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GCSE AQA Music Keyword Activities

Make music theory accessible! Ensure students get to grips with musical terminology with fantastic topic-by-topic activities. Covers all the musical terms required for the AQA Unit 1 listening exam – also useful for composition units.

The music theory in the specification is divided into 16 sets of keywords with student-friendly descriptions. For each set there are four different worksheets: crosswords, match-up activities, fill-in-the-blanks and dominoes.

  • Varied and engaging activities build confidence and familiarity with musical language. Totally flexible – hand out worksheets to groups or individuals, in class or for homework
  • Interactive crosswords and bonus listening exercises on CD, perfect for school networks or VLEs
  • Comprehensive solutions included for easy marking – an invaluable revision tool
Topics covered:
  • Rhythm and Metre
  • Harmony and Tonality
  • Texture
  • Melody 1 & 2
  • Timbre and Dynamics
  • Structure and Form
  • Instruments 1 & 2
  • Composer, Performer and Audience; Occasion, Time and Place (Unit 2 only)
  • The Western Classical Tradition 1 & 2
  • Popular Music of the 20th and 21st Centuries 1 & 2
  • World Music
  • Indian Classical Music