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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.

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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.
Music Worksheets Staff Notation
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Music Worksheets Staff Notation

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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.
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
A LEVEL MUSIC TRANSPOSING INSTRUMENTS and TRANSPOSITION
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A LEVEL MUSIC TRANSPOSING INSTRUMENTS and TRANSPOSITION

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This resource is suitable for AS and A Level Music and Grade 4 and 5 ABRSM Theory. This is a whole topic in terms of content and activities. It is fully supported by a 25-slide PowerPoint and 2 worksheets, all with detailed answers. This resource pack could be used for either revision or content delivery. By the end of worksheet 1, students will be confident in transcribing music from one clef to another so that it sounds at the same pitch. The clefs covered are: Treble; Alto; Tenor; Bass. By the end of the topic, students should be equipped with the skills, techniques, and experience to transpose to concert pitch from written pitch (and vice-versa) for instruments in C that transpose at the octave, and for all transposing instruments in Bb, A, G, F, and Eb. There are more than 30 exercises – all with detailed answers on a PDF document, and as part of a handy PowerPoint presentation (which includes Objectives, differentiated Outcomes) making delivery of the content a breeze. Not only are transposition skills invaluable for potential exam questions, they are essential to correctly analysing orchestral music as part of any high level music course. Students also benefit from these skills in the area of composition: developing knowledge of instruments and how they work. I really hope that you will enjoy my resources and find them useful. I pride myself on the quality of the resources and I welcome feedback and enquiries from all of my colleague-customers throughout 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.
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 28th October 2020. 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.
GCSE Music INTERVALS and MELODIC SHAPE Whole Topic
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GCSE Music INTERVALS and MELODIC SHAPE Whole Topic

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The content in this topic will enable students to do the following: create and identify Major, Minor, and Perfect Intervals, and the tritone, by ear and in written format; understand how these intervals create melodic shapes, which they will learn how to identify. All of this will be invaluable for their listening development, and specifically their ability to perform better in melodic dictation tests. The content is essential to all GCSE Music exam courses, AQA, Edexcel, OCR, and Eduqas, and is useful for both RSL and BTEC courses. It should take about 2 hours to teach. Specifically, the pack includes the following high-quality materials: an original 6-page text-book style handout, with diagrams and annotations, covering the entire content of the topic; a 6-page worksheet containing written activities relating to the creation and identification of all major, minor, and perfect intervals, and the tritone, and a listening activity relating to the aural recognition of these intervals; 10 x 20-second-long MP3 files for the listening activity (also embedded into the PowerPoint); 1 x 34-slide comprehensive and beautifully animated PowerPoint, with detailed teaching guidance notes for every single slide, making delivery of content an absolute breeze; 5-page answer sheet for the activities. Please note that the handout, activity sheet, and answer sheet are all on the same (17-page) PDF document. 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.
Gamelan Music of Indonesia Project Year 7 and 8
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Gamelan Music of Indonesia Project Year 7 and 8

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The resources included in this download reflect the exceptional value for money and quality that you rightly expect when purchasing from Rainy Night Music. Indonesian Music is a fascinating topic for KS 3 students to explore. It offers so much in terms of history and culture, and a unique style of music which is very accessible to wide-ranging ability groups. This project focuses on Gamelan and specifically its performance and composition. The project balances cultural and historical contexts with musical characteristics of the Gamelan genre, and there is plenty of time allowed for practical work with you, the teacher, in charge of the precise timings. The project is divided into 2 ‘lessons’, which fit broadly into 2 x 100-minute lessons, but also very well into 3 action-packed hour-long lessons… or indeed 4 hour-long lessons with more time allowed for practical work through the vast resources included in this pack. I have personally taught this project in both of these formats. The content works best with most Year 8 groups, but can also work well with able Year 7 groups. The video tutorials take the pressure off you, the teacher, but also provide you with a step-by-step guide if you are unfamiliar with Gamelan yourself. In this pack you will get an overview/ teaching guide plus each of the following: Lesson 1 worksheet and Lesson 2 worksheet; Lesson 1 PowerPoint and Lesson 2 PowerPoint; Sibelius score of Lesson 1 Task 4 (in 10 Sibelius versions from Sibelius 4 up to Sibelius 7.5); Sibelius score of Lesson 2 Task 1 Blank Template (in 10 Sibelius versions from Sibelius 4 up to Sibelius 7.5); Video Support in MP4 format for Lesson 1 and for Lesson 2; PDF of word search Starter Activity and PDF of crossword Starter Activity; MP3 audio for each of the 4 starter melodies in Lesson 2; PDF of Section B (Advanced) for Lesson 1 Task 4 and PDF of full version with repeats; MP3 audio for Section A, Section B, and a full version of the Gamelan Ternary Piece used for Lesson 1 Task 4. I am very proud of the quality of the resources that I publish, and I hope that you and your students will enjoy them as much as I and my students do. 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. Thank you for considering this resource for your classroom.
GCSE Music Terminology Puzzles TIMBRE
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GCSE Music Terminology Puzzles TIMBRE

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This pack is one of six in a series from Rainy Night Music which covers over 350 key words, terms, and instruments listed as Language for Learning on all new UK GCSE Music syllabuses. There is more than a 90% crossover of key terminology between WJEC/ Eduqas, AQA, Edexcel and OCR, and this series covers them all. This particular pack deals with Articulation, Dynamics and FX. Specifically, the 7 key-word groupings for these activity sets are: Vocal Techniques & FX; Orchestral Techniques & FX; Guitar Techniques & FX; Studio Techniques and Devices; Studio Processes and FX; Volume Dynamics; Common Articulation Markings. For each topic stated, there are 8 key words (56 in total) which may form the basis of a theory and listening lesson, but will certainly link the words in a related and structured way - in much the same way MFL vocabulary is taught. Each topic has a word search designed to pre-teach the key words, a flash card template (for students to complete through independent research for homework) to pre-teach the definitions, a mix ‘n’ match activity to provide the actual definitions. Ideally, the actual theory and lesson will follow this to allow consolidation, and then the crossword activity serves as the revision activity. ALL activities have FULL answers provided with this download. However, there is a great deal of flexibility in how you use and get the most out of these activities – my personal recommendation would be to re-use the mix ‘n’ match activity to create an additional resource (where the terms are not separated from one another), and use it for Quiz-Quiz-Trade starters and plenaries in Year 11. 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 Mixed Topic Bundle
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GCSE Music Mixed Topic Bundle

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This pack includes 4 x substantially well-resourced and structured topics, which are not just suitable for, but essential for every GCSE Music specification (AQA, Edexcel, OCR, and Eduqas). The lessons cover the following topics: Articulation Chords and Cadences Ornaments Rhythmic Development For clarity, each lesson pack includes the following: Detailed take-home Information sheet for students Detailed Worksheet Detailed PowerPoint with Answers, objectives, outcomes, content delivery Listening Test (10 questions with 10 MP3 files exported from Sibelius). 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.
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.
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.
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 Chords and Keys
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Music Worksheets Chords and Keys

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This resource comprises 10 worksheets designed to secure, revise, and test knowledge of Chords and Keys. Aimed at Key Stage 4 Students, each worksheet should take around 20-25 minutes to complete, making them perfect on an individual basis for homework tasks, tests, distance-learning, revision activities, and collectively, as full cover lessons suitable 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 (or parents) with limited specialist subject knowledge are well supported. Specifically, the worksheets incorporate the following types of activity: identifying major, minor, augmented, and diminished chords using fixed-interval semitone patterns (for both the bass and treble clef); identifying primary and secondary chords within a stated key (in the bass and treble clef); identifying diatonic and chromatic chords within and outside of a stated key (in bass and treble clef notation); identifying cadences within keys (again, in both the bass and treble clef); creating, labelling, and identifying chords and chord progressions using Roman Numerals, including root, 1st inversion, and 2nd inversion positions (on bass and treble staves); identifying keys, key relationships, and key signatures; identifying, labelling, and creating 7th chords; identifying modulations and pivot chords in short passages of written music. In total, there are 100 multi-part questions spread across 10 high-quality worksheets, which should keep students busy for over three hours. There is also a full teacher guide with suggestions for extension tasks, which will help you to maximise the learning. 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 or home.
AFRICAN MUSIC PROJECT Year 7 and Year 8
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AFRICAN MUSIC PROJECT Year 7 and Year 8

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African Music is a very popular topic in Key Stage 3 Music. This project focuses on Rhythm and Metre, balancing theoretical elements such as basic note durations, time signatures, and specific features of rhythm and metre with live group performances. The cultural and historical elements of the music are also a focus within the unit, and explicitly so in 2 of the tasks for the benefit of subject-specific Citizenship requirements. The project is divided into 2 ‘lessons’, which fit perfectly into 2 x 100-minute lessons, but also very well into 3 action-packed hour-long lessons… I have personally taught this project in both of these formats. The theoretical content works best with most Year 8 groups, but can also work well with high-ability Year 7 groups; the performing and composing tasks work great with either year group. The video tutorials take the pressure off you, the teacher, if you need half an hour or so to check homework, etc. Let me teach your students how time signatures work, what triplets are, and how graphic scores work while you mark a few books, if you want! I take great pride in the quality of my resources and I welcome feedback and enquiries from my colleague-customers the world over. 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.
AQA A Level Music CLASSICAL Bundle
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AQA A Level Music CLASSICAL Bundle

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This bundle includes TEN comprehensive study packs relating to the Set Works on the current AQA A Level Music specification. The resources are designed for teaching and learning, but also work extremely well as revision tools, closer to the exam. The bundle comprises study packs for the following pieces and movements: Bach BWV 1041 Concerto (Mvt1) Bach BWV 1041 Concerto (Mvt2) Vivaldi Il Gardellino (Mvt1) Vivaldi Il Gardellino (Mvt2) Purcell Sonata in D (Mvt1) Purcell Sonata in D (Mvt2) Mozart La Vendetta from Figaro Mozart Non So Piu from Figaro Notturno by Grieg Norwegian March by Grieg To be clear, a Teaching and Learning Work Pack includes the following items: 1 x detailed worksheet 1 x detailed answer sheet, set out in the form of a chunked analysis 10 x versions of the Sibelius Score for the work (Sib 4, 5, 6, 7, 7.5 + the available ‘first’ and ‘student’ versions) 1 x MP3 of the Set Work, produced from the Sibelius score. 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 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.
Music Worksheets Intervals and Melody
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Music Worksheets Intervals and Melody

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This resource comprises 10 worksheets designed to secure, revise, and test knowledge of Intervals and Melody. Aimed at Key Stage 4 Students, each worksheet should take between 20 and 35 minutes to complete, making them perfect on an individual basis for homework tasks, tests, distance-learning, revision activities, and, collectively, as full cover lessons suitable 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 (or parents) with limited specialist subject knowledge can feel well supported. Specifically, the worksheets incorporate the following types of activity: identifying and creating major, minor, perfect, augmented, and diminished intervals (for both the bass and treble clef); identifying non-harmony notes such as passing, neighbour, escape, and anticipation notes (in the bass and treble clef); identifying ornament symbols and realisations; creating realisations of ornaments, including, turns, trills, acciaccaturas, appoggiaturas, mordents, and glissandos; identifying melodic shape, including scalic, conjunct, triadic, and disjunct shapes; identifying the scales used to create short melodies, including major, minor, pentatonic, blues, and whole tone scales, then labelling notes with their corresponding scale degrees; creating sequences and inversions to develop melodies. In total, there are 104 multi-part questions spread across 10 high-quality worksheets, which should keep students busy for over four hours. There is also a full teacher guide with suggestions for extension tasks, which will help you to maximise the learning. 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 or home.
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.
GCSE Music ORNAMENTS and MELODIC DECORATION
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GCSE Music ORNAMENTS and MELODIC DECORATION

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This topic focuses on Ornamentation, specifically: Glissando/ Portamento/ Slide; Appoggiatura; Acciaccatura; Trill; Turn; Mordent; Pitch Bend. Students are taken through the information with both an information sheet, and a step-by-step PowerPoint. 15 x notation tasks develop students’ ability to recognise the symbols by name, then to be able to use the symbols themselves, and then to interpret realisations of the symbols. 10 x listening questions follow which develop students’ ability to focus on detail and musical memory - skills which are vital for the listening exam. By the end of the lesson students will know what ornaments look like, how they sound, and how they differ from one musical era to another. All of this comes with a 28-slide animated and beautifully-presented PowerPoint, annotated with detailed teaching guidance notes, to make delivery of the topic smooth and efficient – plus a 3-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.