A simple beginning:
(The teacher will need to provide a model of this to show students how to do it)
As students become proficient with this process, their contributions can gradually become longer and more sophisticated. The audible metronome click track can help hold layers together.
Progressing from this, the class can explore the use of various online platforms for collaborating and sharing on music making (see resource links) or GarageBand for Mac users.
Soundtrap for Education empowers students and teachers to explore creative sound recording in all subjects, for all ages and ability levels. They have extended their free trial to support schools new to Soundtrap who may find it useful during this challenging time.
Audacity: a free and open-source digital audio editor and recording application software.
Couch Choir: Over 1000 people from 18 countries submitted a video of their performance of “Close To You” (The Carpenters) in just TWO DAYS. Every submission successfully received was manually added to the collective.
Eric Edward Whitacre is an American composer, conductor, and speaker known for his choral, orchestral, and wind ensemble music. He has worked on a number of virtual choir projects with hundreds of participants in different remote settings. Here are 2 examples:
Jacob Collier is a British multi-instrumentalist who creates music and music videos which mutli-track himself and also other musicians in different locations. This link is one of many of his YouTube videos that shows multi screen mutli-tracks.