Alladdin was a success, pics are coming.
8th grade. We're learning about the Blues. We've learned to play the chord changes on the piano and we've written some lyrics. We've heard BB King, Eric Clapton, and Big Mama Thornton sing for us. Upcoming, we'll hear Santana and Janis Joplin and really spend a bit of time learning about Robert Johnson and his influence on all the great guitarists of today's music. We'll improvise ont he marimba using the hexatonic Blues scale and band kids will improvise with the C Jam Blues. Quiz after vacation.
7th grade. We're listening to Beethoven's Seventh Symphony, part 2 Allegretto. We're going to pick it apart and try to copy its form to create our own original compositions on our computers using a computer music program called Mixcraft. Students should continue to bring their headphones to class.
6th grade. We're making authentic instruments from around the world. Look for them to come home soon.