TORRINGTON HIGH SCHOOL 
MUSIC DEPARTMENT
The Pride of Torrington  

GB #5 Remixing with Stems
GB #4 Mashups
GB #6 Remixing with Stems
GB #2  "Your Choice"
Example of what you can make with loops in Garageband
GB #3 Speeches
Remember!
Assignment # 1 Ringtone
What you should be able to do in Garageband
Click here for video
Assignment # 2 Composing Techniques
LOOPS, LOOPS and more LOOPS!
Find this in the upper right hand corner of Garageband.  Click Loops Icon 
Loops Menu will appear.  In this menu you can select the catagory of loops to explore 
Loops available from each catagory will appear below.  Single click to preview.  Click and drag into your project to use. 
There will be blue (audio) and green (MIDI) loops to choose from
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Editing - Split -Re Joining
Pan
Volume Automation
Quantizing

You can complete this assignment on your device with the Garageband App! 

Listen to past Music Tech I projects 

 

In this assignment you will be creating a 2:30 (2 minute and 30 seconds) song.  It is called "Your Choice" because if you want to make a Rap Song, Hip Hop, Rock, Country, Jazz, etc - Its Your Choice! Want to switch from one genre to another during the 2:30 its Your Choice! 

Be creative and have fun!  You will have until end of class Friday October 6 to complete this assignment.

 

Criteria

At least 15 music tracks - 5 of the 15 must be originally recorded by you using Software Tracks and Keyboard/Device.

You must show volume and pan changes. 

Sound Effects do NOT count towards the 15 music tracks.  These are in addition to and you are welcome to use as you see fit. 

Listen to the past projects on the MP3 player

 

Helpful Hints

Keep it interesting!  Change something every 8 beats

Use A-B-A Form
Edit loops to create your own! 

Hand your headphones to the person next to you and listen.

Feel free to experiment! Try something outside your musical comfort zone!  

 

 

Save File as: GB 2 and your initials.

 

Listen to Mashup Examples
Save as GB3 and your initials

Listen 

Listen to the past "Your Choice" Assignments below. 
Do they keep your interest?
Is there one you like more than others

 

 

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5

6

Go online and listen to the various TV, movie or historical speeches.
Make a new speech by taking words or phrases from the various speeches.
Clips you use cannot be longer than 10-15 seconds each
Flie Length 3:00 minutes or longer
Export final product as an MP3 

BE CREATIVE AND HAVE FUN! 

 

 

Stems is a new format for music. Stems redefines creative live performance. AStem file is an open, multi-channel audio file that contains a track split into four musical elements –bass, drums, vocals, and melody for example.

Criteria for Assignment # 5 

Length: 2:00-2:30
Loops and/or Stems from Google Drive
Must have 2-3 tracks of original material that you record

Have fun and be creative! 

Listen to remixes of Daft Punk
Listen to examples from last semester

These examples are in progress and not completed yet. 

STEMS!
What are Stems? 

The audio file above is the vocal stem from Daft Punk.  You will make a remix of this using the vocal stem in the Music Tech Google Drive.

Original 
For this assignment you can use any stems you find in the Music Tech Google Drive "STEMS" folder.  
 
Criteria for Assignment # 6 
At least 10 tracks (Yes, going over is OK)  - One stem per track only!
At least 2:30 in length - Yes, going over is OK
Use ONLY stems.  NO Loops, NO Recording from the Keyboard.
You can also search for stems on Youtube - search using the words "Song Stems",  "Remixing Stems"
Have fun, be creative, experiment!  Break out of your musical comfort zone! 
 
Save file as GB6 and your initials. 
 

A Mashup is simply taking two songs and playing them at the same time. Pick songs that are close in tempo and see if they work!
Have fun and be creative. You never know what might work!

Find an acapella version of your favorite song.
Add an instrumental version of another of your favorite songs You now have a mashup!

Assignment

Create two separate mashups of two (2) songs that are 1:00-3:00 minutes in length.
 

Instrumental
Vocals Only
Are you using the Garageband App?

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, Garageband - Desktop and iOS, MIDI Sequencing, Audio Sequencing
Composing, Arranging , Podcasting, Remixing, Film Scoring & Live Performance using Technology (if time allows)

Click the Translate button to translate this website 

Export assignments as MP3 

1. Go to Share
2. Select Export song to disk
3 Name file, select desktop and MP3

4. Click on Export

5. MP3 file will appear on desktop

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In Google How do I ? 

Access the Music Technology Google Drive
1. Log in Google.com
2. Click on Grid in upper right hand corner
3. Click on Drive icon

4. Click Shared with me. 
5. Select your Music Tech Period

 

Access Google Drive on my device
1. Go your device's app store
2. Download Google Drive App 
3. Log into App.

4. Access your Music Tech Period. 
ALL your files can be accessed on your device

 

Export movie as MP4

1. Go to file
2. Click Movie
3. Click Export Audio to Movie
4. Save

 

In Garageband how do I?
All completed assignments must be uploaded into the Google Drive.  
You will receive a "0" for assignments not uploaded into the Google Drive. 

Software Tracks
Add and delete tracks
Select a MIDI Patch (Instrument) for a track
Record on a Software Track
Quantize
Cut
Copy
Paste
Split and Re Join.
Volume and Pan Envelope Changes 

 

Now you are going to learn some simple composing techniques to add to your knowledge of drum tracks and chord progressions (chord tree). Watch the video below and answer the questions. 

What is a Loop?  Apple Loops are prerecorded musical phrases or riffs in the Loop Browser that you can use to easily add drum beats, rhythm parts, and other sounds to a project. These loops contain musical patterns that can be repeated over and over, and can be extended to fill any amount of time.

After you watch the video experiment using the composing techniques from the video.

 

Assignment # 2 Composing Techniques
Create a 12 measure song
Must have a Drum Track
Must have a Chord Track - click here for chord tree
Must have a Bass Track - use bottom note of chords. 

Must have a Melody Track using one of the techniques from the video

Must Quantize
Must show Volume and Pan changes 

 

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