Tip of the Week: “The Breeze” Sound Art

by Abby @ Quaver on March 28, 2017

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Each Tuesday, we bring you a Tip of the Week to make using your Quaver resources easier than ever!

Today’s Tip is for users with access to Quaver’s Curriculum and ClassPlay!

Use art to inspire musical creativity!

Quaver’s Sound Art combines artistic creation with student’s musical imagination! This activity can be enjoyed using voices, instruments, or found sounds and can be a vocal warm up, or an instrumental improvisation activity. Let’s create Sound Art for “The Breeze!”

How to access “The Breeze:”

  1. Log in to QuaverMusic.com
  2. Click the Teacher Tab to navigate to the Teaching Resources
  3. Click the ClassPlay icon, located on the Teacher Dashboard
  4. Use the ClassPlay search bar to find “The Breeze”
  5. Choose SOUND ART from the Song Hub

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Creating with Quaver’s Sound Art:

1) Choose Icons

Scroll through the leaf icons in the boxes by using the blue arrows. Decide on an icon and drag it onto the background scene. Have students discuss how they would illustrate that icon using their voice, instruments, or found sounds.

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Teacher Tip: Divide the students into icon groups and have each group play their part.

2) Perform Sound Art

Click the purple PLAY button and have students make their sound when the beat bar goes across the icon.

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Teacher Tip: Adjust the bars direction by using the compass located in the right-hand corner to have students hear how their art sounds differently when the beat bar starts from a different direction.

3) Adjust Beat Bar Speed

Change the speed of the beat bar to slow, medium, or fast to help students practice or if you want to make it more challenging.

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Teacher Tip: Once your students are happy with their Sound Art, press PLAY, and then the HIDE button to hide all of the icons on the screen as a way of finalizing the arrangement.

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How do you use Sound Art in your classroom?

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