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This is a shop in which you can be sure of purchasing quality music resources. You truly do get what you pay for, and my prices reflect the standard that you can 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. Follow me on Twitter for lots more!

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This is a shop in which you can be sure of purchasing quality music resources. You truly do get what you pay for, and my prices reflect the standard that you can 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. Follow me on Twitter for lots more!
Primary Music Listening Activities SET 1
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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.
AQA A Level Music Bach Concerto in A Minor Analysis and Worksheet for Movement 2
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AQA A Level Music Bach Concerto in A Minor Analysis and Worksheet for Movement 2

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This is the second movement from one of the three concertos listed on the new AQA A Level Syllabus (for first teaching from September 2016). This resource pack comprises: a full Sibelius score of the second movement from Bach’s Concerto in A Minor (BWV 1041) for Sibelius 4, 5, 6, 7, and 7.5, including student versions - all versions included in download; a 2-page student worksheet designed to allow students to gain vital analysis skills; a 2-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 rightly expect from the Rainy Night Music brand.
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.
Music Worksheets Rhythm and Metre
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Music Worksheets Rhythm and Metre

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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.
GCSE Music Harmony and Tonality Bundle
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GCSE Music Harmony and Tonality Bundle

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A complete Harmony and Tonality Theory and Listening Programme of Study appropriate for any GCSE Music course. This is an in-depth and fully resourced Programme of Study comprising six whole topics which will help your students to gain an excellent working knowledge of harmony and tonality at this level. It is recommended that the topics are taught in the following order: (1) Chords and Cadences; (2) Major and Minor Scales; (3) Key Relations and the Circle of 5ths; (4) Modulation and Pivot Chords; (5) Modes and Pop Chords; (6) Dominant 7ths in Practice. If you are teaching a 3-year KS 4 Programme, I would advise going no further than Topic 3 during Year 9, but all topics can be taught in Year 10 with plenty of time to develop and explore skills in Year 11. All resources have been tried and tested in the classroom with excellent results - particularly in music composition. I take great care over my resources and I believe them to be of the very highest quality in terms of content, usability, and presentation. 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 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 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.
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.
Music History Activities COMPOSERS
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Music History Activities COMPOSERS

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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 28th October 2020. 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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
Music Worksheets General Theory
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Music Worksheets General Theory

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This resource comprises 10 worksheets designed to secure, revise, and test knowledge of Scales and Modes. Principally aimed at Year 10 and 11 GCSE students, each worksheet should take around 25 minutes to complete, and a full set of detailed, annotated answers are provided, making them perfect for a variety of uses – particularly distance learning and cover lessons led by teachers with limited specialist subject knowledge. They can also be used as tests in class, for homework tasks, or just general revision/ practice for working with unfamiliar short extracts of written music – and with 10 x 25-minute worksheets to tackle, there will be plenty for your students to do! This resource is also appropriate for bridging at A Level or as further practice for Grade 4-5 ABRSM Theory students in respect of the general exercises. Specifically, each worksheet in this pack incorporates a short 8 to 16 bar piano composition, which is an original piece composed by myself – so there is a guarantee that your students will have never seen this music before! There are 20 questions on each piece, covering a wide variety of topics appropriate to the music. Topics include, but are not limited to: rhythmic, harmonic, and melodic devices; metre and tempo; cadence, chord, and interval recognition; foreign terms (up to approximately Grade 5 ABRSM Theory Level); structural features such as repeats and time bars… and there is so much more, too! In total, there are 200 questions – all with comprehensive answers – and each worksheet gets progressively more challenging. Furthermore, since I have deliberately crafted each piece around a programmatic title, teachers can easily set a ‘master/ extension’ question for each piece (marking it at their own discretion), “How does the music relate to the title”? There will always be plenty for students to say, and it will allow those who are able to, to produce higher-level commentaries after answering the set questions. It’s a hidden gem within the resource, and it could add a further 15 – 20 minutes of mileage to every single worksheet. 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.
Music Worksheets Code Breaker Puzzles
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Music Worksheets Code Breaker Puzzles

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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.
PURCELL SONATA in D MOVEMENT 1 AQA A Level Music Section A
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PURCELL SONATA in D MOVEMENT 1 AQA A Level Music Section A

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This is the first movement from one of the three concertos listed on the new AQA A Level Syllabus (for first teaching from September 2016), and part of the only full concerto required for AS Level. This resource pack comprises: a full Sibelius score of the first movement of Henry Purcell’s Sonata for Trumpet and Strings in D Major for Sibelius 4, 5, 6, 7, and 7.5, including first and student versions - all versions included in download; a 4-page student worksheet designed to allow students to gain vital analysis skills; a 4-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 hallmark of quality that you expect and deserve when you purchase a Rainy Night Music resource.
GCSE Music Terminology Puzzles HARMONY TONALITY
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GCSE Music Terminology Puzzles HARMONY TONALITY

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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 Harmony and Tonality. Specifically, the 7 key-word groupings for these activity sets are: Names of Chords; Types of Chords; Chord Progressions; Chord Arrangements; Standard Tonalities; Alternative Tonalities; Tonal Features. 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 and 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 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
GCSE Music MAJOR and MINOR SCALES
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GCSE Music MAJOR and MINOR SCALES

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This lesson focuses on Major and Minor Scales, and that includes both the Harmonic and Melodic Minor scales. Students are taken through the information with both an information sheet, and a step-by-step PowerPoint. 11 x written/ notation tasks develop students’ ability to create major and minor scales using fixed-interval patterns, use these scales to create basic triads, and observe the differences between the harmony in melodic minor scales and harmonic minor scales. There are 10 x listening questions to conclude the lesson, in which students’ ability to distinguish between major and minor scales is tested, and those of higher abilities may distinguish between the harmonic and melodic minor scales. 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 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 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.