Rock Weeks 1-9 Spring

Weekly Activities Schedule

Week 9 (March 28- April 1)

  • Thurs:StartThe Film Sound Design Project
    • Warm Up
    • IDO
      • Review Technical Terms we need to review
    • WEDO
      • Decide on the sound effects you would like to gather
      • Listen to your world: Go on sound safari to explore sounds, gather some

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Week 8 (March 21-25)

  • Thurs:FinishMelody and Rhythm Composition
    • Warm Up
    • IDO
      • Remind about the composition requirements
        • Needs a distinct rhythm and melody track
          • So we can hear each piece clearly
        • Needs to have at least one real-world sound, not computer generated
        • Needs to be hosted on Soundcloud and the link embedded into a blog post
          • So we can hear it on the class sound system
    • WEDO
      • Answer questions
    • YOUDO
      • Create a blog post titledMelody and Rhythm Composition Project
        • Link to the composition on Soundcloud
        • Write a brief description about what you did for the project
  • Tues-Wed:Create theMelody and Rhythm Composition
    • Warm Up
      • Watch Writers Block - Suggestions on how to deal with this very common problem
        • GENIUSES LOOK AT PROBLEMS IN MANY DIFFERENT WAYS
        • GENIUSES MAKE THEIR THOUGHTS VISIBLE
        • GENIUSES PRODUCE.
          • Thomas Edison held 1,093 patents, still the record. He guaranteed productivity by giving himself and his assistants idea quotas. His own personal quota was one minor invention every 10 days and a major invention every six months. Bach wrote a cantata every week, even when he was sick or exhausted. Mozart produced more than six hundred pieces of music.
        • GENIUSES MAKE NOVEL COMBINATIONS.
        • GENIUSES FORCE RELATIONSHIPS.
          • Make juxtapositions between dissimilar subjects
        • GENIUSES THINK IN OPPOSITES
          • Harmonic minors, lyrics
        • GENIUSES THINK METAPHORICALLY.
          • Grab audio
    • YOUDO
      • Workon composition
  • Mon:Workon Composition
    • Warm Up
    • IDO
    • WEDO
      • Answerquestions
    • YOUDO
      • Workon composition
      • Project parameters
        • 8 measures (can be longer, but only publish the first 8 measures)
        • Distict melody and rhythm track
        • Recorded and posted to SoundCloud by the end of Thursday
      • Melody decisions
        • Compose in the key of C
        • Start on the end on the tonic note (C)
        • Build tension in measures 4 and/or 5 (green notes)
        • Decide on pitches (notes)
        • Think about how many notes
          • Fast = happy
          • Slow = sad
        • Think about notes rising or descending
          • Rising = happy
          • Descending = sad
      • Rhythm decisions - what to use and when
        • Pulse
          • What timing 4/4, 2/4, or other
        • Tempo
          • Thinkabout how many beats per measure
            • Fast = happy
            • Slow = sad
        • Accent
          • Pick a beat in each measure to be the strongest beat
        • Syncopation

        • Syncopation in pop/rock music
          • He usesMusescore, free music scoring software for Mac
        • Cross-rhythm
          • You could have overlapping rhythms like in rap

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Week 7 (March 14-18)

  • Thurs:WatchHow Music Works - Rhythm
    • Warm Up
    • IDO
      • Remindabout project requirements
    • WEDO
      • Answerquestions
    • YOUDO
      • Createa blog post titled, How Music Works - Rhythm
      • Take noteson elements of rhythm that are interesting to you and
      • Copy and paste these terms in your blog post and defin them as you hear them in the video
        • Pulse
        • Tempo
        • Accent
        • Syncopation
        • Cross-rhythm
  • Mon:WatchHow Music Works - Melody
    • Warm Up
    • IDO
      • Remindabout project requirements
    • WEDO
      • Answerquestions
    • YOUDO
      • Create a blog post titled, How Music Works - Melody
      • Take notes on elements of melody that are interesting to you

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Week 6 (March 7-11)

  • Wed-Thurs:Recreate the Class Melody in GarageBand and Add toMelody ProjectBlog Post
    • Warm Up
    • IDO
    • WEDO
      • Listento some podcasts
    • YOUDO
      • Recreatethe Class Melody using the Piano Roll and Score views in GarageBand
      • Add totheMelody Projectblog post under the Lesson Melody heading
        • A screenshot of the notation; uploaded to Flickr and embedded into your blog post
        • The exported theme as an mp3; uploaded to Soundcloud and embedded into your post
          • Be sure to give credit to Jamie Henke of the University of Wisconsin
        • Answerthe questions (use compositional terms in your answer):How was working with the notation editor?
          • What was challenging?
          • What was revealing?

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Week 5 (Feb. 29-March 4)

  • Mon-Tues: Work on and FinishRhythm Recording Project
    • Warm Up
    • IDO
      • Check on progress
      • Finish by Tuesday, at the end of class
    • WEDO
      • Answerquestions
    • YOUDO
      • Workon completing evidence

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Week 4 (Feb. 22-26)

  • Mon:Work on Rhythm Recording Project
    • Warm Up
    • IDO
      • Review skills developed with this training
        • ControlTiming with Groove Tracks
        • Followthe Rhythm of Another Track
        • RecordMultipass Drum Beats
        • RecordArpeggiated Drum Machine Beats
        • MakeRecorded MIDI Regions Loop Ready
        • MakeRecorded Audio Regions Loop-Ready
        • AddRegions to the Loop Library
        • Workwith the Tempo of a Track
      • You can work on training in teams
        • Show dual headphone jacks
      • IntroduceThe RhythmProject
    • WEDO
      • Discuss improving the training process
      • Answerquestions
    • YOUDO
      • Work on skills and start the project

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Week 3 (Feb. 17-19)

  • Wed: Finish Creative Session andCreateBlog Post
    • Warm Up
    • IDO
      • Reviewrequirements for blog post
        • Haveevidence of sound creation
          • Must have a paragraph detailing what you DID and LEARNED
          • Embed either a Soundcloud file or a screenshot from Flickr with all the regions visible
    • WEDO
      • Answerquestions
    • YOUDO
      • Finishfree-form sound project
      • Create blog post titled, Sound Creation: WHATEVER YOU DID

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Week 2 (Feb. 8-12)

  • Fri:ReviewSoundCloud settings;Creative Commonsand Fair Use Declaration
    • Warm Up
    • IDO
    • WEDO
      • Answerquestions
    • YOUDO
      • Work on a sound project due next Wednesday
  • Thurs:Hand inThePodcast Recording Project - My Favorite SongFeedback Form
    • Warm Up
    • IDO
      • SharetheQuizlet Terms
      • Review copyright declaration in Soundcloud
        • You should have:
          • That the copy right is held by the musician andrecord label
          • Explanation that this is an academic project for a class
      • Share that SoundCloud settings are set toCreative Commons
    • WEDO
      • Answerquestions
    • YOUDO
      • Updateblog post titled,Podcast Recording Project - My Favorite Son
      • Add copyright declaration in Soundcloud
      • ConfirmthatSoundCloud settings are set toCreative Commons
      • Hand inthe feedback form for details
  • Mon-Tues: Finish ThePodcast Recording Project - My Favorite SongBlog Post
    • Warm Up
    • IDO
    • WEDO
      • Answer questions and help each other with Soundcloud settings
    • YOUDO
      • Finish podcast editing
        • Pay attention to quality in the editing and volume levels of the audio
      • Upload mp3 to Soundcloud
        • Be sure to add copyright information about the song and describe that you were creating this podcast as part of a school project
        • Make sure the file is in the Creative Commons
      • Make a blog post titled,Podcast Recording Project - My Favorite Song
        • Review the feedback form for details
      • Practice with theQuizlet Terms

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Week 1 (Feb. 1-5)

  • Wed-Fri:Record and Edit Audio for Podcast Recording Project - My Favorite Song
    • Warm Up
    • IDO
      • DiscussThank You cards
      • Review steps for podcast project
        • Write the script in Adobe Story
        • Procurethe song clips you need
        • Record your narration in the soundroom
        • Mix the narration and song clips together tastefully to tell a good audio story
      • Record students in sound room
      • Share requirements for Fair Use fromcommonsensemedia.org
        1. Only use a small amount of the work
          • Less than 30 second sections
        2. Add new meaning to the work to make it original
          • Be analytical
            • Describe the 'what' of the song element
            • The 'why' the segment is compelling/effective for making you feel something?
            • 'How' does this segment work with the rest of the song?
            • 'How' does a it further the songs message/ feeling?
        3. Rework it and use it in a totally different way
          • This is done by mixing your commentary and opinion
        4. Use it for nonprofit purposes
          • This is done by using it for education and setting your SoundCloud settings to Creative Commons
      • Show3 Rules to Avoid Violating Fair Use on YouTube
        • Discuss process for our class
    • WEDO
      • Answerquestions
    • YOUDO

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