Reply To: Make October Music Composition Month!!!
Let’s continue with the idea of ‘backing tracks’ as palettes for music composition. Since the backing tracks usually feature the rhythm section only, it is the perfect avenue for composing melodic materials. The chords are usually supplied with the backing track, so the harmony can be broken down, and students can compose melodies. The students can take it to the next level and play the melody on a chosen band instrument, or anything else – including voice, keyboard, guitar, etc.