Dear fellow Educator,
Imagine a music education system that provides each and every young person with their own personalised
learning path, that matches their particular learning style, interests and motivation. A system where no child has
to feel that they are failing because they are struggling to learn. Where they don’t feel bad because they do not fit in with the norm. A system that instead, recognises and celebrates their creative genius and their uniqueness. An environment that creates true lifelong learners and creatives, who want to be musicians!
Imagine if you were part of creating that education revolution with us…
Well now you can be!
Inclusive Music are partnering with progressive music services, hubs and organisations to create and rollout a new three term First Access Music Technology Course – “Harmony Through Technology”
I now invite you, to become part of this group of forward thinking Educators, who will join us in delivering the “Harmony Through Technology” First Access Course and fully engage with how Technology can transform young people’s lives.
When you become one of our first “Harmony Through Technology” Educators, you will get the benefit of a full suite of tools, resources, support and ongoing training over the next 12 months, helping you to grow your music education impact wherever you are in the UK.
You will also have the opportunity to support the launch of our “Inclusive Music Award”, as leaders, facilitators and
partners. This movement will grow very quickly around the world in 2018, helping schools, young people and families to recognise the creative genius within us all.
Research shows that ‘well-structured CPD can lead to successful changes in teachers’ practice, school improvement and improvements in pupils’ achievement’.
This eight session project is the first step in your iPad songwriting journey. Consider the ‘interlocking dimensions of music’ in the context of composition, improvisation and production. Beginning with drums, each lesson adds new layers to the composition, including sung lyrics, to create a composition every student will be proud of.
This seven session project offers more advanced songwriting techniques, and includes a deeper exploration of harmony, advanced soloing, and an extended lyric writing element.
Introduce your pupils to traditional Chinese instrumental music with the groundbreaking new Chinese virtual instruments on Garageband. Over four sessions, students will create programme music, improvise using the pipa and erhu instruments and develop a class performance with a luogu percussion ensemble! Suitable for ages 9-14.
Over five sessions, exploring the history and fundamental elements of hip hop music – sampling, rapping, special effects, synthesisers – through the lens of composition. An optional two session ensemble project adds powerful opportunities for performance.
This two session project works as an alternative introduction to GarageBand for your students. We consider the relationship between ska and reggae before working in small ensembles to create high-impact performances. In addition, the structure of the project, with everyone learning all the parts before taking on a specific role, as well as the two extensions (soloing and re-writing lyrics), can be used to cover any song. This one has been chosen for its simplicity, fun groove, and potential for soloing over. The two key learning outcomes here are the ability to play off-beats and the ability to lock together two different melody lines within a chord pattern.
This two session project is a great opportunity to combine iPads and acoustic instruments, with the key learning outcomes focused on constructing cohesive solos.This composition can be tackled as part of a wider curriculum topic (slavery, migration, civil rights).
This five session project sees students creating short films and with accompanying soundtracks. It really brings out the creative side of our students, and the videos created are often very impressive and can be shared with parents online.Speaking of working across the curriculum, creating music videos gives us a number of opportunities to view another subject from a new angle. Our film could dramatise a moment from history or the evolution of a caterpillar into a butterfly.
This project contains a series of single session exercises that use Garageband to explore various scientific phenomena – frequency, soundwaves, harmonics, reverb.
This composition project is intended as a culmination of all the composition work done so far. It gives pupils a framework within which they are free to compose according their own interests and abilities, working through a flow diagram with various options for content creation. Each stage of the flow diagram has a suggested process that promotes our key musical learning outcomes, as well as other processes that appear elsewhere in the book. It adheres to the typical pop song form, complete with bridge/middle eight and should be seen as an opportunity to create something that would not seem out of place in the Top 40. We have also successfully used this method with adults.
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This project is focused on developing an understanding of harmony, and introduces two key aspects of songwriting: using minor and major chords and generating vocals.
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Phil believes in the incredible power of music and through this, the potential for self-expression, growth and fulfillment.
Like his workshop leader heroes, he sees the music workshop as a space for personal and social transformation.