We have had the pleasure of supporting the music curriculum at Whitburn Village Primary and East Boldon Junior School. Students took part in one of our newest workshop projects called 'Cover Song'. We analyse, evaluate then recreate a popular song using digital instruments. A fun and contemporary approach to music education can be found in Garageband's touch software.
iPad Music - In this video Music Hands showcase a unique fusion of software instruments and Samba percussion. This is the first known iPad vs Samba band in history. Can music education get more contemporary than this?
Learn to play “Can’t Stop the Feeling” by Justin Timberlake. Music Hands created this short series breaking the song into bitesize chunks, making it even easier to recreate with a group of pupils. Each episode studies one part of the songs form. When you have completed the series you will be able to play the full arrangement and Garageband like a boss!
Ed Sheeran is one of the biggest pop stars of Generation Y. He has an impressive catalogue of top tracks. We have translated his famous song Thinking Out Loud for Garageband on the iPad. Learn how to play the entire song using the iPads virtual instruments.
Preview the syllabus for Vol. 2 “Simple Arrangement”. Vol 2. is a 6 session project focused on composing using the music loops stored within Garageband. Explore diverse musical genres and concepts such as song-form with these super high quality pre-recorded samples.
Happy by Pharrell was possibly the biggest song of 2013. Its uplifting message and up-beat groove make it irresistibly catchy. We have translated this tune for digital instruments using Garageband, now you can enjoy the song on a new level.
Tips & Tricks: If your using Garageband on the iPad and want to know how to use all of its fantastic features, then visit Music Hands Youtube channel. Our Platform is full of free tutorial and instructional videos. In this episode Mr.O demonstrates the key features of the Keyboard app.
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Get involved with iPad music with this simple whole class activity. develop your critical skills, listen, evaluate and review one of the songs created by our talented young iPad musicians. We will feature your selected song and publish its review here in the iClass.