Thursday, December 9, 2010

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

note names

go to lesson 1 on the music theory link and learn the note names

c major g major and d major

You have done the key of c major and g. now do d major. start on a d note and create a d major scale including the correct sharps.

Monday, December 6, 2010


Gather around the screen for a theory lesson and assignment

Friday, December 3, 2010


Open Muse.
Start a new file
Choose the key with no # or b
Using what you learned before.
write the note c through c starting on middle c using quater notes
name the notes
Print it out in pdf format.
email it to

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Download this on the pc and the lower link for Mac

Windows: The latest stable release for Windows is version

Mac OS X: The latest stable release for Mac OS X 10.4 or later is version It's a universal binary.

Monday, November 29, 2010

Grading period

You should have turned in

1. Definitions 5 point possible

2. blues song 10 points possible

3.took the online test on sound waves. 10 points possible

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

mail to

Wednesday ... Last day for full credit on blues song

sound wave study guide

sound waves study guide

Sound and Acoustics Study Guide
(Student formed questions)

1. Describe a wave.
A: A disturbance that travels through a medium, transporting energy from one location to another location.

2. What are the two categories of waves?
A: Mechanical and electrical.

3. What does a wave, which is created by vibrating objects and propagated through a medium from one location to another create?
A: Sound.

4. What does a medium do?
A: It carries the disturbance from one location to another.

5. What is the typical medium in sound waves?
A: Air.

6. How is the sound wave is transported from one location to another?
A: By means of particle-to-particle interaction.

7. True of false, the original source of a wave is some vibrating object capable of disturbing the first particle of the medium?
A: True.

8. Is sound a mechanical wave or electrical wave?
A: Mechanical.

9. For a sound wave traveling through air, the vibrations of the particles are best described as ___________ ?
A: Longitudinal.

10. The distance which a disturbance travels along the medium in one complete wave cycle is called what?
A: Wavelength.

1. Q. How can a wave be described?
A. As a disturbance that travels through a medium, transporting energy from one location to another location
2. Q. What is a medium?
A. The material through which the disturbence is moving
3. Q. What are longitudinal waves?
A. The waves that the motion of the individual particles of the medium is in a direction which is parallel to the direction of energy transport
4. Q. When the wave length is far apart it is know as?
A. Low pitched frequency
5. Q. When the wave length is close together it is known as?
A. High pitched frequency

6. Q. What is a mechanical wave?
A. The sound that results from the back and forth vibration of the particles of the medium from the sound wave that is moving
7. Q. What is a pressure wave?
A. When the repeating pattern of high pressure and low pressure regions moving through a medianin a sound waves

8. Q. What are compressions?
A. Regions of high air pressure within the longitudinal motion of air particles

9. Q. What are rarefractions?
A. Regions of low air pressure within the longitudinal motion of air particles

10. Q. What is the equilibrium of a wave?
A. The resting postition of a wave.

The study of sound, ultrasound and infrasound is called?

7 Q. What does the inner ear do?

A. It turns pressure waves into vibrations so that your auditory nerve can read it.

8 Q. What is the difference between speed and frequency of sound?

A. Frequency is how often and speed is how fast

9 . Q. If you were to stretch an elastic string attached to a wall and pluck it what would the returning force be called?

A. The force would be called a reflected pulse

10 . Q. What is the formula for sound'sintensity?

A. Intensity=Power/Area

What do they mark frequency with
A:A Hertz which is-
1 Hertz = 1 vibration/second

What is a natural frequencie?
The frequency or frequencies at which an object tends to vibrate with when hit, struck, plucked, strummed or somehow disturbed is known as A:The
natural frequency of the object.
7. What is fundamental frequency?
A:The lowest frequency produced by any particular instrument. Also known as the harmonic.

Q. What is a pressure wave?
A. When the repeating pattern of high pressure and low pressure regions moving through a medianin a sound waves
8. Q. What are compressions?
A. Regions of high air pressure within the longitudinal motion of air particles
9. Q. What are rarefractions?
A. Regions of low air pressure within the longitudinal motion of air particles

Answer fallowing questions listed below. Answers are given after the fallowing questions.

1.) The sound produced by a bell cannot be heard since sound cannot travel through …………..

A. Car

B. Vacuum

C. Jar

2.) Longitudinal are waves in which the motion of the individual particles of the medium is in a direction which is parallel……

A. The direction of energy transport.

B. The direction of energy through light

C. The direction of a computer

3.) Since a sound wave consists of a repeating pattern of high pressure and low pressure regions moving through a medium, it is sometimes referred to as a……

A. Wavelength

B. Pressure

C. Pressure wave

4.) Frequency refers to how often the air particles….

A. Move

B. Jump

C. Vibrate

5.) The human ear can detect such a sound. YYYEEEEAAA! This faintest sound which a human ear can detect is known as the…….

A. Scale

B. Threshold of hearing

C. I was born with hearing dummy

6.) The faster a sound wave travels, the more distance it will cover in the same period of…..

A. Heat

B. Air

C. Time

7.) The three tiny bones of the middle ear act as levers to amplify the

A. Vibrations to the ear bone

B. Vibrations to the ear flap

C. Vibrations of the sound wave

8.) Music is a mixture of sound waves which typically have…….

A. whole number ratios between the frequencies

B. two whole number ratios between frequencies

C. seven whole number ratios between frequencies

9.) If a moving source of sound moves at the same speed as sound, then the source will always be at the…..

A. leading edge of the waves which it produces.

B. at the right depicts snapshots in time of a variety of wavefronts produced

C. none

10.) The disturbance which returns to the left is known as the……

A. Boundary

B. Reflected pulse

C. sound waves

answeres are highlighted

5. What is a Mechanical Wave?

A. A wave that requires a medium to transport it.

  • How is sound created and detected?

Sound is a vibration or wave of air molecules caused by the motion of an object

  • Is sound a waveform in matter?


  • Does sound travel in a vacuum?


  • What is the speed of sound?

Speed of sound at sea level = 340.29 meters/second

  • What is a wavelength?

The wavelength of a sinusoidal wave is the spatial period of the wave – the distance over which the wave's shape repeats

What is sound?

Sound is a travelling wave which is an oscillation of pressure transmitted through a solid, liquid, or gas, composed of frequencies within the range of hearing and of a level sufficiently strong to be heard, or the sensation stimulated in organs of hearing by such vibrations

  • What are the frequencies for infrasound?

Infrasound is sound that is lower in frequency than 20 cycles per second

  • What are the audio frequencies and wavelengths?

Infrasound consists of very low frequency sound, beyond the range of hearing of humans. Infrasound wavelengths can reach many kilometers

  • What is ultrasound and how is it used?

Ultrasound is cyclic sound pressure with a frequency greater than the upper limit of human hearing. In medicine, ultrasound is used to detect changes in appearance of organs, tissues, and vessels or detect abnormal masses, such as tumors.

Monday, November 8, 2010

12 bar blues.

We need to move PC users onto macs. If you have finished your 12 bar blues, free up a mac so I can get the rest of the class on the assignment.

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Sub today

did you record the 12 bar blues. You should. If you need help I will be back tomorrow. You can also work on your other tunes.

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Friday, October 22, 2010

study and watch

Vocabulary test on Monday.
Definitions due 12 midnight tonight. No late papers accepted.

Watch these tutorials on garageband

Introduction to the series

How is this Information delivered and what do you look out for?

What is Garageband and where do I start?

This video will take you through the following subjects: What is GarageBand, How do I configure Hardware to work with GarageBand, A CrashCourse in Digital Recording, Configure GarageBand to work with your External Hardware.

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Song Structure

Read this article on song structure

Listen to songs and see if you can identify the different parts and structure of a song.

Study your vocab. 2 sheet from yesterday

Monday, October 18, 2010

Putting it together. Rhythm track.

Okay. Let's put together your three variations of you rhythm track. Next, chord progression.

Study vocab #2

Sunday, October 17, 2010

new way to submit work

New way to turn in your work.

Attach your file to your email and mail it to...

mark your work in the following way.

your period, last name,first name, project

example p2 booth,douglas,song#3

always use p2 or p3 or whatever you period is. Do not use "period 3" but instead " p3" and leave a space after the number. That way it will drop in a period folder for me and the TA.

Friday, October 15, 2010


Do you have your drum parts done? No? Keep working. If Yes, let's figure out how to get more usb keyboards in here. Fundraiser? Carwash? Storm guitar center?

Also, you should be bring headphones. I am still waiting for our order to come in.

Thursday, October 14, 2010

More drum parts

You should have a basic rock beat. Now I want two other variations of that beat for the chorus and the bridge. Plus and ending.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

work on a new song

Starting with the drum track. Create a groove in 4/4 time. kick should be on 1 and 3 and the snare on 3 and 4. You can do this via garageband or aviary. You can do more with the kick and the snare but the basic feel should be rock. I want to hear the back beat.

Read about beats here!

Friday, October 8, 2010

Theory test

Music theory test. Let's see what you learned from the theory site.

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Theory and music site

Study theory for Friday's test.

Check out this site if you know the theory and see all the options for note learning, musical terms, etc.

Click here for site

Monday, October 4, 2010

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Monday, September 20, 2010

Demo and movie

Sound waves and aviary demo

sound wave movie

Sound Waves

A short film on Sound Waves.

Create a rhythm track that includes 3 sections at least two minutes long

Monday, September 13, 2010

This is the study sheet for the "Sound wave test".

We will have a test on Friday day. We are working on getting the flash installed on the pc's.

Go to the theory link under links. Study lesson 1 and 2.

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

student ideas and gmail, letter

1. Fill out the following form.

Student ideas

2. You need a gmail account. Go to and create an account.

3. After you create an account, write me a letter explaining why you took this class and what you hope to learn. Grammer and spelling counts. Make it a page long, double spaced. Send it to me at

Monday, September 6, 2010

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Your Grade

This is the day you should have your project done. Grades have been entered for seniors. All other grades have until midnight to finish.

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Three days left to finish!

Okay. Today you have a sub. Be nice! Keep working on your CD if you haven't finished. All the items needed for the project are listed on the post in the room. You have until Wednesday to finish it and turn it in. If you are sure you are done, you can work on homework for other classes etc...

I am obviously not here today as I had to attend a family matter. I will be back tomorrow and continue to mark off your projects. Mr. Booth

Friday, June 11, 2010

Your project is DUE DUE DUE!

I need to see your project on your computer to mark you off. I will listen to the song or songs via my idisk when you upload them to a folder with your name on it under Final Project 2010. This final project (CD) is over half your grade. That means if you don't do it you will have under 50% which = an F. Any questions? Good.

Some of you are done and have been relaxing. Guess what? That's okay now. That is what you get for being efficient and planning ahead.

Thursday, June 10, 2010

final project due...

I am checking off every project to make sure you have all the components for the CD. Your final project is worth more than half of your grade. The post in the room has everything listed that you need.

Thursday, June 3, 2010

This week, finish

Let's finish up the CD's this week. We only have two weeks left and I need to check you off my list.

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

You need...

1. At least one song up on LULU
2. Cover Art
3. CD information on CD
4. Information on insert.

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Sample MP3

I would like you to go to your lulu and put up a small clip of your song so people can preview it.

Friday, May 21, 2010

You should have

finished your cover, uploaded a song and connected to my lulu community. If you haven't, get it done! Look who has. Click on the buy it now button to your left.
Now we need to look at promotion. Take a look at what lulu offers. Go to a site called

I know we don't have facebook here but that is a great place to spread the word about your music.

What else can you find? Let me know and let's share it.

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

You have today and

tomorrow and Friday to start a CD project on lulu and connect to my site.

Monday, May 17, 2010

5 days

I would like you to have your CD up on the lulu site by Friday. You can always go back and make changes. You need at least one song, cover and insert.

Friday, May 14, 2010

Some CD's are up and for sale!

We have some CD's up and done and for sale. Let's take a look.
You must join my group on lulu to have your CD for sale from the blog.

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

I want to see at least 1 finished song

I want to see at least 1 finished song in your final project folder and I want you to start a new project CD on and upload the song there.

Monday, May 10, 2010

I want a song

I want your best song uploaded into your final project folder so I can hear it. Than I want it uploaded to your lulu account. If you have more than one send them to me and lulu.

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Let me see your LULU account

Let me see your LULU account.

Keep working on your song/songs. When they are finished upload to your idisk folder and upload to your lulu account.

Monday, May 3, 2010


You need to create a LULU.COM account for your CD. It can be individual or your group.
You also need to have your folder in the final project folder on IDISK.

Friday, April 30, 2010

Getting ready for the CD

Create a folder on idisk (upload/download files link) with your name or group name. Create it in the folder called "final project"
that is where you will put your songs and art work that will be your CD or that will contribute to the group CD.

You should be working on your best song, songs, art work album cover, insert info etc...

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Your best

Keep working on the one song or two songs... or album songs that you feel is your best work. We are getting close to the end of the year and we want to make sure we get our best work done.

Monday, April 26, 2010

Let's gather around the screen.

A small basic tutorial for your songs. We need to start to think about the final project CD. How many songs do you have? Do you have one good one to contribute to a CD? Can you make your own CD? Do you have art work, insert material ready? Hmmmm?

Friday, April 23, 2010

Last day

This is your last day to work on your individual song. Due by midnight tonight.

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Due Friday, Indiv. song

I have entered you score for your reggae song and have your grade up to date. You can check with me today to see where you are. Everyday a song is late it will lose 1 point. That means that 10 = an A , 9=B, 8 =c etc. Your individual song is due Friday by midnight. Everyone one must do their own song. Garage band or Aviary. At least 2 min. long. Style, your choice.

Monday, April 19, 2010

Team Work

Some of you work great in teams and contribute to the projects . Some of you...not so much. You will all create something on your own using garageband. You pick the style. However, you first need to submit your reggae song by Tue midnight.

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

new song

Work on a song in the style of Reggae

Listen to reggae radio for examples.

Music Notation

I have a hand out for you. It is a music notation sheet that will get you familiar with musical notation if you are not a musician. Use the master sheet I passed out two weeks ago for reference or go to this link (same as handout). Musicians, this should be simple.

Monday, April 12, 2010

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Note sheet

1. Study your note sheet for a assignment.
2. Get your Latin or Jazz song in by Friday.

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

For Aviary

If you are usuing Aviary there is no latin grooves so go under styles and use anything under jazz.

Monday, April 5, 2010

Break is over

Back to work. Writing, arranging, art work, inserts and more? If your anything like me, it is hard to get up and running again. But... we must.

Thursday, March 25, 2010

new song

Give me a 2 min. song idea with a latin feel. Need help? Ask. Due Tuesday after spring break.

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Basic Music

Timing and Rhythm?
Let's learn some basics so you understand what musicians are working with.

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Late songs

Late songs will not count for this grade period but will help you for your year end grade. So send them in.

Monday, March 22, 2010

Monday/song due

Your song is due. Play it for me on your i pod. Send it to me to.,..

We have a professional drummer coming in Friday.

Friday, March 19, 2010

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

cables, songs,

Make sure you have tried to wrap a cable. Make sure you are getting your song ready and on an ipod/mp3 player.

Monday, March 15, 2010

equipment care

Okay. I have seen to many student mishandle the gear. Let's go over proper handling of equipment including cables, mics and guitars.

Friday, March 12, 2010

Yo, song

Have something ready to play on your ipod for lunch by Monday.

Thursday, March 11, 2010

first 10

The first 10 people to tell me what "EPK" stands for and what it is used for. 5 points

Wednesday, March 10, 2010


No running and no yelling.
The first 15 students that come up to me in my chair and say their middle name get 5 bonus points. No running, no screaming or yelling form across the room.

Thursday, March 4, 2010

songs for lunch

Put your best song or songs on an ipod and we will find a day to play them over my PA system at lunch.

Wednesday, March 3, 2010


Some of you need help with garage band. Ask for it and you shall receive.

Monday, March 1, 2010

Song Progress Check

We didn't have time on Friday so I will be checking song progress today. Up to 10 points.

Also, I used some of your songs for CD so that I could see the cost and procedure at

It should be here in a week. Only one was ordered but it will give us a look at the quality of CD's.

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Test tomorrow

We have the test tomorrow and I will also be checking for your progress and be giving points.

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Getting closer?

Continue your work. You should have something that is getting close to a song that you can print. TA's. Give me your list.

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

article and test

Read this page on song writing basics.
There will be a test on Friday. You will need to study this page only but study it well.

You will have to write definitions.

Monday, February 22, 2010

Friday, February 19, 2010

Thursday, February 18, 2010

You and your grade

I will be checking for progress tomorrow. Some of you are working everyday on your project. Some are not. This will effect your total grade.

You are responsible for your grade. Honestly, some students will not be getting points this week.

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Continue working on songs

You should be spending this week making progress on mixes and or songs. I will be checking work on Friday.

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

New Assignment

1. Meeting

2. I want to see you work on a new song and give me a preview by Thursday

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

New Semester

I got some great songs turned in. The best will be re-recorded for a year end CD. You are still able to make your own CD with your own songs but at this point, I don't have too many groups or people who have the number of songs required. We may have a couple of CD's. It will all be worked out soon.

Today, you should be working on Garageband or Aviary

Sunday, February 7, 2010

Tuesday, February 2, 2010


This is the day.

Your project is due soon.

Your music project is due by Friday, Midnight.
Make sure you have all of your mock interview papers turned in and I have checked you off. This is your responsibility.

Monday, February 1, 2010


Gather around the screen for a quick meeting

Song due Wednesday

Friday, January 29, 2010

Back to work

Let's get back to work on your song. Remember, it will be due on the day of your final
. That gives you three days in class. Fri, Mon, Tue. Due Wednesday

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Dress well

Dress well tomorrow for your interview. You will get up to 10 points. Have your application, cover letter and resume in hand for your interview. 30 points possible. You will also need the evaluation forms. 10 points

5 x 10 = 50 possible points
You are responsible for having everything with you tomorrow. Print it at home and bring it in to give to the interviewer.

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Cover letter

Cover letter due today

You get 10 possible points each for...

cover letter
appropriate dress for Thursday's interview

Monday, January 25, 2010

Wednesday, January 20, 2010


Your final???

You have plenty of time to record a complete song. (Complete) Your song should include drums (or a rhythm track, bass, guitar, keys... Voice? Whatever it is, it needs to be complete. Intro, verse, chorus. Need help? Ask me.
Due by finals.

If you don't play you can have others play your song for you or you can use aviary.

Look to your left for more links and information for the mock interviews. Resume due this Monday!


Read this doc. to inform you on creating a resume

Go to your google account and create a resume or use word. Get started today. It needs to be complete and turned in by this Monday.

To your left on this site... more information to help you for your mock interview

Friday, January 15, 2010


Make sure you check out the link and let me know what you think via the form. It is all on the blog from earlier this week. That would be the 13th.

Thursday, January 14, 2010

performance and mock interviews

>>>>>>>>>Your classmates performing. <<<<<<<< LOOK

I have been informed that you all will be participating in mock interviews. I have a package of forms for you to fill out. On the 22nd of this month we will have a guest speaker who will talk to you about the interview process. On the 28th, you will all have mock interviews. You will need a resume, cover letter and application. I need to go through the papers and get them copied for you so that you can get started. I should have something for you to start on tomorrow.

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Monday, January 11, 2010

More Progress and More Points.


Stay on task with your projects. I will be giving you up to 10 points on Friday depending on how much your group accomplishes. I will also be giving points though out the week for those who are actively working on there projects.

Thursday, January 7, 2010

Point System

I will be giving points to those who stay on task and are working on their projects. I will not announce when I am giving the points but will be on the lookout to do so at my leisure.

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

I want to hear your song...

We are first going to gather around the screen.

And then...

Let me hear what you have. I would like to hear something from you or your group by this Friday. Earlier if possible.

I will coming around to hear what you have.

10 points

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Time Management

Read this article

Not just for your project, but for your life.

Time Management

Implement it!

Monday, January 4, 2010

Welcome Back

Let's meet over by the projector and take inventory of our projects and time left in the year.

Todays Assignment