Musical Contexts Shop & Seasonal Topic Packs

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Musical Contexts Primary/Key Stage 2 Music Units for individual ‘stand alone’ purchase

The following Primary/Key Stage 2 Musical Contexts units are available for “stand-alone” individual purchase at £20.00 each.

Musical Contexts Seasonal Topic Packs

Football Focus

A Classroom Performing Pack for Music and Football Events

 £12.50

A Classroom Performing Pack from Musical Contexts containing a collection of football-themed music and popular Songs for flexible ensemble classroom performing, supported with Audio, MIDI and Video files.  Songs and Pieces include:

·               Vuma Phumelela

·               England/Vindaloo!

·               Three Lions

·               Waka Waka (This time for Africa)

·               World in Motion

·               Match of the Day Theme

Please feel free to copy, modify, customise, personalise and use Musical Contexts resources for your own use, with your students and pupils, within your own school or college and on internal Virtual Learning Environments (VLEs). 

​Please use the resources responsibly and ethically, as continued irresponsible free sharing and poaching of paid published resources (particularly “free sharing” to Facebook groups and the current trend of setting up “free” music resource websites using Musical Contexts and other published resources) is not only a breach of copyright, but the implications of making these publicly available on websites, even if only for a short period of time, are that other schools and teachers can freely access them meaning a loss of earnings for authors and publishers, jeopardising future resource development for YOUR subject specification and will only sadly see the demise of sites such as Musical Contexts which rely on the support (and honesty) of schools and teachers for future development. 

Musical Contexts is unitedly working with a range of publishers together to monitor Facebook groups for such “free sharing” and regular checks to the web are made using a program which scours the web for PDFs using automated code (scrapers).  Any subscriber found freely sharing Musical Contexts resources online will have their log-in cancelled with immediate effect and no refund given in respect of this.

Fireworks! - Classroom Resources Activity Pack

£12.50

A Classroom Resources Pack from Musical Contexts containing a selection of Bonfire Night and Fireworks-themed Starting Points, Starter Activities, Listening, Composing and Performing Activities, supported by Audio and MIDI files.  Fireworks! includes:

·               Bonfire Night Vocal Chants and Warm-Ups

·               Fireworks Vocal and Body Sounds

·               A Class Fireworks Chant

·               Listening to “Fireworks Music” (‘Fireworks’ by Stravinsky and ‘Feux d’artifice’ by Debussy)

·               Handel’s “Music for the Royal Fireworks”

·               Composing a class “Fireworks Display” Soundscape

·               Vocal/Ensemble performing arrangement of Katy Perry’s “Firework” for flexible ensemble

Thriller! - Classroom Resources Activity Pack

 £12.50

A Classroom Resources Pack from Musical Contexts containing a selection of Halloween-themed songs, listening, composing and performing activities, supported by Audio and MIDI files.  Thriller! includes:

·               Halloween Songs and Chants

·               Listening to a Halloween-inspired House Dance Music Track

·               Halloween Rhythms Activities

·               Danse Macabre - Listening & Composing

·               “The Haunted House” - chant and graphic score

·               Singing and Performing “This is Halloween” by Danny Elfman (from the film ‘The Nightmare before Christmas’

·               Vocal/Ensemble performing arrangement of Michael Jackson’s  “Thriller” for flexible ensemble

·               “In the Hall of the Mountain King” - Performing

·               Halloween and spooky poems as starting points

To purchase any of the Musical Contexts seasonal topic packs below, there is a fee of £12.50. 

This allows you to copy and reproduce the resources as many times as you need as well as contributing to the cost of obtaining copyright permissions to use some of the materials within the pack. 

Payment can be made through PayPal.  You do NOT have to have a PayPal account to make this purchase, simply click on the “Buy Now” icon and simply complete the “PayPal Guest Checkout” section. 

Please note: on receipt of payment, you will be redirected (it may take 10 seconds once PayPal has been completed - please bear with!) to a secure link on the site where you can download the seasonal topic packs resources and materials.

A confirmation email containing this link will also be sent to you.

The Musical Contexts Great Big Christmas Music Quiz £12.50

Those last few music lessons of the Autumn Term, on the run-up to Christmas, can be an extremely busy time for classroom music teachers!  Christmas Concerts and Carol Services, plus rehearsal time, can often lead to moments of unplanned cover and music lessons being re-roomed at short notice.  Following on from the success of the Musical Contexts Great Big End of Summer Term Music Quiz…………….The Musical Contexts Great Big Christmas Music Quiz!!

The Musical Contexts Great Big Christmas Music Quiz has 200+ questions, divided into 20 “rounds” of 10 questions each.  It’s up to individual teachers as to what particular “rounds” they wish to use with classes, depending on lesson duration, location, ability of classes and individual preference.  The quiz is designed to be “edited” by teachers, allowing them to put together a fun finale to Christmas music lessons.  The pupil answer sheet has therefore been left generic, rather than specific, allowing a space for a “team name” (if pupils are working in teams - the quiz can also be set for individual completion), and space for pupils/teams to insert the “round name” or “round number”, depending on what the teacher has chosen.  All of the questions on The Musical Contexts Great Big Christmas Music Quiz are given on an accompanying PowerPoint presentation (with embedded audio and video tracks for certain rounds) as well as individual audio and video files in .mp3 format for audio files and video files in .mp4 formats.  Answers are also given in both this booklet and on a separate PowerPoint Presentation for ease of marking and certain rounds are given within the Master Quiz Booklet if IT facilities are lacking and a more traditional “paper-based” quiz is more practical.

Rounds include: Multiple Choice Christmas Songs and Music General Knowledge, Introductions Rounds, Christmas Song Scramble, Backwards Christmas Songs, Christmas Carols Missing Words, Christmas Movie and Film Songs, Name that Christmas Song Multiple Choice, One Carol to the Tune of Another, Christmas Songs and Carols Pictograms, Ortnis (Reverse Intros), The Twelve Days of Christmas, Christmas Carols Staff Notation Round, Christmas Pop to the Tune of Carols, Finish that Christmas Song, Name that Christmas Song Quickfire, Christmas Songs General Knowledge and Christmas Songs Silent Videos.

The Christmas Tree Classroom Performing Pack

£12.50

A 53-page classroom performing pack from Musical Contexts containing a selection of Christmas vocal warm-ups and rounds suitable for singing and ensemble performing in the KS2/Primary and KS3/Secondary music classroom.  The Five “Christmas Rounds and Warm-Ups” come complete with supporting MIDI files which model the melodic parts and demonstrate how the pieces would be performed as a round.  There then follows classroom ensemble arrangements of seven well-known Christmas songs:

·               Jingle Bells

·               Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer

·               Walking in the Air (from “The Snowman”)

·               Frosty the Snowman

·               White Christmas

·               All I Want for Christmas is You

·               Happy Christmas (Was is Over)

 

Each of the seven arrangements comes with a “Song Sheet” giving the melody, chords (guitars) and lyrics.  Performing sheets give pitched melody lines with note names, harmonic chords (in two parts) and a bass line.  There’s also B flat and E flat melody line parts for transposing instruments and a Full Score for teachers to lead the ensemble performance.  You can simply print out the parts that you need which best suits your students, ability range and school.

The arrangements are designed to be flexible enough to perform on a range of classroom instruments including recorders, keyboards, pitched chromatic percussion instruments – glockenspiels, xylophones, metallaphones, chime bars etc. – as well as pupil’s own instruments.  Percussion parts, drum rhythms and ostinato patterns can be added as suitable accompaniments to all the songs for performance.  There are also Audio and MIDI files to accompany each song which model each individual part as well as demonstrating how the parts sound together. 

Let It Snow! Classroom Performing Pack

£12.50

Following on from the success of The Christmas Tree Classroom Performing Pack - Let it Snow!

As a sequel to The Christmas Tree, Let it Snow! is a 68-page Classroom Performing Pack from Musical Contexts containing a selection of popular and well-known Christmas Songs suitable for singing and ensemble performing in the KS2/Primary and KS3/Secondary classroom.  The seven classroom ensemble arrangements include:

·               Winter Wonderland

·               Carol of the Bells

·               It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year

·               Jingle Bell Rock

·               Last Christmas

·               Let it Snow

·               Merry Christmas Everyone

 

Each of the seven arrangements comes with a “Song Sheet” giving the melody line, chords (guitars) and lyrics. 

Performing Sheets give pitched melody line with and without note names, chords and a bass line.  There’s also B flat and E flat melody line parts for transposing instruments and a Full Score for teachers to lead the ensemble performance.  You can simply print off the parts that you need which best suits your students, ability range or school. 

The arrangements are designed to be flexible enough to perform on a range of classroom instruments including recorders, keyboards, pitched chromatic percussion instruments – glockenspiels, xylophones, metallaphones, chime bars etc. – as well as pupil’s own instruments.  Percussion parts, drum rhythms and ostinato patterns can be added as suitable accompaniments to all the songs for performance.  There are also Audio and MIDI files to accompany each song which model each individual part as well as demonstrating how the parts sound together.

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The Musical Contexts Complete Warm-Ups Compendium Volume 1 - £15.00

Available as a ‘stand alone’ purchase, The Musical Contexts Complete Warm-Ups Compendium Volume 1 comes in the form of a PowerPoint presentation covering Singing/Vocal Warm-Ups, Tongue Twisters, Body Percussion and Clapping and Rhythm Game Warm-Ups complete with starting points, songs, scores and embedded audio and video files.

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Available as a ‘stand alone’ purchase, The Musical Contexts Complete Warm-Ups Compendium Volume 2 comes in the form of a PowerPoint presentation covering Singing/Vocal Warm-Ups, Tongue Twisters, Body Percussion and Clapping and Rhythm Game Warm-Ups complete with starting points, songs, scores and embedded audio and video files.

 

 

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The Musical Contexts Secondary/KS3 Cover Bank Bundle - £25.00

Available as a ‘stand alone’ purchase, the “Musical Contexts Secondary/KS3 Cover Bank Bundle” contains all “Cover & Homework” activities from the following new Secondary/KS3 Musical Contexts units: Building Bricks, I’ve Got Rhythm, Form and Structure, Hooks and Riffs, Soundtracks and Computer and Video Game Music.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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