Star Wars Lesson with Google Chrome Music Lab

Concepts:

In this lesson you

  • will use a device (iPad, Chromebook, computer)  to explore Chrome Music Lab
  • Level 1 – Padawan 1: create a percussion accompaniment for the Star Wars Theme
  • Level 2 – Padawan 2: complete the main theme melody, add percussion
  • Level 3 – Jedi Knight: complete the main theme melody, bass part, add percussion
  • Level 4 – Jedi Master: complete the main theme melody, add chords, bass and percussion
  • Level 5 – Jedi Master II: complete the Imperial theme, add chords, bass and percussion

This lesson was created by Katie Wardrobe of Midnight Music and is used with permission.

Supporting Resources

Objectives

  • I can complete a melody by ear
  • I can create percussion parts to accompany a melody
  • I can create a bass part to accompany a melody

Teaching Procedure

1 Re-create Star Wars themes in Chrome Music Lab

2 How to complete Level 1

- watch the video

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3 Level 1 Padawan I checklist

- read the checklist

4 Link to finished example of Level 1 Padawan I

- this is what your Padawan I should sound like when you're done

- look carefully at the percussion part (the lowest part)

- remember where the dots and the triangles go

5 Now you try to create Level 1 Padawan I

- add the percussion part (the lowest part)

- put the dots and the triangles in the places where they were in the example

- when you've completed the steps, Save, then copy the link

- send the link to your teacher

6 How to complete Level 2

- watch the video

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7 Level 2 - Padawan II

- read the slide to learn what to do to achieve Padawan Level II

8 Level 2 - Finished Example of Padawan II

- it might be helpful to open this example link in one tab and your creating link in another

9 Now You Complete Level 2 - Padawan II

- follow the steps for Padawan II
- when you've completed the steps, Save, then copy the link
- send the link to your teacher

10 Level 3: Jedi Knight

- read the slide to learn what to do to achieve Level 3 Jedi Knight

11 Completed Example of Level 3 Jedi Knight

12 Now you try Level 3 Jedi Jedi Knight

- follow the steps for Level 3 Jedi Master
- when you've completed the steps, Save, then copy the link
- send the link to your teacher

13 Level 4 - Jedi Master 1

- read the steps for Level 4 - Jedi Master I

14 Completed Example of Level 4, Jedi Master 1

15 Now you complete Level 4 - Jedi Master 1

- follow the steps for Level 4 - Jedi Master II
- when you've completed the steps, Save, then copy the link
- send the link to your teacher

16 Level 5 - Jedi Master II

- read the steps for Level 5 - Jedi Master II

17 Completed Example of Level 5, Jedi Master 1I

18 Complete Level 5 Yourself!!