Final Project Option 2 can be completed by using your device and the Garageband App. 

Final Project Option 3 - Sound Effects Story

Step One
Write an original 10-12 paragraph 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. Which words would you enhance with sound effects?

Step Three
Finding Sound Effects Garageband ,, Youtube

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 Create music that will enhance your story. 20 Loops or more, 5 of the 20 Loops must be original recorded loops using the keyboard Sound Effect are not included in the loop count. They are extra.

Length of file - 3:00 or more
Save File as FINAL PROJECT STORY and Your Initials​

You will submit a 10 minute film scoring portfolio
Videos should be between 3-5 minutes in length.

Videos must approved by Mr. S or Mr. S  before starting.

Criteria for Video
20 Loops or more 5 of the 20 loops must be original recorded using the keyboard
Volume Changes Pan Changes Audio Effects –
Optional Save file as Final Video 1 and Your Initials
Sound Effects can be imported
Volume Changes Pan Changes Audio Effects

How to complete the Film Scoring Final Project
Watch the videos numerous times and make a list of sound effects you will need.
Make sure you have enough sound effects for every visual affect
Preview loops to create a soundtracks that enhance the video
Take your time and be very organized in your approach to this project.
Sound Effects can be found in Garageband and

Ask yourself the following before completing the Final Project 4 Film Scoring
Is there a sound for every visual event?
Are all sounds lined up with the visual events?  
Did I set the volume for each sound effect appropriately?
Did I set the pan for each sound effect appropriately?
Could I use more volume and pan automation to make the sound effects more exciting?

Final Project Option 5 - Film Scoring

How to export assignments as MP4 Film Scoring

1. Go to File
2. Select Movie

3. Select Export Audio to Movie


Final Project Grade counts twice! 

Last grade for Quarter 1

Exam Grade


Final Project Option 4 - Remix using Stems

Using the stems provided in the Music Technology Google Drive you are to create the following:


Length of file

Use as many different stems as you wish for this assignment

Use must create 5 original loops using the keyboard

Must have at least 20 tracks.  
5 of the 20 tracks must be original loops that you create.
Also included in the track count are stems and loops.  
Most of you will go well over 20 tracks anyway

Be creative and have fun! 

Save file as FPRemix and your initials
Exported MP3 of the completed project must be uploaded to the Music Tech Google Drive
See above for instructions on how to export. 

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Final Project Option 1 can be completed by using your device and the Garageband App. 

You only have to select ONE of the final project options listed below.  

Completed Final Projects must be exported as either MP3 or MP4 (Film Scoring) and uploaded to the Music Tech Network drive once completed. 


Final Project Option 2- 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. 

20 Loops or more, 5 of the 20 Loops must be original recorded loops using the keyboard.
Sound Effects are not included in the 20 Loops.
Volume Changes Pan Changes
Must be at least 3:00 (3 minutes) in length.

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 of your Garageband file and paper (Google Docs) must be labeled as Final Project and your initials. 

Final Project Option 1 - Podcast 

You will create an 8-10 minute podcast on any topic of your choice.



  • Original Script Introduction and Ending created by you

  • Imported clips can only be 10 -15 seconds in length for each clip.

  • Create a musical bed using loops and/or loops you record

  • Narration must be recorded clearly.
  • Either in class with USB Microphones or outside of class. 

Music Technology I Final Project 

How to 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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Final Project Option 7 - 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
  • Ipod
  • Cell Phones


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. 


Final Project Option 6 - 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 Mr. Splettstoeszer or Mr. Sullivan to discuss and approve your final project.