Assignment 1: Due Friday, April 22.
  1. Students are to get in groups of 3 or 4 friends who will be FUN people for collaborating on a creative end-of-year project.
  2. Each member is to select a melody from a non-classical song that they like, and would make a good song for creating a “cover” using their instruments.  The melody should be one that you like a lot, because you and your friends are going to be spending some time with it.
  3. For your first assignment, each student is to learn at least one verse and the chorus or "hook" on their instrument, and write it down using correct, standard notation. 
Assignment 2: Due Friday, May 6.
  1. Perform a "rough draft" of your project for Dr. Selby (not the entire class.) 
  2. To prepare this assignment, listen to the original version of your song with your group of friends, and begin to figure out which back up parts are important, and how your friends are going to back you up with their instruments and voices. 
  3. You must use your instrument to play the melody, but your friends can use anything to back you up, including electric instruments, percussion, voice. 
Assignment 3: Due on your class's Final Exam Day (Seniors during senior final)
  1. Perform your project for the class.  
  2. To prepare this assignment, continue to polish how your friends back you up. Remember, you must use your instrument to play the melody, but your friends can use anything to back you up, including electric instruments, percussion, voice. 
  3. Extra points will be given to groups that group songs together into a "mix."
  4. The length of each student's cover in its final version should be about one minute long; it should be an abbreviated form of the song.

Examples of covers
The following are examples of Classical Covers. For this project, though, students are expected to use a non-classical song/piece.