Compose a Harmony Line
Students will compose a harmonizing part for a four- to eight-measure excerpt from a piece of music being used in their music class. The teacher will carefully chose a four- to eight-measure excerpt for each instrument or voice from one of the songs being studied in the class.
The students will be given time in class to create a harmony line of equal length for their principal instrument. At the end of the class period, the teacher will collect their completed work. The following music class, they will perform their harmony parts while another student or the teacher performs the original melody. Audio or video recording may be used for further reference in the project.
This item has been voluntarily field-tested by Michigan teachers with a non-representative sample of students.
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