Speed Composing:Latin

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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

Speed Composing 2

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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.

Teaching Basic Audio Through Podcasting: Part 1, The Speech Project

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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