Musical Contexts “IN ACTION”

Musical Contexts “IN ACTION” is an area where you can listen to actual classroom recordings of activities from Musical Contexts “IN ACTION”.  Complete with background noises, these audio files show the end result of pupils’ work from a variety of activities taken from Musical Contexts working at different National Curriculum Key Stage 3 Music Levels. Detailed analysis and AFL suggestions are given alongside the audio examples.

You can use Musical Contexts “IN ACTION” to:

·                 hear what Musical Contexts activities sound like when “realised” by pupils, or to gain a better understanding of the possible outcomes and context of the activity within the unit as a whole

·                 aid in your assessment of practical activities by using the examples and KS3 Music NC Levels

·                 support starter or plenary activities - pupils could be asked to:

Comment on the accuracy or effect of the performance

Describe different compositional techniques used

Design an assessment sheet to analyse the pieces in terms of the different elements of music

Listen to two contrasting examples and comment in terms of musical contrast

Describe what they liked about the piece what they felt the pupils did well

Suggest how the pupils could have achieved a higher level (AFL)

Year 8 Unit 3 - “Variations” - “IN ACTION”
Actual classroom recordings!! - Hear how a variety of ability ranges tackle the “Frere Jacque Variations” composing task from Musical Contexts.
Year 9 Unit 1 - “Musicals” - “IN ACTION”
Hear a selection of Year 9 Mixed Ability Classes approach the whole class performance task of “Cellblock Tango” from “Chicago” from Musical Contexts.
Year 8 Unit 4 - “Jazz Improvisation” - “IN ACTION”
Actual classroom recordings!! - Hear how a variety of ability ranges tackle the “The Entertainer” performance task from Musical Contexts.
Year 7 Unit 3 - “Form and Structure” - “IN ACTION”
Actual classroom recordings!! - Hear how a variety of ability ranges tackle the “Binary Form” - composing task from Musical Contexts.
Year 7 Unit 4 - “Folk Music” - “IN ACTION”
Actual classroom recordings!! - Hear how a variety of ability ranges tackle arrangements from Year 7 Unit 4 - “Folk Music” of Musical Contexts
 Year 8 Unit 3 - “Variations” - “IN ACTION”
Actual classroom recordings!! - Hear how a variety of ability ranges tackle the Pachelbel’s “Canon” performing task  from Musical Contexts.
Year 9 Unit 2 - “Soundtracks” - “IN ACTION”
Actual classroom recordings!!
See and hear how a variety of ability ranges tackle the “James Bond ‘Spectre’ Trailer” group composition task (from lesson 3) of Year 9 Unit 2 - “Soundtracks” from Musical Contexts.
Actual classroom recordings!!
See and hear how a variety of ability ranges tackle “The Good, The Bad & The Ugly” group performing task (from lesson 4) of Year 9 Unit 2 - “Soundtracks” from Musical Contexts.
Actual classroom recordings!!
See and hear how a variety of ability ranges tackle the ’Horror Movie’ group performing task (from lesson 5) of Year 9 Unit 2 - “Soundtracks” from Musical Contexts.

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Y8U3 “Frere Jacques Variations”
“IN ACTION”

Track Listings, Analysis and AFL Supporting Notes

Pupil Audio 1

Level 3

Pupil Audio 2

Lower Level 4

Pupil Audio 3

Higher Level 4

Pupil Audio 4

Level 5

Pupil Audio 5

Level 6

 

 

 

 

 

Pupil Audio 1 Class W Performance of Cellblock Tango

Pupil Audio 2 Class x Performance of Cellblock Tango

Pupil Audio 3 Class Y Performance of Cellblock Tango

Pupil Audio 4 Class  Z Performance of Cellblock Tango

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Y8U4 “The Entertainer” performance task “IN ACTION”

Track Listings, Analysis and AFL Supporting Notes

Pupil Audio 1

Level 3

 

Pupil Audio 2

Lower Level 4

 

Pupil Audio 3

Higher Level 4

 

Pupil Audio 4

Level 5

Pupil Audio 5

Level 6

Pupil Audio 6

Level 7

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Y7U3 “Binary Form” Composition
“IN ACTION”

Track Listings, Analysis and AFL Supporting Notes

Pupil Audio 1

Level 2

Pupil Audio 2

Level 3

Pupil Audio 3

Level 4

Pupil Audio 4

Level 5

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Y7U4 “Drunken Sailor” Performances
“IN ACTION”

Track Listings, Analysis and AFL Supporting Notes

Drunken Sailor

Pupil Audio 1

Level 2

Drunken Sailor

Pupil Audio 2

Lower

Level 3

Drunken Sailor

Pupil Audio 3

Higher

Level 3

Drunken Sailor

Pupil Audio 4

Lower

Level 4

Drunken Sailor

Pupil Audio 5

Higher

Level 4

Drunken Sailor

Pupil Audio 6

Lower

Level 5

Soldier, Soldier

Pupil Audio 7

Level 2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Soldier, Solider

Pupil Audio 8

Level 3

Soldier, Solider

Pupil Audio 9

Level 4

Scarborough Fair

Pupil Audio 10

Level 2

Scarborough Fair

Pupil Audio 11

Level 3

Scarborough Fair

Pupil Audio 12

Level 4

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Y8U3 “Pachelbel’s ‘Canon’”
“IN ACTION”

Track Listings, Analysis and AFL Supporting Notes

Pupil Audio 6

Level 2

Pupil Audio 7

Level 3

Pupil Audio 8

Level 4

Pupil Audio 9

Level 5

Pupil Audio 10

Level 6

 

 

 

 

 

Pupil Audio 1 - Level 3c example

Pupil Video 1 - Level 3c example

(24.3 MB)

Pupil Audio 2 - Level 3b example

Pupil Video 2 - Level 3b example

(24.3 MB)

Pupil Audio 3 - Level 3a example

Pupil Video 3 - Level 3a example

(24.4 MB)

Pupil Audio 4 - Level 4c example

Pupil Video 4 - Level 4c example

(24.2 MB)

Pupil Audio 5 - Level 4b example

Pupil Video 5 - Level 4b example

(24.3 MB)

 

 

 

 

 

Pupil Audio 6 - Level 4a example

Pupil Video 6 - Level 4a example

(24.2 MB)

Pupil Audio 7 - Level 5c example

Pupil Video 7 - Level 5c example

(24.3 MB)

Pupil Audio 8 - Level 5b example

Pupil Video 8 - Level 5b example

(24.2 MB)

Pupil Audio 9 - Level 5a example

Pupil Video 9 - Level 5a example

(24.2 MB)

Pupil Audio 10 - Level 6+ example

Pupil Video 10- Level 6+example

(24.4 MB)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pupil Audio 11

Level 3c example

Pupil Audio 12

Level 3b example

Pupil Audio 13

Level 3a example

Pupil Audio 14

Level 4c example

Pupil Audio 15

Level 4b example

Pupil Audio 16

Level 4a example

Pupil Audio 17

Level 5c example

Pupil Audio 18

Level 5b example

Pupil Audio 19

Level 5a example

Pupil Audio 20

Level 6+ example

 

 

 

 

 

Pupil Audio 21 - Level 4c example

Pupil Video 11 - Level 4c example

(8.61 MB)

Pupil Audio 22 - Level 4b example

Pupil Video 12 - Level 4b example

(8.60 MB)

Pupil Audio 23 - Level 4a example

Pupil Video 13- Level 4a example

(8.68 MB)

Pupil Audio 24 - Level 5c example

Pupil Video 14 - Level 5c example

(8.74 MB)

Pupil Audio 25 - Level 5b example

Pupil Video 15 - Level 5b example

(8.68 MB)

 

 

 

 

 

Pupil Audio 26 - Level 5a example

Pupil Video 16 - Level 5a example

(8.72 MB)

Pupil Audio 27 - Level 6+ example

Pupil Video 17 - Level 6+ example

(8.73 MB)