I provide the musical building blocks whilst you and your students compose with form, texture, timbre and expressive techniques. Add performance elements to create a unique piece for your next concert - each one a world premiére!
This product is based on research conducted during my PhD and is founded upon the very best teaching and learning methodologies.
SEE STUDENTS BUT WITHOUT INSTRUMENTS? YES YOU CAN!
Watch the clip - possible with chairs, buckets or body percussion. Develop ensemble skills this way instead!
FULLY REMOTE? Yes you can!
View the sample above as performed by a group of 6th Grade students, based on an 8 measure harmonised melody "13 Moons: North" (see it here). This piece isn't featured in Book Two but is an example of the style of material you will receive in these books. All students were beginners in 2020 and created this piece in full-time remote learning over 3 months, meeting once a week. CLICK "See score sample" for Book Two sample.
SUITABLE FOR HIGH SCHOOL/UNIVERSITY GROUPS? ABSOLUTELY!
Students from the University of British Columbia devised a performance piece based on the material as laid out in "13 Moons: East". Includes a 12 measure melody coupled with both melodic and non-melodic accompaniment figures. This piece isn't featured in Book Three but is an example of the level of complexity you will encounter in this resource and the possibilities available to you and your students. CLICK "See score sample" for Book Three sample.
A cornerstone assessment tool is built-in to the four books with the rhyme "Popcorn".
Popcorn - rhythm only
Salted Popcorn - pitch range of a 5th in concert F major
Caramel Popcorn - pitch range of an octave in concert D melodic minor
Chilli and Lime Popcorn - varied pitch range offered in different parts, material in both concert Bb major and F minor, 7/8 and alternating time signatures.