november, 2022

This is a repeating event

08nov2:30 pm3:45 pmClimbing the Tower - Scaffolding Iconic Songs to Learn History and Songwriting - Musicwith Rob Lutes

Event Details

9 – 14+
Part 1: Tuesday November 8, 2:30 – 3:45 pm
Part 2: Tuesday November 15, 2:30 – 3:45 pm

Participants learn stories behind great songs – why and when they were written and why they are still relevant. These songs are then used as models or “scaffolds” for writing new songs. Week one: Amazing Grace – its story and songwriting techniques/lessons. Students then write new lyrics to the melody. Over the week, students create a new melody for the new lyrics, creating a completely new song. This “song scaffolding” is a valuable technique applicable in many creative endeavours. Week 2: The new songs are performed. Then we repeat the entire process with a second important historical song.

Materials: paper and pencil, musical instrument (optional)

QEP Competencies

Music: (ELEM) To invent vocal or instrumental pieces; To interpret musical pieces; To appreciate musical works, personal productions and those of classmates; (HS) Creates musical works; Performs musical works; Appreciates musical works
ELA: To represent literacy in different media; To use language to communicate and learn
CCC: Uses information, Uses creativity, Uses information and communications technologies



(Tuesday) 2:30 pm - 3:45 pm


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