Tuesday, December 16, 2014

You have this day...

To study for tomorrow's test

1.  Study the quizlet

2.  Read the two articles.


Monday, December 15, 2014

Digital law.

Digital law continued  Reading

Read and study Friday's article and today article for a quiz on Wednesday.  

Friday, December 12, 2014

PLHS Music Production Technology: Digital Law

PLHS Music Production Technology: Digital Law: Quizlet.  Digital Law.  FEB. 19, 2013 READ LATER Featurepics.com By Adam Dachis,  Lifehacker You share music, rip DVDs, ma...

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Making sure your song is up

Who is having a hard time getting their project on soundcloud and the zip file shared with me?

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

finish up your reggae song

1. Get it on soundcloud and then Post it on your blog. 
  
2. Share the archived garageband zip file with me that is in your google drive.  

Monday, December 8, 2014

time to produce

Put a Reggae song together.  Use loops or record using what you learned on piano.

Two minutes long
3 distinct  parts   i.e.   Verse, chorus, bridge
5 tracks

Friday, December 5, 2014

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Out ill today

The quizlet test will be tomorrow.  You can spend the day studying or starting to record a reggae song.   You can use the loops in Garageband.   

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Monday, December 1, 2014

PLHS Music Production Technology: Reggae

PLHS Music Production Technology: Reggae: Get online and listen to different reggae songs.  I want you to use loops or write something short in a reggae style and get it up on your ...

Friday, November 21, 2014

Thursday, November 20, 2014

10 Terms test Friday

Grading period.

I am working on getting all your assignments marked off.  Look online at your grade and assignments and come up to me if something is not right.  I have not finished but still come up and we will mark it off then.  If you just turned in an assignment, you do not need to tell me, it will show in my Google reader or drive.  

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

PLHS Music Production Technology: Reading

PLHS Music Production Technology: Reading: The skills you need What skills are required for a recording artist Quizlet set to study for test tomorrow    matching





Also.     Due this Friday.  



Money tests

Last day to turn in video facts (it's already late) and will be marked down.


Tuesday, November 18, 2014

PLHS Music Production Technology: Money unit

PLHS Music Production Technology: Money unit: We are  going to do a unit on finance.  It is part of the "all aspects of the industry" that we cover in this class. 1. read les...

Important.

Please resahare your 10 facts  document w me.   Before you do,  title it "video series"

Make sure your name is on the document, just like if you were writing and English paper.  


Monday, November 17, 2014

Finishing the video series.

Today should be easy.  Watch this short and last video.   Finish up with a conclusion and a list of the ten most interesting things you liked or learned from the video series.  Share your document with me and you are done.    I will start the grading process.  

Friday, November 14, 2014

Recording Bass





With ten facts of course.  On the same Google doc. of course. 

Remember, I am grading all videos facts at once.  They need to be on one document except the first two videos which had forms you filled out. 

Monday, November 10, 2014

VIDEO #8

10 FACTS ON SAME DOC.   

REMEMBER, THIS WILL BE GRADED WHEN THE SERIES IS OVER.  IT IS WORTH A LOT OF POINTS.  THIS IS OUR 8TH VIDEO.   THERE AR 12 TOTAL WORTH A TOTAL OF 60 POINTS.  MOST SINGLE ASSIGNMENTS ARE WORTH 10 POINTS.  

Friday, November 7, 2014

Video.

10 facts please.   Same doc.   

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

PLHS Music Production Technology: Polar Patterens



How I need your
Google docs and turning in your work.   




PLHS Music Production Technology: Polar Patterens:         Watch this video and write 10 facts from the video in Google ...

Monday, November 3, 2014

PLHS Music Production Technology: Microphones

PLHS Music Production Technology: Microphones: 1.  Video on Microphones * Watch this video and simultaneously fill out a google doc. 2. List your google doc 1 through 10 and write do...

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Quiz Wednesday

Study your flash cards.  Test tomorrow.  Link on yesterdays post.   

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

How Music Works

We will finish watch the second section.

Google doc on this and section 1 and 2 due at the end of class.   

Monday, October 20, 2014

How Music Works

Here it is online in case you are not in class


 video How music works.  

We are going to the theatre.    

Assignment 

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 assignment due for each section of the video.  I will explain in class.  Total of 5.  

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

How music Works.

Here it is online in case you are not in class


 video How music works.  

We are going to the theatre.    



IMPORTANT MESSAGE

IF YOU LEAVE ANY OF YOUR FILES ON THE COMPUTER, THEY MAY BE USED BY OTHER STUDENTS.  WHAT HAS HAPPENED IN THE PAST AND SOME THIS YEAR

1.  OTHER STUDENTS TAKE YOUR WORK AND TURN IT IN AS THERE WORK.
2.  IF IT'S YOUR PHOTO THE PUT IT ON THE SCREEN OR MAKE FUN OF IT IN SOME WAY.
3.  AND... THEY PUT IT ON FACEBOOK ETC. 
4.  BY SAVING IT ON THE DESKTOP IT SLOWS DOWN THE COMPUTER. 

MY RECOMMENDATION IS TO ALWAYS UPLOAD YOUR WORK EVERYDAY TO GOOGLE DRIVE AND ERASE IT FROM THE COMPUTER AND/OR SAVE IT ON A FLASH DRIVE.  

AND PLEASE ALWAYS LOG OFF FROM YOUR GOOGLE ACCOUNT.  

Friday, October 10, 2014

Today is the day to turn in your blues assignment.

If you are still a new student to this class you will receive more time.  Just make sure to check with me. If you have been in this class for most of the grading period, it is due.   If you are not done, send me what you have.   

 Please do the following

When you save it make sure you archive it.  

Save it

Compress it into a zip file

Upload your zip file to your google drive.

Share it with me at plhsbooth@gmail.com


Friday, October 3, 2014

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.
   

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

finishing the drum tracks and moving into piano.

Let's take inventory and see if you are done with your rock beat.  I need to check your tracks quickly to see if you are on track.  HAHA.   You do not need to send this to me or share it with me.  We will use these beats for your orininal songs and blues.  We will next move into piano when the class is ready.   So, are we ready?   

Monday, September 29, 2014

Friday, September 26, 2014

Let's try this again.

Basic rock beat.   

1 Record the steps exactly as shown in yesterday's video.   

2 Archive and zip the file.  

3 Upload it to google drive and share it with me.   


4 No need to put it up on sound cloud or your blog.     

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

QUIZ TOMORROW.

Quiz tomorrow.    Explaining how we take the quizlet test.   

Finish your song if you haven't yet.    

New students. (Don't stress).  You have more time.     

Friday, September 19, 2014

Continue on yesterday's song

And for those of you who missed this lesson in Kindergarden, and you know who you are, here it is again.  You can do better, right? 

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Song #3

Using loops.   Create another song and make it 2 min long.    Use ate least 5 tracks and have at least one change of parts. 

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Look up these questions for the test. (Answers in the PDF from yesterday)

Each song has a speed, or tempo. The tempo defines the _____________ at which beats, the basic rhythmic   pulse, occur in the song.

Each song also has a time signature, which controls the relationship between__________ and   measures.

Each song has a key, which defines the central note to which the other notes in the music relate.   You can set the song to use any musical key.

The loop browser has two views: button view and column view and also ________________ view

When you preview a loop, you can also control the volume of the loop using the volume slider in   the loop browser.

Most loops other than drum loops are recorded using a particular musical scale. In most cases,  when you arrange several loops so that they play together, you’ll want to use loops with the same scale type.

How do you add loops to the Timeline?

To select a region, do one of the following:  

You can loop a region so that it plays repeatedly. When you loop a region, it plays repeatedly from the start point to the end point.

To move a region:

Can you transpose a region

Does Garageband have a function called the Timeline Grid

Can you undo and redo a track in Garageband

let's look at the PDF together.

What's on the test tomorrow? 

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Upload


DUE TODAY!           2 SONGS EMBEDED ON YOUR BLOG!  


Upload your two songs to your blog.   Embed the songs.   Do not just post the link.   At this point it's all about understanding and implimenting the process of getting your songs up to sound cloud and embeding them to your blog.  What you record is not as important as learning how to turn in your music and or projects.  I'm looking for 2 songs up by today.   

Do it!   

PLHS Music Production Technology: Garageband song 2.

PLHS Music Production Technology: Garageband song 2.: Record another song w loops.   Go through the same procedure to get it on your blog.   Make sure you give it a title when you put it on you...

Monday, September 8, 2014

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.  




Friday, September 5, 2014

URL and Blogs.

1. Making sure you are connected.   Did you create your blog and send me the URL?  I'm going to make sure I have you connected so that I can receive your work.

IMPORTANT LESSON IN SAVING YOUR WORK!   YOU MUST UPLOAD EVERYTHING TO YOU GOOGLE DRIVE.   EVERYTHING!  OUR COMPUTERS WILL NOT SAVE YOUR WORK FOR MORE THAN A FEW DAYS.  

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.  


Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Updating your student survey and Creating a blog.



1.   Please place a photo of yourself on you student survey.  You can do this by simply finding a pic of yourself on the net and copy and pasting it.  I want to see your face so I can get to know you better. 


2.   Rename you student survey as follows.        


P1 or P2 or P3 etc.   Whatever period you are in.  

last name, first name    

ex.     p4. Booth, Douglas

3.  Next Create and design your blog.  Here is the link to your tutorial.  

name your blog

Douglas Booth Music Production 

After you create your blog write a comment on my blog.  Paste your blogs url address and your name so that I can connect your blog to mine. 


First look at garageband

Garageband web site




Thursday, August 28, 2014

2014 / 2015 school year

Welcome To Music Production

1 what is it?

2 why is it?

3 How this class works.


5 Questions?

The Most Important Rules Are...
No Eating in Class
No Running 
No Swearing
No Bullying
Stay on task, be respectful and do your work. 


Student Survey

Friday, June 6, 2014

Final Project. Read Carefully




Cleaning up


Final Project

Garageband

Create a song using loops or real instruments

It must include 3 verses 
It must include 3 choruses
It must include 1 bridge
It must be at least 2 minutes but not more then 3

It must also have...

1 drum track
3 other tracks

Volume changes
Panning changes

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Repost for you

How music works series.

How Music Works. #1

Directions
Open up google docs and create a new document. 
Title it "How Music Works"
and take notes on the video.  Then form your notes into complete sentences and paragraphs.  We will do this until the series is complete you will then share you document with me.  

Link to video How Music WorksVideo 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:
·      an introduction sentence stating the topic of the video
·      identify 3 things you learned watching the video
·      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

Friday, May 30, 2014

Subject: Recording Arts Summer Workshops for Ages 13-17

Subject: Recording Arts Summer Workshops for Ages 13-17

Since its start in 2005, The Recording Arts Center has focused its curriculum on preparing post secondary students for dynamic careers in the audio recording industry. This summer we’ve teamed up with the world-class educators at Recreational Music Center to offer something new: Recording Arts Workshops for students ages 13 to 17.  We have made scholarships and financial aid available to qualifying students, the requirements for which can be seen on Recreational Music Center's Discounts and Financial Aid page. 

Software-based recording technologies have become accessible over the last decade and many young musicians have a natural interest in exploring programs like Garage Band, Ableton Live and Pro Tools. Unfortunately, just because these programs are readily available doesn't make them easy to use.

Our week-long workshops will allow students to learn and collaborate in our state-of-the-art classrooms and studios. Students will get hands-on experience in all elements of the audio recording and production process.  Workshops include: 
• Training in Pro Tools and recording engineering concepts in the classrooms of The Recording Arts Center
• In-depth tours of all three recording studios at Studio West
• A full day of recording and mixing in Studio West's largest live room, Studio A
• Instruction in Songwriting and Production Techniques

These 4 week-long camp sessions are sure to attract a diverse group of students, so we've gathered instructors to lead the workshops with experience in a wide range of genres. Each camp will be conducted from 9AM - 3PM Monday through Friday. Break out sessions will be based upon musical preference and complementary instrumental skills. Please note that the ability to play an instrument is not required. I've attached a copy of the event flyer for your reference and I encourage you to check out TRAC's  FAQs page as well. 

We’re excited about trying something new this summer at Studio West and The Recording Arts Center, and we hope you would help us get the word out about these interactive workshops for students aged 13-17.   Please contact us at the number below with any questions, as we'd be happy to have the opportunity to speak with you about this exciting new program. 


Wednesday, May 21, 2014

How music works series.

How Music Works. #1

Directions
Open up google docs and create a new document.
Title it "How Music Works"
and take notes on the video.  Then form your notes into complete sentences and paragraphs.  We will do this until the series is complete you will then share you document with me.  

Link to video How Music WorksVideo 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:
·      an introduction sentence stating the topic of the video
·      identify 3 things you learned watching the video
·      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


Todays Assignment