8th Grade General Music
History of Rock & Roll
8th Grade students study the history of Rock and Roll. Last year, we were lucky to have a presentation and performance from the School of Rock.
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 & Roll: Students will engage in an in-depth look at the history of contemporary music in America, starting with the Blues and leading into Rock and Roll. Students will learn about the historical and social issues that various styles of music accompanied as they work through the TeachRock curriculum, which is curated by the National Association for Music Education.
- GarageBand Arranging: Students further develop their knowledge of chords and keyboarding by recreating their own version of a Beatles tune using our MIDI lab computer stations.
- Guitar: Students work to master playing melodies in first position. Students further develop their chord playing skills. Lastly, students complete a final project in which they sing while accompanying themselves on the guitar.