Resources for educators
These are some links to external websites that have lesson plans involving Band-in-a-Box®.
Ontario Music Educators' Association: Accompaniment Software [Grade 10]
- Accompaniment Software Lessons (Word doc)
Students will demonstrate techniques and technologies by using Band-In-A-Box accompaniment software to create a rhythmic accompaniment to an etude or solo. They will explore familiar and unfamiliar musical styles and discuss how rhythm is used in each. They will evaluate and reflect on their performances with their chosen accompaniments.
Roland Music Education: Band-in-a-Box® [Grades K-3, 20min]
- Band-in-a-Box (Adobe PDF)
Concepts: Explore a variety of music styles, listen for downbeat.
- Talco e-learning project lesson plan. 3 (Word doc)
Use Band-in-a-Box® accompaniment program to explore musical styles suitable for expressing their blues compositions in particular the first song in an early blues traditional style of the southern USA.
- Secondary Lesson Plan, Project 4, by Stephen Schopp
This lesson will help demystify the process of improvisation by helping students to establish a relationship between chord structure and improvised melody. It will provide specific instruction in National Standard #3.
- Middle/High School Lesson Plan by Justin Tupik
Students in class guitar will learn the rudiments of jazz improvisation using the 12- bar blues form.
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