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Developing wider listening – the 20th century: part one

KS 4 KS 5

Author: Simon Rushby

Understanding the background and context to music they play or listen to is an incredibly useful skill for all music students. This series aims to broaden that knowledge of musical style across the...

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AQA AoS4: Kodály’s Háry János

KS 4

Author: Jonathan James

Zoltán Kodály’s slogan was ‘Let music belong to everyone!’ And that’s a sentiment very much on display in the suite taken from his popular light opera Háry János. AQA have produced a detailed...

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Developing wider listening: the Romantic period

KS 4 KS 5

Author: Simon Rushby

The Romantic period, which lasted for most of the 19th century and left a strong legacy in the 20th and beyond, was a time of great change in all art forms. In this resource, which follows on from...

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OCR AoS 1: Haydn Symphony No. 48 (Maria Theresia)

KS 5

Author: Hanh Doan

This prescribed work should be studied and contextualised within a number of other works in this Area of Study. Studying other symphonies by Haydn, as well as some by Mozart and Beethoven, will be...

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Soundtrap

KS 3 KS 4

Author: James Manwaring

Following last month’s resource on BandLab (Music Teacher, June 2021), this month we turn to Soundtrap. Soundtrap and BandLab are both digital audio workstations (or DAWs) based in the cloud. They are...

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AQA AoS3: Paul Simon’s Graceland

KS 4

Author: Simon Rushby

In this resource we will look at the context and musical language of three songs from Graceland, which have been prescribed by AQA for study for the GCSE exam taken in 2022 and beyond as part of Area...

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From improvisation to composition in the classroom

Secondary education KS 3 KS 4

Author: Richard Barnard

This resource will take you through the process of teaching improvisation and composition within a class setting, working with students with different abilities and little improvisatory experience....

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AQA AoS1: Mozart Clarinet Concerto

Secondary education KS 4

Author: James Manwaring

The third movement of Mozart’s Clarinet Concerto in A, K622 is a study piece for AQA’s GCSE Area of Study 1. The study of this piece will allow students to study not only the Classical style, but...

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Getting inside the A level jazz curriculum, part 2: instrumentalists

Secondary education KS 5

Author: Jonathan James

For some students, instrumental jazz can seem like black coffee compared to the milkshake of pop. It still has a reputation of being hard to access and appreciate, particularly post-swing. This...

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Getting inside the A level jazz curriculum, part 1: jazz vocalists

Secondary education KS 5

Author: Jonathan James

This will act as a summary introduction to the subject area, to whet the appetite and start placing the main styles in their contexts, with suggested listening and a playlist. Following the examples,...

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