Welcome to Musical Contexts

MUSICAL CONTEXTS ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS - Resources written and compiled and website designed and maintained by Rob Blythe with invaluable assistance with imaging and layout advice from Angela Blythe.  Supported Self Study Audio narrations by Lesley Blythe.  Huge thanks to Kevin Griffin and Nathan Martin for invaluable patience and suggestions and to Seamus ,Felix, Donkey and Ellie for unending support.

Musical Contexts provides teachers with quality, "ready to use", tried and tested and professionally presented resources for use in the primary and secondary music classroom.  The aim of Musical Contexts is to produce an easy-to-navigate and comprehensive bank of music resources, relieving teachers from the lengthy process of resource collection and preparation.



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Primary/Key Stage 2 Music Resources Index

Secondary/Key Stage 3

Music Resources Index

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Year 7 Baseline Assessment

2016 GCSE (9-1) Music

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Music Cover Bank

Songs and Performing Arrangements Bank

Music Starters

and “DOITNOW’s” Bank

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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.

Halloween, Bonfire Night and Christmas Seasonal Activity Packs

If you’re looking for seasonal inspiration around the themes of Halloween, Bonfire Night or Christmas, then visit the Musical Contexts Shop for further information on how to purchase THRILLER! FIREWORKS! and THE CHRISTMAS TREE - all suitable for both the KS2/Primary and KS3/Secondary music classroom.

(These are not included within “full-site subscriptions” (as stated on the Subscription and FAQ page), due to the cost involved in obtaining copyright permissions to use some of the more “popular” materials within the packs and a small charge is needed to contribute towards this.

2018 marks the 10th Birthday of Musical Contexts and I’d like to personally thank all subscribers for their support and feedback over the years.  With a number of recent changes in the Music Curricula at both Key Stage 3 and GCSE levels, some of the Secondary/Key Stage 3 units were becoming a little “dated” and Musical Contexts is delighted to be updating these to reflect and support curriculum changes and teaching trends, providing more relevant content with new inspiring activities and starting points.

Click on the image to the left to be taking to an “information page” which gives full details of these proposed changes.  These changes, hopefully for the better, will take time, so please bear with me over the next 12 months while these updates take place!  Fear not, all of the current Secondary/Key Stage 3 units will be available for download in zipped bundles (hyperlinks removed) for subscribers wishing to continue to use the units in their existing formats.