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If you're new to Musical Futures here is where you can find out about each resource we have to offer. Use the links below to skip to your method of teaching.

Resources Ideal For Primary Teaching

Scaffolded whole-class music making opportunities for popular classroom instruments including ukulele, guitar, keyboard, vocals and tuned percussion.  Focusing on one instrument group is an ideal way for non-specialist Primary teachers to engage their students in fun, authentic, whole class music-making using readily available instruments.

The resources include full video guides to support learners and teachers starting with basic chords and rhythmic patterns working up to performing a range of songs and chord changes.

INCLUDED IN ALL PLANS

A regularly updated Songbook containing video playalongs of popular songs designed to provide authentic learning and performance opportunities. Available for guitar, keyboard, ukulele and tuned percussion.

The design of these playalongs match resources featured in LearnToPlay, making it the perfect follow-on resource. All songs featured in the Songbook are chosen for their simplicity and suitability for younger students and beginners.

INCLUDED IN ALL PLANS

MakingMusic features three unique teaching resources designed to develop core musical skills that help create a solid foundation upon which to build.

Body Percussion – Through a range of fun exercises students will learn to mark the beat with body actions, such as clicking, clapping and stamping and follow a simple graphic score and develop a shared musical vocabulary around beats and rests.

Untuned Percussion – An extension to our Body Percussion resource, this time using classroom percussion instruments.

Classroom Collection – Utilise the rhythms learned in Body Percussion and Untuned Percussion and play along to some feel-good backing tracks.

ChairDrumming – Video tutorials that get students mastering some of the fundamentals of drumming….using a chair! Play along to our energetic, popular classics whilst developing the basics of playing the drums ready to transfer to the real instrument.

INCLUDED IN ALL PLANS

Resources Ideal For Secondary Teaching

Our ever-popular JustPlay resource provides whole-class music making opportunities for popular classroom instruments. Combining the instruments in one resource allows students the opportunity to develop their skills on ukulele, guitar, keyboard and vocals.

JustPlay includes full video guides to support learners and teachers starting with basic chords and rhythmic patterns working up to performing a range of songs and chord changes.

INCLUDED IN PREMIUM & ULTIMATE PLANS

Our popular video playalongs provide a library of over 60 songs that are regularly updated and provide engaging videos with parts for guitar, ukulele, keyboard, bass and vocals.

Ideal for whole-class instrumental work at Key Stages 3 and 4. You can choose playalongs based on difficulty, music style or even by theme.

INCLUDED IN PREMIUM & ULTIMATE PLANS

Music Technology Resources

Comprehensive video tutorials and resources to help students produce a trap track using the web-based sequencer BandLab

Intro course – ideal for Primary teaching, features the use of audio samples and basic functions of BandLab.

INCLUDED IN PREMIUM & ULTIMATE PLANS

Advanced course – ideal for Secondary teaching, explores how students can create their own parts using MIDI instruments.

INCLUDED IN ULTIMATE PLAN

Created especially for Musical Futures by a performing rap artist, this resource provides everything needed to support learners to create an authentic piece of rap music.

The resource covers three essential areas: Lyric writing, creating an instrumental and production techniques.

Audio samples and video guides for Cubase, GarageBand and Ableton Live are also included. Ideal for Primary & Secondary teaching.

INCLUDED IN ULTIMATE PLAN

Download sample packs in the style of various World-famous artists – including drum sounds, vocal melodies, MIDI files and much more, then follow a series of tasks to create your very own remix.

Also included is a series of video tutorials showing students the basic functions of their software. These are available for Ableton Live, BandLab, Cubase, GarageBand and ProTools. Ideal for Secondary teaching.

INCLUDED IN ULTIMATE PLAN

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