Lesson 1

Learning Intention

To create music using Chrome Music Lab.

Lesson Information

  • Log on to https://musiclab.chromeexperiments.com/
  • Click on Song maker
  • Experiment with song maker by writing the initials of your name or by drawing a shape or image onto the blank grid. What does this sound like?
  • Edit or change this image by adding or deleting blocks until you like the music that you have made.
  • Now add a beat by adding triangles and circles below your shape:
  • If you want to make the music faster or slower change the tempo setting – Remember Tempo means the speed of the music!!!
  • Experiment with the different instruments. Which are favourite instruments?
  • The music is automatically set to 4 bars (16 beats) and if you want to make it longer then click on settings and extend to 6 or 8 bars.

Reflection

Did you enjoy your music? Why?

If you would like to share your learning with me.   Send an email to lscott@hillsmeade.vic.edu.au

 


Lesson 2

Learning Intention

To create a piece of music using Chrome Music Lab.

Lesson Information

  • Change the settings to 16 bars.
  • Can you finish the song by yourself?

Reflection

Were you able to guess the name of the song?

If you would like to share your learning with me, send an email to lscott@hillsmeade.vic.edu.au


Lesson 3

Learning Intention

To listen to different genres of music.

Lesson Information

  • Play the game ‘Listen and Roll’ either by yourself or, even better, with a partner.

Listen to the following piece of music – (Overture: Marriage of Figaro). 

Then roll the die and answer the questions depending upon which number you rolled:

How would you describe the dynamic (volume) of this music?  Loud (f), Soft (p), or something in between (mf or mp)? Did it stay the stay the same?

How would you describe the feeling or the mood of the music?

What instruments did you hear?

How would you describe the tempo (speed) of the music?  Fast, slow or moderate?  Did the tempo stay the same?

Did you like the music? Give a reason for your answer.

What would you rate the music out of 5 stars?

Listen to the ‘Take Five’ by the Dave Brubeck  Quartet

Play the game again.

Reflection

 How many of the questions were you able to answer?


Lesson 4

Learning Intention

To listen to different genres of music.

Lesson Information

  • Play the game ‘Listen and roll’ either by yourself or, even better, with a partner

Listen to the following piece of music – Irish Music:

https://www.youtube.com/embed/kJCxTgrbB6c

Then roll the die and answer the questions depending upon which number you rolled:

How would you describe the dynamic (volume) of this music?  Loud (f), Soft (p), or something in between (mf or mp)? Did it stay the stay the same?
How would you describe the feeling or the mood of the music?
What Instruments did you hear?
How would you describe the tempo (speed) of the music?  Fast, slow or moderate?  Did the tempo stay the same?
Did you like the music? Give a reason for your answer.
What would you rate the music out of 5 stars?

Listen to ‘Can’t Stop the Feeling’ – Justin Timberlake and play the game again.

Reflection

How many genres of music could you name? Could you answer all of the questions?