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Brass Resources

New (December 2020) Xmas Music for Brass – Simply Click on the titles for the sheet music 

Away in a Manger Duet for Horn in F 

Good King Wenceslas Duet for Horn in F 

Hark the Herald Duet for Horn in F 

Once in Royal Duet for Horn in F 

Silent Night Duet for Horn in F 

The First Nowell Duet for Horn in F 

The Holly & the Ivy Duet for Horn in F 

While Shephards Watched Duet for Horn in F 

 

 

 

 

 

Brass 2019-2022 Grade 3 technical exercise performance: ‘Ambling Along’….

https://youtu.be/xX0kUYRZTgw

Brass 2019-2022 Grade 3 Duet performance: ‘Rock School, no.60’ (trombone)

https://youtu.be/iSWkBjwi94k

Trumpet – Fun Trumpet play along songs

 https://spinditty.com/learning/Fun-Trumpet-Backing-Tracks-and-Play-Alongs

Guitar & Ukulele Resources

 

For Guitar –

A nice Portuguese guitar piece about grade 3-4 level

https://www.8notes.com/scores/21313.asp

A good site for many guitar pieces and resources

https://www.8notes.com/guitar/all/

Excellent resource for Ukulele

https://www.ukulelerocks.co.uk/

Percussion Resources

Percussion/Drumkit Resources  December 2020 Early grades 

Beginner Drum Kit videos (in this order!)WMS Drum Kit – Setting Up Your Drums
Click here
WMS Drum Kit – Tips For a Quieter Practice
Click here
WMS Drums – Stick Grip
Click here
WMS Drums – First Beat
Click here
WMS Drum Kit – 3 More Beginner Drum Beats
Click here
WMS Drums – Rudiments
Click here
WMS Drum Kit – Dominoes Groove [Grade 1]
Click here
WMS Drums – Grade 1 Technical Exercises
Click here
WMS Drum Kit – An Introduction to Off Beat Grooves
Click here

3 beginner drum beats Click here

Body drumming Click here

The Percussion family Click here

‘Can’t Stop this Feeling’ body percussion Click here

10 grooves for beginners Click here

Here is a resource for djembe. Lots of lessons, tips and advice.
Click here

 

#VF Jams LIVE! Season 1 Top drummers from around the world performing

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLpKMeH_MXcaQvFczHvSRe5HrfbarQwpPi

#VF Jams LIVE! Season 2 Top drummers from around the world performing

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLpKMeH_MXcaSCZWu8MK_Cofb7Dl94qG8_

An excellent site for drummers

www.drummerworld.com

A good drum kit resource for players of all abilities and styles

https://www.moderndrummer.com/lessons/

Strings Resources

Grades 1-2

 

String Resources Nov 202

 

 Violin Duet  Click here The Saddlemakers 

Violin Duet Click here Minuet in G Paezold – Bach 

Violin: Hallelujah – Leonard Cohen (Grade 1) – sheet music and backing track

Click here

VIOLIN: Happy birthday (Grade 1)

Click here

VIOLA: Happy birthday (Grade 1)

Click here

‘CELLO: Happy birthday (Grade 1)

Click here

Pizzicato peeps YouTube channel – lots of fun violin videos:

Click here 

STRINGS: Nicola Benedetti YouTube channel – lots of inspiration here, and tutorials

Click here

Around Grade 3 -4

For Violin Viola and Cello 

Duet   https://www.kathyanddavidblackwell.co.uk/downloads/slovenian-duets/

Mexican hat dance

For exam practice –

https://gb.abrsm.org/en/exam-support/apps-and-practice-tools/violin-practice-partner/

For scales practice –

 https://gb.abrsm.org/en/exam-support/apps-and-practice-tools/scales-trainer/

 

More  violin duets (PDF Files) from the Music Medal series:-

Gow’s reel        Greensleeves         March in D             Minuet

Pillow Dance 

A Mazas Violin Duet about grade 3-4 standard

Violin 1 Page 1         Violin 1 page 2

Violin 2 page 1          Violin 2 page 2 

Grade 3 ABRSM scales –  https://youtu.be/CNI4tbEHlyo

Grade 4 ABRSM scales – https://youtu.be/uBd9KRnnyRs

Learning to do Vibrato – https://youtu.be/GY1QtgBQrUI

 

Cello 

A good link to encourage creativity – about grade 4 standard

https://www.8notes.com/playalong/clocks_style.asp?instrument=cello

Good for most instruments but the key works well for grade 2-3 cello

https://www.8notes.com/playalong/indie_folk_rock.asp?instrument=cello

Something fun for sight reading:

Cello Practice sight reading

Solo Cello Over the Rainbow

 

 

Woodwind Resources

Woodwind Resources Nov 2020

 

CLARINET: Dozens of easy, well-known tunes grade 1-2). Free music e.g. Happy Birthday, Can Can and Ode to Joy Click here

CLARINET: Christmas tune ‘Troika’ (grade 2/3) with music and backing track mp3 Click here

CLARINET: Diana Cotoman ‘Interlude’ (grade 1) Click here

CLARINET: Disney’s ‘A Whole New World’ (grade 1-2) Click here

FLUTE: Flute fingering charts including trill fingerings  for  Click here

FLUTE: ‘Greensleeves’ (grade 2) with downloadable/printable music and mp3 backing track Click here

FLUTE: Beethoven’s ‘Ode to Joy’ (grade 2) with downloadable/printable music and mp3 backing track Click here

FLUTE: ‘Happy Birthday’ (grade 1-2) with downloadable/printable music and mp3 backing track Click here

FLUTE: ‘Loch Lomond’ (grade 2) with downloadable/printable music and mp3 backing track Click here

FLUTE: Traditional Japanese lullaby (grade 1-2) with downloadable/printable music and mp3 backing track Click here

FLUTE: Traditional Japanese tune (grade 2-3) with downloadable/printable music and mp3 backing track Click here

FLUTE: Finnish Polka (grade 2 duet) with downloadable/printable music and mp3 backing track Click here

FLUTE: ‘Love me Tender’/’Aura Lee’ (grade 1-2) with downloadable/printable music and mp3 backing track Click here

WOODWIND: Christmas sheet music for most instruments.  Click here

OBOE/RECORDER: Hallelujah- easy sheet music with backing track Click here

OBOE/RECORDER: Amazing Grace – sheet music  Click here

SAXOPHONE: Happy Birthday (lesson/fingerings/sheet music)  Click here

For Flute –   Fun Flute play along songs

https://spinditty.com/learning/Fun-Flute-Backing-Tracks-and-Play-Alongs

Flute – Downloadable tunes for the flute player, including duets, trios & quartets. You can search by composer, difficulty or key
https://www.flutetunes.com/difficulties.php

https://www.flutetunes.com/difficulties.php

Learn to play

Star Wars

 

Beatboxing and the flute:- a selection of videos

click here

For Clarinet – Fun clarinet play along songs  https://spinditty.com/learning/Fun-Clarinet-Backing-Tracks-and-Play-Alongs

Clarinet grade 6 scales

For Saxophone –    

Www.saxresources.co.uk

Www.sightreadingfactory.com

For Alto Sax – Fun alto sax play along songs

https://spinditty.com/learning/Fun-Alto-Saxophone-Backing-Tracks-and-Play-Alongs

For Tenor Sax –Fun Tenor sax play along songs

 https://spinditty.com/learning/Fun-Tenor-Saxophone-Backing-Tracks-and-Play-Alongs

Great site for downloadable resources for flute, clarinet & saxophone, including graded examination scales by grade:-

https://masquerade-music.co.uk/freemusic.html

For Oboe –

Fabulous documentary about the oboe & the best player in the world:-                              

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_po72IgykUU

 All about the oboe – 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L1VyhZKmeew

  Moana ‘How Far I’ll Go’ – 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jnlKsPG-WX0

  ‘River Flows In You’ – Oboe and Harp:-                                                           

 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BA_ZkWUZ8qU

The National Youth Orchestra  Ensemble :-

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0HUBh1xrk48&list=RD0HUBh1xrk48&index=1

Keyboard/Piano Resources

Keyboard/Piano Resources Nov 2020

Piano: A Million Dreams (from The Greatest Showman) – piano tutorial

Click here

Piano: Hallelujah (Leonard Cohen) – easy piano tutorial

Click here

Piano: Happy Birthday tutorial

Click here

Composition Resources

Composition Resources Nov 2020

 

GCSE/A Level: Composing

Click here

Songwriting:

Click here

Free composition course (aimed at GCSE/A Level):

Click here

Free course on “the vocabulary of music composition”:

Click here

How to write/compose  music –
https://earopener.co.uk/

General Resources

This page has links to all our previous Covid 19 resources – many of which are appropriayte for school and home use and a valuable reourcefor schools and parents to use if pupils are required to isolate at home. https://wolverhamptonmusicservice.org.uk/covid-19/

 

Vocal Resources

Vocal Resources December 2020

Vocal warm-up for kids: Click here

Warm up exercises for voc/alists https://youtu.be/1XHXezdnL0A

Song of the week – These were originally produced for primary schools however anyone can access them – just click on the title of each one to reach the downlaod page with a link to both the lyrics and the video.

Song 1 Are You Ready?     Lyrics here        

Video

Song 2      Lyrics here         

Video.

Song 3      Lyrics here          

Video

Song 4      Lyris here           

Video

Song 5      Lyrics here       

Video

Song 6      Lyrics here       

Video

 

 

 

Performance Resources