On Monday we talked about musical form which is the structure of music. We looked at musical form as a musical road map that gives us directions during our musical journey. We even discussed form as a musical pattern that is represented by letters. We learned about a type of form called ABA. This form has the same material at the beginning of the song and end of the song with some material that is totally different in the middle. We made ABA patterns using the SmartBoard with different shapes and then with the letters that we would find in a musical context.
Students were assigned the first GarageBand project which was to compose their very own song utilizing ABA form with a mix of SmartInstruments and loops. Students worked very hard and composed some awesome ABA songs! Congratulations on a job well done by all students! Be sure to check ParentPortal for your child's results from our first project!
On Wednesday, our final project for Exploring Music 6 was introduced. Students learned that they would be creating a karaoke track on the Ipads for Beethoven's "Ode to Joy". Eventually, students will have the opportunity to play the melody of the song on the guitar while the karaoke track plays!