Music Technology I Final Project 


You will create a 15-20 minute (or longer) podcast on any topic of your choice.

You can have others on your podcast but you must submit your own podcast assignment 
Original Script Introduction and Ending created by you

Create a musical bed 

Narration must be recorded clearly.

When recording check levels BEFORE recording - Turn off REVERB!

Record in small segments
Plan out your script!  Word for Word or Bullet Points, whatever works best for you. 
Plan what drops you want to use and/or add to your podcast.  


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You only have to select ONE of the final project options listed below.  
Music and Art 

Music and Art Final Project 

Artwork can be a picture, painting, sculpture, etc.  Topic of the Artwork is your choice. 
Music must enhance and/or reflect the artwork you selected. 

15 Loops or more 
Sound Effects are not included in the 15 Loops.
Volume Changes Pan Changes
Must be at least 2:00 (2 minutes) in length.


Think about the artwork you selected. What is happening?  What happened before and/or after?
What do you hear when you look at your artwork?  

Must write a 1-2 page paper that includes the following: Information about the Painting, sculpture, etc. Why did you select this specific piece of Art. How does the music you created reflect your Art


Both MP3 and paper (Google Docs) must be labeled as Final Project and your initials. 

Sound Effects Story

Step One
Write an original 10-12 paragraph story OR 3-5 minute movie scene OR 10-12 paragraphs of a short story

Step Two
Finding Words Go through your story/poem and make a list of words that you will need to find sound effects for. Which words would you enhance with sound effects?

Step Three
Finding Sound Effects Garageband ,, Youtube

Step Four
“Telling the Story” Using the sound effects you found for your story/poem “Tell” your story.
Sound effects must be placed in Garageband in the order found in your story.
Leave space in between each sound effect to enhance the telling of the story

Step Five – Music Create music that will enhance your story. 15 Music Loops or more.
Sound Effects are not included in the loop count. They are extra.

Length of file - 2:00 or more
Save File as FINAL PROJECT STORY and Your Initials​

Final Project will count as your final grade for Q4 AND your Exam Grade. 
Yes, one assignment, two grades!
NO you do not need to come in for the exam period
Senior Final Projects are due by the end of the period 5 exam period
Grades 9-11 Final Projects are due by the end of the period 5 exam period
Wednesday June 14 9:40am 


Composing with Samples 


You will create a song using the samples and loops. 

How to Start
1. Select any song of your choice and create samples from it
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! 


Use at least one (or more) samples
15 Total Tracks or more
Must show volume, pan sweep & Time Stretching/Compression AND use at least one audio effec
Song must be at least 2 minutes in length. YES, you can go over if you get inspired!  

Art of Foley/Film Scoring


This assignment you will use Garageband. Soundtrap does not allow videos. 

1. Select a movie trailer of your choice. It MUST be approved by Mr. S before starting 
2. Make a list of sound effects you will need. 
3. Sound Effects: At least 3 must be recorded by you.
The rest can use found in Garageband, or Youtube.

4 Music must be loops or recorded from the keyboard.  NO mp3's will be accepted

5.Music must be at least 15 tracks. - Sound effects are not included in the music track count
6 Must show volume, pan and sweep in the project. 


Sound Effects must be in time and match the action on the screen
Music must enhance the mood of the movie.  


Design your own Final Project

You will create a Google Slide presentation on the History of Recorded Media.
This will include all devices and media formats from 1877 Wax Cylinder through and including present day streaming Internet Audio 

Devices that must be included 

  • Phonographic Cylinder
  • Piano Roll 
  • Vinyl Record
  • Reel to Reel 
  • 8-Track Cassette
  • Compact Cassette
  • Compact Disc CD
  • Ipod
  • Cell Phones
  • Streaming Audio


Topics to incude

  • How did each device change how we listen to music?
  • What cultural aspects were affected by each device?
  • How was each device used?  Car, Home, Personal, etc.
  • How was the music industry/musicians affected by each device?
  • Historical Signifcance of each device. 
  • Pros and Cons of each device


Criteria for Final Project 

50 slides or more
Must include pictures - but the picture(s) can't be the only aspect of the slide.  
Must include Videos - but the video(s) can't be the only aspect of the slide
Thing about overall design of presentation. Colors, transitions & how information is presented. 


History of  Recorded Media

Don't like any of the options above?  Design your own Final Project!

Design your own Final Project - Must be related to music technology or uses music technology

Meet with me to discuss and approve your final project.