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GCSE Music 9-1 Edexcel Purcell "Music for a While " Card Sort

GCSE Music 9-1 Edexcel Purcell "Music for a While " Card Sort

A card sort to be completed by students for the Edexcel 9-1 GCSE Area of Study 2. "Music for a While. . Colour coded differentiated version included too. I have attached word files for modification and pdf for easy formatting and printing.Please leave a review if it was helpful :)Terms of Use:Purchase of this item entitles the purchaser the right to reproduce the pages for personal and classroom use only. Duplication for other classes, an entire school or for commercial use is strictly prohibited without written permission from the author. Minor editing is allowed but only for personal use. The document remains under copyright even when edited.Pasting this item in whole or part on the Internet in any form is strictly prohibited and a violation of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA). Copyright 2017.

By sarahwilliams900

GCSE Music 9-1 Edexcel Purcell "Music for a While" Word painting analysis sheet

GCSE Music 9-1 Edexcel Purcell "Music for a While" Word painting analysis sheet

A simple worksheet for students to analyse the musical devices in "Music for a While" . A good resource for those who less able at score reading. I have included a basic answer sheet but this could definitely be added to with harmony and tonality if it works for your students.Terms of Use:Purchase of this item entitles the purchaser the right to reproduce the pages for personal and classroom use only. Duplication for other classes, an entire school or for commercial use is strictly prohibited without written permission from the author. Minor editing is allowed but only for personal use. The document remains under copyright even when edited.Pasting this item in whole or part on the Internet in any form is strictly prohibited and a violation of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA). Copyright 2017.

By sarahwilliams900

Worksheet Pack for Pearson Edexcel GCSE Music (2016 Specification) - Area of Study 1, Set Work 1

Worksheet Pack for Pearson Edexcel GCSE Music (2016 Specification) - Area of Study 1, Set Work 1

This pack contains 10 worksheets is aimed at supporting the teaching of Set Work 1, Brandenburg Concerto No. 5 in D major, 3rd movement, by J. S. Bach, from the new Pearson Edexcel GCSE Music (9-1) 2016 specification.The activities and tasks on each of the worksheets range in difficulty, in order to support the development of skills for a range of abilities.The following worksheets are included:– Worksheet 1.1: First Impressions;– Worksheet 1.2: The Concerto;– Worksheet 1.3: Finding the Solo;– Worksheet 1.4: Instrumentation: Exam Style Questions;– Worksheet 1.5: Fugual Structure;– Worksheet 1.6: Melody in Section A;– Worksheet 1.7: Comparing Melodies;– Worksheet 1.8: Rhythm and Metre: Exam Style Questions;– Worksheet 1.9: Rhythm in the Harpsichord Part;– Worksheet 1.10: Identifying Texture.Previews of the first page of each worksheet are available from the files list.It is the responsibility of the teacher to check this coverage of this content against the exam board specification, this worksheet pack does not intend to offer complete coverage of the set work, but should be used instead as a tool to support the teaching of the subject content.Please leave a review if you like this resource!

By sean1746

QUICK FIRE TEST Purcell - GCSE 9-1 Edexcel

QUICK FIRE TEST Purcell - GCSE 9-1 Edexcel

A quick fore test based on the features that can be found in the Purcell set work. 16 questions with answer sheet. Great as a starter/plenary or for revision and homework. Have included word and PDF file.Please leave a review if it's useful :)Terms of Use:Purchase of this item entitles the purchaser the right to reproduce the pages for personal and classroom use only. Duplication for other classes, an entire school or for commercial use is strictly prohibited without written permission from the author. Minor editing is allowed but only for personal use. The document remains under copyright even when edited.Pasting this item in whole or part on the Internet in any form is strictly prohibited and a violation of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA). Copyright 2017.

By sarahwilliams900

GCSE 9-1 Edexcel Music Purcell Music for a While FULL SCORE ANALYSIS

GCSE 9-1 Edexcel Music Purcell Music for a While FULL SCORE ANALYSIS

A full colour coded score analysis of the Area of Study 2 set work by Purcell. I'm trying to do one for each set work so watch my profile.Please leave a review it this was helpful :)Terms of Use:Purchase of this item entitles the purchaser the right to reproduce the pages for personal and classroom use only. Duplication for other classes, an entire school or for commercial use is strictly prohibited without written permission from the author. Minor editing is allowed but only for personal use. The document remains under copyright even when edited.Pasting this item in whole or part on the Internet in any form is strictly prohibited and a violation of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA). Copyright 2017.

By sarahwilliams900

Easter Musical Rhythm Codes Interactive Module

Easter Musical Rhythm Codes Interactive Module

Easter Rhythm Codes is a flexible interactive tool. It can be used as a clapping the rhythm tool, a warm up rhythm exercise or a spot the difference exercise. Easter characters represent note values. Help and instructions are given on every slide. Immediate feedback is given. Exercises are drawn randomly each time. *PRODUCT LINKS ARE GIVEN IN PDF FORMAT.Computer files are zip files and will need to be unzipped first.Not suitable for Mac users at this time.Once unzipped select LAUNCH STORY to start the game. Tablet files need to be housed in a free app (articulate mobile player) links and instructions are provided in the PDF document for getting this the first time. Once you have this, clicking on the links launches the product instantly and easily.Full product contains tablet and computer link for download.

By hbmusicsolutions

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Music Theory: Clef Reading Bingo Game

Music Theory: Clef Reading Bingo Game

Contents:Treble Clef Bingo GameBass Clef Bingo GameAlto Clef Bingo GameTenor Clef Bingo GameStudents need a pencil and a piece of paper. Students choose 9 words from the given list to add to their bingo grid. There follows a series of words written in music notation. If the word is on their grid they can cross it off. The teacher can decide if the first person with a completed row is the winner or (more difficult) - a full 'house'.Great for Key Stage 3, 4 and 5 (plus alto and tenor clefs).

By dunhallin

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Pirates Unit Of Work & Texts

Pirates Unit Of Work & Texts

A unit of planned lessons for up to 6 weeks based on the inspirational text 'The Tea Swiggin' Pirate Jones' Includes the inspiration text and others in the series which may also be useful with some additional resources.

By duvetpublishing

GCSE Music Edexcel 9-1 Beethoven - Romantic Key terms Sheet

GCSE Music Edexcel 9-1 Beethoven - Romantic Key terms Sheet

A concise 2 sided A4 revision and teaching sheet for the Beethoven Pathetique from Area of Study 1 , Set works. This comes with score excerpts linked to key features. Word and PDF format. I'll be doing one of these for each set work so keep your eyes on my page.Terms of Use:Purchase of this item entitles the purchaser the right to reproduce the pages for personal and classroom use only. Duplication for other classes, an entire school or for commercial use is strictly prohibited without written permission from the author. Minor editing is allowed but only for personal use. The document remains under copyright even when edited.Pasting this item in whole or part on the Internet in any form is strictly prohibited and a violation of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA). Copyright 2017.

By sarahwilliams900

Music Theory: Treble Clef Bingo Game (powerpoint file)

Music Theory: Treble Clef Bingo Game (powerpoint file)

A fun way to test your students on their ability to read notes in the treble clef.Students need a pencil and a piece of paper. Students choose 9 words from the given list to add to their bingo grid. There follows a series of words written in music notation. If the word is on their grid they can cross it off. The teacher can decide if the first person with a completed row is the winner or (more difficult) - a full 'house'. Great for Key Stage 3, 4 and 5.

By dunhallin

Music theory: Bass Clef Bingo Game (powerpoint file)

Music theory: Bass Clef Bingo Game (powerpoint file)

A fun way to test your students on their ability to read notes in the bass clef.Students need a pencil and a piece of paper. Students choose 9 words from the given list to add to their bingo grid. There follows a series of words written in music notation. If the word is on their grid they can cross it off. The teacher can decide if the first person with a completed row is the winner or (more difficult) - a full 'house'. Great for Key Stage 3, 4 and 5.

By dunhallin

Music theory: Alto Clef Bingo Game (powerpoint file)

Music theory: Alto Clef Bingo Game (powerpoint file)

A fun way to test your students on their ability to read notes in the alto clef.Students need a pencil and a piece of paper. Students choose 9 words from the given list to add to their bingo grid. There follows a series of words written in music notation. If the word is on their grid they can cross it off. The teacher can decide if the first person with a completed row is the winner or (more difficult) - a full 'house'. Great for Key Stage 3, 4 and 5.

By dunhallin

Music theory: Tenor Clef Bingo Game (powerpoint file)

Music theory: Tenor Clef Bingo Game (powerpoint file)

A fun way to test your students on their ability to read notes in the tenor clef.Students need a pencil and a piece of paper. Students choose 9 words from the given list to add to their bingo grid. There follows a series of words written in music notation. If the word is on their grid they can cross it off. The teacher can decide if the first person with a completed row is the winner or (more difficult) - a full 'house'. Great for Key Stage 3, 4 and 5.

By dunhallin

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GCSE 9-1 EDEXCEL MUSIC Purcell £Music for a While"

GCSE 9-1 EDEXCEL MUSIC Purcell £Music for a While"

* 1 overview sheet which is great to use as a teaching aid and for student revision.* 1 Card sort which comes with two files, one of which is differentiated* 1 Quick fire test ideal for starter/plenary, homework or revision.* 1 Full colour score analysisTerms of Use:Purchase of this item entitles the purchaser the right to reproduce the pages for personal and classroom use only. Duplication for other classes, an entire school or for commercial use is strictly prohibited without written permission from the author. Minor editing is allowed but only for personal use. The document remains under copyright even when edited.Pasting this item in whole or part on the Internet in any form is strictly prohibited and a violation of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA). Copyright 2017.

By sarahwilliams900

"Hangman" A traditional American folk song.

"Hangman" A traditional American folk song.

Please preview on https://youtu.be/GeqBNck0DZQThe genre is folk/traditional song. (Music from other times and places) This song seems to appeal to both boys and girls alike. They can't get their heads around the fact that the heroine's family have left her to be hanged and offer no help!.Resources include1. PPT of the song2. Video of the song3. Guitar chords4. Lyrics5.Vocals MP36. Backing track MP3

By pwilloughby3

Turpin Hero. The highwayman immortalized in  a traditional song. Video  PP T  MP3s

Turpin Hero. The highwayman immortalized in a traditional song. Video PP T MP3s

To preview , please see https://youtu.be/N6Hd634rXWMBoys in particular are attracted to this song which is a good example an English traditional folk song.There is a simple accompaniment for children to play if you have "readers" but thisot necessaryIncluded in the resources , you will fing1. A PPT of the song2. A video of the song3. The lyrics and guitar chords4. Backing and vocal tracks5. Notation for the ocarina6. Notation for melody

By pwilloughby3

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Traditional  and popular Songs

Traditional and popular Songs

Preview songs on Hangman https://youtu.be/GeqBNck0DZQTurpin Hero https://youtu.be/N6Hd634rXWMEarly one morning https://youtu.be/KSLmYL1o6IcThe Happy Wanderer https://youtu.be/Ff73ZJchc2UThese songs were chosen as examples of good traditional songs two of which are firm favorites with boys!. Reading music is not necessary but it can extend those children who have piano lessons anyway.

By pwilloughby3

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GCSE Edexcel 9-1 MUSIC Beethoven Pathetique

GCSE Edexcel 9-1 MUSIC Beethoven Pathetique

* 1 overview sheet which is great to use as a teaching aid and for student revision. * 1 Card sort which comes with two files, one of which is differentiated * 1 Quick fire test ideal for starter/plenary, homework or revision. * 1 Full colour score analysis Terms of Use: Purchase of this item entitles the purchaser the right to reproduce the pages for personal and classroom use only. Duplication for other classes, an entire school or for commercial use is strictly prohibited without written permission from the author. Minor editing is allowed but only for personal use. The document remains under copyright even when edited. Pasting this item in whole or part on the Internet in any form is strictly prohibited and a violation of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA). Copyright 2017. Terms of Use: Purchase of this item entitles the purchaser the right to reproduce the pages for personal and classroom use only. Duplication for other classes, an entire school or for commercial use is strictly prohibited without written permission from the author. Minor editing is allowed but only for personal use. The document remains under copyright even when edited. Pasting this item in whole or part on the Internet in any form is strictly prohibited and a violation of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA). Copyright 2017.

By sarahwilliams900

GCSE 9-1 Music Edexcel Beethoven Pathetique FULL SCORE ANALYSIS

GCSE 9-1 Music Edexcel Beethoven Pathetique FULL SCORE ANALYSIS

A full colour coded score analysis of the Area of Study 1 set work by Beethoven. I'm trying to do one for each set work so watch my profile.Please leave a review it this was helpful :)Terms of Use:Purchase of this item entitles the purchaser the right to reproduce the pages for personal and classroom use only. Duplication for other classes, an entire school or for commercial use is strictly prohibited without written permission from the author. Minor editing is allowed but only for personal use. The document remains under copyright even when edited.Pasting this item in whole or part on the Internet in any form is strictly prohibited and a violation of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA). Copyright 2017.

By sarahwilliams900

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GCSE 9-1 EDEXCEL MUSIC Area of Study 1 Bach & Beethoven

GCSE 9-1 EDEXCEL MUSIC Area of Study 1 Bach & Beethoven

For each set work you will receive; A colour annotated score A differentiated card sort A quick fire test A comprehensive overview of the set work and wider context A comparison activity between the two piece Terms of Use: Purchase of this item entitles the purchaser the right to reproduce the pages for personal and classroom use only. Duplication for other classes, an entire school or for commercial use is strictly prohibited without written permission from the author. Minor editing is allowed but only for personal use. The document remains under copyright even when edited. Pasting this item in whole or part on the Internet in any form is strictly prohibited and a violation of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA). Copyright 2017.

By sarahwilliams900

Video Game Music - Lesson 3

Video Game Music - Lesson 3

3rd lesson of a SOW based on Video Game Music - currently teaching this to Year 8, though would work for any KS3 class.Lesson covers - menu music and assessment task.Assessment criteria is also included.Each slide in the notes section has information in regards to the task/information displayed.

By fionaclare22

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KS3 - Programme Music (yr 7) / full scheme of work - booklets / PP and lesson plans

KS3 - Programme Music (yr 7) / full scheme of work - booklets / PP and lesson plans

This is a full scheme of work on Programme Music and covers The Sorcerers Apprentice by Paul Dukas and Holsts The Planets. I have created this with Year 7 students in mind. It comes with three differentiated booklets for your students, booklet A is for lower ability, booklet B is middle ability and booklet C is upper ability. Comes with lesson plans and PowerPoints for each lesson. This has 3 listening style lessons, and also 3 practical lesson, comes with scores for students to learn how to play part of The Planets on the keyboards and also a composition idea if you have computers / garageband available which could take a few lessons.The first listening lesson comes with a youtube link for The Sorcerers Apprentice film clip, however you will need to source a copy of The Planets as you will need snippets of each movement.

By LivMusic

Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds Analysis AQA GCSE Music New Specification

Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds Analysis AQA GCSE Music New Specification

PowerPoint and homework/class time essay task for 'Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds'. Fits with AQA GCSE Music New Specification. Learning outcomes on second slide for school's that need these. Analysis includes context, structure, melody, instruments, tonality and harmony, rhythm and metre, chorus, accompaniment and technology used. YouTube links and pictures removed for copyright reasons, but can be added easily. Took about two hours in class with written task as well.

By EmmaLanney

40 Lyric Reading Comprehensions Book 1 - Mr A, Mr C and Mr D Present

40 Lyric Reading Comprehensions Book 1 - Mr A, Mr C and Mr D Present

10 week bumper pack of reading comprehensions linked to a variety of rock, pop and alternative songs specifically chosen for this pack. This is particularly suitable for Years 5, 6 and 7. Each song is broken down into 4 reading comprehensions, starting with retrieval and recording, then context clues, inference and finally an assessment where children are encouraged to work out what type of question they are being asked. Weekly lesson plans are provided along with answer sheets. Breaking reading down into key skills will allow children to appreciate, understand and enjoy these songs whilst focusing on improving their comprehension with this structured and precise method. Songs include: Big Yellow Taxi (by Joni Mitchell) Indian Sunset (by Elton John) Ironic (by Alanis Morissette) Pompeii (by Bastille) Space Oddity (by David Bowie) The Trooper (by Iron Maiden) The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald (by Gordon Lightfoot) Thriller (by Michael Jackson) What is Truth? (by Johnny Cash) What’s he Building? (by Tom Waits)

By mracdpresent