Create Practice Accompaniment in 3 styles and tempos.
David Thomas May
Burlington City High School
TI:ME Technology Areas Addressed:
Electronic Musical Instruments
Mac Pro Desk Top Units, Korg X-50 keyboards, Band In A Box (BIAB), SIBELIUS Notation Software.
Prior Knowledge and Skills:
Students must know how to enter notation into Sibelius.
Students must know how to enter chords and Styles in BIAB.
MENC Standards Addressed:
MENC 2: Performing on instruments, alone and with others, a varied repertoire of music.
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.
MENC 9: Understanding Music in Relation to History and Culture
The students will take practice examples and adapt them to BIAB for styles and tempos.
Class will begin with a brief verbal overview of the project and the anticipated end result. 1 minute
Students will listen as the teacher lectures through the steps of the project. 5 minutes
Students will then select an exercise from their band folder and input their own chord changes for their exercises into their BIAB file. (there should be 4 time repeat / loop). 10 minutes
Students will then record in the exercise melody (a comfortable tempo should be selected) in the first time. 5 minutes
The students will continue with various style ideas recorded into the BIAB FIles they create. 15 minutes
Wrap up – Save Up – Clean Up
Student work and progress will be evaluated by the instructor, throughout the class period.
The ensuing class period will used to provide an opportunity for a class performance of the file and will be evaluated for a grade by the instructor.
Students would be asked to use this project in their improvisation lessons to demonstrate the usage of the tool for improvisational practice ideas.
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