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 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, 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 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

Sheet Music

OCR GCSE Music (9-1) Resources

OCR GCSE Music (9-1) Areas of Study Listening Quiz

Presentation Listening Quiz of 16 questions/slides with embedded audio files covering OCR GCSE Music (9-1) Areas of Study 2, 3 and 5.  Pupils firstly identify the correct Area of Study and then the correct Type/Genre/Style within that Area of Study.  There are also some 'bonus questions' on each extract and answers are given in the slide notes.  A .zip file of all 16 audio extracts (in .wav format) is also available below.

OCR GCSE Music Area of Study 1 - My Music Study Guide
OCR GCSE Music Area of Study 1 - My Music Study Guide

My Music - Study Guide

9-page Study Guide to support OCR GCSE (9-1) Music Area of Study 1: My Music.  Includes "My Own Instrument Facebook Profile research task and allows pupils to create/compose and perform a short piece of descriptive music for their own instrument, voice or music technology equipment based on knowledge and understanding from their research work.  Key Words definitions highlight key musical vocabulary and a "Pit Stop" review consolidates learning outcomes. 

OCR GCSE Music Area of Study 2 - The Concerto Through Time Study Guide
OCR GCSE Music Area of Study 2 - The Concerto Through Time Study Guide

The Concerto Through Time - Study Guide

Full 20-page Study and Revision Guide Booklet providing all underpinning knowledge as covered in the OCR GCSE (9-1) Music specification including emphasis on The Baroque Concerto Grosso, The Baroque Solo Concerto, The Classical Solo Concert and The Romantic Solo Concerto including the development of the orchestra.  Diagrams, illustrations, photos and scores support learning and key words definitions highlight key musical vocabulary in relation to The Concerto Through Time.  Learning Outcomes consolidate learning and act as a means of tracking pupil progress.

OCR GCSE Music Area of Study 2 - The Concerto Through Time Revision Guide
OCR GCSE Music Area of Study 2 - The Concerto Through Time Revision Guide

The Concerto Through Time - Revision Guide

This version of The Concerto Through Time Revision Guide is identical to the one on the left, however the text has been removed and “question prompts” provided for pupils to complete their own answers and learning which involves identifying key musical features of each genre, labelling diagrams and musical scores, identifying and researching famous composers of various Concertos and giving their own definitions of key words relating to The Concerto Through Time.

OCR GCSE Music Area of Study 2 - The Concerto Through Time 3 GCSE-Style Listening Questions
OCR GCSE Music Area of Study 2 - The Concerto Through Time 3 GCSE-Style Listening Questions
The Concerto Through Time GCSE-Style Listening Question 1 Audio File
The Concerto Through Time GCSE-Style Listening Question 2 Audio File
The Concerto Through Time GCSE-Style Listening Question 3 Audio File

The Concerto Through Time - GCSE-Style Listening Questions

A booklet of 3 GCSE-Style Listening Questions to support OCR GCSE (9-1) Music Area of Study 2: The Concerto Through Time.  Contains pupil answer booklet, teacher mark scheme and audio extracts.

OCR GCSE Music Area of Study 2 - The Concerto Through Time Knowledge Organisers
OCR GCSE Music Area of Study 2 - The Concerto Through Time Knowledge Organisers

The Concerto Through Time - Knowledge Organisers

These four "all-on-one-page" Knowledge Organisers consolidate the information and key musical facts found in the Musical Contexts The Concerto Through Time Study and Revision Guides and can be used for revision as wall posters, fact sheets or "table mats".  Each of the four Concerto Through Time Knowledge Organisers covers the key musical elements and instrumentation, timbres and sonorities within the four main genres covered in this Area of Study.

OCR GCSE Music Area of Study 3 - Rhythms of the World Study Guide
OCR GCSE Music Area of Study 3 - Rhythms of the World Study Guide

Rhythms of the World - Study Guide

Full 40-page Study Guide Booklet providing all underpinning knowledge as covered in the OCR GCSE (9-1) Music specification including emphasis on Indian Classical Music, Punjabi Bhangra, Eastern Mediterranean, Middle Eastern and Arabic Folk Rhythms, African Drumming, Calypso and Steel Bands and Samba.  Includes key facts covering how the elements of music are combined in traditional music including Instruments, Timbres and Sonorities, Pitch and Melody, Rhythm and Metre, Tempo, Dynamics, Expression and Articulation, Texture, Form and Structure, Phrasing, Harmony and Tonality, Repetition, Ostinato and Ornamentation.  Diagrams, illustrations and photos support learning and key words definitions highlight key musical vocabulary in relation to Rhythms of the World.  Learning Outcomes consolidate learning and act as a means of tracking pupil progress.

OCR GCSE Music Area of Study 3 - Rhythms of the World Revision Guide
OCR GCSE Music Area of Study 3 - Rhythms of the World Revision Guide

Rhythms of the World - Revision Guide

This version of Rhythms of the World Revision Guide is identical to the one on the left, however the text has been removed and “question prompts” provided for pupils to complete their own answers and learning which involves identifying key musical features of each genre, labelling diagrams, identifying and researching famous performers, artists and bands and giving their own definitions of key words relating to Rhythms of the World

OCR GCSE Music Area of Study 3 - Rhythms of the World Knowledge Organisers
OCR GCSE Music Area of Study 3 - Rhythms of the World Knowledge Organisers

Rhythms of the World  - Knowledge Organisers

These six "all-on-one-page" Knowledge Organisers consolidate the information and key musical facts found in the Musical Contexts Rhythms of the World Study and Revision Guides and can be used for revision as wall posters, fact sheets or "table mats".  Each of the six Rhythms of the World Knowledge Organisers covers the key musical elements and instrumentation, timbres and sonorities within the six main world music genres covered in this Area of Study.

OCR GCSE Music Area of Study 4 - Film Music Study Guide
OCR GCSE Music Area of Study 4 - Film Music Study Guide

Film Music - Study Guide

Full 19-page Study Guide Booklet providing all underpinning knowledge as covered in the OCR GCSE (9-1) Music specification including emphasis on The Purpose of Film Music, A Short History of Film Music, How Film Music is Produced, Video Game Music and Diegetic and Non-Diegetic Film Music.  A summary table consolidates key musical features of different Film Music genres.  Diagrams, illustrations and photos support learning and key words definitions highlight key musical vocabulary in relation to Film Music.  Learning Outcomes consolidate learning and act as a means of tracking pupil progress.

OCR GCSE Music Area of Study 4 - Film Music Revision Guide
OCR GCSE Music Area of Study 4 - Film Music Revision Guide

Film Music - Revision Guide

This version of Film Music Revision Guide is identical to the one on the left, however the text has been removed and “question prompts” provided for pupils to complete their own answers and learning which involves identifying key musical features of each genre, labelling diagrams, identifying and researching famous film music composers and giving their own definitions of key words relating to Film Music.

OCR GCSE Music Area of Study 4 - Film Music Knowledge Organisers
OCR GCSE Music Area of Study 4 - Film Music Knowledge Organisers

Film Music  - Knowledge Organisers

These five "all-on-one-page" Knowledge Organisers consolidate the information and key musical facts found in the Musical Contexts Film Music Study and Revision Guides and can be used for revision as wall posters, fact sheets or "table mats".  They provide all underpinning knowledge for The Purpose of Film Music, History of Film Music, How Film Music is Produced, Musical Features of Film Music and Video Game Music and Film Music Composers and their Soundtracks.

OCR GCSE Music Area of Study 5 - Conventions of Pop Study Guide
OCR GCSE Music Area of Study 5 - Conventions of Pop Study Guide

Conventions of Pop - Study Guide

Full 35-page Study Guide Booklet providing all underpinning knowledge as covered in the OCR GCSE (9-1) Music specification including emphasis on Rock ‘n’ Roll of the 1950’s and 1960’s, Rock Anthems of the 1970’s and 1980’s, Pop Ballads of the 1970’s, 1980’s and 1990’s and Solo Artists from the 1990’s to the Present Day.  Includes key facts covering singing and vocals in popular music, vocal techniques and singing styles in popular music, vocal textures, word setting and word painting, vocal melodic movement and the roles of instruments in popular music ensembles.  Diagrams, illustrations and photos support learning and key words definitions highlight key musical vocabulary in relation to Conventions of Pop.  Learning Outcomes consolidate learning and act as a means of tracking pupil progress.

OCR GCSE Music Area of Study 5 - Conventions of Pop Revision Guide
OCR GCSE Music Area of Study 5 - Conventions of Pop Revision Guide

Conventions of Pop - Revision Guide

This version of Conventions of Pop Revision Guide is identical to the one on the left, however the text has been removed and “question prompts” provided for pupils to complete their own answers and learning which involves identifying key musical features of each genre, labelling diagrams, identifying and researching famous performers, artists and bands and giving their own definitions of key words relating to Conventions of Pop.

OCR GCSE Music Area of Study 5 - Conventions of Pop Knowledge Organisers
OCR GCSE Music Area of Study 5 - Conventions of Pop Knowledge Organisers

Conventions of Pop - Knowledge Organisers

These four "all-on-one-page" Knowledge Organisers consolidate the information and key musical facts found in the Musical Contexts Conventions of Pop Study and Revision Guides and can be used for revision as wall posters, fact sheets or "table mats".  Each of the four Conventions of Pop Knowledge Organisers covers the key musical elements and instrumentation, timbres and sonorities within the four main genres covered within this Area of Study.