Tag Archives: improvisation

Inquiring in Year 9 Music

I have just finished a unit of inquiry with my Year 9 Music students, and I’m so proud of what the students were able to achieve. I won’t talk about everything we did, but I will share with you what … Continue reading

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Improvisation in the classroom

I’ve been inspired by a TEDx talk I was connected with through twitter today. I have been doing a unit on Jazz music and I haven’t got my students to improvise yet as mostly the unit has been about how … Continue reading

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So What? The dorian scale on iPad garageband

Photo by Daikrieg I had a think about yesterday’s post last night and it got me thinking more about teaching improvisation. I think that the first step to improvising is having the confidence to try something, and the second step … Continue reading

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Garageband iPad tricks

One of my students was attempting to come up with an improvisation for a song today and was getting nowhere quickly, mostly due to his lack of knowledge of scales, so I showed him the iPad garageband app. In it … Continue reading

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