KS3 Music Keyword Activities

Engaging activities to ensure students are familiar with the musical terminology on the KS3 curriculum in preparation for the 2016 GCSE Music specifications. A great addition to your teaching for KS3.

Every key term from the curriculum is defined and taught through a series of activities and memory games including: Match-up (including one topic of visual match-ups), Table Fill, Crosswords (plus interactive versions), Bingo, Dominoes and Flash Cards. Also includes a topic-by-topic glossary, with both blank and completed versions.

Activities are provided on a CD-ROM which can be copied directly onto your school network and accessed through a custom interface. All activities are available in PDF format for easy printing, too.

  • Varied and appealing activities build confidence and familiarity with musical language
  • Student-friendly definitions make complex terms accessible to all
  • Totally flexible – hand out worksheets to groups or individuals, in class or for homework
  • Comprehensive solutions included for easy marking

Content is broken down into 20 manageable topic areas based on musical elements and areas of study, so you can fit the activities into any lesson:

  1. Pitch
  2. Rhythm: Duration
  3. Rhythm: Tempo
  4. Timbre
  5. Texture
  6. Structure: Forms
  7. Structural Elements
  8. Tonality
  9. Harmony
  10. Dynamics
  1. Articulation
  2. Practical Musicianship: Performing/Playing Music
  3. Practical Musicianship: Composing Music
  4. Music Technology
  5. Classical Genres and Musical Periods
  6. Jazz and Popular Music
  7. World Music
  8. Notating Rhythm/Metre
  9. Notating Pitch and Dynamics
  10. Scales (visual)