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


Monday, May 19, 2014

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Watching John Lennon and his life

John Mayer documentary.

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

Monday, May 12, 2014

Today, Monday

I am giving the music theory AP exam.  Please practice guitar or drums or keyboards.  Or, start a new song on garageband.   
Todays Assignment