True to each and every student is the music that they listen to on their smart phones, mp3 players, Ipods, computers,etc is in the fact that most music that we listen to today is being transmitted through data streaming. Beats Music, Pandora, Spotify as a matter of selecting music from their vast library of musicians, music styles, genres, etc.
Algorithms are used by each of these companies to present their product to the "End User" The Listener.
I would have my students view from an arrangement of videos examples of how music is being produced electronically through the use of Algorithims, as well as having my students view the relationship between music streaming and the use of algorithms.
I would branch out at this point by using manipulatives to create music , such as filing glasses with water at different levels so that as each glass in "clinked" a different sound will be demonstrated, and/or how by gently touching the glass a sound will occur; thus the sounds of a song.
, The end goal is to have students in their Collaborative Group create a song using the glasses, Students will use the Algorithm of sequence as to how they were able to produce their music