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.    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 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.


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

Todays Assignment