The Pride of Torrington  

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
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




After you complete the Audio Effects Assignments we will review

Basics of a Sound System
Audio Effects



Introduction to Garageband

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 


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 


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


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? 


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



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)

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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



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.