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MUSICAL CONTEXTS ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS - Resources written and compiled and website designed and maintained by Rob Blythe with invaluable assistance with imaging and layout advice from Angela Blythe.  Supported Self Study Audio narrations by Lesley Blythe.  Huge thanks to Kevin Griffin and Nathan Martin for invaluable patience and suggestions and to Seamus ,Felix, Donkey and Ellie for unending support.

Musical Contexts provides teachers with quality, "ready to use", tried and tested and professionally presented resources for use in the primary and secondary music classroom.  The aim of Musical Contexts is to produce an easy-to-navigate and comprehensive bank of music resources, relieving teachers from the lengthy process of resource collection and preparation.

 

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Resources are all available for immediate download and are grouped into "topics" or "units".  Musical Contexts can provide new material to your existing schemes of work, or entire schemes can be used direct from the site - all the resources are there ready for download and use.  I hope that Musical Contexts can help you and that you enjoy the site.

Latest News - new uploads for 2018!

Two new “DOITNOW” PowerPoint Presentations featuring a range of Starter Activities and Lesson Openers from the new Musical Contexts “Hooks and Riffs” unit (Exploring Repeated Musical Patterns) - coming online in 2018 - and the newly revised “Building Bricks” unit (Exploring the Elements of Music) added to the Music Starters and “DOITNOW’s” Bank.

Two new “PLENARY” PowerPoint Presentations featuring a range of Plenary Activities and Lesson Closers from the new Musical Contexts “Hooks and Riffs” unit (Exploring Repeated Musical Patterns) - coming online in 2018 - and the newly revised “Building Bricks” unit (Exploring the Elements of Music) added to the Music Starters and “DOITNOW’s” Bank.

Two new sets of “5 Minutes Reading” Activities featuring ‘Questions to think about’ from the new Musical Contexts “Hooks and Riffs” unit (Exploring Repeated Musical Patterns) - coming online in 2018 - and the newly revised “Building Bricks” unit (Exploring the Elements of Music) added to the Music Starters and “DOITNOW’s” Bank.

New Cover and Homework Activities Pack added to the Musical Contexts Cover Bank as part of the the newly revised “Building Bricks” unit (Exploring the Elements of Music).  Ideal for non-specialist cover or supply teachers!

New Study & Revision Guide for 2016 GCSE Music (9-1) Area of Study Conventions of Pop just added!  Click on the images to the left to be taken to the new Conventions of Pop page.

New from Musical Contexts - “all-on-one-page” Revision Sheets for 2016 GCSE Music (9-1) Areas of Study: The Concerto Through Time, Rhythms of the World, Film Music and  Conventions of Pop.  Provides all underpinning knowledge, key musical terms, instruments, timbres and sonorities.  Useful for Revision Posters (enlarged to A3?) ahead of the June 2018 Listening and Appraising Examination.

Coming online soon to Musical Contexts - The Musical Contexts Great Big End of Term Summer Music Quiz!! 200+ questions (in 20 rounds of 10 questions) covering General Musicianship and Popular Music - ideal for those ‘last few music lessons of the summer term’ and can easily be set for cover by non-specialist music and supply staff.