The middle school ATLAS Adventure includes materials that focus on: 

- Relevant vocabulary

- Discussion activities surrounding practicing and how music builds community

- Worksheets that introduce chord building and basic chord progressions within a folk music context


The adventure begins with student study guides and teacher companions that take you on a journey of musical exploration. Facilitated by teachers, students work through the various activities outlined in their study guides to develop knowledge and skills to prepare them for the next stop on their adventure...

...a workshop with The OK Factor! Students build off the foundation they developed throughout their study guides to take part in large group activities and small group technique sessions that focus on string techniques such as chopping, accented rhythmic patterns and ornamentation, chord progressions, and arrangement techniques. Middle school workshops also include and introduction to improvisation. 


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