Can be used as a starter, a significant part of a lesson (20-30 mins inc. discussion time), as a homework or even set for cover work. *** YouTube link included instead of MP3 recording for copyright purposes. **
JAMES BOND THEME [EASY PIANO ARRANGEMENTS]
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JAMES BOND THEME [EASY PIANO ARRANGEMENTS]

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A very accessible keyboard resource for your KS3 students, or as an introduction to Music for Stage & Screen. Can also be used as INTERVALS practice! Features two differentiated versions: **EASY (EASY LH), ** and STANDARD with and without note names. Both versions are the first and second sections of this work only. Ideal for solo and small ensemble performance!
GCSE MUSIC - WIDER LISTENING & EXTENDED WRITING #1
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GCSE MUSIC - WIDER LISTENING & EXTENDED WRITING #1

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A handy resource to help your students broaden their repertoire and to develop their knowledge and understanding of how to approach the wider listening question in the Edexcel 9-1 GCSE Music exam. **Includes: **YouTube links to 8 x recordings (unfamiliar pieces) **Guidance on how to draw links and make comparisons between familiar (anthology) and unfamiliar pieces ** **Extension task ** ** This can be used as independent study, homework or a revision task and will take approximately one hour.
BANDLAB - AN INTRODUCTION TO MULTITRACK RECORDING
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BANDLAB - AN INTRODUCTION TO MULTITRACK RECORDING

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A really useful resource comprising of two 15-minute tutorial videos (INTRO / LESSON #1 + LESSON #2) and an editable powerpoint including YouTube clips to introduce BeatBoxing! A beginner’s guide for both teacher and student(s) in understanding MULTITRACK RECORDING and how to work on this independently. No MIDI instruments required at this stage - just a microphone (the mic on your computer works just fine for this!) Use as an in-class resource and/or set as homework tasks. A fun and engaging activity for your students! (Developed during lockdown January 2021) https://edu.bandlab.com/
"HEDWIG'S  THEME" from 'HARRY POTTER & THE PHILOSOPHER'S STONE' [EASY PIANO ARRANGEMENTS]
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"HEDWIG'S THEME" from 'HARRY POTTER & THE PHILOSOPHER'S STONE' [EASY PIANO ARRANGEMENTS]

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A very accessible keyboard resource for your KS3 students, or as an introduction to Music for Stage & Screen. Can also be used as INTERVALS practice! (MORE DIFFICULT) Features three differentiated versions: INTERMEDIATE (EASY LH), INTERMEDIATE (MORE DIFFICULT LH), and MORE DIFFICULT with and without note names. Both versions are the first section of this work only. Ideal for solo and small ensemble performance!
END OF UNIT TESTS MEGA-BUNDLE [AoS#1 INSTRUMENTAL MUSIC 1700-1820, AoS#2 VOCAL MUSIC, AoS#3 MUSIC FOR STAGE & SCREEN & AoS#4 FUSIONS - 8 x PAPERS!
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END OF UNIT TESTS MEGA-BUNDLE [AoS#1 INSTRUMENTAL MUSIC 1700-1820, AoS#2 VOCAL MUSIC, AoS#3 MUSIC FOR STAGE & SCREEN & AoS#4 FUSIONS - 8 x PAPERS!

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EIGHT brilliant resources to give your students the experience to practice specifically tailored exam-style questions in preparation for the the Edexcel 9-1 exam. Features three listening questions for each paper, including an unfamiliar listening question, the set work for each AoS and a rhythm & melody dictation question, as well as a KEY WORDS / VOCABULARY questions to link to the extended writing question! Includes: Question papers, teacher’s mark schemes, YouTube links* and timings to suggested recordings and an mp3 for question 3 of each paper (Dictation - rhythm & melody) *An mp3 of all recordings has not been included for copyright reasons *
"OVER THE RAINBOW" (EASY ARRANGEMENT)
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"OVER THE RAINBOW" (EASY ARRANGEMENT)

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A very accessible keyboard resource for your KS3 students, or as an introduction to “Defying Gravity” on the Edexcel 9-1 GCSE Music specification. Can also be used as INTERVALS practice, or as a starting point for improvisation! Features melody, easy bass line and chords. Ideal for solo and small ensemble performance!
END OF UNIT TEST #4 - "KILLER QUEEN" - QUEEN
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END OF UNIT TEST #4 - "KILLER QUEEN" - QUEEN

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A brilliant resource to give your students the experience to practice a specifically tailored exam-style question in preparation for the the Edexcel 9-1 exam. Features three listening questions including an unfamiliar listening question, Killer Queen and a rhythm & melody dictation question, as well as a KEY WORDS / VOCABULARY question to link to the extended writing question! Includes: Question paper, teacher’s mark scheme, YouTube links* to suggested recordings and an mp3 for question 3 *An mp3 of all recordings has not been included for copyright reasons *
DICTATION - RHYTHM & MELODY BUNDLE - THE WHOLE PACKAGE!
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DICTATION - RHYTHM & MELODY BUNDLE - THE WHOLE PACKAGE!

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An opportunity to MASTER aural dictation with these fantastic resources. Includes the new "101 DICTATION - RHYTHM & MELODY " book to develop repertoire experience and understanding of rhythmic and melodic patterns within familiar pieces of music PLUS question papers for ALL FOUR AREAS OF STUDY (Edexcel 9-1) PLUS the first four practice papers (easy) all as printable PDFs, teacher’s answer sheets AND mp3s! **INCLUDES MORE THAN 150 LISTENING EXTRACTS TO PRACTICE ! **
SIBELIUS - A BEGINNER'S GUIDE [EASY]
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SIBELIUS - A BEGINNER'S GUIDE [EASY]

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A handy step-by-step guide to enable your students to begin working with Sibelius in just five simple stages. (Resource designed to work with Sibelius 7 & 7.5). Print this colourful resource and keep in your student’s folders, laminate and use as a desk-mat reminder or enlarge and use as part of your display for composing and Music Technology! (Useful for KS4, aimed at KS3) This can even be included as part of your department handbook. Includes full-colour PDF for immediate printing.
GCSE MUSIC: UNFAMILIAR LISTENING #1
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GCSE MUSIC: UNFAMILIAR LISTENING #1

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A great resource to practice unfamiliar listening with your students - UNFAMILIAR LISTENING #1 relates to musical theatre, or AoS3: Music for Stage & Screen in the Edexcel GCSE Specification. Includes: Student’s question paper and skeleton score and teacher’s comprehensive mark scheme as handy printable PDF’s as well as YouTube link* (inc. exact timing). Can be used as a starter, a significant part of a lesson (20-30 mins inc. discussion time), as a homework or even set for cover work. *** YouTube link included instead of MP3 recording for copyright purposes. ** (YouTube video for illustration purposes only - I do not own the recording or the channel)
END OF UNIT TEST #3 - "MUSIC FOR A WHILE" - PURCELL
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END OF UNIT TEST #3 - "MUSIC FOR A WHILE" - PURCELL

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A brilliant resource to give your students the experience to practice a specifically tailored exam-style question in preparation for the the Edexcel 9-1 exam. Features three listening questions including an unfamiliar listening question, Killer Queen and a rhythm & melody dictation question, as well as a KEY WORDS / VOCABULARY question to link to the extended writing question! Includes: Question paper, teacher’s mark scheme, YouTube links* to suggested recordings and an mp3 for question 3 *An mp3 of all recordings has not been included for copyright reasons *
DICTATION - RHYTHM & MELODY PAPER #10 [CHRISTMAS MUSIC]
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DICTATION - RHYTHM & MELODY PAPER #10 [CHRISTMAS MUSIC]

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The last in a FANTASTIC series of question papers to help your students practice aural dictation with FAMILIAR pieces of music. Paper #10 contains extracts from ELEVEN need-to-know pieces of traditional Christmas Music repertoire. Work through the exercises to develop your aural perception skills Learn collaboratively or for independent study (can be set as homework, cover work) Project answers onto the board for tutorial / class discussion **Includes: Question paper (10 x questions), teacher’s answer sheet - both printable PDF’s and MP3 recordings **
END OF UNIT TEST #5 - "DEFYING GRAVITY" - SCHWARTZ
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END OF UNIT TEST #5 - "DEFYING GRAVITY" - SCHWARTZ

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A brilliant resource to give your students the experience to practice a specifically tailored exam-style question in preparation for the the Edexcel 9-1 exam. Features three listening questions including an unfamiliar listening question, “Defying Gravity” from the musical ‘Wicked’ by Schwartz and a rhythm & melody dictation question, as well as a KEY WORDS / VOCABULARY question to link to the extended writing question! Includes: Question paper, teacher’s mark scheme, YouTube links* to suggested recordings and an mp3 for question 3 *An mp3 of all recordings has not been included for copyright reasons *
BRITPOP - "DON'T LOOK BACK IN ANGER" (Easy arrangement)
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BRITPOP - "DON'T LOOK BACK IN ANGER" (Easy arrangement)

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A very accessible resource for your KS3 students, featuring a step-by-step scaffolded guide to learning this great song! Features eight simple exercises to help you plan your performance assessments, individual structured sections of the song, guitar chords and chords ‘cheat sheet’ Create your own BRITPOP band arrangement!
KS3 MUSIC WORKBOOK: "BRITPOP" [AN INTRODUCTION] SoW
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KS3 MUSIC WORKBOOK: "BRITPOP" [AN INTRODUCTION] SoW

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A very user-friendly 30-page workbook for your KS3 students (aimed at Year 7/8) to introduce “BRITPOP.” Includes ESP exercises, RAG-style resources for stretch and challenge, fun homework tasks, peer feedback forms for performing and an end-of-topic test for assessment. Now features a GLOSSARY to encourage and support the use of subject specific vocabulary. There are activities to span five lessons - these are not designed to last for a whole lesson but are intended to support additional listening / practical work. BONUS FEATURES: Now includes differentiated versions of “She’s The One” (Robbie Williams) and “Don’t Look Back in Anger” (Oasis) as both Sib. 7 & PDF files to support practical activities!
KS3 MUSIC WORKBOOK: "MUSICAL HISTORY TIMELINE" [AN INTRODUCTION] RECORDINGS
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KS3 MUSIC WORKBOOK: "MUSICAL HISTORY TIMELINE" [AN INTRODUCTION] RECORDINGS

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Recordings for lessons 1 - 5 in a “MUSICAL HISTORY TIMELINE” (KS3 work book). The MP3 recordings are timed and mixed on five individual recordings for ease of use - one for each lesson. To be used with the exercises in a “MUSICAL HISTORY TIMELINE” KS3 work book. Not for sale as I do not own the recordings or the YouTube channels from where they came. Also includes teacher’s answer sheet (with YouTube links).
GCSE MUSIC PEER FEEDBACK FORM [PERFORMING]
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GCSE MUSIC PEER FEEDBACK FORM [PERFORMING]

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FREE resource to help your students get organized! Basic printable (PDF) document including requirements for Paper #1 (Performing) components. Use for class performances, end of term assessments and to help your students track their own progress. Encourage your students to articulate their own progress (WWW) and targets (EBI) as well as how to critique their peers using the wording and terminology directly from the Edexcel 9-1 spec! ** (included on reverse).
GCSE MUSIC DIVIDERS
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GCSE MUSIC DIVIDERS

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FREE resource to help your students get organized! Basic editable (Word.doc) and printable (PDF) layouts including requirements for Paper #1 (Performing) and Paper #2 (Composing) components. Print on coloured card to organize your student’s folders! Encourage your students to articulate their own progress and targets as well as how to critique their peers using the wording directly from the Edexcel 9-1 spec! **