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Quick Collab 4/18 Project File

Horror Movie Project:

Wednesday, April 17th. 

This project is a summative assessment. You will be graded on 3 things:

  1. Project starting and stoping with the trailer.
  2. Use of a minor chord and the keyboard
  3. Sound effects that match what is happening in the trailer.

Video Link

Project File

iLife Sound Effects

 

Minor Chord Movie Trailer Project

Learning Goal: Students will use minor chords to add original music to a movie trailer.

Directions:

  • Pick a movie trailer below. Arrange your screen so you can see your project and the trailer at the same time. 
  • Pick 2 or 3 minor chords (cheat sheet provided) for your movie soundtrack.  
  • Your project should start in measure 3.
  • Your soundtrack should be a mix of music and sound effects.
  • Music should start and stop with the movie trailer.

Sound Effects:

Findsounds.com

iLife Sound Effects

More Free Sound Effects

Zapsplat.com

 

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Horror Movie Project:

Video Link

Project File

iLife Sound Effects

Horror Movie Project:

Video Link

Project File

iLife Sound Effects

 

Major Chord Movie Trailer Project

Learning Goal: Students will use major chords to add original music to a movie trailer.

Directions:

  • Pick a movie trailer below. Arrange your screen so you can see your project and the trailer at the same time. 
  • Pick 2 or 3 major chords (cheat sheet provided) for your movie soundtrack.  
  • Your project should start in measure 3.
  • Your soundtrack should be a mix of music and sound effects.
  • Music should start and stop with the movie trailer.

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MIDI Keyboard Project

Best Part Project File

Rude Project File

Spring Break Soundscape (15 points)

Directions: Use sound effects to tell a story about what you did over spring break. Projects need to be between 30 and 60 seconds in length. Be creative, take risks, think outside the box. 

Project File

Findsounds.com

iLife Sound Effects

More Free Sound Effects

Zapsplat.com

Music Festivals:

Learning Goal: Students will research and plan a trip to popular music festivals in the USA. Students will then create a 30 second radio advertisement 

Project File

Music Festivals Worksheet

Festival Options:

Shaky Knees (Atlanta, GA)

Governors Ball (New York City, New York)

Ultra Music Fest (Miami, FL)

Bonnaroo (Manchester, TN)

SXSW (Austin, TX)

Travel Sites:

Expedia

Travelocity

Orbitz

 

Midi Keyboard Hook Assignment 

Learning Goal: Students will learn how to play a simple hook on the MIDI keyboard and then incorporate it into their Soundtrap Project. 

Video Tutorial:

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Music Festivals:

Shaky Knees 

Governors Ball

Ultra Music Fest

Bonnaroo

SXSW

Children’s Story Book

Learning Goal: Students will create a recording of a children’s story and enhance it using sound effects and music. 

Freekidsbooks.org

Children’s Story Book Project

Radio Advertising- Create Your Own

Learning Goal – Students will be able to create a radio advertisement using spoken word, music, and sound effects. 

Step 1- Get into groups with the people sitting around you (3 max)

Step 2- As a group, brainstorm a product or service you would like to advertise. Fill out the worksheet completely. 

Step 3- Go into the studio and record your advertisement. Projects should be no longer than 1 minute. 

Step 4- Add music, sound effects, and adjust levels. Projects should make sense and sound GOOD!

Project File

Creat Your Own Worksheet (Extra Copy)

Radio Advertising Project

Learning Goal- Students will be able to record a radio advertisement using spoken word, music, and sound effects.

Step 1- Get into groups with the people sitting around you (3 max)

Step 2- As a group, select a script from the “Commercial Script” link and complete the Radio Advertising Worksheet (40 Points).

Step 3- Practice reading your script out loud. You may use the recording studios when you are ready. 

Step 4- Add music, sound effects, and adjust levels. Projects should make sense and sound GOOD!

Project File

Commercial Scripts

Radio Advertising Worksheet 

Billy Bob Car Commercial Project

Learning Goal: Students will be able to manipulate an audio file to convey a message using keyboard shortcuts. 

Project File

Commercial Script

  1. Rearrange the audio file to match the script.
  2. Add intro and outro music using soundtrap loops or a keyboard. 
  3. Add sound effects to enhance the commercial. 

Sound Effects:

Project File- Winter Break

Project File- Winter Break Gone Wrong

Findsounds.com

iLife Sound Effects

More Free Sound Effects

Zapsplat.com

 

Commercial Music- Student Created
Directions: Choose a commercial. Open the Project File. Make music starting in measure 3 to make a commercial that is BUMPIN’!

Project File

 

Song Form Project

Mr. Bond’s Example

Project File

Song Lyric Generator

Sample Lyrics

Genre Snapshot Unit

Jazz Project File

Pop Project File

EDM Project File

Rock Project File

Hip Hop Project File

Midi Unit- First Assignment 

Directions- Open the project file. Use your MIDI keyboard to create a melody, which should be recorded in track 1. Use loops based on the track names to add backgrounds to your melody. Make sure that your melody goes with the beat!

Project File

Bond Example

Soundscapes

CREATE YOUR OWN

Sound Effects:

Findsounds.com

iLife Sound Effects

More Free Sound Effects

Zapsplat.com

Splitting Clips – Car Edition

Directions:

Open the Project File FIRST.

Download the Video and Song you would like to use in your commercial. Make sure to open each in a new tab. 

Your music should start in Measure 3. This is so that you have enough time to press play in the video. 

Include at least 3 sections of the song in your project file. Transitions should be seamless and unnoticeable. Projects should end with the video. 

Project File

Orange 4 iPhone

Orange 4 Android

Splitting Clips Project

Hotel California- 1st- Take out the intro and skip to the singing. 2nd- Shorten the instrumental break at the end so that it is only 30 seconds. 

Pretty Young Thing- Cut from 2:11 to 2:47. The transition should be seamless. 

God’s Plan- Make cuts on your own to create a 1 minute version of Gods Plan. 

Keyboard Shortcuts

Control E- Split

Control Z- Undo

Control C- Copy

Control V- Paste

Piano Roll Art

Directions- Use the piano roll in Soundtrap to create an octagon, house, and a stick figure. Remember to use the plus and minus buttons to adjust the canvas you have to work with. You may change the instrument and tempo  to make it more interesting. 

When you finish with all three drawings go to the “Create Your Own” project file and create an image of your own. 

Project File

“Create Your Own” Project File

Pattern Beat Making 

Part 2 Directions- Using the 4 drum tracks you created last class create 4 separate sections of music using loops. One of your tracks MUST be bass. Once you have all of your tracks laid out go back and adjust the volumes so that everything can be heard.  

Project File

Mr. Bond Example

Part 1 Directions: Use the Pattern Beat Maker in Soundtrap and cheat sheet provided to create 4 popular beats. Each track will have a title that goes with a pattern on your cheat sheet. Once a beat is created use the loop tool to stretch your beat from measure 1-16.

Project File

Cheat Sheet (Extra Copy)

Looping Project- Create your Own

YOU MUST USE THE PROJECT FILE TO RECEIVE CREDIT FOR THIS ASSIGNMENT

Project File

Track 1-  Measure 1-25

Track 2- Measure 3-23

Track 3- Measure 5- 21

Track 4- Measure 7-19

Track 5- Measure 9-17

Track 6- Measure 11-15

Looping Project 1- 

In this project, you are going to be creating an example of looping using a formula to make it so the listener can hear what you “build” using the loops library in Soundtrap. 

Mr. Bond Example

Project File

Track 1- Drums (measure 1-25)

Track 2- Bass (measure 3-23)

Track 3- Piano (measure 5- 21)

Track 4- Synth (measure 7-19)

Track 5- Guitar (measure 9-17)

Track 6- SFX (measure 11-15)

Unit 1- The Basics + Launchpad

Unit 1 FInal Class

Warm Up- Use the interactive music game, Incredibox, to make sure your headphones, computer, and internet are working.

Launchpad 

 

Class 3

a) Warm Up- Go to the “The Playground”, in Ableton. Use this to make sure your audio works and get get the creative juices flowing. 

B) Launchpad- Go to each of your sets and write in the key that activates the box you shaded. Do this for all sets. Remember that pressing “P” or “;” gives you a cheat sheet for keyboard commands. 

Example

Class 2

a) Pick your favorite Launchpad Preset. Complete THIS WORKSHEET.

b) in the Electro Music Primer complete the sections labeled Notes and Scales, Chords, and Basslines. 

Class 1

a) Complete the first two sections (“Getting Started” and “Beats”). Go slow and read everything carefully.

b) Start experimenting with different combinations in Launchpad. Try a little bit of each preset and starting finding catchy combinations.

Miscellaneous Items….

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