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The following can all be purchased via PayPal with a Debit/Credit Card (you don’t have to have a PayPal account).  Simple click on the relevant “Buy Now” icon below and follow the instructions under “PayPal Guest Checkout”.

The following Primary/Key Stage 2 Musical Contexts units are available for “stand-alone” individual purchase at £20.00 each.

Getting Started - First Music Lesson Ideas

“DOITNOW”, “Plenary” & “5-min Reading” Bank

Musical Contexts Christmas-themed Seasonal Topic Packs & Quiz

A one-time investment which can be used (and hopefully enjoyed!) year after year!

Musical Contexts Halloween and Bonfire Night Seasonal Topic Packs

 

 

Musical Contexts “Full Site” Subscription - £85.00

Includes unlimited access to all Key Stage 2/Primary, Key Stage 3/Secondary and 2016 GCSE (9-1) Music Resources along with access to the Year 7 Baseline Assessment Resources, Music Cover Bank, “DOITNOW’s”, “Plenary” & “5-min Reading” Bank and Getting Started - First Music Lesson Ideas.

This fee will not be re-billed or re-charged again in the future.

Musical Contexts Year 7 Baseline Assessment Resources Bundle - £20.00

Includes all of the Musical Contexts Year 7 Baseline Assessment Resources

 - Both Version 1.0 and Version 2.0 of the Musical Contexts Year 7 Baseline Assessment Listening Tests and accompanying resources. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Water Music

Weather & Seasons

Animal Crackers

Haunted House

Ancient Egypt

Ancient Greece

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Victorians

Machine Music

Britain Since 1930

The Tudors

Journey into Space

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Musical Contexts Great Big Christmas Music Quiz

£10.00

The Christmas Tree

Classroom Performing Pack

£10.00

Let It Snow!

Classroom Performing Pack

£10.00

 

 

 

Those last few music lessons of the Autumn Term, on the run-up to Christmas, can be an extremely busy time for classroom music teachers!  Christmas Concerts and Carol Services, plus rehearsal time, can often lead to moments of unplanned cover and music lessons being re-roomed at short notice.  Following on from the success of the Musical Contexts Great Big End of Summer Term Music Quiz…………….The Musical Contexts Great Big Christmas Music Quiz!!

The Musical Contexts Great Big Christmas Music Quiz has 200+ questions, divided into 20 “rounds” of 10 questions each.  It’s up to individual teachers as to what particular “rounds” they wish to use with classes, depending on lesson duration, location, ability of classes and individual preference.  The quiz is designed to be “edited” by teachers, allowing them to put together a fun finale to Christmas music lessons.  The pupil answer sheet has therefore been left generic, rather than specific, allowing a space for a “team name” (if pupils are working in teams - the quiz can also be set for individual completion), and space for pupils/teams to insert the “round name” or “round number”, depending on what the teacher has chosen.  All of the questions on The Musical Contexts Great Big Christmas Music Quiz are given on an accompanying PowerPoint presentation (with embedded audio and video tracks for certain rounds) as well as individual audio and video files in .mp3 format for audio files and video files in .mp4 formats.  Answers are also given in both this booklet and on a separate PowerPoint Presentation for ease of marking and certain rounds are given within the Master Quiz Booklet if IT facilities are lacking and a more traditional “paper-based” quiz is more practical.

Rounds include: Multiple Choice Christmas Songs and Music General Knowledge, Introductions Rounds, Christmas Song Scramble, Backwards Christmas Songs, Christmas Carols Missing Words, Christmas Movie and Film Songs, Name that Christmas Song Multiple Choice, One Carol to the Tune of Another, Christmas Songs and Carols Pictograms, Ortnis (Reverse Intros), The Twelve Days of Christmas, Christmas Carols Staff Notation Round, Christmas Pop to the Tune of Carols, Finish that Christmas Song, Name that Christmas Song Quickfire, Christmas Songs General Knowledge and Christmas Songs Silent Videos.

To purchase The Musical Contexts Great Big Christmas Music Quiz, there is a fee of £10.00.  This allows you to copy and reproduce the resources as many times as you need as well as contributing to the cost of obtaining copyright permissions to use some of the materials within the pack.  Payment can be made through PayPal.  You do NOT have to have a PayPal account to make this purchase, simply click on the “Buy Now” icon above and the click on “Pay by Debit or Credit Card” and continue the purchase with a debit or credit card.  Please note: on receipt of payment, you will be redirected (it may take 10 seconds once PayPal has been completed - please bear with!) to a secure link on the site where you can download The Musical Contexts Great Big Christmas Music Quiz.  I will also re-send confirmation emails to all purchasers with this link.

 

A 53-page classroom performing pack from Musical Contexts containing a selection of Christmas vocal warm-ups and rounds suitable for singing and ensemble performing in the KS2/Primary and KS3/Secondary music classroom.  The Five “Christmas Rounds and Warm-Ups” come complete with supporting MIDI files which model the melodic parts and demonstrate how the pieces would be performed as a round.  There then follows classroom ensemble arrangements of seven well-known Christmas songs:

·               Jingle Bells

·               Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer

·               Walking in the Air (from “The Snowman”)

·               Frosty the Snowman

·               White Christmas

·               All I Want for Christmas is You

·               Happy Christmas (Was is Over)

 

Each of the seven arrangements comes with a “Song Sheet” giving the melody, chords (guitars) and lyrics.  Performing sheets give pitched melody lines with note names, harmonic chords (in two parts) and a bass line.  There’s also B flat and E flat melody line parts for transposing instruments and a Full Score for teachers to lead the ensemble performance.  You can simply print out the parts that you need which best suits your students, ability range and school.

The arrangements are designed to be flexible enough to perform on a range of classroom instruments including recorders, keyboards, pitched chromatic percussion instruments – glockenspiels, xylophones, metallaphones, chime bars etc. – as well as pupil’s own instruments.  Percussion parts, drum rhythms and ostinato patterns can be added as suitable accompaniments to all the songs for performance.  There are also Audio and MIDI files to accompany each song which model each individual part as well as demonstrating how the parts sound together. 

To purchase the Musical Contexts The Christmas Tree Classroom Performing Pack, there is a fee of £10.00.  This allows you to copy and reproduce the workbook as many times as you need as well as contributing to the cost of obtaining copyright permissions to use some of the more popular Christmas songs. Supporting Audio and MIDI files will also be available for download on completion of purchase.  Payment can be made through PayPal.  You do NOT have to have a PayPal account to make this purchase, simply click on the “Buy Now” icon above and the click on “Pay by Debit or Credit Card” and continue the purchase with a debit or credit card.  Please note: on receipt of payment, you will be redirected (it may take 10 seconds once PayPal has been completed - please bear with!) to a secure link on the site where you can download The Christmas Tree Classroom Performing Pack.  I will also re-send confirmation emails to all purchasers with this link.

A sequel to “The Christmas Tree” Musical Contexts Classroom Performing Pack containing a selection of new arrangements of popular Christmas Songs

 

COMING ONLINE SOON!

 

 

THRILLER! Classroom Resources Activity Pack - £10.00

Fireworks! - Classroom Resources Pack

£10.00

 

 

A 27-page Classroom Resources Pack from Musical Contexts containing a selection of Halloween-themed Songs, Listening and Performing Activities for the KS2/Primary and KS3/Secondary classroom.  This Classroom Resources Pack from Musical Contexts consists of Halloween -themed Activities for use in the KS2/Primary and KS3/Secondary Music Classroom.  The pack includes:

·               Halloween Songs

·               Listening to a Halloween-inspired House Dance Music Track - (young people will love this!)

·               Halloween Rhythms Activities

·               Singing and performing “This is Halloween” by Danny Elfman (from the film “The Nightmare Before Christmas”) including Song Sheet and Performing Sheets including minor chords and adding improvisation sections using the C harmonic minor scale.

·               A vocal/ensemble arrangement of the Halloween classic:  “Thriller” by Michael Jackson featuring a “Song Sheet” giving the melody line, lyrics and chords.  Performing Sheets give pitched melody line with note names, two chords and harmony parts and bass line.  There’s also B flat and E flat melody line parts for transposing instruments and a Full Score for teachers to lead the ensemble performance.  You can simply print off the parts that you need which best suits your students, ability range or school.  The arrangement is designed to be flexible enough to perform on a range of classroom instruments including recorders, keyboards, pitched chromatic percussion instruments – glockenspiels, xylophones, metallaphones, chime bars etc. – as well as pupil’s own instruments.  Percussion parts, drum rhythms and ostinato patterns can be added as suitable accompaniments to all the songs for performance.  There are also Audio and MIDI files which model each individual part as well as demonstrating how the parts sound together.

To purchase the Musical Contexts THRILLER! Classroom Resources Activity Pack, there is a fee of £10.00.  This allows you to copy and reproduce the workbook as many times as you need as well as contributing to the cost of obtaining copyright permissions to use some of the music and scores included. Supporting Audio and MIDI files will also be available for download on completion of purchase.  Payment can be made through PayPal.  You do NOT have to have a PayPal account to make this purchase, simply click on the “Pay by Debit or Credit Card” icon above and the click on “PayPal Guest Checkout” and continue the purchase with a debit or credit card.  Please note: on receipt of payment, you will be redirected (it may take 10 seconds once PayPal has been completed - please bear with!) to a secure link on the site where you can download Musical Contexts THRILLER! Classroom Resources Activity Pack.  I will also re-send confirmation emails to all purchasers with this link.

A 31-page Classroom Resources Pack from Musical Contexts containing a selection of Bonfire Night and Fireworks-themed Starting Points, Starter Activities, Listening, Composing and Performing Activities for the KS2/Primary and KS3/Secondary classroom.

This Classroom Resources Pack from Musical Contexts consists of Bonfire Night and Fireworks-themed Activities for use in the KS2/Primary and KS3/Secondary Music Classroom. 

The pack includes: Bonfire Night Vocal Chants and Warm-ups, Bonfire Night and Fireworks Vocal and Body Sounds, A Class Fireworks Chant, Listening to “Fireworks” music using a ‘Sound Diary’ featuring “Fireworks” by Stravinsky and “Feux d’artifice” by Debussy, An in-depth Listening task based on Handel’s “Music for the Royal Fireworks” and Composing “Fireworks Sounds” (Roman Candle, Jumping Jack, Catherine Wheel, Rocket and Sparkler) to create a class “Fireworks Display” through sounds using a Graphic Score.

 

The centrepiece of “Fireworks!” is a vocal/ensemble arrangement of the Popular Song “Firework” by Katy Perry featuring a “Song Sheet” giving the melody line and lyrics.  Performing Sheets give pitched melody line with note names, chords, “easy” and full bass line and there’s also B flat and E flat melody line parts for transposing instruments and a Full Score for teachers to lead the ensemble performance.  You can simply print off the parts that you need which best suits your students, ability range or school.  The arrangement is designed to be flexible enough to perform on a range of classroom instruments including recorders, keyboards, pitched chromatic percussion instruments – glockenspiels, xylophones, metallaphones, chime bars etc. – as well as pupil’s own instruments.  Percussion parts, drum rhythms and ostinato patterns can be added as suitable accompaniments to all the songs for performance.  There are also Audio and MIDI files to accompany each song which model each individual part as well as demonstrating how the parts sound together.

 

To purchase the Musical Contexts Fireworks! Classroom Resource Pack, there is a fee of £10.00.

This allows you to copy and reproduce the workbook as many times as you need as well as contributing to the cost of obtaining copyright permissions to use some of the material within the pack.  Supporting Audio and MIDI files will also be available for download on completion of purchase. 

Payment can be made through PayPal.  You do NOT have to have a PayPal account to make this purchase, simply click on the “Buy Now” icon above and the click on “Pay by Debit or Credit Card” and continue the purchase with a debit or credit card.  Please note: on receipt of payment, you will be redirected (it may take 10 seconds once PayPal has been completed - please bear with!) to a secure link on the site where you can download Musical Contexts FIREWORKS! Classroom Resource Pack.  I will also re-send confirmation emails to all purchasers with this link.