Rhythms of the World General Resources
The Musical Contexts Guides to World Music for Rhythms of the World

The Musical Contexts World Music

Guide to Steel Bands

·               9-page workbook available in .PDF and MS-Word formats - ideal for online, distance or home learning and revision.

·               Includes QR Codes which take pupils directly videos, recordings and performances of Steel Bands to access form their own (online) digital devices alongside listening questions.

·               Performing tasks included with suggestions as to how pupils may perform these at home on suitable instruments and using online music software and websites - all parts modelled with audio files via QR codes.

·               Contains Teacher’s Notes including discussion and answers.

·               Available as an MS-Word format HERE.

The Musical Contexts World Music Guide to Calypso

·               9-page workbook available in .PDF and MS-Word formats - ideal for online, distance or home learning and revision.

·               Includes QR Codes which take pupils directly recordings and performances of Calypso to access form their own (online) digital devices alongside listening questions.

·               Performing tasks and a song included with suggestions as to how pupils may perform these at home and using online music software and websites - all parts modelled with audio files via QR codes.

·               Contains Teacher’s Notes including discussion and answers.

·               Available as an MS-Word format HERE.

The Musical Contexts World Music

Guide to  Indian Music

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·               56-page workbook available in .PDF and MS-Word formats - ideal for online, distance or home learning and revision.

·               Includes QR Codes which take pupils directly recordings and video performances of Indian Music to access form their own (online) digital devices alongside listening questions.

·               Performing and composing tasks included with suggestions as to how pupils may perform and create their own Indian Raga scales, Talas and Raga performances.

·               Contains Teacher’s Notes including discussion and answers.

·               Available as an MS-Word format HERE.

·               This guide also contains a complete Scheme of Work including Lesson Plans for teachers wanting to teach this as an entire unit/topic.

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Additional resources to support the “African Drumming” section can be found in the Musical Contexts Secondary/Key Stage 3 unit - “Saharan Sounds”

 

 

 

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.

 

 

 

 

Where in the World?

Listening quiz featuring 7 different genres of World Music from Rhythms of the World.

Drums of the World

Sorting and research activity introducing the drums used within the World Music Genres from Rhythms of the World.

Instruments of the World

Research activity introducing instruments used within the World Music Genres from Rhythms of the World.

Rhythms of the World

Drum matching and listening (via YouTube) to different World Music Genres from Rhythms of the World.