Music of China:
Students will learn the history of Chinese culture and the instruments associated with its folk traditions. Students will create a Chinese opera mask, character story, and a melody to accompany it.
Students will learn to play the Appalachian Dulcimer through a variety of folk tune melodies. Students will compose their own melodies and perform them for the class.
Listening Maps Unit:
Students will learn about the elements of music including form, texture, timbre, dynamics, articulation, and instrumentation and will create a playlist using a variety of songs with differing elements. Students will do a formal analysis of the verses, choruses, and bridges and explain what musical events take place within each section.
Students will dive deeper into the GarageBand tools and use them to create a musical setting to a short poem, contextualizing the sound with what is happening with the text.