Teaching Music Through Composition: A Curriculum Using Technology

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Oxford University Press, Feb 13, 2013 - Music - 336 pages
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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.
 

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Contents

AbouttheCompanion Website
Tour of the Software for Music Creation
Using Loops
Recording Drum Tracks
Composing Drum and Percussion Beats
Melodic Dictations
Melodic Variations Using Rhythmic Alterations
Creating More Variations
Eighthand Sixteenth Combinations
Dictation
Melody Writing Drills
Melody
Composing Instrumental Music for Live Performance
Rondo Form
With RhythmStates Overhead 10 EighthSixteenth Combinations Horizontally
Major Progressions

How Ideas Evolve over Time

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About the author (2013)

Named a TI:ME Music Teacher of the Year, Barbara Freedman has been teaching Electronic Music & 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.

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