The Pride of Torrington  

Wednesday September 6, 2017
Monday September 11, 2017 
Tuesday -Thursday September 12-14, 2017
Sound Systems Test - Click Here
Assignment # 1 Ringtone
What you should be able to do in Garageband
Click here for video
Assignment # 2 Composing Techniques
Volume Automation
Editing - Split -Re Joining

Export assignments as MP3 

1. Go to Share
2. Select Export song to disk
3 Name file, select desktop and MP3

4. Click on Export

5. MP3 file will appear on desktop



Week One

Introduction to Music Technology I 

In this class you will cover the following topics but not limited to:

Basics of a Sound System
Audio Effects

Garageband - Desktop and iOS

MIDI Sequencing

Audio Sequencing



Film Scoring

What you will need for this class.


You will need to provide your own headphones.
Google Accounts (Gmail) 

Devices (Optional)
Google Drive downloaded on device (Optional)
Recording Apps on your device (Optional)


Music Technology is a project based class that will require independent work and time management skills.


Nothing in this class is hard!  
It is just different from what you have done before. 

Practice Drum Tracks 

Volume/Pan Changes




Introduction to Garageband 
Review for Sound Systems Test


Setup Class Google Drive

Basics of a Sound System



Music Technology I Assignments 

In Music Technology I you will be required to work independently and have time management skills with each project.

Topics include but not limited to:

Basics of a Sound System, Audio Effects, Garageband - Desktop and iOS, MIDI Sequencing, Audio Sequencing
Composing, Arranging , Podcasting, Remixing, Film Scoring & Live Performance using Technology (if time allows)

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Are you using the Garageband App?
In Google How do I ? 

Access the Music Technology Google Drive
1. Log in
2. Click on Grid in upper right hand corner
3. Click on Drive icon

4. Click Shared with me. 
5. Select your Music Tech Period


Access Google Drive on my device
1. Go your device's app store
2. Download Google Drive App 
3. Log into App.

4. Access your Music Tech Period. 
ALL your files can be accessed on your device


Export movie as MP4

1. Go to file
2. Click Movie
3. Click Export Audio to Movie
4. Save


In Garageband how do I?
All completed assignments must be uploaded into the Google Drive.  
You will receive a "0" for assignments not uploaded into the Google Drive. 

After you watch the video experiment using the composing techniques from the video.


Assignment # 2 Composing Techniques
Create a 12 measure song
Must have a Drum Track
Must have a Chord Track - click here for chord tree
Must have a Bass Track - use bottom note of chords. 

Must have a Melody Track using one of the techniques from the video

Must Quantize
Must show Volume and Pan changes 


Now you are going to learn some simple composing techniques to add to your knowledge of drum tracks and chord progressions (chord tree). Watch the video below and answer the questions. 

Software Tracks
Add and delete tracks
Select a MIDI Patch (Instrument) for a track
Record on a Software Track
Split and Re Join.
Volume and Pan Envelope Changes 





Save file as GB1 and your initials to                  your desktop. When completed upload an MP3 of assignment to the Music Tech Google Drive

Practice Drum Tracks 

Chord Tree -Click Here
Volume/Pan Changes



Upcoming Assignment - Creating your own Ringtones! 


Create a 20 second Ringtone in Garageband

Use the Chord Tree

Must have a Drum Track
Must have a Chord Track (Tree)

Must show volume and pan automation
Must Quantize 

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