Getting Kids Into Synths
Some 3rd graders in Westmount, Quebec, Canada have been introduced to a Roland TR-808 by their teacher. This was especially for a computer class but the fact that this on it’s own could have started a dozen or so ideas in these young minds. Not only will drum beats and synth loops be stuck in their minds but they will be conducting in no time. What is so absolutely fantastic is in the video you can see the children discussing what sounds brilliant and what can be improved. By including technique and if their teacher might even want to allow a class every now and then to discover older technology, we could brighten the younger generation to a style of music that can be conducted by a drum machine.
Grade 3 and a Drum Machine from Selwyn House School on Vimeo.