Students develop rhythmic and compositional skills in Music

Students develop rhythmic and compositional skills in Music
Brenda Handel-Johnson

Grade 5 students compose music for a simulated video project. 

Grade 5 students read a list of facts and watched a video on climate change.  They pretended that they were hired to write music to play throughout the video -  After demonstrating their risk-taking skills in improvisation on barred instruments (and playing improvised solos for each other), students in Grade 5 collaborated with partners to write short melodic phrases that they refined and shared with the class. They re-partnered and are now finishing a unit on the 12 bar blues and how to write lyrics/words for a short 12 bar melody.  Fun work!

 

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