Sequencer created song
Barrington High School
TI:ME Technology Areas Addressed:
Prior Knowledge and Skills:
Students should have a gereral knowlegde of how the sequencer operates.
MENC Standards Addressed:
MENC 3: Improvising melodies, harmonies, and accompaniments.
MENC 4: Composing and Arranging Music within specified guidelines.
CD Burner and Rewritable CD’s
Students wil create there own 4 track, 16 measure composition using a keyboard and sequencer. They will use the pentatonic scale creating a melody on the first track. On the second track, the students will create a percussion part. Tracks 3 & 4 will have harmony parts. They will record this project onto CD as part of their digital portfolio.
Day 1 – A discussion on what makes a good melody including the elements of repetition and contrast will be presented. A demonstration of different percussion patterns will be discussed. The teacher will create a project while the students observe the process.
Day 2,3 – Students will create their projects.
Day 3,4 – Students will present their project and burn into CD
The teacher will grade the final project from the CD according to the rubric.
A digital portfolio (CD)which will include all the student’s projects will be graded at the end of the semester and returned to the student.