Grade 11 Music
ACTIVITY #1: MUSIC IN ISOLATION
We are living in extraordinary times.
An era which will be remembered in history when time stood still and we were forced to stand apart...isolated.
Yet, while we are separated, musicians and artists have been inspired to come together (virtually) and produce music…and these collaborations exemplify the tenacity and creativity of the human spirit.
With this in mind, I have begun to create a collection of pieces recorded in isolation.
Your task is to help me add to this list.
Follow this link for complete step-by-step instructions and a data collection chart:
Follow this link for a sample of my video collection:
ACTIVITY #2: MUSICAL IDENTITY AUDIO COLLAGE PROJECT
You will be making a 2 - 3 minute audio collage about the music you like and what you think it says about you. You can include favorite songs from your childhood and/or music that you have only recently started to enjoy. This is an INDIVIDUAL project which will only be shared with the instructor.
This project contains several components:
1) Reflecting on music’s role in your life.
2) Collecting the sounds that you want to use in your project.
3) Determining what those specific sounds mean to you or say about you.
4) Writing and recording a script that accompanies your music.
This will provide the listener with an understanding of both the music and you.
Here is a link to the complete instruction page:
GUITARISTS & BASS PLAYERS
Many of you have instruments at home and so I encourage you to keep practicing!
I am working on a video series which will help remind you of the basics we learned at the beginning of the course.
Here is the first video in that series:
Chords and Progressions are the building blocks of all songs...reviewing them is essential!
Basic Chord Chart
G Major Progression
C Major Progression
D Major Progression
APPLYING CHORDS IN THE CONTEXT OF A SONG:
Once you are able to play these chord progressions, try applying them in the context of an actual song!
Here are some examples of songs in these keys:
G Major Progression:
Good Riddance/Time of Your Life
C Major Progression:
Have You Ever Seen the Rain?
Down on the Corner (also has a tab which is easy to play)
D Major Progression:
Summer of '69
Bad Moon Rising
For those of you who have been playing keyboards this year, please contact me for help with keyboarding skills and interpretation of your pieces.
FOR ALL MUSICIANS: SONG OF CHOICE
Most of you have access to an instrument, so I would ask that you continue work on your song of choice.
Use this time to hone your skills...try something new...challenge yourself!
I invite you to videotape yourself playing and send this to me...
I would love to hear where you are at!
For further instructions or help, please do not hesitate to contact me: