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Exploring Film Music

This newly-updated unit aims to give pupils the experience of being “film soundtrack composers” and explores the challenges and musical devices used in film soundtrack composition.   The unit focuses on three genres of film soundtrack: Action/Thriller Soundtracks, ‘Western’ Soundtracks and “Horror Movie” Soundtracks.  Pupils begin by exploring Leitmotifs and how they have been used to represent certain “characters” or “situations” in films, before exploring how Themes have been used in film soundtracks and performing a number of “James Bond” Themes.  Pupils compose their own soundtrack to the new James Bond film trailer “Spectre” learning how film composers use “Cuesheets” to create music to fit with exact timings.  Pupils perform a famous Theme from a ‘Western’ exploring how film music composers use instruments “associated” with ‘The Wild West’  to create a sense of Time and Place.  Finally, pupils explore soundtracks to “Horror Movies”, learning about Concords and Discords and how composers of “Horror Movies” use Discords, instrumentation and extremes of Pitch to create their own “Horror Movie” soundtrack using a Storyboard to help them with their planning.

Element Focus - Pitch, Timbre & Dynamics, Melody & Harmony, Structure & Form

The previous “Year 9 Unit 2 - Soundtracks” unit can be downloaded in its entirety (links removed from lesson plans and scheme of work) by clicking on the icon to the right. (92 items; 545 MB)

Performing Activities - Songs & Scores
Starter & Plenary Activities
Year 9 Unit 2 - “Soundtracks” - “IN ACTION”
Actual classroom recordings!!
See and hear how a variety of ability ranges tackle the “James Bond ‘Spectre’ Trailer” group composition task (from lesson 3) of Year 9 Unit 2 - “Soundtracks” from Musical Contexts.
Actual classroom recordings!!
See and hear how a variety of ability ranges tackle “The Good, The Bad & The Ugly” group performing task (from lesson 4) of Year 9 Unit 2 - “Soundtracks” from Musical Contexts.
Actual classroom recordings!!
See and hear how a variety of ability ranges tackle the ’Horror Movie’ group performing task (from lesson 5) of Year 9 Unit 2 - “Soundtracks” from Musical Contexts.
Supporting Activities - Cover & Homework

 

 

 

 

Worksheet 1 - Video Moods

(uses Video 2)

 

Video 2 - Video Moods (22.8 MB)

Video 3 -

“Man Walking”

(8.91 MB)

Worksheet 2 - Listening & Performing the ‘Jaws’ Leitmotif

(uses Audio 2 and Video 4)

Audio 2 - The Jaws’ Leitmotif

Video 4 - The Jaws’ Leitmotif (4.66 MB)

Video 5

“Goldfinger”

(pre-title sequence)

(20.8 MB)

 

 

 

 

 

Video 6

“Die Another Day”

(pre-title sequence)

(29.8 MB)

Audio 9

Analysing Bond Themes in a

Soundtrack

(uses Score 2)

Worksheet 3

James Bond Performing Levels

 

( also available in customisable MS-Word format)

Can be completed using “Rainbow Level Stickers” available from schoolstickers.co.uk

Worksheet 4

James Bond “Spectre” Trailer Cuesheet

(uses Video 8)

 

Video 8 - James Bond “Spectre” Trailer

(23.9 MB)

Worksheet 5

James Bond “Spectre”

Soundtrack

Evaluation Sheet

 

 

 

 

 

 

Worksheet 6 - Listening to Music used in ‘Westerns’

Audio 14 - Listening to ‘Western’ Music

Video 9 - Jew’s Harp Demonstration

(1.80 MB)

Video 11

“Psycho”

Opening Titles & Soundtrack

(28.4 MB)

Audio 17

“Slasher Theme” from ‘Psycho’ Soundtrack

Worksheet 13

Western/Action Thriller & Romance Storyboards

Worksheet 14

Listening to Film Music

 

 

Worksheet 7 - 6 scene ‘Horror Movie’ Storyboard Composing Sheet      Video 12 - 6 scene ‘Horror Movie’ (7.46 MB)

Worksheet 8 - 7 scene ‘Horror Movie’ Storyboard Composing Sheet      Video 13 - 7 scene ‘Horror Movie’ (8.20 MB)

Worksheet 9 - 9 scene ‘Horror Movie’ Storyboard Composing Sheet           Video 14 - 9 scene ‘Horror Movie’ (9.68 MB)

Worksheet 10 - Completed example of a 6 scene ‘Horror Movie’ Storyboard Composing Sheet

Presentation 5a - Editable/Customisable ‘Horror Movie’Storyboard  (345 KB)

 

Worksheet 11 - Film Music Listening Assessment         Video 15 - Film Music Revision Video (157 MB)

Video 16 - Film Music Listening Assessment Video (259 MB)         Audio 18- Film Music Listening Assessment Audio

Video 17 - “Capsule in Space” Sequence (Q6) (8.22 MB)       Worksheet 12 - Suggested Answers & Mark Scheme

Scheme of Work

Lesson Plan (PDF)

Lesson Plan (DOC)

Lesson Presentations

(PPTX)

Customisable and editable containing all Audio and Video Files

Lesson Bundles (ZIP)

Download all the resources you need for each lesson (including video files in this unit!) in a ZIP file.

Click here for the latest version of WinZip

Lesson 1

Exploring Leitmotifs

Lesson Plan 1

Lesson Plan 1

Lesson 1
Presentation

(116 MB)

Lesson 1

Resource Bundle

(174 MB)

Lesson 2

Exploring Themes

Lesson Plan 2

Lesson Plan 2

Lesson 2
Presentation

(149 MB)

Lesson 2

Resource Bundle

(233 MB)

Lesson 3

Exploring Action/Thriller Soundtracks

Lesson Plan 3

Lesson Plan 3

Lesson 3
Presentation

(126 MB)

Lesson 3

Resources Bundle

(424 MB)

Lesson 4

Exploring ’Western’ Soundtracks

Lesson Plan 4

Lesson Plan 4

Lesson 4
Presentation

(69 MB)

Lesson 4

Resource Bundle

(124 MB)

Lesson 5

Exploring “Horror Movie” Soundtracks

Lesson Plan 5

Lesson Plan 5

Lesson 5
Presentation

(59 MB)

Lesson 5

Resource Bundle

(141 MB)

Lesson 6

Exploring Famous Film Leitmotifs

Lesson Plan 6

Lesson Plan 6

 

Lesson 6

Resource Bundle

(349 MB)

 

 

 

 

 

Starter/Plenary 1 - Listening to the “20th Century Fox Fanfare”

Audio 1 - 20th Century Fox Fanfare

Video 1 - 20th Century Fox Fanfare

(1.47 MB)

Starter/Plenary 2 - “What’s the Film?”

 

Audio 4 - “What’s the Film?”

(10 linked extracts)

Starter/Plenary 3

Film Music Key Words

Wordsearch

Audio 5

Orchestral

Medley of Bond Themes

Audio 12

Action/Thriller Soundtracks

Collection

 

 

 

 

 

 

Audio 13

“James Bond Theme” - Moby Version

Starter/Plenary 4 - Creepy Chords!

 

Audio 16 - The “Psycho” Discord

MIDI 11 - The “Psycho” Discord

Starter/Plenary 5
My Film Music Learning

Starter/Plenary 6 - “What’s the Film?” (2)

 

Audio 24 - “What’s the Film?”

(10 linked extracts)

 

 

 

 

Score 1 - The “James Bond” Leitmotif

Audio 3 - The “James Bond” Leitmotif

MIDI 1 - James Bond Leitmotif

Score 2 - James Bond Performing Sheet (Leitmotif and Themes)       Audio 6 - James Bond Theme 1 (Solo and with Leitmotif)

Audio 7 - James Bond Theme 2 (Solo and with Leitmotif)          Audio 8 - James Bond Theme 3 (Solo and with Leitmotif)

MIDI 2 - James Bond Theme 1 (solo & with leitmotif)        MIDI 3 - James Bond Theme 2 (solo & with motif);

MIDI 4 - James Bond Theme 3 (solo & with motif);          MIDI 5 - James Bond Theme Ending

 

 

Song Sheet 1 - James Bond Song Sheet

Audio 10 - Goldfinger performed by Dame Shirley Bassey

Audio 11 - Goldfinger Song Karaoke Version

Video 7 - Goldfinger Song Karaoke Version (37 MB)

MIDI 6 - Goldfinger song melody 

Score 3 - The Good, The Bad & The Ugly Theme Performing Sheet

Video 10 - The Good, The Bad & The Ugly Title Sequence (60.3 MB)

MIDI 7 - The Good, The Bad & The Ugly Melody;      

MIDI 8 - The Good, The Bad & The Ugly Chords

MIDI 9 - The Good, The Bad & The Ugly Melody & Chords together

MIDI 10 - The Good, The Bad & The Ugly Melody, Chords & Bass Line

Audio 15 - The Good, The Bad & The Ugly Melody, Chords & Bass Line

 

Score 4 - Famous Leitmotifs to Perform   ( also available in customisable MS-Word format)

Can be completed using “Rainbow Level Stickers” available from schoolstickers.co.uk

MIDI 12 - The “Batman Leitmotif”;      Audio 19 - The “Batman Leitmotif”;     MIDI 13 - The “Indiana Jones Leitmotif”;       Audio 20 - The “Indiana Jones Leitmotif”

MIDI 14 - The “Harry Potter Leitmotif”;        Audio 21 - The “Harry Potter Leitmotif”        MIDI 15 - The “Star Wars Leitmotif”;     Audio 22 - The “Star Wars Leitmotif”

MIDI 16 - “Imperial Death March” from ‘Star Wars’;      Audio 23 - “Imperial Death March” from ‘Star Wars”

 

 

 

 

 

Pupil Audio 1 - Level 3c example

Pupil Video 1 - Level 3c example

(24.3 MB)

Pupil Audio 2 - Level 3b example

Pupil Video 2 - Level 3b example

(24.3 MB)

Pupil Audio 3 - Level 3a example

Pupil Video 3 - Level 3a example

(24.4 MB)

Pupil Audio 4 - Level 4c example

Pupil Video 4 - Level 4c example

(24.2 MB)

Pupil Audio 5 - Level 4b example

Pupil Video 5 - Level 4b example

(24.3 MB)

 

 

 

 

 

Pupil Audio 6 - Level 4a example

Pupil Video 6 - Level 4a example

(24.2 MB)

Pupil Audio 7 - Level 5c example

Pupil Video 7 - Level 5c example

(24.3 MB)

Pupil Audio 8 - Level 5b example

Pupil Video 8 - Level 5b example

(24.2 MB)

Pupil Audio 9 - Level 5a example

Pupil Video 9 - Level 5a example

(24.2 MB)

Pupil Audio 10 - Level 6+ example

Pupil Video 10- Level 6+example

(24.4 MB)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pupil Audio 11

Level 3c example

Pupil Audio 12

Level 3b example

Pupil Audio 13

Level 3a example

Pupil Audio 14

Level 4c example

Pupil Audio 15

Level 4b example

Pupil Audio 16

Level 4a example

Pupil Audio 17

Level 5c example

Pupil Audio 18

Level 5b example

Pupil Audio 19

Level 5a example

Pupil Audio 20

Level 6+ example

 

 

 

 

 

Pupil Audio 21 - Level 4c example

Pupil Video 11 - Level 4c example

(8.61 MB)

Pupil Audio 22 - Level 4b example

Pupil Video 12 - Level 4b example

(8.60 MB)

Pupil Audio 23 - Level 4a example

Pupil Video 13- Level 4a example

(8.68 MB)

Pupil Audio 24 - Level 5c example

Pupil Video 14 - Level 5c example

(8.74 MB)

Pupil Audio 25 - Level 5b example

Pupil Video 15 - Level 5b example

(8.68 MB)

 

 

 

 

 

Pupil Audio 26 - Level 5a example

Pupil Video 16 - Level 5a example

(8.72 MB)

Pupil Audio 27 - Level 6+ example

Pupil Video 17 - Level 6+ example

(8.73 MB)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cover/Homework 1

Music for Films

Cover/Homework 2

Film and Background Music

Cover/Homework 3

Music and Film

Cover/Homework 4

Film Music