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Currently: Peripatetic Teacher (Piano, Singing and Theory), teacher, conductor, composer, arranger and repetiteur. Previously: KS3-5 Music Teacher. My resources include lesson plans for KS3-5 Music lessons and PSHEE, software guides, chords and lyrics for songs and, more recently, sheet music of own choral compositions.

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Currently: Peripatetic Teacher (Piano, Singing and Theory), teacher, conductor, composer, arranger and repetiteur. Previously: KS3-5 Music Teacher. My resources include lesson plans for KS3-5 Music lessons and PSHEE, software guides, chords and lyrics for songs and, more recently, sheet music of own choral compositions.
Happiness!
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Happiness!

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A presentation of what makes people happy - some truths/facts about happiness, things to do to make you happy, a video about what it is to be happy and an activity where students write their own joke and the top rated joke is put on the classroom wall. Any feedback would be great, thanks!
Introduction to Samba music
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Introduction to Samba music

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Ideal for Year 8 class - activities include: Origins/basic info/musical featuers quiz on Samba Example Youtube video of what Samba looks/sounds like What Samba instruments look like Learning basic rhythms and some specific Samba rhythms Create Samba composition using an edited Samba structure Plenary: name as many instruments from the pictures This has been edited from a resource that's already on TES so it&'s not an original resource. Any feedback would be great, thanks!
Baroque Music
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Baroque Music

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A useful start for Year 8 (and even Year 7) pupils into Baroque music. The task is a comprehension with the document - students answer questions based on picking out information from within the comprehension. Pupils then summarise information from the questions to come up with 5 most important points about the Baroque era. This is a document I'd re-worded from Wikipedia, adding and omitting bits where I saw fit. There are all kinds of things that can be added on such as more about instrument inventions, more composers, pieces of music etc. Any feedback would be great, thanks!
Sibelius help
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Sibelius help

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Basic functions of how to use Sibelius. A work in progress but I've tried to use the main functions and there are many things that can be added to this. Any feedback would be very useful!
Class band song arrangements
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Class band song arrangements

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Chords, lyrics, ukulele chords and, for some, notes to use for glockenspiels/pitched percussion players. The songs have been arranged to better fit student vocal ranges. Any feedback would be great!
Edexel Music GCSE Composition booklet
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Edexel Music GCSE Composition booklet

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A step by step guide of how to compose in the different styles of music. I have used only the following: Minimalism, African, Baroque/Classical/Romantic and Pop. Includes ways to get top marks for structure, developing an idea, exploitation of the medium as well as snippets of example scores. This is based on the previous Edexcel specification. It's a working document so far from finished but feedback would be great, thanks!
What A Wonderful World - Louis Armstrong - Barbershop Quartet
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What A Wonderful World - Louis Armstrong - Barbershop Quartet

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My Barbershop Quartet arrangement of Louis Armstrong's What A Wonderful World. The Word document contains a link to take you to the sheet music on sheetmusicplus.com - it is an ArrangeMe title meaning the song can be arranged even though it is in copyright with the necessary royalties paid from the purchase. Any feedback, please let me know - should you like this style or fancy some more songs (that are on the ArrangeMe list!) do contact me. Thanks!
Cubase and Sibelius guides
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Cubase and Sibelius guides

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An introduction into Cubase and Sibelius and an attempt to make it more user-friendly from the start! Includes screenshots, helpful tips and shortcut keys. Feel free to edit pages as you see fit and any feedback would be great, thanks! Sibelius guide updated 22.07.11
Classical Music
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Classical Music

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A useful start for Year 8 (and even Year 7) pupils into Classical music. The task is a comprehension with the document - students answer questions based on picking out information from within the comprehension. Pupils then summarise information from the questions to come up with 5 most important points about the Classical era. This is a document I'd re-worded from Wikipedia, adding and omitting bits where I saw fit. There are all kinds of things that can be added on such as more about instrument inventions, more composers, pieces of music etc. Any feedback would be great, thanks!
You've Got A Friend In Me - Randy Newman - Wind Band arrangement
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You've Got A Friend In Me - Randy Newman - Wind Band arrangement

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My Wind Band arrangement of Randy Newman's You've Got A Friend In Me from Toy Story. The Word document contains a link to take you to the sheet music on sheetmusicplus.com - it is an ArrangeMe title meaning the song can be arranged even though it is in copyright with the necessary royalties paid from the purchase. Any feedback, please let me know - should you like this style or fancy some more songs (that are on the ArrangeMe list!) do contact me. Thanks!
Marche Militaire (Wind Band arrangement)
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Marche Militaire (Wind Band arrangement)

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**Update 22nd August** I've created screenshots of a couple of the parts as the font is still not working (I have contacted TES without resolution). **Viewing file issues** - use Google Chrome and download the Sibelius Scorch plugin if the .pdf file displays the music in an unreadable font School Wind Band/Ensemble arrangement of Marche Militaire by Schubert for parts 1, 2, 3 and 4 for Flute, Oboe, Clarinet and Saxophone as well as single parts for Bassoon, Tenor Sax, Bass Clarinet and Glockenspiel. Includes full Conductor score and Piano score. Difficulty ranging from approx. Grade 1 to Grade 6. Any reviews/feedback would be gratefully received, thank you.
GCSE Music (Edexcel: pre- 1-9 curriculum) example Minimalism composition
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GCSE Music (Edexcel: pre- 1-9 curriculum) example Minimalism composition

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This is an annotated .pdf of the .sib file (both attached) to help students understand how Minimalism compositions are constructed - texturally, melodically, harmonically and structurally, economy of ideas, exploitation of the medium - and being able to see key terms and to be able to learn them musically and not just a definition from a textbook! Any feedback would be gratefully received, thanks!
Sarabande - Handel (for String Group)
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Sarabande - Handel (for String Group)

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**Viewing file issues** - use Google Chrome and download the Sibelius Scorch plugin if the .pdf file displays the music in an unreadable font School String Group/Ensemble arrangement of Sarabande by Handel for Violin 1, 2, 3 and 4, Viola, Cello 1 and 2, Acoustic Guitar 1 and 2 (tab and notation) and Harp. Full conductor score included. Difficulty ranging from approx Grade 1 to Grade 5. Any reviews/feedback would be gratefully received, thank you.
God Be In My Head (Sheet music for SATB) - McSweeney
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God Be In My Head (Sheet music for SATB) - McSweeney

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**Viewing file issues** - use Google Chrome and download the Sibelius Scorch plugin if the .pdf file displays the music in an unreadable font A short a capella anthem for SATB choir. Difficulty: Basic/Intermediate. Any reviews/feedback would be gratefully received, thank you.
Eine Kleine Nachtmusik sheet music
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Eine Kleine Nachtmusik sheet music

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**Viewing file issues** - use Google Chrome and download the Sibelius Scorch plugin if the .pdf file displays the music in an unreadable font Music for school String Group/Ensemble Violin, Violin 2, Violin 3, Violin 4, Viola, Cello 1, Cello 2, Acoustic Guitar 1 and 2 parts (in notation and in tab) and a Harp part. Full conductor score included. Difficulty ranging from approx. Grades 1 to 6. Any reviews/feedback would be gratefully received, thank you.
The Swan from The Carnival of the Animals (String Group sheet music)
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The Swan from The Carnival of the Animals (String Group sheet music)

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**Viewing file issues** - use Google Chrome and download the Sibelius Scorch plugin if the .pdf file displays the music in an unreadable font School String Group/Ensemble arrangement of The Swan by Saint-Saens for Violin 1, 2, 3 and 4, Viola, Cello 1 and 2, Acoustic Guitar 1 and 2 (tab and notation) and Harp. Includes full conductor score. Difficulty ranging from approx. Grade 1 to Grade 5. Any reviews/feedback would be gratefully received, thank you.
Sleeping Beauty Waltz (Wind Band arrangement)
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Sleeping Beauty Waltz (Wind Band arrangement)

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**Viewing file issues** - use Google Chrome and download the Sibelius Scorch plugin if the .pdf file displays the music in an unreadable font School Wind Band or Wind Ensemble arrangement of Sleeping Beauty Waltz for Flute, Oboe, Clarinet and Saxophone 1, 2, 3 and 4, as well as Bassoon, Tenor Sax, Bass Clarinet and Glockenspiel. Includes full Conductor score and Piano score. Level of difficulty Grades 1 to 6 approximately. Any reviews/feedback would be gratefully received, thank you.
Target Setting
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Target Setting

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Helpful for creating achievable, challenging and measurable targets. Rather than saying 'I want to learn how to play the guitar', for example, you could change it to 'I want to learn how to play a C major scale without hesitation by the 10th of November' for example. Any feedback would be great, thanks!