In 5th grade, we have been working with an incredible cloud-based music program known as Flat. Flat is a type of notation software that allows the user to create musical compositions by entering in music notes and also allows for immediate feedback on how it sounds. This enables students to quickly hear whether or not they like the sound of something rather than the traditional method of writing it down on paper and finding out later.
In class, students have been given the opportunity to create their own musical compositions using Flat and the students have been having a blast doing so! The images above are actual student samples of what we have been working on!
Students will be playing their composed pieces from their Chromebooks in class at the conclusion of this unit. I highly recommend the use of Flat for simple or complicated compositional endeavors. A link has been provided to a reference sheet I put together on how to navigate most of the basic aspects of the program. Happy composing!
--Mr. Cooper Evans, DuJardin School Music Student Teacher