8th Grade General Music
Rock and Roll
8th Grade students learned about the history of Rock and Roll music and talked about musical artists like Chuck Berry, Elvis, and the Beatles.
8th Grade students created their own versions of Beatles songs using GarageBand at our MIDI stations.
8th Grade students work towards being able to use guitar to accompany themselves singing.
Units of Study
- History of Rock and Roll: Students use TeachRock.org, a digital curriculum created by the National Association for Music Education, to study the history of Rock and Roll music.
- GarageBand Arranging: Students continue their use of GarageBand from 6th and 7th grade, but rather than composing, they create their own arrangements of Rock and Roll tunes.
- Guitar: Students work independently or in small groups to play melodies and chords on the guitar. Students complete a final project in which they sing while accompanying themselves on the guitar.
- Handchimes: Students work together as an ensemble to play a variety of songs, including melody and accompaniment.