Friday, March 27, 2015

Thursday, March 26, 2015

I am out today

You have today and tomorrow to finish your self directed project.   

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Due Friday

You self chosen project is due on Friday.   4 days kids.   

Monday, March 23, 2015

Self chosen project

Choices are...

Prezi or powerpoint

Garageband song

Video (documentary or music video)

Monday, March 16, 2015

Time to make more music EQ

Garageband project ...

Record or use loops

You need the following tracks.

1 min long

Then we will talk about how to EQ your tracks.

GarageBand '11: Use the Visual EQ effect

GarageBand includes a Visual EQ (equalizer) effect that is very useful for optimizing the sound of your tracks and projects. The Visual EQ effect includes the following features:
  • Independent EQ bands for Bass, Low Mid, High Mid, and Treble
  • Presets optimized for different uses and for specific instruments
  • An Analyzer that lets you see the frequencies of the track as it plays, so that you can decide which frequencies to boost or cut

To use the Visual EQ effect:

  1. Double-click the track’s header to open the Track Info pane.
  2. In the Track Info pane, click Edit to show the track’s effects.
  3. If Visual EQ is turned off, click the rectangular LED at the left of the slot to turn it on.
  4. Choose a preset from the Visual EQ preset menu (below the effect name).
  5. To view and adjust individual EQ bands, click the large rectangular button next to the Visual EQ LED.
    The Visual EQ window appears.
    Visual EQ
  6. To adjust an EQ band, place the pointer in one of the four areas of the graphic display (Bass, Low Mid, High Mid, or Treble). Drag up or down to raise or lower the level for that band. Drag left or right to change the frequency for that band.
    The graphic display visually shows your changes.
  7. To adjust EQ bands, click the Details disclosure triangle.
    The Details section appears, showing the center frequency and the level for each band.
  8. To adjust a band’s frequency numerically, drag the frequency number (with Hz) up or down. To adjust a band’s gain numerically, drag the gain number up or down. You can also double-click the number and enter a new value.
  9. To use the Analyzer, select the Analyzer checkbox, then play the project.
    While the project plays, the frequency curve for the track appears in the graphic display area of the Visual EQ window, showing which frequencies are louder or softer. You can adjust the EQ bands in the graphic display while you watch the frequency curve.
Be sure to turn off the Analyzer when you are not using it. When the Visual EQ window is visible, the Analyzer uses a large amount of processing power.
You can use the Visual EQ effect on the master track to shape the sound of the overall project, as well as using it on individual instrument tracks.
Last Modified: Mar 8, 2012

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

PLHS Music Production Technology: Watching John Mayer

PLHS Music Production Technology: John Mayer. Movie review.

 Create it in Google docs and share it with me.  Outline below.

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

Friday, March 6, 2015

Finish up Friday

This is the last day of the grading period.  Turn in everything you have and check your assignments and grade online.  

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

PLHS Music Production Technology: Prezi

PLHS Music Production Technology: Prezi: Watch these videos to learn how to make a Prezi presentation.  You are going to make Prezi.   Make it cool and use pics and graphics.  Let...

Monday, March 2, 2015

Todays Assignment