Key Stage 4

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Key Stage 4 Musical Activities and Resources

These activities and resources are for teachers working with pupils in Key Stage 4.

Additional activities for pupils receiving small group/individual instrumental or vocal tuition can be found on our 'Resources for Pupils' page.

      


   

         

                    


 

Curriculum


A fun quiz for pupils (and teachers!)


A quiz about classical composers (answers provided!)


Pupils can practise and revise notation using the worksheet.  Answers provided on the separate PDF.


    Use the worksheet, music and Mr Dolling's video tutorial to develop improvisation skills:


    A creative way to explore Eminor with video tutorial, worksheet and backing track:


    Sheet music for school singing including piano accompaniment. 


    Educational resources organised by Key Stage.  Lessons have been created with teachers and other educational experts and feature a mix of videos, animations, practice activities, quizzes and games.


    Resources from the initiative for schools, led by BBC Learning and the BBC Performing Groups, that aims to open up the world of classical music to children and inspire them to develop their own creative responses  


    600 concerts available to watch online for free from a world class orchestra


    A website featuring interactive educational games, worksheets and information for use by children, parents/carers and teachers


    Resources recommended for teachers to use for planning home lessons for students.


    Free online music theory educational lesson presentations


    A huge range of backing tracks, sheet music, worksheets and lyrics for classroom singing.  The 'Song of the Week' resources are available for free.

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    Woodwind


    Free sheet music and backing tracks for flute


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    Brass


    Bollywood Brass Academy work with children to promote and diversify brass band music.  Their website offers publications and some free resources.


    Publications for WCET brass.  Until June 2020, 100% discount available on top ten publications using the discount code 'MUSIC TOGETHER'.


    Exercises specific for each grade (1 to 8)



    The piece traditionally performed by solo brass at services of remembrance

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    Percussion


    Music with melody for marimba and chords

     

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    Guitar


    A good piece for students to play at school or at home, with accompaniment or using the mp3 download backing track


    A creative way to explore Eminor with video tutorial, worksheet and backing track:


    A quiz-style worksheet for pupils working towards classical guitar grades Initial to 3

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    Choirs and School Singing


    • Vocal Warm Up

    A simple vocal warm up exercise to prepare for singing:

     


    Sheet music for school singing including piano accompaniment. 


    A huge range of backing tracks, sheet music, worksheets and lyrics for classroom singing.  The 'Song of the Week' resources are available for free.

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    Strings


    •  How to Tune a Violin or Viola     Guide PDF 

    A simple PDF guide for tuning a violin or viola.  The video below shows tuning a violin:

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