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Worksheet 1 - Learning about Talas

(uses Audios 2-5 and Video 1)


Audio 2 - Raga Madhmad Sarang (extract)  Audio 3 - Raga Madhmad Sarang (extract)

Audio 4 - Tintal tala Audio 5 - Indian talas Listening Quiz

Video 1 - A tala lesson on the Tabla  (07:19  47 MB)


Worksheet 2 - Learning about Ragas

(uses Audios 6-12)


Audio 6 - Raga Madhman Sarang (alap) Audio 7 - Raga scale for Raga Madhmad Sarang

Audio 8 - Raga Vibhas Raga scale and example Audio 9 - Raga Behag Raga scale and example

Audio 10 - Raga Malakosh Raga scale and example

Audio 11 - Indian Music Notation Audio 12 - Indian Music Notation Example




Rhythms of the World - Study & Revision Guide

Full 40-page Study and Revision Guide Booklet providing all underpinning knowledge as covered in the new GCSE (9-1) Music 2016 specification including emphasis on Indian Classical Music, Punjabi Bhangra, Eastern Mediterranean, Middle Eastern and Arabic Folk Rhythms, African Drumming, Calypso and Steel Bands and Samba. Includes key facts covering how the elements of music are combined in traditional music including: Instruments and Timbres/Sonorities, Pitch and Melody, Rhythm and Metre, Tempo, Dynamics, Expression and Articulation, Texture, Form & Structure and Phrasing, Harmony and Tonality, Repetition, Ostinato and Ornamentation.  Diagrams, illustrations and photos support learning and key words definitions highlight key musical vocabulary in relation to Rhythms of the World.  Learning Outcomes consolidate learning and act as a means of tracking pupil progress.

Rhythms of the World - Study & Revision Guide - Blank for Student Completion

This version of the Rhythms of the World Study & Revision Guide is identical to the one on the left, however the text has been removed and “question prompts” provided for pupils to complete their own answers and learning which involves identifying key musical features of each genre, labelling diagrams, identifying and researching famous performers, artists and bands and giving their own definitions of key words relating to Rhythms of the World. 

Rhythms of the World - Knowledge Organisers

These six “all-on-one-page” Knowledge Organisers consolidate the information and key musical facts found in the Musical Contexts “Rhythms of the World Study & Revision Guide” making for easier revision and can be used as wall posters, fact sheets or “table mats” when revising for the Listening Examination. 

Each of the six Rhythms of the World Knowledge Organisers covers the key musical elements and instrumentation, timbres and sonorities within the six main genres of World Music covered in this Area of Study.