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KS2 and KS3 resources for percussion keyboard, ukulele, guitar and bass... modernised curriculum materials and new concepts and ideas developed over 7 years of teaching.

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KS2 and KS3 resources for percussion keyboard, ukulele, guitar and bass... modernised curriculum materials and new concepts and ideas developed over 7 years of teaching.
SAMBA | Teaching & Learning [BOOK ONLY]

SAMBA | Teaching & Learning [BOOK ONLY]

This Samba book includes 35 pages of lessons, pieces, teaching samba, leading samba, music games, rhythm exercises and more. The full version includes audio tracks, powerpoint lessons, print-outs and more.
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Musical Futures | Pop Charts | VOL 1 - 6 [30 SONGS]

Musical Futures | Pop Charts | VOL 1 - 6 [30 SONGS]

Included in this Musical Futures | Pop Charts series is 30 modern pop songs tailored to suit any KS3-4 pupil or even KS2. Provision is mainly for ukulele, keyboard, vocals and drums but the extra booklet also has guitar and expands on chords/notes for each instrument. In this pack you have 15 modern pop songs, transposed to C major until later on in the series. Some songs are harder than others due to the frequency of the chords. All songs have been shortened to verse, bridge, chorus to ensure pupils are moving on to try different styles, speeds and chords. Worth £14 - SAVE 30%
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TUNED / BOOMWHACKER | 5 Rock Songs

TUNED / BOOMWHACKER | 5 Rock Songs

Includes 2 introduction lessons and then 5 songs to play. Intended for half/full term. Clear colour coding, instructions and design. Aimed at usage with KS2-3 pupils. Keep in mind, these are not the full songs, however, if you change the lyrics for each verse you can repeat what you need to play it. Bon Jovi - Living On A Prayer Nirvana - Smells Like Teen Spirit Queen - We Are The Champion The Ramones - Blitzkreig Bop Journey - Don’t Stop Believing This is also part of a bundle with 10 other Pop and Film songs. FONT: If using the PowerPoint Presentation and not the PDF then you may need to install the fonts inside the .zip file provided
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TUNED PERCUSSION | Chinese Music

TUNED PERCUSSION | Chinese Music

This mini-scheme could be used with KS2-3 and includes a handful of pentatonic melodies to piece together as a class or in small groups, handy information about the pentatonic scale and some singing to go with the mini-project.
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Musical Futures | Pop Charts [BUNDLE 4-6]

Musical Futures | Pop Charts [BUNDLE 4-6]

This is the second set of volumes from the Pop Charts series - 4 to 6 - for teaching in a musical futures style. Provision is mainly for ukulele, keyboard, vocals and drums but the extra booklet also has guitar and expands on chords/notes for each instrument. In this pack you have 15 modern pop songs, transposed to C major until later on in the series. Some songs are harder than others due to the frequency of the chords. All songs have been shortened to verse, bridge, chorus to ensure pupils are moving on to try different styles, speeds and chords. SAVE 28% Also available: Musical Futures | Pop Charts [BUNDLE 1-3] as well as the full set of 6 for £10
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Musical Futures | Pop Charts | VOL 6

Musical Futures | Pop Charts | VOL 6

This is the 6th of 6 volumes looking at music in the pop charts, tailored to suit keyboard, ukulele, bass, singing and drums. All charts have been standardised for ease and comes complete with print-out displays for the chords. James Arthur - You Deserve Better Ed Sheeran - Perfect Zed / Maren Morris / Grey - The Middle Justin Bieber - Sorry Shawn Mendes - Nothing Holding Me Back Available in a bundle including all 6 sets as well as from volumes 1 to 3 and volumes 4 to 6. Also look out for ROCK ANTHEMS vol 1 coming soon…
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Full Musical Futures Bundle [WORTH £20]

Full Musical Futures Bundle [WORTH £20]

This should be all you need to get your Musical Futures project started. All you need is seven different coloured stickers to put on your ukuleles, keyboards and even guitars and get playing some modern pop music. There are 6 volumes of Pop Charts totaling 30 songs. Provision is mainly for ukulele, keyboard, vocals and drums but the extra booklet also has guitar and expands on chords/notes for each instrument. Also included: Drum Kit | Beats For Beginners Uke-Hero | Interactive Game Boomwhacker | Getting Started Freebies: Rhythm Reading Exercises Rhythm | Grid Method The Rhythm Circle Note: The 30 pop songs have been transposed in some cases to C major until later on in the series. Some songs are harder than others due to the frequency of the chords. All songs have been shortened to verse, bridge, chorus to ensure pupils are moving on to try different styles, speeds and chords. SAVE 26% Also available: Musical Futures | Pop Charts [BUNDLE 1-3] for £5.75 Musical Futures | Pop Charts [BUNDLE 4-6] for £5.75 OR buy each individually for £2
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Musical Futures | Pop Charts | VOL 5

Musical Futures | Pop Charts | VOL 5

This is the 5th of 6 volumes looking at music in the pop charts, tailored to suit keyboard, ukulele, bass, singing and drums. All charts have been standardised for ease and comes complete with print-out displays for the chords. Post Malone - Better Now Selena Gomez - Back To You Clean Bandit / Demi Lovato - Solo Ariana Grande - No Tears Left To Cry Anne-Marie / Marshmello - F-R-I-E-N-D-S
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Musical Futures | Pop Charts [BUNDLE 1-3]

Musical Futures | Pop Charts [BUNDLE 1-3]

The first 3 volumes of the Pop Charts series for teaching in a musical futures style. Provision is mainly for ukulele, keyboard, vocals and drums but the extra booklet also has guitar and expands on chords/notes for each instrument. In this pack you have 15 modern pop songs, transposed to C major until later on in the series. Some songs are harder than others due to the frequency of the chords. All songs have been shortened to verse, bridge, chorus to ensure pupils are moving on to try different styles, speeds and chords. SAVE 28% Also available: Musical Futures | Pop Charts [BUNDLE 4-6] as well as the full set of 6 for £10
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Musical Futures | Pop Charts | VOL 1 - 6 [30 SONGS]

Musical Futures | Pop Charts | VOL 1 - 6 [30 SONGS]

Included in this Musical Futures | Pop Charts series is 30 modern pop songs tailored to suit any KS3-4 pupil or even KS2. Provision is mainly for ukulele, keyboard, vocals and drums but the extra booklet also has guitar and expands on chords/notes for each instrument. In this pack you have 15 modern pop songs, transposed to C major until later on in the series. Some songs are harder than others due to the frequency of the chords. All songs have been shortened to verse, bridge, chorus to ensure pupils are moving on to try different styles, speeds and chords. Worth £14 - SAVE 30%
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Musical Futures | Pop Charts | VOL 2

Musical Futures | Pop Charts | VOL 2

This is the 2nd of 6 volumes looking at music in the pop charts, tailored to suit keyboard, ukulele, bass, singing and drums. All charts have been standardised for ease and comes complete with print-out displays for the chords. Camilla Cabello - Havana Jess Glynne - These Days George Ezra - Paradise Justin Timberlake - Say Something Jax Jones - Introduction
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Musical Futures | Pop Charts | VOL 3

Musical Futures | Pop Charts | VOL 3

This is the 3rd of 6 volumes looking at music in the pop charts, tailored to suit keyboard, ukulele, bass, singing and drums. All charts have been standardised for ease and comes complete with print-out displays for the chords. Anne-Marie - 2002 Charlie Puth - How Long Paloma Faith - Lullaby Liam Payne - Familiar Bebe Rexha - Meant To Be
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Musical Futures | Pop Charts | VOL 4

Musical Futures | Pop Charts | VOL 4

This is the 1 of 6 volumes looking at music in the pop charts, tailored to suit keyboard, ukulele, bass, singing and drums. All charts have been standardised for ease and comes complete with print-out displays for the chords. George Ezra - Shotgun Jess Glynne - I’ll Be There Years and Years - If You’re Over Me 5 Seconds of Summer - Youngblood Tom Walker - Leave A Light On
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Musical Futures | Pop Charts | VOL 1

Musical Futures | Pop Charts | VOL 1

This is the 1 of 6 volumes looking at music in the pop charts, tailored to suit keyboard, ukulele, bass, singing and drums. All charts have been standardised for ease and comes complete with print-out displays for the chords. Justin Timberlake - Can’t Stop The Feeling Katy Perry - Chained to the Rhythm Shawn Mendes - Stitches Ella Eyre - Came Here For Love Portugal, The Man - Feel It Still
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Musical Futures | 7  Pop Songs

Musical Futures | 7 Pop Songs

Made suitable for Ukulele, Bass, Keyboard and singers. For guitarists, see the instrument chord book I’ve added in. (1) 7 Pop Songs is the Powerpoint in PDF format to ensure all fonts and imagas stay as they were intended. All 7 songs have been shortened slightly, keys changed and everything is labelled the same for Ukulele, Bass and Keyboard. (2) These are the sheets to go with the Powerpoints, easier to print out for in class, concerts… (3) Chord Book - Ukulele, Guitar, Bass and Keyboard with loads of different chords, all labelled to match so pupils can get straight to making music together!
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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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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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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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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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SAMBA | Teaching & Learning [BOOK ONLY]

SAMBA | Teaching & Learning [BOOK ONLY]

This Samba book includes 35 pages of lessons, pieces, teaching samba, leading samba, music games, rhythm exercises and more. The full version includes audio tracks, powerpoint lessons, print-outs and more.
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TUNED / BOOMWHACKER | 5 Rock Songs

TUNED / BOOMWHACKER | 5 Rock Songs

Includes 2 introduction lessons and then 5 songs to play. Intended for half/full term. Clear colour coding, instructions and design. Aimed at usage with KS2-3 pupils. Keep in mind, these are not the full songs, however, if you change the lyrics for each verse you can repeat what you need to play it. Bon Jovi - Living On A Prayer Nirvana - Smells Like Teen Spirit Queen - We Are The Champion The Ramones - Blitzkreig Bop Journey - Don’t Stop Believing This is also part of a bundle with 10 other Pop and Film songs. FONT: If using the PowerPoint Presentation and not the PDF then you may need to install the fonts inside the .zip file provided
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KS3 Music Teacher Resource Pack

KS3 Music Teacher Resource Pack

Perfect for NQT students or experienced teachers. This should cover a good part of your year! If you’re big in to musical futures or want to teach a few different instruments to your class this pack includes lessons for keyboard, guitar, ukulele, drums, singing, the lot… Includes; Blues, Music In Advertising, Classical/Baroque, Film Music, Pop Music and Rock Music 7 Self-Made Games: Note Rush, Count Down Chords & Uke Hero and more… 20 Resources worth £50 for HALF the price!
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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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Uke Hero

Uke Hero

In the style of Guitar Hero, this is great for teaching pupils the 4 strings of the ukulele and to play them at the right time. It can be used as a competition between students or just as a general teaching tool.
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