Monday, October 16, 2017

How Music Works

Video assignment.

Due Date is Monday,  10/23/17

Here it is online in case you are not in class

 video How music works.  

We are going to the theatre.    


Video Reviews

     During the course of this class, you will have the opportunity to watch several educational videos.  After viewing the videos, you shall write a review of the video.  These are very useful for teachers and students.  It demonstrates that you are attentive during the video and taking notes (in other words, learning), and it helps teachers to choose a variety of videos that are more suited the needs of the class.
     The video review should be no more than one page in length, and have two paragraphs.  The first paragraph is a summary paragraph.  It should be at least 7 sentences in length, containing the following:

1.    an introduction sentence stating the topic of the video
2.    identify 3 things you learned watching the video
3.     then explain what you learned about each thing

(I learned that new mountain chains form at convergent boundaries.  The wrinkling of land as it collides with another plate creates these mountains.)
The second paragraph is an evaluation of the video, and should be at least 5 sentences in length.  This is your chance to explain how the video helped you, or what you thought of the video.  You should be as descriptive as possible in this portion, because it will help to ensure future videos are more effective.  In the evaluation paragraph you should state the following:

·      identify at least one thing you liked about the video
·      identify at least one thing you disliked about the video
·      how did the video help explain concepts or ideas from the class
·      was it difficult to understand, or was it too slow paced
·      could you see and hear the video well enough

You will have a review due for each section of the video.  Do not turn it in until we have finished all 4.  All 4 should be on one document.    I will explain in class.    

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Checking your work.

Today I will check your  blues recordings and give you suggestions on how to make it better or fix any problems.   

Thursday, September 28, 2017

The Three Major Chords (Triads)

Time to record a piano part.

1 measure of each chord

12 bar blues

C .   C .   C .   C .
F .   F .   C .    C .
G .   F .   C .   G .  

Da Blues Video #1 

Monday, September 25, 2017

Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday

I will be out Tuesday and Wednesday.    Continue working on your piano lessons.  If you have finished the go back to your beats and record some more.    Remember to quantize the tracks.  

Friday, September 15, 2017

Finish up Friday

  1. Continue on piano lesson #2
  2. Finish up your drum beats if you can and have me check them.

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Moving over to piano

After you finish the 4 beats we are moving over to piano.  

Yes. We are all on piano.

We are using the GarageBand piano lessons.   Download all the lessons.

Instead of opening the reg new song, click on learning to play and then the piano link. Download lesson one or all lessons.  

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Finish up Drum 10 Drum Beats

If you can't finish them then I will grade it when it's done.  Some of you are struggling on this project. You will not be marked late if it is done in a reasonable amount of time.    Tomorrow we are moving over to the piano.

Monday, September 11, 2017

Friday, September 8, 2017

Finish up Friday

If you have finished you rock beat and even if you have created another beat, keep going and record more beats.  Remember to quantize them.  You will use these beats for your songs.  

Friday, September 1, 2017

Full Song

Due this Tuesday at the end of class. 

Practicing with loops and posting your song

Record another song w loops.   Go through the same procedure and send me the link to your song through my contact form.    Make sure you give it a title.  

Make sure it is at least 1 min. long.   

Thursday, August 31, 2017

Upload and share

One job today.  Finish your Garageband loop song.  Upload it to your sound cloud and share the link with me.  Send it to

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Sound Cloud, posting and basic Garageband

2. Watch this video on uploading to to sound cloud and posting your song on your blog

click below

3. create anything you want using loops in garageband, upload to sound cloud and share it with

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Garageband 1. Loops.


1. Making sure you are connected. 

2.  Are you checking the blog first thing when you come in?

3.  Remember, you are responsible for knowing where we are in class and what is due.  You do this by checking the blog.  Even if you miss class you can still check the blog.  So using the excuse..."I didn't know" is not a valid excuse.   

GarageBand 1. Loops.

Open up GarageBand.  If the icon is not on your lower menu, then click on the...

1. Smiley face

2. Applications

3. Garageband

Open up GarageBand and click on the help menu then garageband help.  Click on lesson 5.  Watch the video on adding loops.  It's only 2 minutes long and very easy.  Now follow the video directions and start to experiment with the loops.  

It should look like the image below.  

Todays Assignment