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School of Rock – App Lesson

Description: This app lesson will provide hands-on practice for music students to expand their songwriting, mixing, and composing understanding.

Instructional Objective: Students will write an original song and compose an accompanying musical piece for it utilizing a combination of the piano, drums, and guitar. Students will record their piece to demonstrate their understanding.

Step 1: Students will pair up and write a song on the Songwriter’s Pad app, using the chords, rhymes, and thesaurus features.

  • ‎Songwriter Pad™ - Songwriting Screenshot
  • ‎Songwriter Pad™ - Songwriting Screenshot
  • ‎Songwriter Pad™ - Songwriting Screenshot
  • ‎Songwriter Pad™ - Songwriting Screenshot
  • ‎Songwriter Pad™ - Songwriting Screenshot

Step 2: Students will use the Spotlight Drums app to practice a beat for their songs.

  • ‎Spotlight Drums ~ The drum set formerly known as 3D Drum Kit Screenshot
  • ‎Spotlight Drums ~ The drum set formerly known as 3D Drum Kit Screenshot
  • ‎Spotlight Drums ~ The drum set formerly known as 3D Drum Kit Screenshot
  • ‎Spotlight Drums ~ The drum set formerly known as 3D Drum Kit Screenshot
  • ‎Spotlight Drums ~ The drum set formerly known as 3D Drum Kit Screenshot
  • ‎Spotlight Drums ~ The drum set formerly known as 3D Drum Kit Screenshot
  • ‎Spotlight Drums ~ The drum set formerly known as 3D Drum Kit Screenshot
  • ‎Spotlight Drums ~ The drum set formerly known as 3D Drum Kit Screenshot
  • ‎Spotlight Drums ~ The drum set formerly known as 3D Drum Kit Screenshot
  • ‎Spotlight Drums ~ The drum set formerly known as 3D Drum Kit Screenshot

Step 3: Students will test any piano parts to their song with the Tiny Piano app.

  • ‎Tiny Piano - Winzig Klavier Screenshot
  • ‎Tiny Piano - Winzig Klavier Screenshot
  • ‎Tiny Piano - Winzig Klavier Screenshot
  • ‎Tiny Piano - Winzig Klavier Screenshot
  • ‎Tiny Piano - Winzig Klavier Screenshot
  • ‎Tiny Piano - Winzig Klavier Screenshot

Step 4: Students will record and mix their final product with the Amateur Band app.

  • Amateur Band Screenshot
  • Amateur Band Screenshot