TORRINGTON HIGH SCHOOL 
MUSIC DEPARTMENT

The Pride of Torrington  

Remember!
Sound System Test 
Drum Tracks/Quantinzing
Chord Tree
Garageband Checklist
Ringtones
Speeches
Remixing
Remix Analysis
Click here for Remix Analysis Assignment
Remix Assignment # 2
Sound Effect Story
Compose A Song
Verse
Foley Video Assignment
THS Grammy Awards!
Hook or Chorus
Break
Podcast/Radio Show
Introduction to Film Scoring
Movie/Video Game Music
Music Changes Movie
Same Scene 5 Ways
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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 - 6-8 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)

Today we will learn about stems!

What is a stem? Why do we use stems?

Go in the Network Folder, open the folder named "Remix 2".

Pick one of the four stems available and remix it.

 

Use what you listened to yesterday to brainstorm ideas for your remix. What did you like about the remixes? What didn't you like? What was effective?

 

Your project must be:

At least 5 tracks, including the stem and a drum track.

        You may use loops and/or originally recorded tracks.

        No imported MP3s other than the stem.

Length of file - As long as the stem you choose.

Creative - Use what you've learned in previous classes to make it your own.

 

 

You will compose your first original song. 
Any style, any genre, anything you want! 

 

Criteria
Song MUST have the following form 
Verse - 16 measures
Verse - 16 measures
Hook or Chorus - 8 measures 
Verse - 16 measures
Hook or Chorus - 8 measures
BREAK - measures
Hook or Chorus - 8 measures
END. 

USE Arrangement Track in GB

 

EXTRA CREDIT 
Lyrics
Pre-Chorus
Bridge

 

This assignment can be completed using your devices and the Garageband App

You have been asked to create the THS Grammy Awards.  

You select the genre of music.  In the genre (Rap, Rock, Country, etc) that you select you are to award the following: 

Song of the Year
Artist of the Year
Lifetime Achievement Award


You will need to justify each award winner. 
Not just "Because I like it"

Using Google Slides  
10 Slides per Award
Include background
Sales Figures
Youtube Videos
Pictures of Artist
Why you selected: Song, Artist
Be as informative as possible. 
Grading:
Overall Presentation
Creavitiy
How informative


 

OR

In this assignment you are going to create your own Podcast/Radio Show! 

The Topic can be anything you wish! Sports, Music, Books, Music, Cars, BikesFashion Show, School Clubs/Sports etc. 

You can work with ONE other person for this assignment. 

Length  2:00-3:00 minutes in length - Longer is accepted 

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 in class using Garageband & USB Microphones OR use your device's audio recorder or recording APP 

Grading will be based on:
RECORDING QUALITY 
CONTENT 
STRUCTURE 

Step One
Watch the video numerous times 

Every visual action in the video must have a sound effect. 
 

Step Two
Find the sound effects needed for your video.  Garageband, Soundbible.com

Step Three
Add music using loops, record on keyboard
At least 5 tracks of music
Must show volume and pan changes 
Must include at least one audio effect. 

 
How Music can change a Movie - Watch these videos.  How does music change the movie? 

Remix Trailer Assignment
You are going to select a movie trailer and "remix" it in Garageband
Your remix must change the meaning of the original movie. 

Recut Trailer Assignment 

 

Once your trailer is in Garageband create a new musical score that changes the meaning or the original. 
Example: UP - Original is a children's movie,  Recut as a Horror Movie, etc. 

 

Criteria for Assignment

15 tracks or more of loops and/or recorded tracks.  NO MUSIC DOWNLOADED
Sound Effects can be used but will not be counted towards the 15 or more track count

Have Fun! 

 

Watch these recut trailers.  How does music change the meaning of the trailers? 
The Same Scene 5 Ways video is the same scene showed 5 times.  Each time the music changes to create a different mood/theme.

In this assignment you will do the same. You will create 2 separate moods/themes. What moods/themes you compose are your choice. Each one MUST be different. 

Each mood must have the following:
At least 5 tracks 
Volume and Pan automation
Audio effects - optional

 

Today we will be listening to three remixes and analyzing what makes them different from the original.

Click on the Remix Analysis Assignment Link to the right.

We're going to go over the three elements of music: melody, harmony, and rhythm. How are they changed and manipulated to create a remix?

What do you hear?

 

Remix – A version of a musical recording that is different than the original

What can you change to make it a remix?

Listen to Daft Punk original recording

Listen to Daft Punk Remix

1. What was different?

a. Melody, harmony, rhythm, beat, style, more instruments, less instruments, etc.

2. Where do you start?

a. Figure out a beat

b. Experiment from there

Now it’s your turn!

1. Take the Hot Cross Buns recording in the Google Drive Folder and remix it

a. Must have at least 5 tracks including a drum track

b. Must be 1:00 – 2:00 minutes in length

c. Have fun and be creative!

Original 
Listen to remixes of Daft Punk

You should be able to do the following in Garageband

 

This week you will continue working in Garageband exploring drum tracks 

New Topics this week will include: Quantizing, Cut, Copy, Paste, Volume & Pan Automation

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! 

 

 

You are going to make your own RingtoneWhat is the purpose of a ringtone? 
Criteria

20 Seconds in length. Exactly, no more, no less.Music Contain at least 5 tracks - as many as you want
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. 

Software (Green) & Audio (Blue) Tracks
Add and delete tracks
Select a MIDI Patch (Instrument) for a track
Record on a Software Track
Add Loops to a track
Quantize
Cut
Copy
Paste
Split and Re Join.
Add Volume and Pan Automation
Add Reverb and other Audio Effects 

 

 

If you need this website translated 

Click above button for Sound System Test. 
After the test continue in Garageband

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)

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 

Are you using the Garageband App?

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

1.

 

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.