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Teaching Music Through Composition: A Curriculum Using Technology


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Teaching Music through Composition offers a practical, fully multimedia curriculum designed to teach basic musical concepts through the creative process of music composition. Author and award-winning music educator Barbara Freedman presents classroom-tested ways of teaching composition with technology as a tool with which students can create, edit, save, and reproduce music. As Freedman demonstrates, technology allows a musical experience for all skill levels in opportunities never before available to compose manipulate, instantly listen to music electronically and even print standard Western music notation for others to play without having to know much about traditional music theory or notation. All students can have meaningful hands-on applied learning experiences that will impact not only their music experience and learning but also their understanding and comfort with 21st century technology.

Whether the primary focus of your class is to use technology to create music or to explore using technology in a unit or two, this book will show you how it can be done with practical, tried-and-true lesson plans and student activities.

About the Author

Named a TI:ME Music Teacher of the Year, Barbara Freedman has been teaching Electronic Music and Audio Engineering at Greenwich High School in Connecticut since 2001. She is an author, consultant, trainer, and frequent presenter/clinician at local, state, and national in-service conferences and events.

Table of Contents

Introductory material

Introduction to Music Composition

1. Tour of the Software for Music Creation

(a) Lesson: Creating Software Instrument Track

(b) Lesson: Tour of the Loops Library

2. Using Loops

(a) Lesson: Creating Melodies with Loops

(b) Lesson: Understanding Song (AB) Form

(c) Lesson/Project: Creating a Piece Using the Software's Prerecorded Loops in AB Song Form

3. Recording Drum Tracks

(a) Lesson: Understanding Rhythmic Notation with Rhythm States

(b) Lesson: Reading Graphic Rhythms with Rhythm States

(c) Lesson: Rhythm Dictations

(d) Lesson: Drum Beats

4. Composing Drum and Percussion Beats

(a) Lesson/Project: Composing Drum and Percussion Beats

5. Writing Melodies

(a) Lesson: Understanding the Piano Keyboard

(b) Lesson: Melodic Dictations

(c) Lesson: Evaluating Melodies

(d) Lesson: Composing a Melody in D Dorian

6. Melodic Variations Using Rhythmic Alterations

(a) Lesson: Melodic Fragments, Rhythmic Augmentation, And Rhythmic Diminution

7. Creating More Variations

(a) Lesson: Manually Changing the Pitch Level of Regions

8. Composing with Original Regions

(a) Lesson/Project: D Melody Piece in Modified Sonata Allegro Form

9. The Sound FX Piece

(a) Lesson: The Sound FX Piece: How Ideas Evolve Over Time

(b) Lesson: The Sound FX Project: Creating Two Dimensional Sound Image and Creating Sonic Space

(c) Lesson: Using Reverb to Create Three Dimensional Space

10. Basic Keyboard Theory

(a) Lesson: Whole and Half steps

(b) Lesson: Generic Intervals Lesson Plan

(c) Lesson: Basic Keyboard Theory: Understanding Major Scales

11. MIDI Remix

(a) Lesson Plan: Analyzing a Remix 1

(b) Lesson Plan: Analyzing a Remix 2

(c) Lesson Plan: MIDI Remix

12. More Rhythms

(a) Lesson Plan: More Rhythms

(b) Rhythmic Improvisation

13. Dictations

(a) Lesson Plan: Melodic Dictations

14. Melody Writing Drills

(a) Creating Melodic Motives Lesson Plan

(b) Lesson Plan: Motive Variations

(c) Lesson Plan: Motive in Sequence

(d) Lesson Plan: Improvising Melodies

15. More Melody Writing Drills

(a) Lesson Plan: Compose to a Given Rhythm (Rhythmic Continuity)

16. Melody Forms

(a) Lesson Plan: Question and Answer

(b) Lesson Plan: AB Tonic/Dominant

(c) Lesson Plan: Rondo

17. The Ringtone Project

(a) Lesson Plan: The Ringtone Project

18. More Basic Keyboard Theory

(a) Lesson Plan: Major and Minor Thirds

(b) Lesson Plan: Understanding Triad Qualities

(c) Lesson Plan: Building Triads on Scale Degrees

19. Chord Progressions

(a) Lesson Plan: Basic Chord Progressions

(b) Lesson Plan: Twelve Bar Blues

(c) Lesson Plan: Given Chord Progressions from the Simple Map

(d) Lesson Plan: Common Chord Progressions Not on the Simple Map

20. Accompaniment Patterns

(a) Lesson Plan: Accompaniment Patterns

21. Putting it Together

(a) Lesson Plan: Composing Four-Measure Melodies

(b) Lesson Plan: Drone

(c) Lesson Plan: Generic Parallel Intervals

(d) Lesson Plan: Counter Melody

(e) Lesson Plan: Adding Chords

(f) Lesson Plan: Understanding Bass Notes

(g) Lesson Plan: Creating a Bass Line Part 1

(h) Lesson Plan: Creating Bass Line Part 2: Root and Fifth

(i) Lesson Plan: Adding Drums and Syncing the Bass

22. Melody

(a) Lesson Plan: Melodic Non-chord Tones

23. Composing Instrumental Music for Live Performance

(a) Lesson Plan: Solo Flute or Violin Piece Project

24. The Art Project: Rondo Form

(a) Lesson Plan: The Art Project: Rondo Form

25. Introducing Audio and Audio Editing

(a) Lesson Plan: The Speech Project

(b) EQ

26. More Advanced Audio

(a) Lesson Plan: The Radio Commercial Project

(b) Lesson Plan: The Podcast

27. Aural Reporting

(a) Lesson Plan: Aural Reporting

28. Music for Video

(a) Lesson Plan: Music for Video


Reading Rhythms with Rhythm States

Piano Supplement Printed Material

Piano Supplement Video Lessons


Product Details

Freedman, Barbara
Oxford University Press, USA
Music | Music Education
Music-Theory and Composition
Publication Date:
over 100 illustrations
8.4 x 10.9 x 0.8 in 1.75 lb

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