Lesson Plan: “Chuck Vanderchuck’s Something Something Explosion” teaches musical concepts

Chuck Vanderchuck

Dust off your claves and join Chuck Vanderchuck’s band to play some caliente salsa music. Chuck Vanderchuck’s “Something Something” Explosion is a new PBS web-only program accompanied by games and lesson plans that teach basic musical concepts, music composition, and performance skills. Along with Chuck and his friend Ramona, explore new musical styles from around the world, including salsa, reggae, jazz, rock, and country. Students will learn about different instruments used for each musical style and the history and geography of that style, and play games where you identify instruments, write lyrics, compose melodies, create costumes, and play in a virtual concert with Chuck and Ramona.

The Chuck Vanderchuck’s “Something Something” Explosion has complementary lesson plans on ear training, music composition, lyric writing and more.

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