A vast library of music resources
While for many teachers the Scheme may be one part of Charanga Musical School they use the most, many teachers also like the more flexible Freestyle approach provided by the Musical School resource library.
From this library you can choose from a range of music resources which you might want to mix in with your own resources. You can also use the library to find resources linked to many other areas of music-making in your school.
Take a look at what’s in the Musical School Freestyle library
The topics mostly contain collections of songs or related resources linked to popular primary themes, such as Ancient Egypt, Minibeasts and Healthy Living. As they are intended to be used flexibly to support your teaching in a range of contexts, there are no lesson plans.
The topics have been divided into age range based on the content but many can be used across the primary sector.
The stand-alone units within Freestyle can be combined together or with other materials, to form a unique music plan for your school. These units all offer a flexible pathway which contains every resource from the unit in a single lesson, allowing you complete flexibility for your teaching. Many of the units which cover a wide range of musical genres are based around a central song, some well-known and some specially commissioned to be perfect for young voices.
These full school musical productions can be used to celebrate key points in the school year such as summer or winter time or festivals like Harvest, Diwali and Christmas. Each production provides everything you need including tracks for learning the songs, backing tracks for the performance, scripts, scores and director guides. The songs can be used in schools as often as you like but in most cases it will be necessary to take out a Public Performance Licence for public shows - see the guidance on the production home page for full details.
The Rhythm Grids are great for introducing simple and compound 2, 3 and 4-beat time signatures. Children love the rotation feature.
An exciting new app to support lots of different musical activities including pulse games, listening skills, improvising, composing and use of notation.
A great way to play along with excerpts from famous works or create your own simple classroom percussion pieces.
Supports the learning and understanding of generic musical ideas and terminology, such as pulse and rhythm, notations and historical context.
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