Song: Amazing Grace
Objective: Orchestrate one verse Amazing Grace using iPad Garageband
Parameters: in G major, 3/4 time. Must have bass line, melody, and harmony parts. Students will be limited to creating five tracks. I will allow them to use loops.
Prior knowledge: Students had assignment at last class to play Amazing Grace on piano. They should have it in their ears at this point. They understand the harmonic movement.
End Game: Each orchestration will be played for class.
Teacher instructions: Almost none. The teaching will be done AFTER the assignment is done. Lots of "why did you choose that?" I am working hard to establish that they have responsibility for what they write, even if its Garageband.
Assessment: At this point I just want a working version. Students will assess on their own which version is best. Hopefully they itch to create "take 2".