I continue to be thoroughly impressed with the musicality of the 5th graders this year. They are currently working on a project using Garageband on the iMac computers. They learned the software program quickly and are creating and layering their own songs.
field trip to adams high school
Every instrument and voice in the 5th grade cover songs is performed by students. We first analyzed the song "Happy" and identified what instruments were in the song and how we could use our classroom instruments to represent each part. The students chose which part they wanted to learn and practiced separately in their instrument groups. When we came together to play it as a class, we found it was harder than we thought to stay together without the original song playing behind us. To get the best recording possible, we recorded each track separately in Garage Band and I edited the parts together. This is the finished product. Enjoy!