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This is a shop in which you can be sure of purchasing quality resources for music. You truly do get what you pay for, and the prices in my shop reflect the standard that you can and should expect when you purchase one of my resources. Rainy Night Music is a name you can trust, and I invite you to contact me directly at rainynightmusic@hotmail.com if you have any questions, requests or suggestions. Thank you for your interest, and I look forward to welcoming you as a colleague-customer.
Musical Eras Activities History of Music
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Musical Eras Activities History of Music

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There are up to 3 hours of content in this pack, which covers each of the 6 musical eras of the Western Classical Tradition, a 900-year musical journey! It’s a great introduction to the musical eras and because of the way it is designed and structured, it is also an excellent choice for cover work. Each of the six musical eras from the Medieval to the 20th-Century has its own reading, writing, and listening activity, with a further True or False activity for Medieval and Renaissance, Baroque and Classical, and Romantic and 20th Century, to deepen understanding. While students complete the reading and comprehension activities for each era, there are YouTube links provided to suitable and interesting pieces of music to play in the background, giving students a ‘flavour’ of the era that they are reading about and answering questions about, and a listening sheet to record their observations and opinions for a class discussion at the end of the activity. The links are all checked and are valid as of 4th October 2019. There is also a teacher handout with full instructions as to how to run the lessons, including questions to ask the students, and prompts to remind them of certain things. The great thing about this resource is it is also absolutely perfect for a supply or substitute teacher who has no specialist musical knowledge at all. The teacher handout even has a box at the bottom to give you feedback or concerns from the lesson(s), so you can follow up, just in case you have set it as cover. Everything has been thought of, and it is beautifully presented in an engaging and structured manner. I really hope that you will enjoy my resources and find them useful. I pride myself on the quality of my resources and on the quality of my customer service. Please send any enquiries either before or after purchase to rainynightmusic@hotmail.com and I will be more than happy to help you in any way that I can.
CHINESE MUSIC PROJECT Year 7 or Year 8
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CHINESE MUSIC PROJECT Year 7 or Year 8

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Chinese Music is a real winner in the classroom - Pentatonic Scales are hugely accessible on keyboard instruments, xylophones and glockenspiels, alike. This project has TOTAL support for teaching and learning. You get a worksheet with 8 tasks on (some short, some in depth, some listening, some composing, some performing AND composing), all with full answers on a PowerPoint presentation making self-marking really easy. Students will be introduced to 4 instruments of the Chinese orchestra, the characteristics of Chinese Melodic writing, including the Pentatonic Scale. They will be taught how to create their own pentatonic scale and how to turn this knowledge into a successful Chinese Music Composition, which has a full checklist of success criteria. Again, the success criteria makes it easy for students to peer assess and for you to quality assure later. For your convenience, a teacher guide is included, detailing a slide-by-slide path through the lesson, linking slides to tasks, etc. Beautifully presented resources - great fun, and lots of learning! This project is perfect for Chinese New Year! I really hope that you will enjoy my resources and find them useful. I pride myself on the quality of the resources that I publish, and I welcome feedback and enquiries from all of my colleague-customers across the world. I can be contacted directly at rainynightmusic@hotmail.com and I would be delighted to hear from you. Thank you for considering this resource for your classroom.
A LEVEL MUSIC COMPOSITION Harmonising a Melody AQA Edexcel OCR Eduqas
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A LEVEL MUSIC COMPOSITION Harmonising a Melody AQA Edexcel OCR Eduqas

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This is an Introduction to 4-part harmony. It is a full and comprehensive topic that would fit nicely into 3 x 1-hour lessons, but could be squeezed into 2 x 1-hour lessons with a gifted A-Level Music class if the final task was also set as homework. The content is based around an introduction to Bach Chorales. There are 4 tasks in total. Task 1 is: choosing chords to harmonise a melody. This is based on identifying the key , drawing out triads, and matching given melody notes with the triads/ chords, leading to a 4-part arrangement of the chord progression they have chosen, applying the techniques that are introduced throughout. Task 2 is: Arranging for 4 parts. Students are given a fixed chord progression with which to harmonise the melody from task 1. Meanwhile the PowerPoint will take them through the following: Note Doubling; Consecutive 5ths ; Consecutive 8ves ; Consecutive Unisons ; Chord Spacing ; Six-Way check (SA; ST; SB; AT; AB; TB) to prevent banned consecutives. Task 3 is: Using passing notes to create momentum. Students will be shown a model answer on the PowerPoint to Task 2, which then becomes the starting point for Task 3. The PowerPoint takes students through passing notes (what they are, what they do, and pitfalls of using too many at once) and then students are to add passing notes to the given arrangement. Task 4 is: Working in a minor key. Students use the tonic minor to largely transfer their arrangement from the major, but new concepts are introduced for them to think about: melodic augmented 2nds (and using the melodic minor scale to avoid them); Tierce de Picardie cadence (where, how, and why it’s used); the tricky Mediant in minor keys. From a teaching perspective, you have a full 20-slide Powerpoint making delivery of content easy, MP3 audios of the model answers so students can hear how nice good 4-part writing really sounds, Sibelius 5, 6, 7, and 7.5 templates if you want to use Music ICT to complete the tasks, 4 x PDF worksheets (that you’ll want to hand out one at a time because model answers become the next worksheet!) in case you don’t have/ don’t wish to use Music ICT. I take great care to ensure my resources are of the highest quality – both in content and in presentation – and I wholeheartedly recommend them to both you and your students. I welcome feedback and enquiries from my colleague-customers the world over, and I can be contacted directly at rainynightmusic@hotmail.com. I would be delighted to hear from you, and I thank you for considering this resource for your classroom.
Music Worksheets Staff Notation Distance Learning
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Music Worksheets Staff Notation Distance Learning

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This resource comprises 10 worksheets designed to secure, revise, and test knowledge of bass and treble staff notation. Aimed at Key Stage 3 students, each worksheet should take approximately 10-15 minutes to complete, making them perfect for starter activities or for short tests. Similarly, they can be used in combination to form longer tests (including suitability for GCSE Music course tests); they can even be used to create up to two full 1-hour cover lessons for a supply teacher who may have no music specialist knowledge whatsoever. If you use them for the latter, you needn’t worry about coming back to a huge pile of marking either, because full answers are included in the resource pack, so students can mark and correct their own work on the day! Specifically, the worksheets incorporate the following types of activity: identifying note pitches on the bass and treble staff; identifying words written out in bass and treble staff notation; writing given words out in bass and treble staff notation; unscrambling words that have been written out in bass and treble staff notation; converting words written out in bass staff notation to treble staff notation, and vice versa. A handy little guide to notation, which can be printed as small cards ahead of the lesson, has also been included so that students can simply work the notes out, even if they’ve never seen staff notation before – so everything has been thought of for your convenience. As an extra challenge, and for those of you (like me!) who always look to link lessons to developing overall literacy skills, too, why not have the students look up words that they have not yet come across (like ‘efface’ and ‘bade’) in a dictionary, and then a thesaurus to find synonyms and antonyms. I do this with my students and their English teachers are always very grateful! I take great care to ensure my resources are of the highest quality – both in content and in presentation – and I wholeheartedly recommend them to both you and your students. I welcome feedback and enquiries from my colleague-customers the world over, and I can be contacted directly at rainynightmusic@hotmail.com. I would be delighted to hear from you, and I thank you for considering this resource for your classroom.
GCSE Music CIRCLE OF FIFTHS
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GCSE Music CIRCLE OF FIFTHS

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This lesson focuses primarily on the Circle of Fifths, and this includes both the major and minor keys up to and including 4 sharps and flats. Students are taken through the information with both an information sheet, and a step-by-step PowerPoint. 14 x written/ notation tasks develop students’ knowledge of how keys are organised. This is not just a lesson in ‘what’ the Circle of 5ths is, students are taught how to create the circle from scratch. This reinforces understanding, and it also incorporates revision of major and minor scales, with a focus on how major scales create accidentals which become key signatures for major and relative minor keys. Students also discover relationships between keys on the Circle of 5ths as a foundation to appropriate/ most common modulations: Dominant keys to the right/ Subdominant to the left/ Relative Major or Minor inwards or outwards on the rings. There are 10 x listening questions to conclude the lesson, in which students’ ability to distinguish between major and minor tonalities is tested. By the end of the lesson students will have a secure knowledge of the topic, and you – the teacher – will have more than enough scope to set additional activities as homework should you wish to, and suggestions are included in the teacher notes on the PowerPoint. All of this comes with a 28-slide animated and beautifully-presented PowerPoint, annotated with detailed teaching guidance notes, to make delivery of the lesson smooth and efficient – plus a 4-page student information sheet, 4-page activity sheet and 4-page detailed answers sheet. With regards to the listening questions, MP3s are provided (and they are always my own compositions), and you may well want to insert the audios into the slide rather than use media player. I really hope that you will enjoy my resources and find them useful. I pride myself on the quality of the resources that I publish, and I welcome feedback and enquiries from all of my colleague-customers across the world. I can be contacted directly at rainynightmusic@hotmail.com and I would be delighted to hear from you. Thank you for considering this resource for your classroom.
GCSE Music CHORDS and CADENCES
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GCSE Music CHORDS and CADENCES

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This lesson focuses on Chords and Cadences. Specific content is as follows: Major/ Minor/ Diminished/ Augmented chords and how they fit into major and minor keys; Root Position/ First Inversion/ Second Inversion chords; Perfect/ Imperfect/ Plagal/ Interrupted/ Tierce de Picardie Cadences. Students are taken through the information with both an information sheet, and a step-by-step PowerPoint. 12 x written/ notation tasks spread over 3 x activities develop students’ ability to create, identify and interpret all basic chord types and the 5 main types of cadence (mentioned above). 10 x listening questions conclude the lesson, in which students’ ability to distinguish between Perfect and Imperfect cadences is developed. Two Tierce de Picardie cadences are also included in the listening test to challenge more gifted musicians. By the end of the lesson students will have a secure knowledge of chords and cadences. This download includes a 33-slide animated and beautifully-presented PowerPoint, annotated with detailed teaching guidance notes, to make delivery of the lesson smooth and efficient – plus a 4-page student information sheet, 4-page activity sheet and 3-page detailed answers sheet. With regards to the listening questions, MP3s are provided (and they are always my own compositions), and you may well want to insert the audios into the slide rather than use media player. I take great pride in my resources, and the time and effort I put into them is immediately clear. I am confident that you will find this topic to be fully and comprehensively resourced in order to meet both your needs and the needs of your students… and it will save you (literally) hours of planning, too. I welcome any questions and feedback, and I can be contacted at rainynightmusic@hotmail.com. Thank you for considering my resources for your classroom.
MOZART FIGARO NON SO PIU AQA A Level Music Section B
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MOZART FIGARO NON SO PIU AQA A Level Music Section B

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This is one of the nine pieces from Act I of Mozart’s Le Nozze di Figaro which is a set work on the new AQA A Level syllabus (for first teaching from September 2016). This resource pack comprises: a fully detailed Sibelius score for Non So Piu for Sibelius 4, 5, 6, 7, and 7.5, including student versions - all versions included in download; a 6-page student worksheet designed to allow students to gain vital analysis skills; a 6-page detailed answer sheet, which constitutes a thorough analysis of everything that a student needs to know for the exam; an MP3 audio of the Sibelius score from a high quality sound-card recording. If you are a teacher, this resource pack will save you literally hours of planning; if you are a student, this will inform you about everything you need to know about this piece for the exam. Great value, and the same hallmark of quality that you come to expect from the Rainy Night Music brand.
Music History Activities COMPOSERS Distance Learning
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Music History Activities COMPOSERS Distance Learning

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Perfect for Year 7-9 Key Stage 3 Music students, and especially cover lessons. There are up to 6 hours of content in this download pack, which focuses on two composers from each of the 6 musical eras of the Western Classical Tradition! The activities build literacy skills in addition to broadening general musical knowledge. Answers for the activities are provided in booklets and are also included on a handy PowerPoint, so that students can mark their own work, allowing you to simply moderate. Full delivery instructions with suggested extension tasks are also included. There are 18 worksheets in this resource, divided up into 6 sets of 3 – one set for each of the 6 musical eras of the Western Classical Tradition. In each set, there are 2 x 250-word composer biographies with an attached reading and comprehension task, and a 25-statement True or False activity based on the composer biographies for each era. Each set conveniently makes up a complete 1-hour lesson. While students complete the reading and comprehension activities for each composer, there are YouTube links provided for the music of each respective composer, giving students a context and allowing them to record their observations and opinions for a class discussion at the end of the activity. The links are all checked and are valid as of 30th December 2019. There is also a teacher handout with full instructions as to how to run the Scheme of Work and whole individual lessons within it, including some great ideas for extending the learning. Another great thing about this resource is that it is absolutely perfect for a supply teacher who has no specialist musical knowledge at all. I really hope that you will enjoy my resources and find them useful. I pride myself on the quality of my resources and I welcome feedback and enquiries from my colleague-customers from all over the world at rainynightmusic@hotmail.com. I will be more than happy to help you in any way that I can. Thank you for considering this resource for your classroom.
AQA A Level Pop Music Stevie Wonder Superstition
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AQA A Level Pop Music Stevie Wonder Superstition

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Stevie Wonder is the second-named artist in the optional - and most popular - Area of Study 2: Pop Music on the new AQA A Level Syllabus (for first teaching from September 2016). Superstition is carefully chosen by Rainy Night Music as one of five songs, covering the top three named artists on the syllabus, which - together - cover ALL of the elements listed by AQA in Area of Study 2, whilst offering the necessary contrast. This resource pack comprises: a full Sibelius Piano and Voice score of Superstition for Sibelius 4, 5, 6, 7, and 7.5, including first and student versions - all versions included in download; a 1-page student worksheet designed to allow students to gain vital analysis skills; a 1-page detailed answer sheet, which constitutes a thorough analysis of everything that a student needs to know for the exam; an MP3 audio of the Sibelius score from a high quality sound-card recording. If you are a teacher, this resource pack will save you literally hours of planning; if you are a student, this will inform you about everything you need to know about this piece for the exam. Teaching and Learning Packs for the other 4 songs are also available from Rainy Night Music for more great value prices: Muse: Undisclosed Desires (£4); Muse: Apocalypse Please (£4); Stevie Wonder: I Just Called (To Say I Love You) (£4); Joni Mitchell: Blue (£4). All resources bear the hallmark of quality and experience that you come to expect when you buy the Rainy Night Music brand.
GCSE Music MODULATION and PIVOT CHORDS
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GCSE Music MODULATION and PIVOT CHORDS

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This lesson is intended as a first step towards creating proper modulations using pivot chords as part of a Cycle of Fifths progression. The topic builds upon prior knowledge of the Circle of Fifths, Major and Minor Scales, and creating triads. Students are taken through the information with both an information sheet, and a step-by-step PowerPoint that really goes the extra mile. 24 x written/ notation tasks guide students through the following concepts: deriving a House of Keys (for Modulation options) from the Circle of Fifths; how to organise diatonic chords into a Cycle of Fifths progression; how to find common chords between ‘House of Key’ keys; how to use a common chord as a Pivot chord within a Cycle of Fifths progression in the target key. This is a weighty, GCSE level topic, and it will open the door to students achieving higher-level composition grades through an understanding of how to move around the Circle of Fifths. Additionally, there are 10 x listening questions to conclude the lesson, in which students’ ability to distinguish between modulations to Relative Major, Relative Minor, and Dominant keys are tested. By the end of the lesson students will have a secure knowledge of the topic, and you – the teacher – will have more than enough scope to set additional activities as homework should you wish to. All of this comes with a 29-slide animated and beautifully-presented PowerPoint, annotated with detailed teaching guidance notes, to make delivery of the lesson smooth and efficient – plus a 4-page student information sheet, 4-page activity sheet and 4-page detailed answers sheet. With regards to the listening questions, MP3s are provided (and they are always my own compositions), and you may well want to insert the audios into the slide rather than use media player. I really hope that you will enjoy my resources and find them useful. I pride myself on the quality of the resources that I publish, and I welcome feedback and enquiries from all of my colleague-customers across the world. I can be contacted directly at rainynightmusic@hotmail.com and I would be delighted to hear from you. Thank you for considering this resource for your classroom.
Music Worksheets Rhythm and Metre Distance Learning
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Music Worksheets Rhythm and Metre Distance Learning

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This resource comprises 10 worksheets designed to secure, revise, and test knowledge of Rhythm and Metre. Aimed at Key Stage 3 Students, each worksheet should take between 15 and 30 minutes to complete, making them perfect for homework tasks or tests, but also allowing you to set only a few questions as a starter or combine whole worksheets into cover lessons for a supply teacher. If you use it for the latter, you needn’t worry about coming back to a huge pile of marking because full answers and a detailed teacher guide are also included in this resource pack, so students can mark and correct their own work, and teachers with limited specialist subject knowledge are supported. Specifically, the worksheets incorporate the following types of activity: maths with note duration symbols (dotted and un-dotted notes); identifying metres (simple and basic compound time); adding missing bar lines (simple and basic compound time); adding missing note durations from bars (simple and basic compound time); developing rhythms using augmentation and diminution techniques (doubling and halving note values into a new time signature – 2/4 to 2/2 for example). A handy little guide to duration, which can be printed as small cards ahead of the lesson, has been included so that students can simply work the notes out, even if they are only vaguely familiar with note duration symbols – so everything has been thought of for your convenience. I take great care to ensure my resources are of the highest quality – both in content and in presentation – and I wholeheartedly recommend them to both you and your students. I welcome feedback and enquiries from my colleague-customers all over the world, and I can be contacted directly at rainynightmusic@hotmail.com (Steve). I would be delighted to hear from you, and I thank you for considering this resource for your classroom.
Primary Music Listening Activities Distance Learning
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Primary Music Listening Activities Distance Learning

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This structured resource pack is an excellent introduction to analysing music and is perfect for youngsters aged approximately between 5 and 8 years. Students use their knowledge of colours to help them understand musical features relating to the musical elements. Five whole 1-hour lessons are included in the pack with fun, themed colouring worksheets for the students, Detailed PowerPoint with audio links (tested and working as of April 2020) and full teaching guidance so that you feel completely supported whether you are a music specialist, or not. It is easy to deliver. Full Details: How this works is as beautiful as it is simple. There are 5 themed lessons, each with its own colouring-in worksheet: In the Woods; Beneath the Sea; Out on Safari; On the Farm; Up In Space. A specific piece of famous classical music is the focus of each lesson, and the music has some kind of link to the theme. For instance: In the Woods is Vivaldi’s Autumn from the Four Seasons; Copland’s Hoe-down is the one for On the Farm. Each student worksheet has 8 pairs of statements. Two of the eight are opinion-based (such as ‘I like/ do not like this music’). The other 6 are related to musical elements and specific features of the piece of music used for the lesson. For example: The music is fast/ slow. Each statement has a colour pattern to use, and where statements are a little more complex (such as ‘I can hear only stringed instruments’ or ‘I can hear wind and stringed instruments’) they can link their knowledge of colour to reach the right answer. For instance: a child of 5 or 6 years old probably doesn’t know what a string orchestra sounds like, but they know that a bee should be black and yellow, not blue and pink. So, to colour a bee, they know the statement for the black and yellow colour pattern is correct. Accordingly, they know they can only hear stringed instruments. As they colour, and listen to the music (which they must be encouraged to do) they begin to subconsciously learn ‘what a string orchestra sounds like’. This system allows young students to develop musical analysis skills by building on prior knowledge of colour - not to mention becoming acquainted with composers and music from the Baroque, Classical, Romantic, and Modern eras. Furthermore, the opinion-based questions (like/ dislike; mood changes; interpretation, etc) offer excellent opportunities for the teacher to lead group discussions. All of this comes with full resource support for teaching and learning. I thoroughly recommend it. I really hope that you will enjoy my resources and find them useful. I pride myself on the quality of the resources that I publish, and I welcome feedback and enquiries from all of my colleague-customers across the world. I can be contacted directly at rainynightmusic@hotmail.com and I would be delighted to hear from you. Thank you for considering this resource for your classroom.
A Level POP MUSIC Bundle
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A Level POP MUSIC Bundle

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This bundle contains Five great worksheets and full detailed answers, relating to Area of Study 2 on the current AQA Specification for A Level Music. The pack includes 5 worksheets, 5 sets of answers, and 5 x Sibelius scores (in several versions) for 5 songs from named artists on the specification. Together, these songs cover the entire list of elements required for Area of Study 2. Specifically, the worksheets are for the following songs and artists: Muse, Apocalypse Please and Undisclosed Desires; Stevie Wonder, I Just Called To Say I Love You and Superstition; Joni Mitchell, Blue. I pride myself on the quality of the resources that I publish, and I welcome feedback and enquiries from my colleague-customers all over the world. I can be contacted directly at rainynightmusic@hotmail.com and I would be delighted to hear from you. Thank you for considering this resource for your classroom. If you teach the AQA specification, you may also like to consider my Classical Bundle which has 10 x Teaching and Learning Packs covering some Section A, B, and C Set Works. It’s available for £25 here: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/aqa-a-level-music-classical-bundle-12026114
Composition for Beginners Composing Project Year 7
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Composition for Beginners Composing Project Year 7

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Perfect for Year 7, this project takes students on an exciting journey which begins with the introduction of the Musical Alphabet. From here, they learn how to construct melodies using ordinary words. They are then introduced to simple 3-note chords - again using only the letters of the Musical Alphabet (no sharp or flat symbols, just letters). Students then learn how to match their words with chords, which becomes the basis of a melody with an accompaniment. The next part of the journey is to learn 4 of the basic music symbols and their numeric values in terms of beats (semibreve=4, minim=2, crotchet=1, quaver=1/2). Students group the symbols in a variety of ways so that the combined value is always 4, which creates rhythms. Finally, students are shown how to allocate these rhythms to the words that they have already matched with chords. This creates a rhythmic melody with an accompaniment. The project may end with students (in pairs or small groups) performing their compositions at the piano - a printable ‘note ruler’ is included with the download pack, which fits perfectly over most standard piano keys so that students know which notes to play. They may or may not perform the rhythms correctly, but the composing process, at a basic level, will have been properly learned. I take great pride in the high quality of resources, the outstanding value and excellent customer service that customers benefit from. I believe that my students deserve the very best and I will not sell any resources that I would not use for my own students. I hope that you decide to purchase from my store, and remember: please do get in touch if you have any questions at all. Contact Steve at rainynightmusic@hotmail.com
GRIEG NOTTURNO NOCTURNE AQA A Level Music Section C
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GRIEG NOTTURNO NOCTURNE AQA A Level Music Section C

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This is one of the six study pieces in the Romantic Piano Topic for Section C on the new AQA A Level Music Syllabus (for first teaching from September 2016). This resource pack comprises everything you need for complete teaching and learning related to the work. Specifically: a full Sibelius score of Edvard Grieg’s Notturno for Sibelius 4, 5, 6, 7, and 7.5, including all first and student versions - all versions included in download; a 7-page student worksheet designed to allow students to gain vital analysis skills; a 7-page detailed answer sheet, which constitutes a thorough 4000+ word analysis of everything that a student needs to know for the exam; an MP3 audio of the Sibelius score from a high quality sound-card recording. If you are a teacher, this resource pack will save you literally hours of planning; if you are a student, this will inform you about everything you need to know about this piece for the exam. The RNM purchase promise: Every resource that I post is one which I have spent hours preparing, researching, and refining with my own homemade personal touch. I don’t sell sub-standard ‘anything’, and you can expect plenty of value for money whenever you purchase a Rainy Night Music resource.
Music Worksheets Code Breaker Puzzles Distance Learning
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Music Worksheets Code Breaker Puzzles Distance Learning

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This resource pack comprises 10 Code Breaker Puzzles based on general musical knowledge of 10 different areas, and are designed for Key Stage 3 music students. With each puzzle expected to take students between 15 and 30 minutes to complete, they are ideal for individual homework tasks, or can be used in combination to fill at least 2 complete cover lessons. Specifically, the puzzles are based on the following 10 themes: famous composers; instruments; popular musicals; music styles and genres; basic foreign terms (tempos, dynamics, performance directions, etc); notation (signs, symbols, elements, etc); famous classical pieces of music; famous rock and pop bands (mostly from the past); describing music (terms relating to descriptions of melody, tonality, structure, etc); Christmas Songs and Carols (for a handy, fun, and seasonal puzzle). Students use logic and problem-solving skills to complete a code-breaker grid in which each letter has been replaced by a number. Each puzzle has a different theme and contains between 20 and 25 words, names, and/ or terms which must be found from one initial clue-word containing 4 different letters. Each time a new word is discovered, new letters are revealed, and to solve the entire puzzle students must replace every number in the grid with its corresponding letter, correctly spelling out all of the names or terms. Each of the 10 puzzles also contain a variety of shaded yellow and blue boxes, which must be unscrambled after all letters have been discovered, to reveal two final names, words, or terms related to the topic. A full set of answers are provided so that students can self-mark and correct – especially important if you use the activities for cover as you will not want to return to a pile of marking! Additionally, a 2-page Teacher Guidance plan is included to fully explain how the code-breakers work, taking you through an example, and to provide suggestions for extension tasks and for offering extra help to students attempting to solve the puzzles. I take great care to ensure my resources are of the highest quality – both in content and in presentation – and I wholeheartedly recommend them to both you and your students. I welcome feedback and enquiries from my colleague-customers all over the world, and I can be contacted directly at rainynightmusic@hotmail.com. I would be delighted to hear from you, and I thank you for considering this resource for your classroom.
GCSE Music Revision Quiz Activities
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GCSE Music Revision Quiz Activities

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This resource pack includes 14 interactive fun quizzes based on language for learning and is suitable for ALL GCSE Music specs. In this download pack you get 14 x 30-Question interactive Quizzes: 7 x Gold Run quizzes (ideal for learning and consolidating) and 7 x Stirke Out! quizzes (ideal for revision and testing) - both of which work extremely well on an individual basis and whole-class basis. There are 7 topic areas covered: GCSE Music Terminology for Rhythm, Metre and Tempo GCSE Music Terminology for Harmony and Tonality GCSE Music Terminology for Melody and Texture GCSE Music Terminology for Timbre and Dynamics GCSE Music Terminology for Structure and Genre General Musical Knowledge A Level Music Foreign Terminology/ ABRSM Grade 5 PLUS you also get a Christmas version to do with your Tutor Group absolutely free until the end of term. So that’s 16 quizzes in total (8 Strike Out! and 8 Gold Run). For each question, there are 4 possible answers. In the Gold Run! each of the 30 questions are asked in turn and whilst any number of incorrect answers will sound a ‘buzzer’, the same question will stay on the screen until the correct answer is reached. Students need to answer all 30 questions to win. This is ideal as a whole class activity, that will last about 20 or 30 minutes. In the Strike Out! version of the quiz, the same 30 questions are grouped into 10 sets of 3, and an incorrect answer will trigger the 2nd question in the set, another incorrect answer will trigger the final question in the set, and if that question is answered incorrectly, that’s a Strike Out! and it’s somebody else’s turn to have a go (or the class starts again). This is a more exciting version (and competitive!). Both versions are great for revision - end of term/ half-term, or just for general revision of terminology/ language for learning. For your convenience, the download pack has both .pptx and .ppt versions of both quizzes so that you can access them in Open Office as well as ordinary Office applications. I hope that you enjoy these quizzes and that they provide lots of fun revision activities for you and your classes. I am grateful for your feedback at rainynightmusic@hotmail.com For other activities please take a look at this comprehensive revision bundle https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/gcse-music-revision-activities-bundle-12041321
A LEVEL MUSIC MELODY and DISSONANCE
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A LEVEL MUSIC MELODY and DISSONANCE

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This resource is suitable for AS and A Level Music and from Grade 4 to Grade 6 ABRSM Theory. This is at least a whole lesson worth of content and activities, and probably 2. It is fully supported by a 29-slide PowerPoint and 2 worksheets, all with complete and detailed answers. This resource pack could be used for both revision and content delivery. By the end of worksheet 1, students will be confident in identifying and labelling all six basic types of non-harmony notes, which create mild melodic dissonance: Echappée; Cambiata; Passing; Neighbour; Appoggiatura; Anticipations. Students will also be taught (and given practice in) distinguishing between chromatic and diatonic dissonance, and between accented and unaccented dissonances created by each of the six types of dissonance stated above. The second worksheet concerns itself with prepared dissonances. Students will be taught how to (and given more practice in) distinguishing between sevenths, suspensions, and retardations. They will also learn how to identify 9-8, 7-6, 4-3 (and even 2-3 Bass) suspensions, along with 7-8 and 2-3 Retardations. The final part of worksheet 2 offers practice in distinguishing between prepared and passing 7ths. This is a complete study of melodic dissonance, and will feed directly into both examination and composition skills. There are more than 30 exercises in total (33) – all with detailed answers, and a comprehensive PowerPoint presentation (which includes Objectives, differentiated Outcomes, etc) making delivery of the content a breeze for you, the teacher. I really hope that you will enjoy my resources and find them useful. I pride myself on the quality of the resources that I publish, and I welcome feedback and enquiries from all of my colleague-customers across the world. I can be contacted directly at rainynightmusic@hotmail.com and I would be delighted to hear from you. Thank you for considering this resource for your classroom.
GCSE Music MODES and POP CHORDS
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GCSE Music MODES and POP CHORDS

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This topic builds upon prior knowledge of chords and scales. There is a dual focus in this topic on modes and added and suspended note chords as found in Pop Music, including how they are labelled and inverted. Students are introduced to the Ionian mode which they identify as the Major scale. They are then taken through the Dorian, Phrygian, Lydian, Mixolydian, Aeolian, and Locrian modes, focusing on how each of these modes are simply rearrangements of the Ionian about different notes. Students are taught how rearranging the notes (and therefore chords) of the Ionian change the sound because it changes the tonality of strategic chords – most notably the Primary chords. Activities follow to transpose and identify modes using their unique fixed-interval semitone (half-step) patterns. Students are then introduced to added-note chords, specifically the added 2nd, 4th, and 9th chords – all chords that will be found in any study of The Beatles. Students are taken through how major, minor, augmented, and diminished chords are written in pop music, and how the notes can be worked out using scales and the intervals between the 3 basic notes of the triad. From this point they are shown how to add the 2nd and 4th and how the 2nd becomes a 9th – and plenty of activities follow to consolidate the learning. Following this, suspended-note chords are introduced using similar techniques and, again, plenty of activities follow to consolidate learning – all with detailed answers. The conclusion is to briefly look at Power Chords and inversions of basic pop chords – again, with activities. All of this comes with a 34-slide animated and beautifully-presented PowerPoint, annotated with detailed teaching guidance notes, to make delivery of the topic smooth and efficient – plus a 6-page student information sheet, 4-page activity sheet, and 3-page detailed answer sheet. With regards to the listening questions, MP3s are provided (and they are always my own compositions), and you may well want to insert the audios into the slide rather than use media player. I really hope that you will enjoy my resources and find them useful. I pride myself on the quality of the resources that I publish, and I welcome feedback and enquiries from all of my colleague-customers across the world. I can be contacted directly at rainynightmusic@hotmail.com and I would be delighted to hear from you. Thank you for considering this resource for your classroom.
GCSE Music RHYTHM and DEVELOPMENT
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GCSE Music RHYTHM and DEVELOPMENT

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This topic focuses on Rhythmic Development, specifically: rhythmic augmentation; rhythmic diminution; rhythmic retrograde; combining techniques. Students are taken through the process with both an information sheet, and a step-by-step PowerPoint. Incidental learning is deliberately included throughout in order to pre-teach things that will come up in other lessons: note groupings; tied notes; rules about crossing the centre of the barline. Independent learning is promoted throughout. 10 x notation tasks develop students’ ability to manipulate rhythms in specific ways which can be applied to composing later on. 10 x listening questions follow which develop students’ ability to focus on rhythmic change, and specifically: tempo (augmentation slower; diminution faster; retrograde and repetition, the same); if it is the same tempo, students must focus on the beginning or end of the rhythm to determine whether it is a repeat or retrograde… the exact same skill required to identify a given rhythm from a number of options in listening exams. All of this comes with a 27-slide animated and beautifully-presented PowerPoint, annotated with detailed teaching guidance notes, to make delivery of the topic smooth and efficient – plus a 2-page student information sheet, 4-page activity sheet, and 3-page detailed answer sheet. With regards to the listening questions, MP3s are provided (and they are always my own compositions), and you may well want to insert the audios into the slide rather than use media player. I take great pride in my resources, and the time and effort I put into them is immediately clear. I am confident that you will find this topic to be fully and comprehensively resourced in order to meet both your needs and the needs of your students… and it will save you (literally) hours of planning, too. I welcome any questions and feedback, and I can be contacted at rainynightmusic@hotmail.com. Thank you for considering my resources for your classroom.