Guidance and Resources to Support Teaching and Learning Remotely

Original Songs

Part of the Projects at Home Collection

Create an original song, instrumental or vocal, to share with others.

To get started with this project, check out this model:

Tips

  • If you play an instrument, like to sing, or compose music on your computer, you can create a new song to share with others. 
  • Think about your purpose and audience for your song. Is it a personal and private creation to share with family or a few friends, or do you want to create something you can post online and hope to get lots of listeners?
  • If you are willing to get critique (advice) from others, it helps to try out your song with others while you are composing it and get their thoughts. Even if they have little to say, playing it for an audience while you are working on it can help you see what you are pleased with and what you are not. 

Working on Projects at Home is different than working in school. 
We do not give you lessons or directions.
We give you models of each project to look at carefully, and then you decide how to adopt the project for your interests, skills, materials, time, and any new ideas you have.
Your project does not have to look like the models—it can be inspired by the models.
If you are proud of what you created, we encourage you to share it online with the hashtag:  #ProjectsAtHome.

Create an original song, instrumental or vocal, to share with others.

To get started with this project, check out this model:

Tips

  • If you play an instrument, like to sing, or compose music on your computer, you can create a new song to share with others. 
  • Think about your purpose and audience for your song. Is it a personal and private creation to share with family or a few friends, or do you want to create something you can post online and hope to get lots of listeners?
  • If you are willing to get critique (advice) from others, it helps to try out your song with others while you are composing it and get their thoughts. Even if they have little to say, playing it for an audience while you are working on it can help you see what you are pleased with and what you are not. 

Working on Projects at Home is different than working in school. 
We do not give you lessons or directions.
We give you models of each project to look at carefully, and then you decide how to adopt the project for your interests, skills, materials, time, and any new ideas you have.
Your project does not have to look like the models—it can be inspired by the models.
If you are proud of what you created, we encourage you to share it online with the hashtag:  #ProjectsAtHome.

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