Basics of Form is an all-in-one interactive lesson which guides students through the sights, sounds, and feel of form in music. This slideshow keeps students fully immersed in the concept of form using real-life photographs, colorful backgrounds, and meaningful interactions. The slideshow has a classic, sophisticated design geared to attract both young and advanced music students alike. Best of all, the intuitive slideshow is perfect for a non-music substitute as well as a master music teacher! Students will enjoy this slideshow as part of a center or whole-group activity.
This is only the beginning of what is sure to be an epic series of “Basics”! Check out what’s already available:
Basics of Beat
Basics of Pitch
Basics of Rhythm
Basics of Harmony
Basics of Dynamics
Basics of Form
—introductory slides with icon map and main menu for ease of navigation
—definition of rhythm
—5 slides featuring the sounds of form (e.g., repeating/same parts, different parts, same melody/different words, same and different parts, variations of the same)
—5 slides featuring the sights/videos of form (e.g., video game music, pop song structure, intro to phrases and sections, variations of Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star)
—5 slides with interactive musical excerpts to show the feel of form (e.g., sing-along videos and play-along rhythm audio)
—1 slide of the musical opposites (i.e., an orchestra warming up is not form).
—3 bonus slides with additional audio examples and facts.
—4 slides with multiple choice questions (students click on the correct answer)
—1 slide with multiple bonus questions from which students can choose