TORRINGTON HIGH SCHOOL 
MUSIC DEPARTMENT
The Pride of Torrington  

GB #2  "Your Choice"
GB #3  "Speeches"
GB #4 Mashups
GB #6 Remixing with Stems
GB #7  Podcast/Radio Show
Introduction to Film Scoring
Assignment # 8 Movie Scene Analysis
Assignment # 9 Why is Music Important in Movies 
Garageband Quiz
GB #1 Ringtones
Composing Techniques
Click here for video
Click here for Sound Systems Test
Garageband Exit Slip
Remember!
Read
Sound Systems Jan 25-26, 2017
Music Technology of the 70's
Week of January 30, 2017
Assignment # 10  Recut Movie Trailers
Assignment # 11  Recut Movie Trailers Original Music
Assignment # 12  Film Music Test
Assignment # 13 - Superman - John Williams
Assignment # 14 Same Scene 3 Ways 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Film Scoring Rubric
Volume Automation
Quantizing
Editing - Split -Re Joining
Pan

Assignment # 7 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 GB 7 (Your initials)
Final MP3 of GB 7 must be uploaded to Music Technology Google Drive
 

This assignment can be completed using your device
Assignment # 10 Remixing with Stems
Listen to examples from last semester

These examples are in progress and not completed yet. 

Criteria for Assignment # 5 

Length: 2:00-2:30
Loops and/or Stems from Google Drive
Must have 2-3 tracks of original material that you record

Have fun and be creative! 

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.

For this assignment you can use any stems you find in the Music Tech Google Drive "STEMS" folder.  
 
Criteria for Assignment # 6 
At least 10 tracks (Yes, going over is OK)  - One stem per track only!
At least 2:30 in length - Yes, going over is OK
Use ONLY stems.  NO Loops, NO Recording from the Keyboard.
You can also search for stems on Youtube - search using the words "Song Stems",  "Remixing Stems"
Have fun, be creative, experiment!  Break out of your musical comfort zone! 
 
Save file as GB6 and your initials. 
 
How Music can change a Movie - Watch these videos.  How does music change the movie? 

Listen to past Music Tech I projects 

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 GB3 and your initials

Due Date Friday March 10 

Websites to get you started:

Wav Central

The Movie Wavs

Movie Sound Clips

You are not limited to these

You can complete this assignment on your device with the Garageband App! 

Listen to Mashup Examples
Instrumental
Vocals Only

A Mashup is simply taking two songs and playing them at the same time. Pick songs that are close in tempo and see if they work!
Have fun and be creative. You never know what might work!

Find an acapella version of your favorite song.
Add an instrumental version of another of your favorite songs You now have a mashup!

Assignment

Create two separate mashups of two (2) songs that are 1:00-3:00 minutes in length.
 

STEMS!
What are Stems? 

Stems is a new format for music. Stems redefines creative live performance. AStem file is an open, multi-channel audio file that contains a track split into fourmusical elements –bass, drums, vocals, and melody for example.

The audio file above is the vocal stem from Daft Punk.  You will make a remix of this using the vocal stem in the Music Tech Google Drive.

Example of how to work with Stems
Original 
Listen to remixes of Daft Punk

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

Music Technology I Assignments 

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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Click the Translate button to translate this website 

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. 

Week One - January 23-January 27, 2017

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) 

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.

What to do first

Setting up Music Tech Google Drive
Downloading Google Drive App
Downloading Garageband App (Optional)

*If you will be using apps for Music Tech downloading the Google Drive App will be the easiest way to transfer files from your device to Google Drive. 

Are you using the Garageband App?

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 

 

Music Technology Ringtones Period 6

 

In this assignment you will be creating a 2:30 (2 minute and 30 seconds) song.  It is called "Your Choice" because if you want to make a Rap Song, Hip Hop, Rock, Country, Jazz, etc - Its Your Choice! Want to switch from one genre to another during the 2:30 its Your Choice! 

Be creative and have fun!  You will have until end of class Friday March 3 to complete this assignment.

 

Criteria

At least 15 music tracks - 5 of the 15 must be originally recorded by you using Software Tracks and Keyboard/Device.

You must show volume and pan changes. 

Sound Effects do NOT count towards the 15 music tracks.  These are in addition to and you are welcome to use as you see fit. 

Listen to the past projects on the MP3 player

 

Helpful Hints

Keep it interesting!  Change something every 8 beats

Use A-B-A Form
Edit loops to create your own! 

Hand your headphones to the person next to you and listen.

Feel free to experiment! Try something outside your musical comfort zone!  

Use the composition techniques from 

 

Save File as: GB 2 and your initials.


 

 

Semester 1 Music Technolgy Ringtones! 

Before Starting GB # 1 Ringtones please watch this video on composing techniques and answer the questions. 

Criteria

20 Seconds in length. Exactly, no more, no less.
Music Contain at least 5 tracks

Must show volume and pan changes

This assignment can be exported as an MP3 and downloaded to your phone

To Export: - Go to SHARE then EXPORT SONG TO DISK. Select MP3 on bottom of window, select Desktop and click EXPORT. 

LOOPS! 

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Watch this for using loops on the computer 

Watch this for using the App! 

What is a loop?

A loop is basically a few seconds worth of a track that you can repeat as you want. For example, you could have drum loops that range from basic “kick, snare, kick, snare” to a multi-tom tom fill. They aren't limited to drums either: you can find piano, bass, orchestral strings and many more 

Review the Functions of Film Music

Elements of Tension and Relaxation. 


You will be given movie scenes to watch and will need to identify the Function of Film Music and Elements of Tension of Relaxation being used. 

CLICK HERE FOR TEST - Take your time and watch the videos as numerous times. 

Over the next couple of days we will be watching the Superman (1978)i n class.  
At the end of each class you will complete a quick review of what you heard in the score.   Once we have completed the movie you will complete a movie review of the entire score.

 

Daily Movie Review - complete at the end of class. 

 

In this assignment you will select a movie trailer of your choice and change the mood by composing original music.

 Select a movie trailer.  You can use the same trailer from Assignment #10 

 

Compose original music for your trailer that will change the meaning or mood.
Minimum of 15 music tracks.
Sound Effect tracks do not count towards the 15
Show volume and pan changes  

What makes movie music good in your opinion? 

Movie music is to enhance the movie. Would listening to music enhance reading a book? 

How much difference is there between movie music and video game music? 

Sampling isn't about "hijacking nostalgia wholesale," says Mark Ronson. It's about inserting yourself into the narrative of a song while also pushing that story forward. Watch the DJ scramble 15 TED Talks into an audio-visual omelette, and trace the evolution of "La Di Da Di," Doug E. Fresh and Slick Rick's 1984 hit that has been reimagined for every generation since.

TED Talk - How Sampling transformed music - Mark Ronson
Watch these recut trailers.  How does music change the meaning of the trailers? 

In this assignment you will select a movie trailer of your choice and change the mood of it by using different music.  
You will create three (3) different assignments - 10, 10a, and 10B.  Each will be a different mood from your original movie trailer you selected.
For example:  If the trailer you selected originally was a horror movie change it to a comedy, romance movie, suspense, etc. 

The music you select must be pre-existing movie music.  
Add trailer into Garageband and import the pre-existing movie music you selected

 

Step One
Select a movie trailer 
Think about what moods (3 total) you want to change the trailer to become.

 

Step Two

Search for original movie music that will fit the moods you selected. 
Click here for a list of Academy Award Winning and nominated Original Scores. 

You are NOT limited to the composers or movies on the link above.

 

Step Three
Import music and videos into Garageband.  
YouY 

Create THREE (3) separate Garageband files.  Save as GB10, GB10A and GB 10B

 

Go to the Music Tech Google Drive GB 14 Same Scene Folder and download the video.  You will compose original music for only 3 scenes of the 5 

Criteria
Each scene must be a different mood.  Your choice 
Each scene must have at least 15 tracks of music - loops and/or keyboard
Each scene must show volume and pan usage - Your choice when and where

To Export each scene as a movie file MP4

Go to file
Click Movie
Click export audio to movie
Save

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