In my last two blogs, I explained the new game/contest we are playing in my most advanced class called “Speed Composing”. Basically kids have 30 minutes to write a minimum of 16 measures of music in a specific style. For more information on this game/contest, see my blogs Speed Composing and Speed Composing 2. The kids wanted to add
Students have thirty minutes to compose a minimum of sixteen measure is a genre drawn from a hat. Today’s genre: Industrial. Listen to what a few came up with and learn more about our next Speed Composing project.
It’s the end of the school year and my most advanced class, Electronic Music 3, is getting a little restless. I made their final exam the submission to MENC Electronic Music Talent Search and that was submitted a few of weeks ago. Yesterday, a couple of students came in and told me they challenged each other to a match. They wanted to see who could compose the best Reggaeton piece in one class. Other students heard this and wanted in. So began our first “Speed Composing” contest.
MusicEdTech will present it’s first live broadcast on Ustream.tv on Wednesday, April 2, 2008 at 10:45 AM EST. Our guest will be Grammy/Emmy/Clio Award winner and Gold Record recording artist Robin Batteau. Robin will give a talk on his life and approach to being a professional composer. He’ll also listen to music by students in Greenwich High School’s Electronic Music … Read More
I am happy to now have screencasts on TeacherTube. I developed these short videos for a series of classes I taught for the Greenwich Public Schools Professional Learning Program (In Service classes). They can be viewed by anyone on TeacherTube. The first series of thirteen, 1 – 4 minute videos, is on GarageBand. Logic Pro and iTunes to follow. Click … Read More
Podcasting is a great way to introduce students to the basics of recording, editing and mixing audio. By the time my students get to podcasting, year 2 or 3 of my class, they have had a lot of experience composing and mixing MIDI sequences created in GarageBand and Logic. Recording, editing and processing audio is a whole new ball game. … Read More