TI:ME Technology Areas Addressed:
Grade 6-8 Band individual lesson
PC with Acid Pro Audio
Prior Knowledge and Skills:
Reading music, intonation, tone-quality
NAfME Standards of 1994 Addressed:
NAfME Standards of 1994: Performing on instruments, alone and with others, a varied repertoire of music.
NAfME 2014: Performing
NAfME Standards of 1994: Improvising melodies, harmonies, and accompaniments.
NAfME Standards of 1994: Composing and Arranging Music within specified guidelines.
NAfME Standards of 1994: Reading and notating music.
NAfME 2014: Creating
NAfME Standards of 1994: Listening to, analyzing and describing music.
NAfME Standards of 1994: Evaluating music and music performances.
NAfME 2014: Responding
PC compatible computer with Acid Pro Audio
Students will create a harmony for Twinkle Twinkle Little Star.
Students will listen to and evaluate consonance of their harmony.
Students will play their instruments with good intonation and tone quality.
Boot up computer and open Acid Pro Audio.
Student warms up and reviews “Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star” on their instrument.
Press record button and test volume.
Student plays the piece with Band in a Box.
Allow students to play along with their recording, experimenting with different notes.
Record them playing their harmony as they wear headphones.
Student listens to the music and describe the harmony as consonant or dissonant.
Was the recording somewhat consonant or dissonant?
Did the student play in tune and with good balance?
Create a percussion accompaniment with the keyboard to go with the arrangement.