Immersive Online Experience to Help Kids Understand Music
Chuck Vanderchuck and his sidekick, Ramona, are obsessed with learning everything there is to know about music. Together they will present five different musical genres: Salsa, Jazz, Rock, Country, and Reggae. Children will learn about different instruments used for each musical style, and play games through which they will have the chance to identify instruments, write lyrics, compose melodies, create costumes, and play in a virtual concert with Chuck and Ramona.
Chuck Vanderchuck’s “Something Something” Explosion is an immersive, interactive online experience with the goal of helping kids understand music, ear training, and music composition. Kids can view animated videos highlighting different musical genres. The kids can also play a series of mini games that prepare them for “the big gig,”which allows the kids to showcase what they’ve learned along the way. This musical game experience was created for 6 to 9 year-olds.
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- Music Compostion Support your child’s learning in making a musical piece. This promotes creative listening activities for creative thinking.
- Lyric Writing Assist your child in creating a song using lyrics. This helps children grasp the concepts of rhyming.
- What Sounds Like What Do you know the instrument you just heard? Learn how different instruments sound and how to pick them out in an ensemble.
- Zen and the Art of Musical Composition Use household items to match patterns you hear. Then hear how playing them together can create a song.