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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!
Indian Music documents
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Indian Music documents

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A mix of Indian Music activities - the instrument pictures can be used as a puzzle, cut them up and students stick back together. Students can work out instrument by descriptor and the final document is useful to differentiate between elements of each performance such as instruments/rag used. Any feedback would be gratefully received!
GCSE Music Glossary - terms and definitions
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GCSE Music Glossary - terms and definitions

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Useful to have an electronic version of the glossary - handy to use to cut out, have pupils work in groups to work out which words they recognise/can match up with other definitions or can be used to associate key terms with Areas of Study pieces. It saves someone else typing it up, hopefully!
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!
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!
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!
Intervals and Transposition
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Intervals and Transposition

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This is a presentation of steps to prepare students for Grade 5 Associated Board Music Theory. Students can use boomwhackers, xylophones, etc. to use examples and to create their own.
Romantic Music
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Romantic Music

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A useful start for Year 8 and 9 pupils into Romantic 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 Romantic 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!
GarageBand guide
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GarageBand guide

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A basic 'How to..' guide for GarageBand. I have used this with Year 7-9 students and it works as well with all groups. Any feedback, please let me know.
Baroque wordsearch
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Baroque wordsearch

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Wordsearch made up of key terms associated with Baroque music. Useful as a starter to get pupils familiar with words linked to Baroque music.
Elements of Music: Mix&Match
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Elements of Music: Mix&Match

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A quick starter or matching the descriptions to the key terms - melody, harmony, texture, etc. Can be edited for extra words, examples of each element or even, depending upon your class(!), a demonstration of an element. Any feedback would be great, thanks!
Fix You - Coldplay - Female Voices arrangement
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Fix You - Coldplay - Female Voices arrangement

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My Female Voices arrangement of Coldplay's Fix You with piano accompaniment. 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!
Match key word to the music element
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Match key word to the music element

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An open task for KS3 - Year 7 task or Year 9 revision. Feel free to cater it to the needs of your class, there are lots of other key terms that can be added and lots of other tasks that can branch off from this.
Elements of Music & Area of Study term card sort
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Elements of Music & Area of Study term card sort

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An assortment of card sorts - you can cut these out, put sticky backed plastic on them, call out a question and pupils fold over the key terms to be left with the key term to answer the question. Can be used for starters, plenaries or other mini tasks. Any feedback would be great, thanks!
Buffalo Soldier - Chords and Lyrics
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Buffalo Soldier - Chords and Lyrics

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Chords and lyrics for Bob Marley's Buffao Soldier. Useful for KS3 classes, building up a band, adding in guitars, bass guitars, drums, glockenspiels, singers, backing singers, percussion etc. Also, useful for KS4 students who can play around with it and put it into different styles of music. Any feedback would be great, thanks! I have lots of other songs to add so watch this space!
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!