General Music

Keene Middle School General Music

The general music curriculum is in a period of transition as we prepare to move to the general music classroom, which should open by Fall of 2012. The new general music room will have a computer music lab (including integrated piano keyboards), as well as the flexibility to use the space to continue our work on guitar and drums. You may see some repetition in units of study from 6th to 7th and 7th to 8th this year. We are spiraling our curriculum so that students can build on skills learned in class the year before while still taking in some new skills and information each year.

General music meets three times in a six-day cycle for half a year.

 

6th grade

February and March: Guitar unit

Throughout the semester: students will take turns sharing music with their classmates. 

Other units of study: composition, world drumming, musical theater

 

7th grade  

February and March: Guitar unit

 Throughout the semester: students will take turns sharing music with their classmates. 

Other units of study: composition, world drumming, music history

 

8th grade

February and March: Guitar unit
Throughout the semester: students will take turns sharing music with their classmates.

Other units of study: composition, world drumming, world music, GarageBand