Improvisation Using Technology

IMPROVISATION USING TECHNOLOGY

RICCO ROYSTER
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TOLL GATE HIGH SCHOOL

TI:ME Technology Areas Addressed:

Multimedia/Digital Media

Level:

High School

Class:

Instrumental

Equipment:

COMPUTER, BAND IN A BOX, CD BURNER

Duration:

50 Minutes

Prior Knowledge and Skills:

ENTER CHORD CHANGES IN “BAND IN A BOX”

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.

Materials:

COMPUTER, BAND IN A BOX, CD BURNER

Objectives:

STUDENTS WILL CREATE A PRACTICE/PERFORMANCE CD FOR IMPROVICATION

Procedures:

TEACHER WILL PASS OUT STANDARD 12 BAR BLUES PROGRESSION IN THE KEY OF CONCERT Bb. ALSO IN THE SAME SHEET THE MAJOR AND BLUES SCALE.

STUDENTS WILL TYPE INTO “BAND IN A BOX” THE STANDARD 12 BAR BLUES PROGRESSION.

STUDENTS WILL FIND STYLE AND TEMPO OF THEIR LIKING.

STUDENTS WILL SAVE CHORD PROGRESSION AS WAVE FILE AND BURN TO CD

STUDENTS WILL TAKE HOME AND PRACTICE SCALES OVER CHORD CHANGES.

Evaluation:

STUDENTS WILL IMPROVISE USING THE SCALES GIVEN. (AFTER A WEEK OF PRACTICING AT HOME)

STUDENTS PERFORM FOR CLASS

Follow Up:

CHANGE KEYS, TEMPO, STYLE
INTRODUCE EXTENDED CHORDS
INTRODUCE OTHER SCALES

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