Making Music


The Big Ideas in YouthBeat

In this tutorial, we explore how music creates emotions through the push and pull of rhythms against the beat, and of melodies against the chord.

We look at how note colour, volume, tempo, and a variety of highlighting tools draw our attention to these basic patterns, changing how they make us feel.

Everything is learned hands-on through short experiments. Students then apply each new tool to their own creative projects. Music overlaps in significant ways with language and math, so we include meaningful curriculum connections throughout.


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