Multimedia Computer Music Production Project List 

Project

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Description

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My First 4-Track Beat

Students will create their first GarageBand song by including four different instrumental tracks that create an 8-bar looped beat.

  1. Drum Percussion Track
  2. Bass Rhythm Track
  3. Guitar Chords Track
  4. Piano Melody Track

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1-Minute Mashup

Students will create a 60-second mashup of 10 different songs in a similar tempo, blending the songs together so they

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Song Performance

Searching YouTube, students will create learn to play a song of their choosing on the piano through practice and memorization.

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30-Second Freestyle

Students will create

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Scary Soundtrack

Students will create

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22 Play Sound FX

Students will create

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Ringtone 1 + Ringtone 2

Students will create

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3-Min Mashup

Students will create a 3-minute blend of 10 of their favorite songs. Each new song should alternate between Track 1 and 2. Therefore, all odd numbered clips will be on Track 1 and all even numbered clips will be listed on Track 2. Then, using volume control (crescendo or decrescendo), students can overlap the songs so it sounds like one song is fading out as the next one fades in without it sounding like a skip between each song change.

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5-Track Rock Song

Students will practice for their Semester 1 Final by completing this project

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Final : Rock Song 5 Track

Details for this project may be altered or modified at a later date

As practiced in Project 09, students will be assigned chords for their Final on the day their class arrives and will be responsible for completing all parts of a basic song using bass + 2 percussion tracks + 1 melody + 1 chord track.

For their S1 Final, students will create ...

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10 Audio Terms
Students will list the sound name and then create an audio example of each of the ten most commonly used terms that describe the way sound engineers explain specific sounds in music.

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1 Min Mashup

1-Min Genre Demo Tape Mashup

Draw from the stocking for your group assignment demo tape. You will create a 3-minute, mashup of the top 10-20 songs in your music genre you draw for your group (assignments listed below). It must include the following elements:

A tag with your DJ name announcing who made the mix

3 minutes in length

Should have one consistent beat (like what DJs play on the left turntable) throughout

10-20 songs that match your BPM of your rhythm beat that plays throughout

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30 Second Public Service Announcement

Students will create a 30-second radio  message of kindness, well-being & good citizenship to students. Prior to beginning this project, complete the PSA Project  Action Plan Form explaining the project you and your partner wish to create. Groups may not exceed two members for this project. Check out these IDEAS for PSAs.

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Calendar Map & Previous Curriculum prior to CHS

Curriculum Units
Curriculum Unit Planning Progress Update                                                                Printed on 4/26/2016

 

Based on the Music Technology Standard Strands, http://www.nationalartsstandards.org/sites/default/files/Music_resources/Music%20Tech%20Strand%20at%20a%20Glance.pdf

Document progress available at https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1-gr97E8GpVL72-f5whJYFDPPwnWoyWagGQ0hqyj2Zpo/pubhtml

                        

TEACHER: GINA HANSEN

COURSE: DIGITAL STUDIO RECORDING

SEMESTER: Fall / Spring

Standards

MU:Cr1.1.T.Ia Generate melodic, rhythmic, and harmonic ideas for compositions or improvisations using digital tools.

Essential Standards

Anchor Standard 1: Generate and conceptualize artistic ideas and work.

Unpacked Essential Standards

Enduring Understanding: The creative ideas, concepts, and feelings that influence musicians’ work emerge from a variety of sources.

Essential Question(s): How do musicians generate creative ideas?

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Assessment #1

4 Track Rock Song Final

Assessment #2

Assessment #3

Assessment #4

 

TEACHER: GINA HANSEN

COURSE: DIGITAL STUDIO RECORDING

SEMESTER: Fall / Spring

Standards

MU:Cr2.1.T.Ia Select melodic, rhythmic, and harmonic ideas to develop into a larger work using digital tools and resources.

Essential Standards

Anchor Standard 2: Organize and develop artistic ideas and work.

Unpacked Essential Standards

Enduring Understanding: Musicians’ creative choices are influenced by their expertise, context, and expressive intent.

Essential Question(s): How do musicians make creative decisions?

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Assessment #1

Pittsburg Remix

Assessment #2

Assessment #3

Assessment #4

 

 

 

TEACHER: GINA HANSEN

COURSE: DIGITAL STUDIO RECORDING

SEMESTER: Fall / Spring

Standards

MU:Cr3.1.T.Ia Drawing on feedback from teachers and peers, develop and implement strategies to improve and refine the technical and expressive aspects of draft compositions and improvisations.  

MU:Cr3.2.T.Ia Share compositions or improvisations that demonstrate a proficient level of musical and technological craftsmanship as well as the use of digital tools and resources in developing and organizing musical ideas.

Essential Standards

Anchor Standard 3: Refine and complete artistic work. Enduring Understanding: Musicians evaluate, and refine their work through openness to new ideas, persistence, and the application of appropriate criteria.

Unpacked Essential Standards

Essential Question(s): How do musicians improve the quality of their creative work?

Enduring Understanding: Musicians’ presentation of creative work is the culmination of a process of creation and communication. Essential Question(s): When is creative work ready to share?

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Assessment #1

My 1st 4-Track

Assessment #2

Play Like the You Tube Performer

Assessment #3

Assessment #4

 

TEACHER: GINA HANSEN

COURSE: DIGITAL STUDIO RECORDING

SEMESTER: Fall / Spring

Standards

MU:Pr4.I.T.Ia Develop and explain the criteria used for selecting a varied repertoire of music based on interest, music reading skills, and an understanding of the performer’s technical and technological skill.  

MU:Pr4.2.T.Ia Describe how context, structural aspects of the music, and digital media/tools inform prepared and improvised performances.

MU:Pr4.3.T.Ia Demonstrate how understanding the context, expressive challenges, and use of digital tools in a varied repertoire of music influence prepared or improvised performances.

Essential Standards

Anchor Standard 4: Select, analyze, and interpret artistic work for presentation.

Unpacked Essential Standards

Enduring Understanding: Performers’ interest in and knowledge of musical works, understanding of their own technical skill, and the context for a performance influence

the selection of repertoire.

Essential Question(s): How do performers select repertoire?

Enduring Understanding: Analyzing creators’ context and how they manipulate elements of music provides insight into their intent and informs performance.

Essential Question(s): How does understanding the structure and context of musical works inform performance?

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Assessment #1

DJ Set List for Client

Assessment #2

Play Soundtrack

Assessment #3

Assessment #4

 

TEACHER: GINA HANSEN

COURSE: DIGITAL STUDIO RECORDING

SEMESTER: Fall / Spring

Standards

MU:Pr5.1.T.Ia Identify and implement rehearsal strategies to improve the technical and expressive aspects of prepared and improvised performances in a varied repertoire of music.

Essential Standards

Anchor Standard 5: Develop and refine artistic techniques and work for presentation.  

Unpacked Essential Standards

Enduring Understanding: Musicians' creative choices are influenced by their context, expressive intent, and established criteria.

Essential Question(s): How do musicians improve the quality of their performance?

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Assessment #1

Heart & Soul Performance

Assessment #2

2-Min News Broadcast

Assessment #3

Assessment #4

 

TEACHER: GINA HANSEN

COURSE: DIGITAL STUDIO RECORDING

SEMESTER: Fall / Spring

Standards

MU:Pr6.1.T.Ia Using digital tools, demonstrate attention to technical accuracy and expressive qualities in prepared and improvised performances of a varied repertoire of music.

MU:Pr6.1.T.Ib Demonstrate an understanding of the context of music through prepared and improvised performances.

Essential Standards

Anchor Standard 6: Convey meaning through the presentation of artistic work.

Unpacked Essential Standards

Enduring Understanding: Musicians judge performance based on criteria that vary across time, place, and cultures. The context and how a work is presented influence audience response.

Essential Question(s): When is a performance judged ready to present? How do context and the manner in which musical work is presented influence audience response?

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Assessment #1

Film Soundtrack

Assessment #2

Assessment #3

Assessment #4

 

TEACHER: GINA HANSEN

COURSE: DIGITAL STUDIO RECORDING

SEMESTER: Fall / Spring

Standards

MU:Re7.I.T.Ia Cite reasons for choosing music based on the use of the elements of music, digital and electronic aspects, and connections to interest or purpose.

MU:Re7.2.T.Ia Explain how knowledge of the structure (repetition, similarities, contrasts), technological aspects, and purpose of the music informs the response

Essential Standards

Anchor Standard 7: Perceive and analyze artistic work

Unpacked Essential Standards

Enduring Understanding: Individuals' selection of musical works is influenced by their interests, experiences, understandings, and purposes.

Essential Question(s): How do individuals choose music to experience?

Enduring Understanding: Response to music is informed by analyzing context (social, cultural and historical) and how creators and performers manipulate the elements of music.

Essential Question(s): How does understanding the structure and context of music inform a response?

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Assessment #1

Pittsburg Remix

Assessment #2

30-sec PSA

Assessment #3

Assessment #4

 

TEACHER: GINA HANSEN

COURSE: DIGITAL STUDIO RECORDING

SEMESTER: Fall / Spring

Standards

MU:Re8.1.T.Ia Explain and support an interpretation of the expressive intent of musical selections based on treatment of the elements of music, digital and electronic features, and purpose.

Essential Standards

Anchor Standard 8: Interpret intent and meaning in artistic work.

Unpacked Essential Standards

Enduring Understanding: Through their use of elements and structures of music, creators and performers provide clues to their expressive intent.

Essential Question(s): How do we discern the musical creators’ and performers’ expressive intent?

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Assessment #1

10 Audio Term Exs

Assessment #2

3-min Demo Tape + Proposal Bid for Job

Assessment #3

Assessment #4

 

TEACHER: GINA HANSEN

COURSE: DIGITAL STUDIO RECORDING

SEMESTER: Fall / Spring

Standards

MU:Re9.1.T.Ia Evaluate music using criteria based on analysis, interpretation, digital and electronic features, and personal interests.

Essential Standards

Anchor Standard 9: Apply criteria to evaluate artistic work.

Unpacked Essential Standards

Enduring Understanding: The personal evaluation of musical work(s) and performance(s) is informed by analysis, interpretation, and established criteria.

Essential Question(s): How do we judge the quality of musical work(s) and performance(s)?

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Assessment #1

Pittsburg Remix

Assessment #2

10 Song Playlist

Assessment #3

Assessment #4

 

TEACHER: GINA HANSEN

COURSE: DIGITAL STUDIO RECORDING

SEMESTER: Fall / Spring

Standards

MU:Cn10.0.T.Ia - Demonstrate how interests, knowledge, and skills relate to personal choices and intent when creating, performing, and responding to music.

Essential Standards

Anchor Standard 10: Relate artistic ideas and works with societal, cultural, and historical context to deepen understanding

Unpacked Essential Standards

Enduring Understanding: Musicians connect their personal interests, experiences, ideas, and knowledge to creating

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Assessment #1

16-bar song composition

Assessment #2

Assessment #3

Assessment #4

 

 

TEACHER: GINA HANSEN

COURSE: DIGITAL STUDIO RECORDING

SEMESTER: Fall / Spring

Standards

MU:Cn11.0.T.Ia - Demonstrate understanding of relationships between music and the other arts, other disciplines, varied contexts, and daily life.

Essential Standards

Anchor Standard 11: Synthesize and relate knowledge and personal experiences to make art.

Unpacked Essential Standards

Enduring Understanding: Understanding connections to varied contexts and daily life enhances musicians’ creating, performing, and responding.

Essential Question(s): How do the other arts, other disciplines, contexts, and daily life inform creating, performing, and responding to music?

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Assessment #1

Photo Soundtrack

Assessment #2

Portfolio Album + Resume of Work & Skills

Assessment #3

Assessment #4

 


Day 1

 

Assignment 1, create gmail, create & publish google doc

 

First Day of Instruction

Day 2

 

2: How did your first day back go?

Day 3

 

3: What does it mean to be a Team Player? (see all 3 ?s from Agenda)

 

Worksheet

 

QUIZ: Class Rules

Day 4

 

Review CLASS RULES
Start GarageBand
4: Why is it important to create accounts online and save all your work on the web? How will it be helpful to you in class?
 - class?

Day 5

 

HOW TO Add 4 Software Instrument Tracks
HOW TO Create Empty Composition
Create 20160823 My First 4-Track (in Thawspace 1-Student Work Folder you created with both your names)
HOW TO use Musical Typing
HOW TO setup your Controller for Pro Tools
ASSIGNMENT 5: What did you learn how to use in Garageband in class, today?
 - Garageband in class,

Day 6

 

HOW TO Add 4 Software Instrument Tracks
HOW TO Create Empty Composition
REVIEW Musical Typing
HOW TO setup your Controller for Pro Tools (
Create 20160823 My First 4-Track (in Thawspace 1-Student Work Folder you created with both your names)
ASSIGNMENT 5: What did you learn how to use in Garageband in class, today?
 -

Day 7

 

Assignment 6. 10 Terms for Friday's Quiz
EDITING MIDI Data & Regions

Day 8

 

Course Description & Expectations

 

7: TROUBLESHOOTING. List 5 things you can do if you don’t get any sounds when you try to playa software instrument in your Garageband Library. - your Garageband Library.

Day 9

 

QUIZ over 10 New Garageband Terms & ANYthing on your Google Drive
8: Write 4 Verses for Freestyle Friday

Day 10

 

Write in your first Bass Line - your first Bass Line

Day 11

 

9: What is one (of two) of the most popular chord patterns for playing Popular, Christian, Campfire Songs, Rock etc?

Day 12

 

10: What is a synth? How will it drive your beat or your plan for the song?

SURVEY

 

Add 3 Tracks: 1 Synthesizer > Soundscape + 2 Electronic Drum Kits

Day 13

 

11: DAW Notes
CLASS ACCOUNTS SURVEY

Day 14

 

20160829 CGFG

 

12: What are the two instruments usually needed to start with when creating using a Digital Audio Workstation. _d_ __ __ __ _s_ or _b_ __ __ __

Day 15

 

20160829 CGFG

13: 10 Shortcut Keys for Mac. Complete the Shortcut Keys Chart Below

QUIZ: 10 Shortcut Keys for Mac

Day 16

 

14: If you could choose an Entertainment Career, what would it be? 5 ?s

Day 17

 

15: Define Garageband Terms 11-20

Day 18

 

16: 2 ?s from Garage Band

Day 19

 

17: Letter to the teacher (3 paragraphs)

DUE: Assignments 1-17 (170 pts!!!)

DUE: Friday Survey with "pub" google doc link so teacher can grade your work

Day 20

 

Verify correct account registration for soundcloud and google doc published doc

18: List your Soundcloud URL

Day 21

 

19: What is the role of a Producer in creating music (such as DJ Mustard, DJ Khalid or Flying Lotus)? - creating music (such as DJ Mustard, DJ Khalid or Flying Lotus)?

Day 22

 

20: What are the four elements of hip-hop? List of four

DUE: My First Beat Project

Day 23

 

21: What is BPM? _________ ____________ _________And why should you know what yours are when making your 1-Minute Mashup of 10 of your favorite songs next week?

PROJECT 2: 1-Minute Mashup of 10 Songs

 

Day 24

 

PROJECT 2: 1-Minute Mashup of 10 Songs

22: What is a Sample? ___________________________________ How are we using Samples in our Mashups? - our Mashups?

Day 25

 

PROJECT 2: 1-Minute Mashup of 10 Songs

23: List your 10 songs and how many beats per minute they are from this link, https://songbpm.com. If you cannot find your song on the previous link, try the site used by DJs at https://www.beatport.com

Day 26

 

PROJECT 2: 1-Minute Mashup of 10 Songs

24: What small parts can you cut your song samples into that will create their own beat sounds? List FIVE different sounds bytes you can cut down your clips to, to add to or change the rhythm of your One-Minute Mashup?

Day 27

 

PROJECT 2: 1-Minute Mashup of 10 Songs

25: List THREE ways you can cut a clip in Garageband after you have clicked on the track and moved your playhead to where you want the cut to occur By pressing Control + ________ to create a cut where your playhead is. By clicking Edit > _________ _________ at __________ OR, by using your mouse to click & drag when the cursor turns into a _____ - Garageband after you have clicked on the track and moved your playhead to where you want the cut to occur By pressing Control + ________ to create a cut where your playhead is. By clicking Edit > _________ _________ at __________ OR, by using your mouse to click & drag when the cursor turns into a _____

Day 28

 

PROJECT 2: 1-Minute Mashup of 10 Songs

26: SAMPLING: What does it mean to be sampling a song or a sound? ________________ Listen to Isley Brothers’ Footsteps in the Dark. Can you hear the old school sample that Ice Cube used in It Was a Good Day? How has Sampling been used by DJs in Hip/Hop Music for so many years? When you see a DJ using turntables to play, Track 1 and Track 2? Who is another famous artist who created a song that was later sampled by famous Hip Hop artists, years later? How do you create a sample in GarageBand? _______________________ What is an example of instrument hardware that can be used as a sampler controller? What steps would you take to create samples on a digital sampler? He downloaded his sample and sliced the beats up onto assignable drumpads View the Spongebob + Kanye West sampling video. How does the DJ cut up his sampler using only his Maschine controller? Why do you think controllers were developed to create music, rather than just using the mouse? - the Dark. Can you hear the old school sample that Ice Cube used in It Was a Good Day? How has Sampling been used by DJs in Hip/Hop Music for so many years? When you see a DJ using turntables to play, Track 1 and Track 2? Who is another famous artist who created a song that was later sampled by famous Hip Hop artists, years later? How do you create a sample in GarageBand? _______________________ What is an example of instrument hardware that can be used as a sampler controller? What steps would you take to create samples on a digital sampler? He downloaded his sample and sliced the beats up onto assignable drumpads View the Spongebob + Kanye West sampling video. How does the DJ cut up his sampler using only his Maschine controller? Why do you think controllers were developed to create music, rather than just using the mouse?

 

Fri Sep 23, Day 29

 

PROJECT 2: 1-Minute Mashup of 10 Songs

27: When the video dropped last weekend, this 2015 song release resurged to the top of the charts. Answer the following questions concerning the effect of “Soy Yo” Who is the intended audience of this video? What makes it so catchy? Break it down… What are the basic samples included in this song? What do you think is the message? Why? How is it meant to inspire little girls, everywhere? Does her race matter in the video? Why or why not?

Day 30

 

28: Who is another famous artist who created a song that was later sampled by famous Hip Hop artists, years later? What do YOU do to create a sample in GarageBand? - GarageBand?

Day 31

 

29: When you see a DJ using turntables to play, what is the purpose of the two turntable tracks, Track 1 and Track 2?

Day 32

 

30: Sampling and Hardware Controllers (4 ?s)

DUE: Upload Project 2 (your 1-Min Mashup)

Day 33

 

31: How can two partners be logged into Soundcloud at the SAME TIME on the SAME computer? - the SAME TIME on the SAME computer?

DUE: Upload Project 1 to Soundcloud "My First 4-Track"

Day 34

 

Create accounts Avatar and post 4x (on Soundcloud, Google Docs, Gmail & YouTube Channel associated with this class)

32: What are two different ways you can create a screenshot on your computer? Which keys do you need to press

Day 35

 

33: Partnerships and Alliances in the Music Streaming Business - 8 ?s - the Music Streaming Business - 8 ?s

Day 36

 

34: How do you add a comment to someone’s Soundcloud? List 3 comments you made for others

Day 37

 

35: Personal Mashup Critique

Day 38

 

36: Who is the FCC? And what do they do?

Day 39

 

DUE: Assignments 18-37 - 200 pts!!!

37: Letter to the Teacher

 

Day 40

 

38: Construct 4 lines of your chorus (write in this place for all group partners) - this place for all group partners)

Begin Project 3 - RECORD YOURSELF (1 verse for each partner + 1 chorus together) - You may record a cover or compose something new

Day 41

 

39: How do you record-enable your mic? How do you turn it off if you get interference (or it starts making a loud sound)?

Day 42

 

40: This quiz was given earlier in the quarter. How would you rate your level of expertise using Garageband software, now that the quarter is over? - the quarter. How would you rate your level of expertise using Garageband software, now that the quarter is over?

Day 43

 

1st Quarter Ends
41: How to count bars, beats and phrases in music, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fFcml2J5ElE. After watching the video, rate your skill and explain what you already know how to do in this classroom. What are you good at? Where do you need work?
 - music, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fFcml2J5ElE. After watching the video, rate your skill and explain what you already know how to do in this classroom. What are you good at? Where do you need work?

Day 44

 

42: List the name of the artist and instrumental beat you want to use with your song

Day 45

 

43: When you listen to the instrumental (without ANY lyrics), what are 4 topics it makes you think of when hearing this beat? List four below.

Day 46

 

44: When copying a file onto the Gatorade Drive to move it to another computer. What steps should you take? Complete the chart

Day 47

 

45: Song Construct … what are the parts of a popular song and what order do they go in?

Day 48

 

46: Write one paragraph describing what you have learned how to do in this lab during Quarter 1 - this lab during Quarter 1

Day 49

 

47: Write one paragraph explaining what your scary soundtrack will be about

Day 50

 

48: List 25 sounds you will download from youtube to include in your soundtrack - your soundtrack

Day 51

 

49: List 25 Scary Sounds you and your partner could potentially search up on YouTube to use in your mix - your mix

Day 52

 

50: What are five human-created sounds you could create with your voice to add to your mixed media?

Day 53

 

51: List three steps explaining how you Record Enable your microphone to get it to work in Garageband? - Garageband?

Day 54

 

DUE: Project 4: 2-min Scary Soundtrack
52: What is meant by the term “white noise”? Or “ambient noise” as it is called in your Garageband Loop Sound Effects? What does it reveal to the listener of your Scary Soundtrack?
 - your Garageband Loop Sound Effects? What does it reveal to the listener of your Scary Soundtrack?

Day 55

 

53: Who had your favorite Scary Soundtrack? What made it so scary and why did you like it? Vote for your favorite

Day 56

 

54: Complete the following statements explaining how to upload your track to Soundcloud.

Day 57

 

 55: Politics in Music. What can you say and what is too much? - Music. What can you say and what is too much?

Day 58

 

DUE: Project 3: Lyric Recording
56: With your partner, list 5 full questions you would like to ask Monday’s presenter about what life at Cogswell College would be like if you were a student there.
 - Cogswell College would be like if you were a student there.

Day 59

 

GUEST SPEAKER: Cogswell College 
57: ANSWER your questions from today’s Cogswell’s Presenter

Day 60

 

DUE: Assignment 38-58
58: Letter to the Teacher (see update)

Day 61

 

59: RJ Circle → List THREE of the words you are feeling this morning after learning the results of last night’s election. Last night, I asked you to speak with your family about the election and observe the results. LIST THREE WORDS / PHRASES ABT HOW YOU FEEL RIGHT NOW from your paper?

Day 62

 

PROGRESS REPORTS MARKED!!
60: List three ideas your group has that your next song will be about

Day 63

 

61: How do issues of Race impact my life? Personal response. 1 paragraph

Day 64

 

62: Why do we use mp3 files? 5 ?s

Day 65

 

63: Media and Newsworthiness -- 5 ?s explaining how to determine if a story is real or not, online

Day 66

 

64: What is so difficult for some people when it comes to writing lyrics? What are some ideas to help them get started writing?`

Day 67

 

65: Write the lyrics to your verse, as a testimony to what you’ve witnessed for this assignment. 4 lines, 2 sentences in length. This verse will become your INTRODUCTION about what you believe before playing the quote you select from the election.

Day 68

 

66: How was your Thanksgiving Break? What was the best thing about being with family and friends over Thanksgiving? Why?

Day 69

 

67: How do you use the Soundcloud App ON ANDROID DEVICES to make recordings at home (sorry iPhone peeps)? List all 3 steps - home (sorry iPhone peeps)? List all 3 steps

Day 70

 

68: Write your CHORUS or the EXPLANATION about what the news media clip you selected means, in verse-form.

Day 71

 

69: List the news media quote you will include. What is the line you want to hear in your composition? - your composition?

Day 72

 

DUE: Project 5 - Election Response to Media

70: What do you think is the message of your Project 5 Song? Explain the meaning or message of 1) the instrumental beat you selected, 2) your intro verse, 3) the media clip you selected from the campaign, & 4) your explanation of your media clip quote

Day 73

 

71: Evaluate your Project 5 - answer all 10 yes/no ?s

Day 74

 

PRESENTER: Academy of Art
72: What is knowing the names of the piano keyboard notes going to help you find?

 

Day 75

 

Assignment 73 → PEER CRITIQUE →Listen to the examples shared in class & evaluate each based on the following criterion. - class and evaluate each based on the following criterion.

Day 76

 

74: NOTE NAMES!!! List the note NAME for each of the 7 note: CDEFGAB (see diagram)

Day 77

 

75: For Project 6, the last in the semester, list the following information about the song you want to learn to play - the semester, list the following information about the song you want to learn to play

Day 78

 

Work on Projects

Day 79

 

LAST WEEK BEFORE BREAK
COMPLETE PROJECTS

Day 80

 

COMPLETE PROJECTS

Day 81

 

COMPLETE PROJECTS

Day 82

 

COMPLETE PROJECTS

 Day 83

 

COMPLETE PROJECTS

Day 84

 

Sem 1 Finals

Day 85

 

Sem 1 Finals

Day 86

 

Sem 1 Finals

 

2nd Quarter Ends

Day 87

 

85: What was the coolest piece of music you heard over the break? Why? How could you really feel it (Was it the beat? The tempo speed? The words? The memories?)? What made you relate to it? How?

Day 88

 

86: Write a 4-verse testament on what it means to “stand in solidarity” with your community. Combine Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr’s Vision with your OWN vision of what that means for you and your peers, in today’s world. Consider some of the modern-day leaders whose voices we have heard to encourage people in the media, recently, such as the current Pope Francis’ Speeches, Obama’s Farewell Speech, etc, and others that continue to inspire hope for the future of 2017. This - solidarity” with your community. Combine Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr's Vision with your OWN vision of what that means for you and your peers, in

Day 89

 

87: GUEST SPEAKER: Shauny B from Knocksmith Music Magazine. Please answer the 5 questions

 

GUEST SPEAKER: Knocksmith Music Magazine PERIODS5&6 only!
87: Musings on 4 Themes --> TWO PARTS: List the four TOPICS you desc in yesterday's verses. What beat would this go good with?
 - yesterday's verses. What beat would this go good with?

Day 90

 

88: Black key note names. List TWO ANSWERS for EACH of the following numbers indicating the name of the black keys on the piano keyboard. List the SHARP first and then the FLAT

Day 91

 

89: Write a paragraph story-explanation for your lyrics for Composition 86 giving an example of a time when you witnessed somebody getting picked on or left out of the group in your own community (i.e. casting judgment on others, bullying, etc). Your story should describe, perhaps, something that happened that would cause the group not to function together, anymore, as a big group. Use as many details as possible. - your own community (ie casting judgment on others, bullying, etc). Your story should describe, perhaps, something that happened that would cause the group not to function together, anymore, as a big group. Use as many details as possible.

Day 92

 

90: In your opinion, what are the four different types of beats that you might search up on youtube when looking for a particular style of music you might want to make? - your opinion, what are the four different types of beats that you might search up on youtube when looking for a particular style of music you might want to make?

Day 93

 

91: From the four beats you listed in #90, what instruments do you hear that are important to that beat? What bass sounds do you hear? What percussion sounds? - #90, what instruments do you hear that are important to that beat? What bass sounds do you hear? What percussion sounds?

Day 94

 

Assignment 92: Letter to the Obama's on a separate paper

Day 95

 

Women's March on Washington Oakland (also in SF) - Madison St & 9th St Oakland, CA 94607

Day 96

 

93-Do Words Matter? Why? What if someone hears the lyrics of a song you wrote but they don't know you??? Please explain

Day 97

 

Assignment 94: Music Rights. Please use the following link to complete your answer - https://www.ascap.com/

Day 98

 

95: First Amendment & Creative Expression Rights

Day 99

 

COMPLETE PROJECT 7
96: Why is the number 8 (and multiples of 8) important in music and dance (why do dancers count 7-8 before starting to dance)?
 - music and dance (why do dancers count

Day 100

 

DUE: Project 7 (4 x 8-bar loop - ___-type beats)
96: Why is the number 8 (and multiples of 8) important in music and dance (why do dancers count 7-8 before starting to dance)?
 - music and dance (why do dancers count

Day 101

 

97: Libel

Day 102

 

98: Take the Know Your Privacy Rights Quiz. THREE QUESTIONS:

Day 103

 

99: As creators of Music Media, your publication is protected by the First

Day 104

 

100: Take the Cyberlaw Quiz and answer the questions below

Day 105

 

DUE: Assignments 85-101
101: Write a letter to the teacher explaining 3 paragraphs, in general, how’s life? How’s class? How’s school, going for you this semester?
 - general, how's life? How's class? How's school, going for you this semester?

Day 106

 

102: Superbowl Commercials Review

Day 107

 

103: Using sensationalism in news broadcasting - news broadcasting

Day 108

 

104: List FIVE news topics or questions people might want the answer to on your one-minute radio broadcast project. What will you talk about? What might listeners want to know?

Day 109

 

105: Communication & Media - How do students distinguish real news from fake news?

Day 110

 

106: What are the 5Ws and H? What purpose does knowing this information serve when it comes to reporting news information?

Day 111

 

107: Think of a an event happening this month at school. List all six 5Ws + H for that ONE event - school. List all six 5Ws + H for that ONE event

Day 112

 

108: Add to your list on 104. List TEN school news subjects you can share with your listeners in your K-PITT 104.9 FM Radio Broadcast.

Day 113

 

109: Use the article to answer the following questions about What Big Tech’s Quarterly Reports Say About the Future of Music

Day 114

 

110: If you record your broadcast next week, will people still want to hear about the Immigrant Walk Out today? Why or why not? 1 paragraph opinion

Day 115

 

111: The Skin I’m In. Write one paragraph or an 8-line verse that expresses how you feel about your race and how it is seen by others you have encountered in your life. - Write one paragraph or an 8-line verse that expresses how you feel about your race and how it is seen by others you have encountered in your life.

Day 116

 

112: Self Evaluation. Rate your Broadcast. Please answer T or F for each of the ten ?s below

Day 117

 

113: What is the value of human life? In your opinion, is the life of a homeless man worth any more than a legal immigrant, Kendrick Lamar, Maya Angelou, Elon Musk, a trans woman trying to use the bathroom or Elon Musk?

Day 118

 

DUE: Project 8 KPITT Radio Broadcast
114: Sam Cook's "Change is Gonna Come" came out in the 60s. Listen to the song. What do you think was it’s intended meaning to people back then? Do you think it’s still relevant today? How so?
 - the 60s. Listen to the song. What do you think was it's intended meaning to people back then? Do you think it's still relevant

Day 119

 

115: When Garageband doesn’t recognize your microphone, what do you need to click on to make the mic work? Hint: it comes from the Preferences > Audio MIDI menu -- 2 ?s

Day 120

 

Rally: BLACK HISTORY DAY CELEBRATION!!!
116: Black History Day Performance Reflection → What was most memorable for you? What was your favorite part? What would you like to see more of in a future performance or next year’s performance? (1 paragraph)
 - a future performance or next year's performance? (1 paragraph)

Day 121

 

117: CHORDS & BASS LINES -- 5?s
Begin Project 9: Heart & Soul (learning chords + bass + melody & putting it all together)

Day 122

 

118: CHORDS & BASS LINES, part II questions

Day 123

 

119: Heart & Soul Chords. What are the FOUR basic chords in the pattern you will need to learn to play Project 9? ____ ____ ____ ____

Day 124

 

Project 9: Turn on loop recording for 16 bars (up to #17)
Project 9: Turn on loop recording for 16 bars (up to #17)

Day 125

 

Project 9: Record Tracks bass drum, cymbal, bass + piano chords)
121: You must play percussion bass drum and cymbal on the ___ and ___ beat of each bar for Project 9. Why? How do the bass drum and cymbal beats help you with finishing the song?

Day 126

 

122: You will want to balance the volume level mix in your song before turning it in. Which track PART OF THE SONG is the most important one to hear in your song? _M_ __ __ __ __ __ - your song before turning it in. Which track PART OF THE SONG is the most important one to hear in your song? _M_ __ __ __ __ __

Day 127

 

COMPLETE SURVEY https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfKB5O4H-Zf4xJlhZTWrc-cxIlP0-cWPYatr5dm6vyLHJcF0w/viewform?usp=send_form 

 

123: What are DYNAMICS? In what way does adding dynamics make your song more interesting to listen to? - what way does adding dynamics make your song more interesting to listen to?

Day 128

 

124: Self Evaluation. Rate your Heart & Soul Project 9. Please answer Y or N for all ?s
QUIZ: White note keys

Day 129

 

125: On Friday, a band tried to come to the USA to play some shows but was deported back to Italy. Read the story about how Italian Band Soviet Soviet Denied Entry to the US, Jailed & Then Deported and answer the following 5 ?s

Day 130

 

126: Nike Commercial "What will they say about you?" View The commercial & read the news story to answer the following 5 ?s

Day 131

 

DUE: Assignments 102-127 for 260 PTS!!!
129: Industry Jobs --> Define 5 roles for the following positions: 1. Publications → 2. Industry Associations → 3. Digital Distribution → 4. Publishing → 5. Labels →

Day 132

 

128: Thizzler on the Roof. - 3?s

Day 133

 

QUIZ: White Key Note Names
129: Letter to the Teacher

Day 134

 

130: 10 Summer Jamz Faves Playlist

Day 135

 

131: WAV FILES --- 4 ?s
Discuss difference between .wav and .mp3 filetypes and sound quality

Day 136

 

132: List the steps necessary to upload your 4 DM1 Drum Sequencer Beat Patterns to Soundcloud

Day 137

 

133: Five DM1 App Questions - 5 ?s

Day 138

 

DUE: Project 10
Assignment 134: 3 Mixing ?s in DM1

Day 139

 

135: What is the purpose of having a Bridge? What does it do in a song? Why? - a song? Why?

Day 140

 

136: How do you import your .wav file into Garageband? List FOUR things you have to click

Day 141

 

137: How will the new law for your Privacy passed by Congress affect your Data Rights on Digital Media you create?

Day 142

 

138: According to the Wall Street Journal, Telecom Giants Get the OK to Mine Your Web History, Congress has voted to overturn Obama-era internet privacy rules. Now the path is clear for telecom giants like Verizon and AT&T to build detailed profiles of their customers’ behavior and sell that information to marketers. How so?

Day 143

 

139: Define the following Serato DJ terms

Day 144

 

140: Answer the following question from the Serato DJ Tutorial. What are the Top 5 Setup Options. In the DJ Preferences Path, two that are crucial to mark on all times are the _________________ & ________________________ because ______________________________________

Day 145

 

141: Open Serato DJ on your computer. Answer the following software test questions.

Day 146

 

Record DJ Tags in the Booth (3 recordings of 3 different ways to spit your tag) - the Booth (3 recordings of 3 different ways to spit your tag)
142: Some of you made VERY fast beats in DM1. Does it matter the BPM of the sample you choose to go along with Project 11’s 1-2-1-2-3-2 beat you made in DM1? Why or why not? What is a technique you can use to make two different beats work together so they still sound right in Garage Band?

Day 147

 

Record DJ Tags in the Booth (3 recordings of 3 different ways to spit your tag) - the Booth (3 recordings of 3 different ways to spit your tag)

143: Is it important that your DM1 BPM match up with the BPM of Song Sample you plan to use in Project 11? Why or why not? - Project 11? Why or why not?

Day 148

 

Record DJ Tags in the Booth (3 recordings of 3 different ways to spit your tag) - the Booth (3 recordings of 3 different ways to spit your tag)

144: Project 11 Evaluation

Day 149

 

145: In one paragraph, reflect on the hardest part about creating your DJ tag. What was challenging or hard for you? What was easy? Do your FX or Music Sample matter or will any instrumental do? What would you do next time?

Day 150

 

DUE: Assignments 130-146
146: Mid Q4 Letter to the Teacher. In general, write a letter to the teacher checking in about how things are going for you now that we only have 8 more weeks of school left in the year.

Day 151

 

DUE: Project 12: 4-track DJ Beat Sample w/ Tag
147: Project 12 Evaluation

Day 152

 

148: Define the following Serato DJ terms 11-20

Day 153

 

149: Read "New Generation of Kashmir Rappers Vents Its Rage in the Valley " & answer the ?s

Day 154

 

150: Do you think a song can change a person’s Point of View? Can it express a way to help them see or understand something from a new perspective? How so?

Day 155

 

151: REFLECTION: Is it possible to remember someone through their song? Who is an artist you know of who has died whose music memory lives on, in you? Are their lyrics worth listening to anymore? Why? Is it possible to go back and write a song about someone who died? Will it help preserve their memory for you, or would you rather hear something THEY made back when they were alive? How would you go about doing this if they had already passed? - you? Are their lyrics worth listening to anymore? Why? Is it possible to go back and write a song about someone who died? Will it help preserve their memory for you, or would you rather hear something THEY made back when they were alive? How would you go about doing this if they had already passed?

Day 156

 

PROJECT 12

Day 157

 

PROJECT 12

Day 158

 

PROJECT 12

 

DUE: Project 13 Pittsburg Sampling Project

Day 159

 

PROJECT 12

Day 160

 

PROJECT 12

 

DUE: Project 14

Day 161

 

DUE: Linked In Profile - Profile
Complete Project 13!!!

Day 162

 

DUE: Resume w/ Digital Recording Tech Skills
Complete Project 13!!!

Day 163

 

Complete Project 13!!!

Day 164

 

Complete Project 13!!!
End of Year SURVEY, Seniors

Day 165

 

Complete Project 13!!!

Day 166

 

Complete Project 13

Day 167

 

Complete all Projects

Day 168

 

Complete all Projects - SENIOR FINALS

Day 169

 

Complete all Projects - SENIOR FINALS

Day 170

 

4th Quarter Ends

FINALS Pers 1&2
SENIOR Per 5 FINALS

Day 171

 

FINALS Pers 3&4

Seniors Per 6 Finals

Day 172

 

MINIMUM DAY!!! Last day of instruction!
Final Class Survey

LAST DAY OF SCHOOL for students!!!

FINALS Pers 5&6

*.* 8 days of flex accounted for moving the calendared items, above