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Resources are all available for immediate download and are grouped into "topics" or "units".  Musical Contexts can provide new material to your existing schemes of work, or entire schemes can be used direct from the site - all the resources are there ready for download and use.  I hope that Musical Contexts can help you and that you enjoy the site.

Latest News - new uploads for 2018!

2018 Football World Cup Performing Resources from Musical Contexts

2018 Football World Cup Cover/Music Theory Resources from Musical Contexts

 

 

 

 

Vuma Phumelela

An African-inspired part-song from the 2010 South African World Cup.

Based around the chords of F and C, this can be sung in unison or in three-part harmony.  An optional verse is given, together with a simple accompaniment and pupils can be asked to create their own African Drum Rhythms or Ostinatos to add as a percussive textural layer.

Vuma Phumelela Chorus Song Example

Vuma Phumelela Full Song Example with Verse

Vuma Phumelela

Chorus Song Example in 3-part Harmony

 

 

 

 

England/Vindaloo!

A well-known “Football Anthem” which can be sung in unison or performed with a Melody, Accompaniment, Chords and Bass Line

England/Vindaloo!

A “Full Score” of England/Vindaloo!

England/Vindaloo!

Song Example

 

England/Vindaloo!

MIDI Example - Melody, Accompaniment, Chords and Bass Line

 

 

 

 

 

 

Three Lions

A famous Football-themed Popular Song arranged with Ostinatos, Verse Melody, Chords and Bass Line

Three Lions

A “Full Score” of Three Lions

Three Lions Song Example

Three Lions MIDI 1 - Ostinato A

Three Lions MIDI 2 - Ostinato B

Three Lions MIDI 3 - Verse with Melody, Chords and Bass Line

 

 

 

 

Waka Waka Full Score

A song performed by Shakira (also called “This Time for Africa”) famous at the 2010 South African World Cup and arranged for flexible classroom ensemble - Melody Line, Chords and Bass Line

Waka Waka Parts

A range of instrumental parts with and without note names for Shakira’s “Waka Waka” - melody line, chords, bass line, B flat and E flat melody lines

Waka Waka Drum & Percussion Ostinatos

Three suggestions to accompany Waka Waka

Waka Waka MIDI - Melody Line, Chords and Bass Line Together

 

 

 

 

 

 

World in Motion Song Sheet

New Order’s “World in Motion” made singable.  An opportunity for call and response singing and rapping included!

World in Motion Riff

Melody, Chords and Bass Line

World in Motion Riff MIDI

 

World in Motion Original Audio

World in Motion Karaoke Singalong Audio

World in Motion Karaoke Singalong Video (.mp4)

Includes parts from the Song Sheet

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

World in Motion Verse

Melody, Chords and Bass Line with and without note names

World in Motion Verse MIDI

World in Motion Pre-Hook

Melody, Chords and Bass Line with and without note names

World in Motion Pre-Hook MIDI

World in Motion Hook/Chorus

Melody, Chords and Bass Line with and without note names

World in Motion Hook/Chorus MIDI

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

World in Motion Outro

Melody, Chords and Bass Line with and without note names

World in Motion Outro MIDI

World in Motion Instrumental Section

Melody and Bass Line with and without note names.

World in Motion Instrumental Section MIDI

Match of the Day Theme Score

Melody, Chords and Bass Line with and without note names including B flat and E flat Melody Line parts.  Full Score and Individual Parts.

Match of the Day Theme MIDI

 

 

 

 

 

 

Treble Clef Football Note Match Up

Revising basic Treble Clef Notation, pupils match up the correct note shown in staff notation in the footballs to the correct footballer

Bass Clef Football Note Match Up

Revising basic Bass Clef Notation, pupils match up the correct note shown in staff notation in the footballs to the correct footballer

World Cup Teams Rhythms

Pupils analyse and classify the rhythms of some of the teams competing in the 2018 World Cup against given rhythm boxes.  Pupils can then choose 4 of these rhythms and write them out to form an Ostinato in Rhythm Notation.  Includes optional “Stretch and Challenge” of asking pupils to write out the name of their own school’s football team using Rhythm Notation.

England Football Team Rhythms

Similar to “World Cup Teams Rhythms”, pupils analyse and classify the rhythms of England footballers against given rhythm boxes.

World Cup Teams Missing Letters

Pupils work out the missing letters (given in staff notation) of 10 2018 World Cup Teams before creating two of their own.