We've Got the Beats!

Project Description

BandLabIn this technology based activity, designed by Music Teaching Artist Jeff Robinson, students will learn how to compose music using free software available across devices. No prior musical knowledge is required to walk your students through this easy process of beat-making using pre-recorded loops!

Students will need access to a FREE BandLab account for this activity -- available on a desktop or laptop browser or as an application on tablets.

Suitable for grades 4-12.

Artistic Process

Create, Connect

What's included

-Lesson plan
-Student Activity Guide
-Instructional Intro Video

Materials Needed

-Device with internet access
-Bandlab account for students

Guiding Question

How does music production differ from music performance? How can I use arranging skills and music technology to create my own unique ideas? 

Standards Addressed

GM.CR NH.1.2 I can create a musical idea given specific instructions.

This resource also aligns with the following from the Profile of the SC Graduate:

World Class Skills: Creativity and Innovation, Communication, information, media, and technology
Life and Career Characteristics: Work Ethic

About the Project Creator

To learn more about Jeff Robinson, click here.

Interested In This Resource? 

Request this resource here.

About the Governor's School's Outreach Programs

As a part of the Governor’s School’s mission to serve as a resource to teachers and students across the state, the Office of Outreach provides classroom resources and professional learning opportunities to enrich arts education in South Carolina. Learn more.