production through performance
music technology curriculum
4.3 lesson plan // chordal rhythm: Pads and punches
Read the Chordal Rhythm PDF and watch the video.
Play teacher and student selected music and identify when chordal instruments are playing pads and punches.
Write a chord progression, indicate the letter name and quality of the chords, and invert them to maintain smooth voice leading.
Create a rhythm for the chordal part that includes pads and punches. The rhythm should repeat every measure. CHECK STUDENT ANSWERS
Write a drum groove with either eighth or sixteenth note subdivision.
Create a bass line that has octave jumps and leading tones.
Record four measures of the drum and bass parts as separate tracks in Soundtrap at student selected tempo.
Add a piano and keyboards track.
Record a performance of the chordal rhythm, trim the clip, quantize the attacks, and snap the releases to the correct subdivision.
Limit the subdivision level to eighth note.
Assign a slower tempo.
Play drum beat with one hand.
Have students quantize the track in front of the teacher.