Contemporary Music Projects were due last week. This week Final Exam and the next two weeks we will be making presentations to the class of our iconic American musician.
Last week we wrote original melodies. This week we are using Mixcraft to learn to arrange a melody into a full song.We are learning to add harmony and rhythm to our melodies to make them wonderful. For our practice melody, we are using the Theme from Beethoven's 7th Symphony II Allegretto, of course.
We are studying singing, drumming, not reading and piano playing through the music of the Caribbean. We are focusing on how to incorporate Syncopation into our music and we are learning to play the Banana Boat Song on both keyboards and Steel Drums.