Course Content and Techniques:
In this course, students will learn the basics of performance on all of the main popular music instruments (piano, guitar, bass, drums, and vocals). They will then break off into groups to learn, prepare, and perform covers of songs. If a student desires to write their own song for their group to perform, this will be encouraged! After the concert, students will utilize an online multi-track recording digital audio workstation to record a “demo tape” of one of their songs, then use that track to create a music video.
Students will leave this course with the ability to recognize the elements of music (melody, harmony, rhythm, etc.) and effectively analyze and critique their own music and the music of others. As a result of this course, each student will be a more conscious consumer of music.