Give Me a Tablet


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Give Me a Tablet
Grooves, Activities, and Ensembles for Touchscreen Devices
By Mark Shelton
Book and CD-ROM
72 pages
Grades 3 - 6

Collection of activities and ensembles pieces designed to be performed on touchscreen devices. Activities provide curriculum-based learning opportunities and give your students a chance to experiment and gain confidence performing music with free and user-friendly apps selected by Shelton. Once students are comfortable, challenge them with one or more of the ensemble pieces. The ensembles are divided into three levels of difficulty.

Includes lesson has ideas, helpful example audio tracks, and advice about gear, techniques, and suggestions about which apps perform best for each activity or ensemble.

Note: All of the activities and apps mentioned in the book are intended for use with Apple devices.

  About the CD
  Apps Info
  About the Activities
  About the Ensembles
  The Outboard Gear
  A Little More Advice

Free Improv
Simple Sampling
Preposition Groove
Beatbox Sampling
Simple Sequencing
Hear and See: Direction, Motion, and Contour with a Sequencer
Loop and Sequence
Compose, Sequence, and Notate
Dot the Rhythm
Special Effects
Ambient Improv
Rhythm Drills on the Touchscreen
Record a Rhythm Exam

Level 1:  Fabulous Fritter, BuzzerEZ, Touch Tune
Level 2: Buzzer Bop, Work the Perc, Techno-Guava Jelly
Level 3: Beatbox Boola, March Electro


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