In this activity, students will use the Mac software program Garageband to create a composition based on Sonata Form. The directions are written specifically for Garageband 2011. Three step by step handouts are included for different elements of the activity, as well as two versions of a chart showing students how to map out a sonata form composition in Garageband (one version being more advanced.) The packet also includes a teacher guide that offers some simple ways to modify this assignment to meet the needs of different skill levels or to add on levels of creativity.
This is not a lesson to teach about Sonata Form or a beginners activity in Garageband. The ideal class for this activity will have spent some time studying Sonata Form and will have already have some basic experience using Garageband.