The Blues, Hard Rock, Country, Jazz, Reggae, Zydeco, Salsa, Calypso, Funk, Hip Hop, Rock-a-billy ... we hear these musical styles on the radio and on our iPods. We love this music. It makes us sing and move and feel great.
But what makes this music tick? How does it "work"?
In this assembly we explore a range of musical genres with kids, teaching them about what makes musical styles different. They learn about different instruments, melody and harmony, lyrics, rhythm, attitude, fashion, history, and culture - all the ingredients that make musical styles unique. And then we put it together with kid volunteers on the stage ... and in the mix!
This assembly is appropriate for students in grades k-8. For k-5 it runs 40 minutes. For middle school it runs 50 minutes.