Friday, October 30, 2009

Vocabulary test 2

New Rule.
I catch you playing a game on the computer. You owe me 5 minutes. Catch you twice 5+5=10 etc... You do the math.

Here is the test for Vocabulary 2.

After you are done continue with your work on the recording programs, reading the study sheet on project management or ???

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Find CD duplicating

Study for your vocab 2 test tomorrow. There is no reason you can't do well. I am giving you class time to study. I bought a usb keyboard. It works great with garage band. Plug and play. It also has a disk for PC. Let's hook that up today and see how it works.

Easy Assignment...

Find different Web sites where we can send our music to have them duplicated into CD's for sale and ordering. Send me an email with the link or links. Which one seems the best?

Test on Friday

We will have a test on vocabulary 2 on Friday. So today, study your list of vocab. 2. terms Make sure you read the link on project management. We will have a test on that as well in the near future so start to get familiar with it. Start with the big ideas in bold. Those are questions for sure. We have the A/D converters and keyboards on order. Hopefully, they will be here soon. We will have two loaned keyboards and converters here soon as well. I'm going to buy another keyboard and Mr. Becker and Mr Loescher from CCTE is loaning us some gear so we will have a total of 8 recording stations.

Project Management

Let's start to look at project management. Your project is the CD you will create and you need to know how to get there and get it done. So you need a plan. You need to think ahead. You need to study and learn about project management.

Monday, October 26, 2009

I'm back

Fact. Minnesota Cold, San Diego Warm. There is good reason to stay in San Diego. Still working on getting the rest of our gear we need to record. Today, study the new vocab sheet 2. Work with Myna, Garageband or another music program. Macs should be used for garageband only. Pc's for all other work.

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Don't forget your paragraphs

Look at the blog from ................ and make sure you turn in paragraphs for all the terms. Do extra credit listed increase your score. Grades are going in over the weekend and if I don't have your work by Friday, it will be too late.

Monday, October 19, 2009

Sharing is good!

These headphones cost $2 at super max in O.B. on the corner of Newport and Bacon. I know, it is a big investment. Keep working on your arrangements. Friday is the last day for your extra credit work. Grades will be submitted over the weekend.

recording studios.

Let's clear up this extra credit assignment. I want you to find recording studios in San Diego. Find out how much they charge per hour. List the name, address and price. If it is not listed on the internet you may need to write an email. Think of this as if you were looking for yourself to record in a big studio and you are trying to find the best studio for the best price. Your info should go into a google doc and shared with me at This is due friday. Take your time and find the best deals.

Friday, October 16, 2009

The first 8 and paragrpahs

First of all, remember your paragraphs are due today! If you are done and not playing with the new macs, you can do some extra credit work.

And today... The first eight students (who haven't used the new macs) to send me an email with the correct answer to the following question. Remember the email from yesterday? The one I said we were going to use from now on? Send it there.

And the question is...

What does DAW stand for in the recording world?

Extra credit work Find 10 recording studios in San Diego and find out their prices per hour. List them and share it with me in google docs.

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Macs. We just need a few more items to start recording. We can start to let the pc users get familiar with garageband on the new macs. Mac users, you will get to check out the new software. The first 8 people to send me an email to my new address with their name and period in the subject area will get to use the new macs today.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Great job staying on task yesterday

I knew you had it in you. There are a few students who need to take the test. The other test scores have been entered into ZANGLE. Overall, you guys did great! Let's go over the test this afternoon and then back to work on your arrangements.

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Sweet. Okay, we got google docs working. From now on, all email interaction with me for assignments will be ...


I said



Monday, October 12, 2009

Here is your Test. Vocabulary 1


see if you can share something through google docs. This time try this address

Friday, October 9, 2009

Google Docs

Keep working on your assignment from yesterday. I am looking for paragraphs not just a sentence or two.
You must use google docs
for this assignment. If you have already turned it in without using google docs, go do a copy and paste and share it with me. This assignment is due Wednesday. Don't rush it. Do a good job and go into detail. You could also study for the test on Monday, record or work with some of the music links.

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Identify Jobs in a studio

We will have a test Monday on you vocabulary 1 worksheet. That gives you the weekend to really study it.

Class is out when the bell rings. You may not go outside before the bell rings. Please stay in your seat and away from the door until the bell rings. Did I say, "Until the bell rings?"

***Your longer assignment is to write a paragraph for each term below identifying the responsibilities of the following terms... That is a paragraph per term, not a sentence. Go into some detail. This is not copy and paste. I want your original work. Use the Internet to do the research. Use google docs and send me the link from google docs. This assignment will not be accepted unless you use google docs. Ask me if you need help. My email again

1. Executive Producer

2. Producer

3. A&R Manager

4. Engineer

5. Studio hand

6. Intern

7. Office staff

Again, use google docs and send me the link from google docs. This assignment will not be accepted unless you use google docs. Ask me if you need help. My email again is.....

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

vocabulary 1

Start to study in class and at home with your first vocabulary sheet. vocabulary 1
We will have a test on it. (TBA) Anybody caught playing a game, not related to this class, will have points deducted that can effect their overall grade for this class. The music games under links is the exception and can be played. Check with me if you find some different music game that is related.

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

More arrangements

Let us continue to go through the song arrangements. Start to study here and at home your first vocabulary sheet. vocabulary 1 we will have a test on it soon.

Monday, October 5, 2009

listening to your arrangements

Let's gather around the screen and the audio system and listen to what you've arranged. I would like you to give a description and introduction of your piece before we play it.

Friday, October 2, 2009


Test day. Here is the test on Sound Waves. Use the site from Tuesday or find your own and list 10 facts about the recording studios.

Thursday, October 1, 2009


Study for the test tomorrow on sound waves. STUDY, STUDY, STUDY... The test will consist of multiple choice and fill in the correct words in the blanks.

I understand that games are fun as they should be. You want to play a game? Find some music theory related games on the internet. Create your own multiple choice tests on google docs about music tech. I reserve the right to exit you out of a game or web site not related to this class or game not related to music. The next step would be point reductions for offenders. I am not a cop so don't put me in the position of playing one. I don't look good in a uniform.
Todays Assignment