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Music Technology I Assignments 

In Music Technology I you will be required to work independently and have time management skills with each project.

Topics include but not limited to:

Basics of a Sound System, Audio Effects, MIDI Sequencing, Audio Sequencing
Composing, Arranging , Podcasting, Remixing, Film Scoring & Live Performance using Technology,

 

Week of September 6

Welcome to Music Technology I 

This is an introductory course where you will explore many concepts in creating music using technology. 
This class is project based which means you must be able to have time management skills while working on your projects. 

 

You will be using Soundtrap Digital Audio Workstation as your main application for this class.  You will have your own account and will be able to access Soundtrap on ANY device!   

 

You will need headphones for this class.  Earbuds or Bluetooth headphones will be fine. 
You MUST use the computers in the lab.  Your chromebooks will be limited at times with Soundtrap 

 

Google Classroom and this website will be used for all class assignments and materials

 

What you will learn in this class

Sound System Basics
Audio Effects
Soundtrap Digital Audio Workstation
Composing
Arranging

Music Production Basics
Podcasting
Film Scoring
NOTHING IN THIS CLASS IS HARD! 
IT'S JUST DIFFERENT FROM WHAT YOU HAVE DONE BEFORE! 

DO YOUR BEST AND TRY!

Week of September 12, 2022

Continue to explore

Add Loops 
Create Loop Favorites
Cut Loops
Split Loop Regions
Join Loop Regions 
Add Automation - Pan, Sweep & Volume
            Time Stretching and Compressing

 

Introduction to Audio Effects 
 

Week of September 19, 2022

History of Sampling 
Most sampled songs of all time

Copyright Laws
Music Infringement Cases
Tix Tok and the Music Industry 
Who Sampled Website

 

SOUNDTRAP BASICS
Add tracks

Add Loops 
Create Loop Favorites
Cut Loops
Split Loop Regions
Join Loop Regions 
Add Automation - Pan, Sweep & Volume
 

 

Time Stretching and Compressing

Introduction to Audio Effects

 

 
 

 

 

 

Due Wednesday November 9 

Podcasting 

An outline of your podcast must be handed in
Must include: 
Topic
Outline the body of your podcast 
Will you interview people?
What drops, samples, or other media will you add to your podcast


Songwriting
Have your chord progression selected

Media Mashup
Share your google doc with your list of videos you are going to use

Sound Effects Story
Have your story or movie scene selected 


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Week of October 31, 2022

Week of October 24, 2022

Podcasting
 

Podcasting Assignment 2
Any topic, Any length! 
Must include: Intro/wmusic, Body w/drops, samples, interviews, etc & Outro w/music
Due: Friday October 28 

 

Remixing

Must have one minute of your remix completed by end of the day Friday October 21
 

Podcasting Assignment 2 and Remixing Assignment Due Friday October 28 11:59pm

Week of October 17, 2022

Podcasting
 

Podcasting Assignment 2
Any topic, Any length! 
Must include: Intro/wmusic, Body w/drops, samples, interviews, etc & Outro w/music
Due: Friday October 28 

 

Remixing

Must have one minute of your remix completed by end of the day Friday October 21
 

Podcasting
 

One-Minute Podcast
Record a one-minute podcast about yourself, favorite hobby, song, etc.  Must have intro, body and outro

 

RemixingHave a song you want to remix by Friday October 14.  Input into Soundtrap and create samples from it

Create a 2 minute remixing using stems from one or more songs. 
Must include: Volume, Sweep & Pan 

Podcasting
Podcast Review
Complete the podcast review formCLICK HERE

 

One-Minute Podcast
Record a one-minute podcast about yourself, favorite hobby, song, etc.  Must have intro, body and outro

 

Your Choice Podcast
Create a 3-5 minute podcast in Soundtrap.  Your choice of the topic.  Write down your script (word for word or bullet points) 

Feel free to work to pair up with someone for this assignment. 

You DJ

Be able do the following: 
Basic

Assign songs to L &R decks
Scratch
Crossfade
Mid, Bass & Filter Knobs

Advanced 
FX - Filters & automation
Sampler

Sampler - inport samples

Assignment # 1
 

Record a 1 minute performance using the basic functions listed above. 

Remixing 

Complete the Remix Review Assignment. CLICK HERE

 

Look for audio stems. Ask if you need help

Assignment # 1

Create a 3 minute remixing using stems from one or more songs. 
Must include
Volume, Sweep & Pan 

CReate C

Week of September 26, 2022

What factors go into what you like? 

Background? Family/Friends? 

What did you listen to 4 years ago? 

Music & Food - Can your tastes change?
Do you eat something now you didn't four years ago? 

 

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Soundtrap Codes

 

Assignment #1 "YOUR CHOICE"
You will create a 1:00 (1 minute) song in Soundtrap.  This assignment is called "Your Choice" because it is your choice on what style of music you create.  Hip Hop, Rap, Country, Rock,.......its Your Choice! 

Assignment Criteria 
Length of File must be at least 1:00 or longer in length. 
Must include at least 15 tracks
Must show automation - Volume, Pan and/or Sweep. Your choice of which track(s)

Helpful Hints
Keep your song interesting!  Change up the three elements of music - Melody, Harmony, & Rhythm
Keep adding loops to your favorites playlist
Be creative - think outside your musical comfort zone. Try something new....It's OK  
Have someone else listen.   Get their thoughts & suggestions

Due Date - Friday September 16, 2022 

Go to your Google Classroom for the Sampling Question Assignment

 

Assignment # 2 SAMPLING YOUR FAVORITE SONG

Add your favorite song into Soundtrap

Using the Split feature, split your song into samples.
Once you have your song split into Samples practice using Time Stretching 

**You will use the samples made in Assignment # 2 for your next Assignment # 3

 

 

SOUNDTRAP BASICS Up tp this point you should be able to do the following: 

Add tracks
Add Loops 
Create Loop Favorites
Cut Loops
Split Loop Regions
Join Loop Regions 
Add Automation - Pan, Sweep & Volume
Use the Pattern Beat Maker
Use the Built in Synth
Time Stretching and Compression

 

 

Assignment # 3 CREATING A SONG FROM YOUR SAMPLES ASSIGNMENT #2

Using the samples you created in Assignment # 2 you will create a song using the samples and loops. 

How to Start
1. Take ONE sample
2. Change that sample using the Time Stretching/Compression function. Make it different from the original
3. Insert loops and create your song.  Try something new, be creative! 

 

Criteria
Use at least one (or more) sample from Assignment #2 
10 Total Tracks
Must show volume, pan and sweep automation
Song must be at least 1 minute in length. YES, you can go over if you get inspired!  

Song

 

Week of October 3, 2022

Week of October 10, 2022

Week of December 4, 2022 -December 22, 2022

Week of November 7, 2022

Week of November 21, 2022

Concert Promotion 
Your favorite artist is coming to THS for a special performance.
You will create a 30-second commercial that promotes this performance. 
Who, What, When, Where and Why's 
Musical Bed that includes music from your artist
Write out your script
30 seconds exactly 
The assignment will be completed in Soundtrap 
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Product Commercial
You will create a 30-second commercial on a product (real or fake) 
Who, What, When, Where and Why's 

Musical Bed using loops from Soundtrap 
Be animated and SELL your product
30 seconds exactly 
The assignment will be completed in Soundtrap
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Composing a Jingle
A jingle is a short song or tune used in advertising and for other commercial uses. Jingles are a form of sound branding. A jingle contains one or more hooks and meaning that explicitly promote the product or service being advertised, usually through the use of one or more advertising slogans.
Target Audience
Music Style
Product Information 
30 seconds

Week of November 28, 2022

Due Wednesday November 30

 

DUE WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 30

Concert Promotion
Script Outline
Concert Promotion Project due in Soundtrap Friday, December 2 by 11:59 pm

Product Commercial
Script Outline

Product Commercial Project due in Soundtrap Friday, December 2 by 11:59 pm

Product Jingle
Chord Progression and Product selected
Product Jingle Project due in Soundtrap Friday, December 2 by 11:59 pm