Incredibox is one of my favourite online music making web apps. It’s simplicity allows students to experience instant success from Prep through to grade 6. Incredibox has just updated to version 4 with a whole new mix of funky loops. This week the 5/6 students adopted the role of DJ’s and charged with creating there very own ‘Class House Christmas Mix’. Key to any good dance track is for the DJ to create and maintain the ebb and flow (peaks and troughs) of the music to pique (pun intended) the listeners interest. The students soon realised the importance of rehearsing their music before pressing the record button so that they had some idea of how to put it all together.
Please click on the links below to listen to the wonderful music these creative students have produced.
Incredibox.com is a fabulous online music creation tool. Using pre recorded loops it allows the students to adopt the role of DJ’s. This week grades 3/4 Bell PS students were set a task to arrange and compose a piece of music. They really needed to think about how to structure their music so that it made sense musically and not just some random number of loops. Before the students could record their song they needed to rehearse it so that they knew exactly when to bring in each part. Please click on the urls below to listen to some wonderful student creativity. And if you are moved by what you hear please post a comment. Perhaps you would like to go onto incredibox.com yourself and record your own song and post the url in the comment box to share with the students.