• 6th Grade Classical Composer Project Term 1
     
    Here is a list of links to help with your research! https://www.barnstable.k12.ma.us//site/Default.aspx?PageID=1588 
     

    You must write or type one page about the composer of your choice. On the back of this paper is a list you can choose from. When you have chosen your

    Composer, please give the name to your General Music teacher, Mrs. Nickerson or Mrs. Schroeter for approval.
     
    Your project must include the following information about the composer and please be sure to type or write on lined paper in complete sentences and in paragraph form:
     

    -Name of composer
    -Years of life
    -What country are they from?
    -Background information such as: how they got started in music, education and influences.
    -What instruments do they play?
    -What types of music do they compose? for example: Opera, Symphony) What instrumentation? (for example: orchestra, solo piano, chorus)
    -List 2 of their most well known compositions
    -Include a picture or drawing of the composer
    -Listen to at least one selection by this composer. Mrs. Schroeter can help you find one. Youtube is a great resource to listen to something for free. If your parents have an iTunes, an Amazon, or a Pandora account, you can search for your composer on these websites.

    You will be asked to give a brief presentation to the class about your composer on the project due date. Whenever possible, your music teacher will play a recording of your composer’s work.
     
     
    Grade 6 Term 2 Music Project:
    Create an Unpitched Rhythm Percussion Instrument
    An Unpitched Rhythm Percussion instrument is one that cannot play a melody of a song (for example “Mary Had A Little Lamb”). It can only play rhythms or steady beat. This project is focused on acoustics which is the science of sound. All sounds are caused by vibrations. The vibration on an Unpitched Rhythm Percussion instrument is created by striking the instrument in some way either with your hands, mallets or sticks. A vibration can also be made by scraping something against the instrument or by shaking it.
     
    Materials
    There are many options for materials you can use to create an instrument such as;
    household items
    items in your recycle bin like cans or containers
    Do you have a relative, friend or neighbor that has a workshop in their garage?
    DO NOT USE anything containing liquid, glass or elastic/rubber bands.
    BE CREATIVE AND USE YOUR IMAGINATION!!!!
    Resources
    Do a web search either at home or the library.
    Look for books at the library that are about making musical instruments and craft books also have creative ideas.
    Here are some websites that will be helpful:
     
    Click on the link below for the Term 3 Project