BOOMWHACKER | Getting Started

BOOMWHACKER | Getting Started

I use this to introduce the boomwhackers to primary and secondary pupils. There is 2+ lessons worth of material covering scale, chords, melody and rhythm. 3 songs are used throughout the lessons and everything is colour-coded to match the Boomwhackers. Songs are from The Sound of Music, The Ramones and Journey. If you are using the Powerpoints you will need to install font font included inside the .zip file. If you are having issues then contact me through the Sticks, Keys & Frets: Teaching Resources Facebook page.
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SAMBA | Teaching & Leading Samba

SAMBA | Teaching & Leading Samba

This 35 page Samba book covers how to teach, learn and lead Samba. From reading music notation (rhythm) to piecing together your first performance. Each piece has a different theme and gives you the freedom to make your own version. 10 Samba Pieces 10 Songs for Samba 10 Warm-up Ideas 10 Call & Responses 10 Breaks 5 Audio Examples 5 Ready-Made Lessons [PDF] 5 Music Games 4 Pages of alternative rhythms 3 Pages of Grid Method rhythms 3 Templates for making your own 1 Print-out Poster [rhythm circle] NOTE: Make sure you install all the fonts after unzipping the fonts.zip folder to ensure that all Powerpoints look as intended/created. If you have any issues with any files (or would like the PowerPoint versions) then please contact me through Sticks, Keys & Frets: Teaching Resources on Facebook.
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UKULELE | Getting Started [6 weeks]

UKULELE | Getting Started [6 weeks]

This set of lessons guides pupils through learning 1, 2 & 3 fingered chords along with songs, games, activities, strumming patterns / rhythms, tied together with learning objectives. I've include 4 backing tracks for getting started playing the chords of C, A minor, F and D minor. I label my ukuleles so that each note has a colour; C = Red, D = Orange, E = Yellow, F = Green, G = Blue, A = Purple and B = Pink. Anything else (flats/sharps used) I mark with black stickers. This makes it easy to explain to pupils which finger goes on which colour. NOTE: install the fonts included to ensure the powerpoints look as intended.
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KS3 MUSIC TEACHER PACK

KS3 MUSIC TEACHER PACK

Everything an NQT teacher needs to teach a range of instruments in the classroom. INCLUDES: 1. UKULELE: Getting Started 2. Uke Hero [GAME] 3. 6 Pop Songs 4. SAMBA: Getting Started 5. 5 Music Games 6. Rhythm Circle Poster 7. KEYBOARD: Star Wars Orchestra 8. Music In Advertising 9. School of Rock 10. Classical Music 11. DRUM KIT: 5 Pop Songs for Beginners 12. BOOMWHACKERS: Getting Started 13. PERCUSSION PIECE: 'Hold My Hand' 14. UKULELE, GUITAR, BASS, KEYBOARD BOOK SAVE £9
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SAMBA TEACHER PACK

SAMBA TEACHER PACK

INCLUDES: 1. Introduction 2. Teaching & Leading Samba [BOOK] 3. Rhythm Circle [POSTER] 4. 4 Music Games 5. Instrument Rhythms Was £13.75 - Now £8.75
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BOOMWHACKER | Getting Started

BOOMWHACKER | Getting Started

I use this to introduce the boomwhackers to primary and secondary pupils. There is 2+ lessons worth of material covering scale, chords, melody and rhythm. 3 songs are used throughout the lessons and everything is colour-coded to match the Boomwhackers. Songs are from The Sound of Music, The Ramones and Journey. If you are using the Powerpoints you will need to install font font included inside the .zip file. If you are having issues then contact me through the Sticks, Keys & Frets: Teaching Resources Facebook page.
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BOOMWHACKER STARTER PACK

BOOMWHACKER STARTER PACK

INCLUDED: 1. Getting Started 2. 5 Disney Songs 3. 5 Pop Songs 4. 5 Rock Songs Was £11.50 - Now £7.50 - Saving £1 off each resource! Other Boomwhacker and Tuned Percussion resources available.
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UKULELE PACK

UKULELE PACK

Everything you should need for the whole year! 1. Getting Started 2. Uke Hero [GAME] 3. Chord Book 4. 6 Pop Songs 5. Jazz & Blues 6. Disney Songs 7. Count Down Chords [GAME] Reduction of £5.25!
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SAMBA | Teaching & Leading Samba

SAMBA | Teaching & Leading Samba

This 35 page Samba book covers how to teach, learn and lead Samba. From reading music notation (rhythm) to piecing together your first performance. Each piece has a different theme and gives you the freedom to make your own version. 10 Samba Pieces 10 Songs for Samba 10 Warm-up Ideas 10 Call & Responses 10 Breaks 5 Audio Examples 5 Ready-Made Lessons [PDF] 5 Music Games 4 Pages of alternative rhythms 3 Pages of Grid Method rhythms 3 Templates for making your own 1 Print-out Poster [rhythm circle] NOTE: Make sure you install all the fonts after unzipping the fonts.zip folder to ensure that all Powerpoints look as intended/created. If you have any issues with any files (or would like the PowerPoint versions) then please contact me through Sticks, Keys & Frets: Teaching Resources on Facebook.
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SAMBA | 5 Samba Topics

SAMBA | 5 Samba Topics

Topics Include: 1. Amazon Samba 2. Dinosaur Samba 3. Caribbean Samba 4. Reggae Samba 5. Solar System Samba Each idea can be easily expanded to last a few weeks or a half-term. All 5 topics come with 3-5 sections, including; Break section, Groove section and Call & Response section At keystage 3-4 it is possible to complete in one lesson but you are more than likely going to want to expand the topic over a full half-term, in which case, some pieces you will also find songs to go with them, games you can play and - obviously - you can swap pupils round 5 times until they have been on each instrument [5 weeks]. The full book includes Audio files, how to learn, teach and lead Samba, more call & response and break patterns, alternate rhythms and exercises, songs for Samba, etc. Note: Any issues, contact me through the Sticks, Keys & Frets: Teaching Resources page on Facebook.
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TUNED / BOOMWHACKER | 5 Rock Songs

TUNED / BOOMWHACKER | 5 Rock Songs

5 Classic Rock songs for Boomwhackers! The 5 pieces included are: 1. Bon Jovi - Living on a Prayer 2. Nirvana - Smells Like Teen Spirit 3. Queen - We Are The Champions 4. The Ramones - Blitzkrieg Bop 5. Journey - Don't Stop Believing Note: these are NOT the full songs but what are provided are bass lines, riffs, chords and melody notes for verse/chorus. Some include rhythmic notation for guidance too. MAKE SURE TO INSTALL THE FONTS INCLUDED OTHERWISE THEY WON'T LOOK LIKE THE IMAGES!
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DRUM KIT | 5 Popular Songs for Beginners

DRUM KIT | 5 Popular Songs for Beginners

Pieces have been simplified in both notation and technical ability. 1. Ruby - Kaiser Chiefs 2. Don't Look Back In Anger - Oasis 3. We Are The Champions - Queen 4. Rolling In The Deep - Adele 5. All Right Now - Free Note: The Tom positions have been changed to being on the lines (instead of in between) as I have reduced the stave down to 3 lines and pupils have stated they find this easier for identifying Toms with them having a line through them.
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15 BOOMWHACKER PIECES

15 BOOMWHACKER PIECES

3 for the price of 2! 5 Pop Songs 5 Rock Songs 5 Disney Songs 5 Classical, 5 Film + 5 Golden Oldies coming soon too! NOTE: Make sure to install all fonts provided to ensure the best quality.
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School of Rock Scheme

School of Rock Scheme

This is a great scheme for teaching chords, singing, guitar, bass and drums. It's great for Musical Futures with pupils forming bands as well as looking at different classic rock bands. They could learn to play some guitar (or ukulele) and bass as well as some drum beats (even if it's by playing the beat using the keyboard setting). Though the scheme is set in to 5 sections, this may take longer than 5 lessons and can be adapted to add in any devices or elements you need to add in. Included in the scheme: Powerpoint with 5 sections Worksheets for singing & chords, guitar riffs, bass riffs and drum beats Audio for all the songs used Video examples for drums, bass, guitar and singing Font: Rockwell See: Ukulele Chords, Guitar Chords, Bass Notes worksheets
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4 Music Games

4 Music Games

Simply open like a PowerPoint presentation, have a go through it yourself first so you can see what actions are triggered when and how. #1 Rhythm Shoot-Out - Pupils hear a rhythm, the first to shout 'BANG!' and give the correct answer gets a point. If they guess wrong, the other person gets a chance to guess. #2 What's Behind The Door - Students have to play the rhythm "What's behind the door?" first then the rhythm they are presented with on screen. #3 Music Monopoly - 4 teams navigate a maze to collect points by answering questions, playing rhythms and taking chances. Print out Characters on final slide. #4 Musical Stairs - Teams have to follow the beat of a rhythm and tell you what beat you were on when you stop. Guide rhythm to follow. NOTE: make sure to install the fonts in the .zip file otherwise the games won't look as intended and created.
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TUNED / KEYBOARD  | 4 Film Pieces for KS2

TUNED / KEYBOARD | 4 Film Pieces for KS2

Print and get pupils to fill in the notes or add them before photocopying. Four simplified tunes for KS2 pupils including: 1. Harry Potter * 2. The Lion King 3. How To Train Your Dragon 4. Star Wars *missing first note on purpose due to missing the lower note on most primary school glockenspiels / tuned percussion.
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DRUM KIT |  Beats For Beginners

DRUM KIT | Beats For Beginners

20 Exercises to get you playing drums as well as more advanced beats for afterwards and drum fills. Covers counting, notation, making your own beats and a brief introduction to drum fills. Feedback always welcome and if you drop me your email address I can send you any updates. Page 1. Cover Page 2. Basic Beats 1 Page 3. Basic Beats 2 Page 4. Basic Beats 3 Page 5. Advanced Beats 1 Page 6. Advanced Beats 2 Page 7. Drum Fills 1 Page 8. Drum Fills 2
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Ukulele, Guitar, Bass & Keyboard Chord Book

Ukulele, Guitar, Bass & Keyboard Chord Book

I have put together a book of all Major, Minor, Major 7, Minor 7 and Dominant 7 chords for Ukulele, Guitar & Keyboard. Root notes and chromatic notes for Bass Guitar are also included. All chords (apart from keyboard) are presented on an updated version of the normal grid/charts used practically everywhere online. I have found that this is easier for pupils to understand as they look more like the instrument than the normal black & white grids. However, it is easy to transfer from this updated version to the traditional look. When I do a song sheet for a song on ukulele I can quickly copy and paste the chords I need from here. Likewise, when I am doing a song sheet in the style of Musical Futures I can copy and paste chords for each instrument then all I need to do is all the lyrics and maybe a snazzy title and picture. Everything is of high quality in case you were thinking of printing them to place around your room or print as a booklet for pupils to refer to as and when needed. Tip: if pupils still struggle reading the grids then suggest that they rotate them left 90 degrees so that they lay the same way as you would then see them when looking down at the instrument (providing that you hold the neck of the instrument in your left hand).
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TUNED / BOOMWHACKER | 5 Disney songs

TUNED / BOOMWHACKER | 5 Disney songs

The 5 pieces included here are: 1. Snow White - Heigh Ho 2. Lion King - In The Jungle 3. Bare Necessities - Jungle Book 4. Do You Want To Build A Snowman? - Frozen 5. Under The Sea - The Little Mermaid I use these alongside games, singing the songs, using solfege (do-re-mi) as well as teach pupils to read notation so that by the time they get to 'Under The Sea' they can work out the colours needed. Also included is a Powerpoint file which has the pieces broken down in to chunks (chords and melody). NOTE: Make sure to install the fonts included to ensure the ppt. file looks as created.
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Keyboard Orchestra | Star Wars scheme

Keyboard Orchestra | Star Wars scheme

This is great for year 8 and 9 pupils. It's a great way to get pupils to access a topic about classical music. It helps pupils in identifying instruments, families of instruments, listening skills, reading treble and bass clef, performing as part of a section as well as at the end performing as part of an orchestra in a section, conducting, etc. Parts are differentiated for different abilities and higher ability pupils can try things like transposing, 2 hand playing, merging parts to form chords, etc. Included: 5 weeks of Powerpoints (though I usually end up extending it) Work booklet Work sheets with all parts Audio for ear training Audio for 2/4, 3/4 and 4/4 conducting Audio of Star Wars Video of John Williams conducting Font (will need to be installed) NOTE: Some of the numbers given for each instrument on the keyboard may be slightly different but these are the most common GM sounds.
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SAMBA | Summer Samba [7 weeks]

SAMBA | Summer Samba [7 weeks]

CONTENT: 7 weeks of lessons for a medium ability KS2 class, though it could even be used as entry level for KS3. Powerpoints include a handful of games, warm ups, rhythms, breaks, hand signs, etc. I usually deliver these lessons in around 30-40minutes but I still try to spend time improving timing and playing to a pulse even by the end of the year. I use both the Apito whistle and the animations available in Powerpoint to have 4 Apito whistles appear on the screen to add a visual element (a wireless presenter is handy). MAKE SURE YOU INSTAL THE FONTS NOTES: The rests on the Surdo part are meant to be played with a bare hand. Ganza shakers are usually encouraged to make a < shape going up, back to the chest, down, back up to the chest (repeat). For the Tamborims I tend to get them to try an 'on/off' pattern similar to the Agogos adding + for closed on beat 1 + 3 and o for open on beats 2+4. I normally tell Agogo players to put their hand out as if they are shaking someone's hand but in this case the handle of the Agogo. From there I get them to make sure they are keeping close to the instrument and playing using their wrist. I said this goes for all other instruments too. For more, see my KS2-KS3 Samba book.
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6 Pop Songs for Ukulele ( + Backing Tracks)

6 Pop Songs for Ukulele ( + Backing Tracks)

I have transposed the following 6 songs to be in the best suitable key for pupils as well as backing tracks in those keys too. Some of these tracks have been altered and some times do not include the full song for ease of playing. Before the lyrics begin, the intros of each song are the same as the originals. What I usually do is teach pupils at least C, Am and F before doing any of this. G and Em too for the higher ability. For each song I first split them in to groups to play each group (again, ability based), I then split them in to groups that take 2 chords each or 1 finger chords, 2 finger chords and 3 finger chords. Finally, I either then have pupils that play all the chords, 1/2 finger chords and 2/3 finger chords. Hold Back The River is available with backing track for free to try (see my other resources). 1. Hold Back The River - C Am F G 2. Human - Am F Dm 3. Roar - C Am F 4. Rockabye - Am F G Em 5. Thriller - Am D E7 G C F 6. Titanium - C Am F G Em
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UKULELE | Getting Started [6 weeks]

UKULELE | Getting Started [6 weeks]

This set of lessons guides pupils through learning 1, 2 & 3 fingered chords along with songs, games, activities, strumming patterns / rhythms, tied together with learning objectives. I've include 4 backing tracks for getting started playing the chords of C, A minor, F and D minor. I label my ukuleles so that each note has a colour; C = Red, D = Orange, E = Yellow, F = Green, G = Blue, A = Purple and B = Pink. Anything else (flats/sharps used) I mark with black stickers. This makes it easy to explain to pupils which finger goes on which colour. NOTE: install the fonts included to ensure the powerpoints look as intended.
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UKULELE | Game: Count Down Chords

UKULELE | Game: Count Down Chords

Pupils have until the count down finishes to locate and prepare the chord on screen. There are 8 different chords, one per slide so you can jumble them up, repeat them, add them in to your own Powerpoints, etc. All games on my TES shop have been developed by myself. NOTE: you will need to install the font 'Headliner no. 45' as included.
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