Music Technology I Final Project
You will create a 5-10 minute (or longer) podcast on any topic of your choice.
Original Script Introduction and Ending created by you .
Create a musical bed using loops and/or loops you record
Narration must be recorded clearly.
When recording check levels BEFORE recording
Record in small segments
Plan out your script! Word for Word or Bullet Points, whatever works best for you.
Plan what drops you want to use and/or add to your podcast.
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You only have to select ONE of the final project options listed below.
Music and Art
Music and Art Final Project
Artwork can be a picture, painting, sculpture, etc. Topic of the Artwork is your choice.
Music must enhance and/or reflect the artwork you selected.
15 Loops or more
Sound Effects are not included in the 15 Loops.
Volume Changes Pan Changes
Must be at least 2:00 (2 minutes) in length.
Think about the artwork you selected. What is happening? What happened before and/or after?
What do you hear when you look at your artwork?
Must write a 1-2 page paper that includes the following: Information about the Painting, sculpture, etc. Why did you select this specific piece of Art. How does the music you created reflect your Art
Both MP3 and paper (Google Docs) must be labeled as Final Project and your initials.
Sound Effects Story
Write an original 10-12 paragraph story OR 3-5 minute movie scene OR 10-12 paragraphs of a short story
Finding Words Go through your story/poem and make a list of words that you will need to find sound effects for. Which words would you enhance with sound effects?
Finding Sound Effects Garageband ,Soundbible.com, Youtube
“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 Create music that will enhance your story. 15 Music Loops or more.
Sound Effects are not included in the loop count. They are extra.
Length of file - 2:00 or more
Save File as FINAL PROJECT STORY and Your Initials
Composing with Samples
You will create a song using the samples and loops.
How to Start
1. Select any song of your choice and create samples from it
2. Change that sample using the Time Stretching/Compression function. Make it different from the original
3. Insert loops and create your song. Try something new, be creative!
Use at least one (or more) samples
15 Total Tracks or more
Must show volume, pan sweep & Time Stretching/Compression
Song must be at least 2 minutes in length. YES, you can go over if you get inspired!
Final Project will count as your final grade for Q2 AND your Exam Grade.
Yes, one assignment, two grades!
NO you do not need to come in for the exam period
Final Projects are due by the end of your exam period Jan 18 - Jan 24
Design your own Final Project
You will create a Google Slide presentation on the History of Recorded Media.
This will include all devices and media formats from 1877 Wax Cylinder through and including present day streaming Internet Audio
Devices that must be included
- Phonographic Cylinder
- Piano Roll
- Vinyl Record
- Reel to Reel
- 8-Track Cassette
- Compact Cassette
- Compact Disc CD
- Cell Phones
- Streaming Audio
Topics to incude
- How did each device change how we listen to music?
- What cultural aspects were affected by each device?
- How was each device used? Car, Home, Personal, etc.
- How was the music industry/musicians affected by each device?
- Historical Signifcance of each device.
- Pros and Cons of each device
Criteria for Final Project
50 slides or more
Must include pictures - but the picture(s) can't be the only aspect of the slide.
Must include Videos - but the video(s) can't be the only aspect of the slide
Thing about overall design of presentation. Colors, transitions & how information is presented.
History of Recorded Media
Don't like any of the options above? Design your own Final Project!
Design your own Final Project - Must be related to music technology or uses music technology
Meet with me to discuss and approve your final project.