Possible Uses: introduction to scales and key signatures that are close to C major (cycle of fifths) interval and melody shape reinforcement encourages transposition by playing both versions and checking by earComments:Introduce this concept by taking existing melodies that you are using in your music programme and demonstrate transposition with these melodies.Discuss when we would need to transpose music (too low, too high, contrasting sound) and why composers do this.
This first activity involves GarageBand for iOS and putting a first song together. The song has 3 components, or tracks which can be expanded on, depending on your goals and proficiency of the participants. Tracks can be arranged in any order.
These are a collection of 6 basic chord progressions in G major, using chords I, IV, V, and I written for any similar treble clef instruments (e.g., recorders, xylophones, marimbas). There is an added percussion line with 3 instruments, e.g., bass drum, snare drum, and triangle.
Possible Uses:-introduction to chord building - triads - treble and bass clef-major and minor chords within 4 bar chord progressions-chord names and guitar fretboard names-Boomwhacker colored notes, if needed,-note named chords-chord-based melody writing-last example, sample of film score-type chord progression - excitingComments:These 4 sample chord progressions are perfect for introducing students to the important world of chords and chord progression.
Possible Uses: • introduction, review, or identification of chords for compositional use and/or assessment • chord progression idea generator (major, minor, and some dominant 7th chords) • print or on screen use Comments: This activity provides visuals for introducing chords.
GarageBand for iOS Composition Activities - Chord Based Melodies
Possible Uses: introduction to rhythmic patterns and looping teaching a balanced use of patterns extending this exercise, teach ABA structure or others melody writing using pentatonic or chord-based simple left hand chordingComments:Many apps on tablets, computer software, and online resources are using looping.