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Keylab is closed for HALLOWEEN. No Lessons or Songlab.
Inside Keylab's After School Program:
Week 5 - Sampling, Reading Song Forms, Learning Whole and Half Notes
In the Tech Lab
In the Tech Lab, students have begun their second song project of the year. Last week, we learned about sampling and how to use the sampler instrument in Garageband.
The students continue to learn about sampling. They record any sound (voice, clapping, whistling, etc.), play it on the midi keyboard and use it in an original song. In addition, kids are being introduced to the bass and guitar instruments in Garageband, and are learning how to add those elements to their own compositions. Some of our more advanced students are learning to edit their samples to simulate drum sounds and create their own drum loops!
Below, students from Thursday Songlab experiment with sampling! Video featuring "Epic Talking Guitars" -- Oliver, Sai, Dean, Ethan and Nico.
In the Key Lab
In the Piano Lab, students are learning fundamental music theory concepts including basic rhythms, the white keys on the keyboard, how to read basic song forms, and new piano songs "Allouete", and "Imagine" by John Lennon.
Ask your kids what songs they are working on and use the links below to download and practice at home!
Alouette PDF (for K - 1 students)
Imagine - Video
Get the most out of practicing at home with our PRACTICE TIPS and Room Set-Up Guide
VIDEO HIGHLIGHTS FROM LAST WEEK: THE KIDS PLAY "COUNT ON ME" BY BRUNO MARS!
(DOWNLOAD SHEET MUSIC IN PREVIOUS POST)
'The Noisemakers '
'The Band Band '
In the Band Room
Kids are finishing up work on their first original songs, and some bands are starting their first cover songs!
Kids have chosen band names, and here is the list! Ask your Keylab Kid which band they are in
Rainbow Cockroach Rockers
The Crazy Monkey Banana Rockerstars
The Burning Synths
Amazing Rock Pickles
The Noise Makers
Radioactive Golden Dragons
The Band Band
The Jam Fam!
Epic Talking Guitars
The Notorious Notes
BAND ROOM VIDEOS!
The Notorious Notes' plays an original work in progress
Teacher Lucy Cliffod leads 'DIAMOND ROCK' through their catchy theme song, with all original choreography by Sora, Colette and Tempi!
Student Interview: Elsa ("The Record Breakers")
We interviewed Elsa of Record Breakers Band who had thoughts to share about music and her favorite mythical creatures.
"Purple... because Unicorns are purple."
Unicorns' Favorite Music
The Sound of Unicorn Radio
"Space Unicorns, showing through the stars, delivering the rainbows all around the world."