Drum Beats Project

Learning Target OR Standards & Connections
  • NCAS Creating – Generate and conceptualize artistic ideas and work.
  • NCAS Creating –  Organize and develop artistic ideas and work. 
Essential Outcome(s) Level(s)
Students will…

  • demonstrate their understanding of how to perform and record basic rhythms by composing a simple 8-measure drum beat.
Middle & High
  1. Demonstrate how to record a simple drum pattern (i.e. steady eighth notes on hi-hat or quarter notes on snare drum/bass drum)
  2. Demonstrate how to add a track and how to select various drum kits (sounds).
  3. Record a simple pattern.
  4. During student work time (pairs or groups works excellent!), assist individuals as needed.
  5. Be sure to incorporate share/celebrate time at the end of class!
Extended Learning
  1. Have student record 16-measures.
  2. Use the collaboration feature and find another school to create with. 


The author of this is Meredith Allen. Prior to joining the Soundtrap team, Meredith served as an Instructional Technology Consultant at Prairie Lakes Area Education Agency in Iowa.  Preceding her consulting, Meredith taught instrumental music, K-7 technology and facilitated a district’s Virtual Reality Education Pathfinders program. She also served on their District Leadership Team, served as the district’s Technology Integrationist, and assisted with implementation of the district’s 1:1 computing initiative.Meredith has a Master’s of Science in Technology for Education and Training and participated in the 2016 Iowa cohort of the national Teacher Leadership Initiative.

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