Create A Simple Song

CREATE SIMPLE SONG

RICCO ROYSTER
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TOLL GATE HIGH SCHOOL

TI:ME Technology Areas Addressed:

Electronic Musical Instruments
Notation
Sequencing

Level:

High School

Class:

General Music

Equipment:

CASIO CTK -671 MUSIC KEYBOARD/W POWER SUPPLY
1 PAIR OF STEREO HEADPHONES PER STUDENT
1 MUSIC KEYBOARD WITH AUTO CHORD AND AUTO ACCOMP. PER STUDENT

Duration:

55 Minutes

Prior Knowledge and Skills:

CHORD PROGRESSION RULES IN MAJOR KEY (STAY IN THE KEY OF C MAJOR AT FIRST)
HOW TO PLAY MAJOR AND MINOR CHORDS USING AUTO ACCOMP. (1 OR 2-FINGERED CHORD)

MENC Standards Addressed:

MENC 2: Performing on instruments, alone and with others, a varied repertoire of music.
MENC 3: Improvising melodies, harmonies, and accompaniments.
MENC 4: Composing and Arranging Music within specified guidelines.
MENC 5: Reading and notating music.
MENC 6: Listening to, analyzing and describing music.
MENC 7: Evaluating music and music performances.

Materials:

CASIO CTK-671 OR MUSIC KEYBOARD WITH BUILT IN SPEAKERS AND AUTO CHORD/AUTO ACCOMP.
PENCIL/PAPER

Objectives:

STUDENTS WILL CREATE CHORD PROGRESSION FOR ORIGINAL SONG IN SIMPLE FORM.
(VERSE SECTION ONLY)
STUDENTS WILL NOTATE AND PERFORM THEIR WORK
STUDENTS WILL LISTEN TO AND EVALUATE EACH OTHERS WORK.

Procedures:

10 MIN
REVIEW CHORD PROGRESSION RULES ON BOARD
PASS OUT CHART EXAMPLE: I , I , IV, I , V, I
( EACH CHORD GETS 8 BEATS OR 1 COMPLETE PATTERN )
STUDENTS FILL IN ALL BUT LAST 2 CHORDS (MUST BE V,I CHORDS)

20 MIN (USE THE HEAD PHONES!!!!)
STUDENTS EXPERIMENT WITH MUSIC STYLES AUTO ACCOMP. THEN CHOOSE 1 STYLE TO USE FOR SONG
STUDENTS EXPERIMENT WITH CHORD COMBINATIONS
ON KEYBOARDS
STUDENTS MUST WRITE DOWN ON PAPER THE CHORD PROGESSION THEY HAVE CREATED

5 MIN
STUDENTS PRACTICE THE CHORD PROGRESSION

20 MIN
STUDENTS PERFORM THEIR “VERSE SECTION” FOR EACH OTHER. (USE BUILT IN SPEAKERS ON KEYBOARD!)

Evaluation:

EACH STUDENT MUST PERFORM AND NOTATE THE CHORD PROGRESSION HE/SHE HAS CREATED.
CLASS LISTENS FOR CORRECT CHORD TYPES (MAJOR/MINOR)
STUDENTS DISCUSS POSSIBLE ALTERNATIVE CHORDS

Follow Up:

RECORD CHORD PROGRESSION ON SEQUENCER
CREATE CHORD PROGRESSION FOR CHORUS, BRIDGE, END
SECTIONS FOR ORIGINAL SONG.

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