Hip-Hop Hexameter

Read about Hip-Hop Hexameter on the New Haven Independent and in the New England Classical Journal!

Hip-Hop Hexameter Resources

  • Review this handout for an explanation of dactylic hexameter in musical notation.
  • PowerPoint explaining how to make a hexameter beat in GarageBand.
  • Basic hexameter beat (mp3/GarageBand 6.0).

 

Student Compositions

Below are some versions of the opening of the Aeneid recited by students over beats they created.

Simpler Beats:

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More Complex Beats:

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