Lower Secondary – 2020 Online

On this page you will find free, fully interactive and self-contained lessons for lower secondary students. Teaching everything from beat, rhythm, crotchets, quavers, and crotchet rests, rhythmic writing and sightreading, instant rhythmic dictation (clever echo) and how to do rhythmic dictations to scales, modes and chord progressions (click here for the harder stuff). These lessons teach the music language and literacy in a rich, sequential, developmental and engaging way, using music education tools such as movable do solfa, rhythm (time) names and many other innovative techniques.

Each PDF comes complete with embedded links to teaching and practicing videos, audio files of all examples and transcription exercises PLUS the answers on a separate PDF.

How to use:

  1. Share the “Link to Lesson …” for your chosen lesson with your students and ask them to download/save the PDF onto their computer – the links will work best this way.
  2. Set them to work through the activities by clicking on the icons (taking them to relevant videos and audio files etc). For example, there are five activities in this first lesson – all of which could be set as an individual activity or all five could be set as a full lesson.
  3. If they do not own a Level 1, Musicianship & Aural Training for the Secondary School  Student Book, students will need to print out the worksheets or, alternatively, they can copy the exercises to be completed onto a blank piece of paper.
  4. Once they have completed each or all of the activities, ask them to complete, take a photograph of their completed version and email back to the teacher) by the end of the lesson or, alternatively, they can can correct their answers using the “Link to Lesson … answers”.

Voila! Lesson completed!

Lesson 1

Beat, Rhythm, Rhythm (Time) Names, Crotchets/Quarter Notes, Quavers/Eight Notes and Crotchet/Quarter Note Rests
(Based on Lesson 1 in the Musicianship & Aural Training for the Secondary School Level 1 Books, Pages 1 and 2).

Level 1 Lesson 1 – Fully Interactive PDF:

      

Link to Lesson 1:  https://zurl.co/oxT4

Link to Lesson 1 answers:  https://zurl.co/hmGY

Lesson 2

Staff, Stems, Treble Clef and Pitch
(Based on Lesson 2 in the Musicianship & Aural Training for the Secondary School Level 1 Books, Pages 3 and 4).

Level 1 Lesson 2 – Fully Interactive PDF:

      

Link to Lesson 2:  https://zurl.co/6RHS

Link to Lesson 2 answers:  https://zurl.co/HO3K

Lesson 3

Metre, 2 Metre Conducting Pattern, Time Signatures, Bars and Barlines
(Based on Lesson 3 in the Musicianship & Aural Training for the Secondary School Level 1 Books, Pages 5 and 6).

Level 1 Lesson3 – Fully Interactive PDF:

      

Link to Lesson 3:  https://zurl.co/eV9G

Link to Lesson 3 answers:  https://zurl.co/WIlZ

Lesson 4

Solfa, do re and mi and Handsigns
(Based on Lesson 4 in the Musicianship & Aural Training for the Secondary School Level 1 Books, Pages 7 and 8).

Level 1 Lesson 4 – Fully Interactive PDF:

      

Link to Lesson 4:  https://zurl.co/TXqP

Link to Lesson 4 answers:  https://zurl.co/s48s

Lesson 5

Intervals, Step, Skip, Stick notation and Staff notation
(Based on Lesson 5 in the Musicianship & Aural Training for the Secondary School Level 1 Books, Pages 9 and 10).

Level 1 Lesson 5 – Fully Interactive PDF:

      

Link to Lesson 5:  https://zurl.co/0A8q

Link to Lesson 5 answers:  https://zurl.co/kIbN

Lesson 6

Letter Names, F, G and A, and the Conducting Patterns for 3 and 4 metre
(Based on Lesson 6 in the Musicianship & Aural Training for the Secondary School Level 1 Books, Pages 11 and 12).

Level 1 Lesson 6 – Fully Interactive PDF:

      

Link to Lesson 6:  https://zurl.co/r7m2

Link to Lesson 6 answers:  https://zurl.co/AHWD

Lesson 7

Moveable do Solfa, G, A and B
(Based on Lesson 7 in the Musicianship & Aural Training for the Secondary School Level 1 Books, Pages 13 and 14).

Level 1 Lesson 7 – Fully Interactive PDF:

      

Link to Lesson 7: https://zurl.co/b6wE

Link to Lesson 7 answers:  https://zurl.co/gpIf

Lesson 8

Semiquavers and Performance Indications
(Based on Lesson 8 in the Musicianship & Aural Training for the Secondary School Level 1 Books, Pages 15 and 16).

Level 1 Lesson 8 – Fully Interactive PDF:

      

Link to Lesson 8: https://zurl.co/9rBs

Link to Lesson 8 answers:  https://zurl.co/okV6

Lesson 9

The Tone Set
(Based on Lesson 9 in the Musicianship & Aural Training for the Secondary School Level 1 Books, Pages 17 and 18).

Level 1 Lesson 9 – Fully Interactive PDF:

      

Link to Lesson 9: https://zurl.co/jtI1

Link to Lesson 9 answers:  https://zurl.co/QS4g

Lesson 10

Transposition
(Based on Lesson 10 in the Musicianship & Aural Training for the Secondary School Level 1 Books, Pages 19 and 20).

Level 1 Lesson 10 – Fully Interactive PDF:

      

Link to Lesson 10: https://zurl.co/Dyq2

Link to Lesson 10 answers: https://zurl.co/vLkI

Lesson 11

A new note and a new interval
(Based on Lesson 11 in the Musicianship & Aural Training for the Secondary School Level 1 Books, Pages 21 and 22).

Level 1 Lesson 11 – Fully Interactive PDF:

      

Link to Lesson 11: https://zurl.co/LFyY

Link to Lesson 11 answers: https://zurl.co/0dbL

Lesson 12

The Minim, Dotted Minim and Semibreve
(Based on Lesson 12 in the Musicianship & Aural Training for the Secondary School Level 1 Books, Pages 23 and 24).

Level 1 Lesson 12 – Fully Interactive PDF:

          

Link to Lesson 12: https://zurl.co/Qhfs

Link to Lesson 12 answers: https://zurl.co/jVMM

Lesson 13

The Phrase, Rhythmic Form and Canons
(Based on Lesson 13 in the Musicianship & Aural Training for the Secondary School Level 1 Books, Pages 25 and 26).

Level 1 Lesson 13 – Fully Interactive PDF:

          

Link to Lesson 13: https://zurl.co/eYU7

Link to Lesson 13 answers: https://zurl.co/lXLx

Lesson 14

Combination rhythm: quaver/two semiquavers (ti-tika)
(Based on Lesson 14 in the Musicianship & Aural Training for the Secondary School Level 1 Books, Pages 27 and 28).

Level 1 Lesson 14 – Fully Interactive PDF:

      

Link to Lesson 14: https://zurl.co/WWj1

Link to Lesson 14 answers: https://zurl.co/Fsg8

Lesson 15

A New do and the Ledger Line
(Based on Lesson 15 in the Musicianship & Aural Training for the Secondary School Level 1 Books, Pages 29 and 30.

Level 1 Lesson 15 – Fully Interactive PDF:

      

Link to Lesson 15: https://zurl.co/EhmR

Link to Lesson 15 answers: https://zurl.co/qITM

Lesson 16

Combination rhythm: quaver/two semiquavers (ti-tika)
(Based on Lesson 16 in the Musicianship & Aural Training for the Secondary School Level 1 Books, Pages 31 and 32).

Level 1 Lesson 16 – Fully Interactive PDF:

      

Link to Lesson 16: https://zurl.co/UI0q

Link to Lesson 16 answers: https://zurl.co/EHdJ