Internet Scavenger Hunt: Evolution of the Guitar

Internet Scavenger Hunt “Evolution of the Guitar”

John H Doan
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North Country School

TI:ME Technology Areas Addressed:

Information Processing

Level:

Middle School

Class:

General Music

Equipment:

Computer,Internet,Web Browser,Printer

Duration:

45 min Minutes

Prior Knowledge and Skills:

Recognize modern guitar appearance, beginner guitar skills

NAfME standard of 1994 Addressed:

NAfME standard of 1994: Listening to, analyzing and describing music.

NAfME 2014: Responding 

NAfME standard of 1994: Understanding relationships between music, the other arts, and disciplines outside the arts.
NAfME standard of 1994: Understanding Music in Relation to History and Culture

NAfME 2014: Connections

Materials:

Computers with internet access,Worksheets

Objectives:

To understand how the guitar has evolved through history ,Internet research skills

Procedures:

: Internet scavenger hunt to explore the evolution of the guitar throughout history. A guided discovery using specific questions and internet links.
1 From which instrument did the guitar evolve from?
a. What is a Quatro?
Site: www.si.umich.edu/chico/instrument

2. When did the 6-String guitar first appear
a.What other innovations occurred in guitar making around this time.
bHow do modern guitars look different than these early guitars. ( See fig . in text)
Site:www.classicalguitarmidi/history/gitar_history.html#18th_6_string

3When was the electric guitar invented ?
a.What did the prototype( first design) look like?
b.Why did people want/need guitars that were louder?
Site:www.npr.org/programs/morning/features/patc/electricguitar/

4. Who was Les Paul?
a What was different about the guitar he built compared to previous methods of instrument construction?
Site:www.si.edu.lemelson/guitars/noframes/orelectric.html

Evaluation:

In class discussion, written answer assignment, evaluation of ability to research on the Internet.

Follow Up:

In depth project on specific guitars. Composers for the different guitar types. Design the guitar of the future.

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