TORRINGTON HIGH SCHOOL 
MUSIC DEPARTMENT

The Pride of Torrington  

Podcast/Radio Show
Sound Effects Story
Remember!
Music Apps to use in class
Audio Effects Assignment
Sound System Test
What you should be able to do in Garageband
Ringtone Assignment
Song Form A-B-A
How to use the Arrangment Track 
Song Assignment Mid-Point Check - CLICK HERE
"Speeches"
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
In this assignment you will be creating leitmotifs.  A leitmotif  a recurrent theme throughout a musical or literary composition, associated with a particular person, idea, or situation.
This assignment can be completed using your device

In this assignment you are going to create your own Podcast/Radio Show! The topic can be anything you wish.  Sports, Movies, Books, Music, Cars, Bikes, Fashion Show, School Clubs/Sports, Other classes at THS.  I am open to anything you want to do for this. 

FIRST - you must understand the structure of a Podcast/RadioShow.  You must find a Podcast/Radio Show online to listen to.
Click on here PODCAST REVIEW after listening to the show you selected .   

I suggest you select a Podcast/Radio Show that has the same topic you will select for your assignment.  If you want to do a sports show - listen to a sports podcast, Music - listen to a music podcast, etc.  

 

As you are listening I want to you to listen more for structure than content.  Meaning how is it put together more than the topic being discussed/reviewed, etc.

Podcast/Radio Show

You can work with someone else for this assignment - No more than 2 people per group

 

Length:  2:00-3:00 minutes in length. 

You must come up with the script, structure, etc 

You must record your script

Must have introduction with music
Must have ending with music

 

Recording your script

1. In class using Garageband and USB Microphone
2. Voice Memos, Garageband or other audio recording app on your device.

 

Putting it all together
1. Garageband

2. Garageband App on your device

 

SAVE File as PodcastYour initials)
Final MP3  must be uploaded to Music Technology Google Drive
 

Ringtone Assignment Due Friday February 23, 2018 

Click headphones to listen to Nokia Ringtone Remixes. 
 

 

 

   

Create a 20 second Ringtone in Garageband

Must have a Drum Track - Originally recorded

Can use loops
Unlimited tracks

Must show volume and pan automation
Must Quantize 
   

Torrington High School Ringtone Contest

Use the Nokia Ringtone melody to create your own ringtone. 
Students will vote on the best ringtone. That ringtone will be posted on our website for everyone to download

 

   

Aft

After you complete the Audio Effects Assignments we will review
 

Basics of a Sound System
Audio Effects

 

Aft

Introduction to Garageband

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

 

Your song assignment should have the following parts:
Intro - Verse - Pre Chorus - Chorus - Verse - Chorus - Ending
Instrumental Break and Bridget are optional

 

Ternary form, sometimes called song form, is a three-part musical form where the first section (A) is repeated after the second section (B) ends.

A Section can equal the verse of a song

 

B Section can equal the chorus of a song


B Section has to be different than the A section.  What musical aspects can change?

Remember Melody, Harmony, Rhythm from your General Music Days? 

   

Can you guess the stories below? 

Assignment Timeline

In this assignment you are going to “tell” a story using sound effects and music.

Sound Effects Story Assessment - link will be active next week. 

Criteria
Story - 6  paragraphs long
Music - at least 10 tracks 3 of the 10 must be recorded by you. No prerecorded songs. 
Length: 1:00 minute to 2:00 minutes long 


Step One – Finding a Story
Option 1 – You can find a story/poem online. material from English class, etc.

Option 2 – You can write your own story.

Step Two – Finding Words

Go through your story/poem and make a list of words that you will need to find sound effects for.
For example:
As the storm was howling I drove down the road as fast as I could. The sound of the storm was like a freight train in the night.

Which words would you enhance with sound effects?

Step Three – Finding Sound Effects

1. In Garageband find the FX sounds.
2. Soundbible.com


Step Four – “Telling the Story”
Using the sound effects you found for your story/poem “Tell” your story. Sound effects must be placed in Garageband in the order found in your story. Leave space in between each sound effect to enhance the telling of the story.

Step Five – Music

Using the loops in Garageband create music that will enhance your story.
What kind of music would you create for a horror story? SCI FI?, etc The music is to enhance the story and not overpower.
Save as: GB11 (Your initials)

For examples of past projects go to the MP3 player and listen to tracks

Go online and listen to the various TV, movie or historical speeches.
Make a new speech by taking words or phrases from the various speeches.
Clips you use cannot be longer than 10-15 seconds each
Flie Length 3:00 minutes or longer
Export final product as an MP3 

BE CREATIVE AND HAVE FUN! 

Save file as Speeches and your initials

Due Date Friday March 23, 2018 

Websites to get you started:

Wav Central

The Movie Wavs

Movie Sound Clips

You are not limited to these

Click on the individual song parts for examples
IntroVersePre Chorus 
ChorusInstrumental BreakBridgeEnding


VIntro

Are you using the Garageband App?

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
Composing

Arranging 
Podcasting

Remixing

Film Scoring

What you will need for this class.

 

You will need to provide your own headphones.
Google Accounts (Gmail) 
Network Folder Access - smb://torrfs01

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. 

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)

Click the Translate button to translate this website 

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

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In Google How do I ? 

Access the Music Technology Google Drive
1. Log in Google.com
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.