This is a 2 hour virtual team activity for a Girl Scout Troop to work on music production together. Participants will analyze a well-known song for its musical components then experiment with changing up each component to come up with a unique sounding song derived from the original.
This activity demos one of today's popular band collaboration software where users can generate instrument sounds without having the actual instrument at hand. Participants will experience how manipulating and editing sounds can affect listener experience.
This activity can be adjusted to participant ages. Younger Girl Scouts might be more interested in adding silly sounds to the vocals and having the instructor demonstrate what special effects can be applied. Older Girl Scouts might prefer the challenge of selecting a song they actually dislike and see if they can make it into something they like - through changing instruments, tempo, drum beats, and other aspects. The results might surprise them!
If students would like hands-on experience to build up skills and confidence in music collaboration software for their own personal projects, we offer separate 5 day Song Writing and Music Production Camps.
Variation: Create Your Own Troop Anthem! This can be done with 3 of these sessions booked as a series, preferably in consecutive days. This version will involve more theory behind rhythms, chords, and keys, and would be a good option for a creative troop with a desire to create a truly unique song from scratch.
Junior - Ambassador, $15 per girl (6 student minimum), contact Bach to Rock Redmond for more information: email@example.com.