Did you hear about the new features we announced Monday?
Over the next couple of days, we will be digging deeper into these new features, uncovering the details that will help enhance your teaching!
New Features #1 and #2: New Login Screen and Welcome Music.
The new design features more colors, more characters, and more Quaver than ever!
Not only is the new screen more pleasing to the eye, we moved a few 1’s and 0’s around to prompt the screen to remember usernames and passwords if your preferences allow. In a Bring Your Own Device or One-to-One classroom, this might help save precious minutes from the time it takes your students to log in. If your students access QuaverMusic.com on shared devices, however, you can easily set your preferences so as not to store this identifying information. Let us know if you have questions about those settings!
Once you log in, you’ll be greeted by one of 12 new welcome songs.
That’s right, we’ve taken the famous Quaver theme song and added a variety of different versions to keep things interesting for you and your students.
- Hip Hop
- 60’s Doo Wop
Ideas for Integrating the Quaver Login Music into your Lesson:
1) Identify Instruments
Have students practice their critical listening skills by seeing if they can differentiate each instrument in the theme song of the day.
2) Discuss Vocal Arrangement
Let your students listen and distinguish which voices are high and low or loud and soft. For older students, see if they can distinguish the harmonies and intervals of the vocal parts.
3) Make a Genre/Movement Game
As a class, categorize the different songs in to genres, and incorporate movements for each song. So whenever that song plays, they perform a movement associated with that particular theme. For example, each time the country theme is played, students might pretend they’re riding a horse at an Old West rodeo!
4) Go Cross-Curricular!
Quaver trainer Otto Gross II (a.k.a. Austin Otto) was one of the songwriters and arrangers involved in this project. Here’s what Austin Otto had to say about creating this fun, new theme songs:
This was a really fun challenge! I love knowing our users now have access and exposure, even if it is for 4-5 seconds, to so many different styles of music! It’s very exciting!