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Benjamin Krumwiede

Benjamin Krumwiede

Molding Music: A Beginner’s Guide to Composition

Discipline: Music

Grade Levels: 9-11

Number of sequential sessions in lesson plan: 6

Curriculum Summary

Students will learn how to make music quickly and intuitively through Google’s Song Maker ( The course will teach students how to analyze their music from a music theory standpoint and begin to learn how to notate it on music staff paper. This class is designed for students who have had little or no experience in music.

Materials Needed: Computer with internet access, headphones, handouts, writing utensil

Oklahoma Academic Standards Addressed

M.CR.1: Generate musical ideas for various purposes and contexts.
M.CR.2: Select and develop musical ideas for defined purposes and contexts.
M.CR.3: Evaluate and refine selected musical ideas to create musical work that meets appropriate criteria.
M.CR.4: Share creative musical work that conveys intent, demonstrates craftsmanship, and exhibits originality.

Curriculum Sessions