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GCSE, AS & A-Level 

 Music Resources

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GCSE, AS & A-Level

Film Music

Exploring Film Music through Purpose, History, Production, Musical Features and Elements of different Film Music genres.

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GCSE

Film Music Listening

10 GCSE-style Listening Questions on Film Music including Audio Files, Teacher Mark Scheme & QR codes.

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GCSE, AS & A-Level

Popular Music

Exploring Rock 'n' Roll, Rock Anthems, Pop Ballads, Instruments and Voices in Popular Music.

Film Music GCSE-style Listening Questions

GCSE Music Film Music

Pupil answer booklet including two longer prose-style response questions and music from video games and the Western Classical Tradition

GCSE AS A Level Music Film Music

Film Music Study Guide

GCSE, AS & A-Level Music

Designed to support:

  • Eduqas GCSE Music - Area of Study 3: Film Music

  • OCR GCSE Music - Area of Study 4: Film Music

  • Pearson Edexcel GCSE Music - Area of Study: Music for Stage and Screen

  • Pearson Edexcel AS & A-Level Music - Area of Study: Music for Film

  • AQA AS & A-Level Music - Area of Study 3: Music for Media

GCSE AS A Level Music Popular Music Pop Music

Popular Music

GCSE, AS & A-Level Music

Designed to support:

  • Eduqas GCSE Music - Area of Study 4: Popular Music

  • OCR GCSE Music - Area of Study 5: Conventions of Pop

  • Pearson Edexcel GCSE Music - Area of Study 2: Vocal Music

  • AQA GCSE Music -- Area of Study 2: Popular Music

  • Eduqas AS & A-Level Music - Area of Study B: Rock and Pop

  • Pearson Edexcel AS & A-Level Music - Area of Study 4: Popular Music

  • AQA AS & A-Level Music - Area of Study 2: Pop Music

GCSE Music OCR My Music

My Music

Spotlight on my own Instrument

Pupils research their own instrument, voice or music technology equipment in detail to get a better understanding of its construction, use and sound production methods.

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GCSE

Chamber Music

Exploring Chamber Music Ensembles, Baroque and Classical Chamber Music and a Classical String Quartet.

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GCSE

Rhythms of the World

Exploring Indian, Bhangra, Greek & Arabic Folk Rhythms, African Drumming, Calypso, Steel Bands and Samba.

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GCSE

Punjabi Bhangra

Exploring Instruments, Timbres, Sonorities, Rhythms, Elements of Music and Musical Features of Punjabi Bhangra.

Eduqas GCSE Music Area of Study 2 Music for Ensemble Chamber Music

Chamber Music

Designed to support:

  • Eduqas GCSE Music - Area of Study 2: Music for Ensemble (Chamber Music).

Covers different small instrumental groupings and Chamber Ensembles.

All media files included and linked via QR codes for pupils to scan.

OCR GCSE Music Rhythms of the World

Rhythms of the World

Designed to support:

  • OCR GCSE Music - Area of Study 3: Rhythms of the World.

 

Includes seven Study Guides. 

A general introduction to Rhythms of the World and six sub-area specific Study Guides to support OCR GCSE Music AOS3: Rhythms of the World. 

Eduqas GCSE Music Popular Music Bhangra

Punjabi Bhangra

Designed to support:

  • Eduqas GCSE Music - Area of Study 4: Popular Music (Bhangra).

An excellent supporting resource for the Eduqas sub-area within the Popular Music Area of Study.  Contains all musical knowledge, instruments and features of Bhangra and a great revision aid.

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AS & A-Level

Sonatas and Symphonies

Exploring Sonata Form and the development of the Sonata through the Baroque, Classical and Romantic periods. 

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GCSE

My Music

Exploring pupil's own Instrument, Voice or Music Technology Equipment through research and composing.

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GCSE, AS & A-Level

Voices and Vocal Music

Exploring Voices and Voice Types, Song Structures, Vocal Textures, Madrigals, Lieder, Opera and Oratorio.

AS-Level Music A-Level Music Sonata Sonata Form Symphony Symphonies

Sonatas & Symphonies

Designed to support:

  • Eduqas AS and A-Level Music - Area of Study A: The Western Classical Tradition (The Development of the Symphony 1750-1830).

  • Pearson Edexcel AS and A-Level Music - Area of Study 2: Instrumental Music.

  • OCR AS and A-Level Music - Area of Study 1: Instrumental Music of Haydn, Mozart and Beethoven.

GCSE Music My Music

My Music

Designed to support:

  • OCR GCSE Music - Area of Study 1: My Music.

Can be used across all GCSE exam boards as an in-depth investigation into pupil's own instrument, voice or music technology equipment including a "create a Facebook profile/page" task. 

GCSE AS A Level Music Vocal Music

Voices & Vocal Music

GCSE, AS & A-Level Music

Designed to support:

  • Pearson Edexcel GCSE Music - Area of Study 2: Vocal Music

  • Pearson Edexcel AS & A-Level Music - Area of Study 1: Vocal Music

  • OCR AS & A-Level Music - Area of Study 2: Popular Song: Blues, Jazz, Swing and Big Bands. 

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GCSE, AS & A-Level

Symphonie Fantastique

Exploring Descriptive Programme Music, Idée Fixe and the five movements of Berlioz's Symphonie Fantastique.

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Symphonie Fantastique

Excellent introduction to analysis and Descriptive Programme Music for GCSE, AS and A-Level Music.

The Study Guide contains analysis, scores and activities from all five movements of Berlioz's Symphonie Fantastique with supporting audio files available as .mp3's and via QR code links

The Concerto Through Time

All files from the older Musical Contexts site available until revised and updated. 

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