MUSIC PRODUCTION


Course Description & Syllabus

ORIENTATION, This Course, Our Lab, etc. (TWO BRIEF ASSIGNMENTS)

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2017 STEMM ACADEMY SYLLABUS

INTRO 1, What Is GarageBand?
Dr. Watson's YouTube GarageBand Playlist

Apple's GarageBand 10 Help - Great place to start if you're using GB 10

GarageBand 10 Tips and Tricks (urosbaric.com) - Gets to the good stuff directly :)


GarageBand GUI Screenshot- Print this out and use it to label GB features/functions.

INTRO 2, Types of Regions
INTRO 3, Working with, and Editing, MIDI Regions

STEMM (tutorial vids): INTRO 4, Getting a Signal Into GarageBand
STEMM: ABOUT DIGITAL AUDIO
STEMM: ABOUT MICROPHONES
STEMM, Audio Editing: FIND & REMOVE THE CLICK
STEMM (tutorial vids): INTRO 5, Practice Recording and Editing Audio ("Counting to the Beat")
STEMM: BODY PERCUSSION BEATS complete directions. YouTube vid explaining the basic process, and PROJECT TASK LIST to guide you. Paul Lansky's More Than Idle Chatter. A great example of percussion beats from "found sounds" is Diego Socco's "Music From a Dry Cleaner."
STEMM: AUDIO EDITING FUN! (Spoken Word Remix - Change the Meaning)
STEMM: Converting BPM (beats per minute, or metronome marking) to timing of quarter notes and measures.

ACTIVITY, Favorite Sounds
SMALL PROJECT, E Sequence Blues (virtual instruments, drum loops)

SMALL PROJECT, Intro to MIDI Recording (Drum Beat)
PODCAST, My Favorite Things
SMALL PROJECT, Loops & Layering & A-B-A Form

STEMM:MEDIUM PROJECT, Radio Commercial
ACTIVITY, Digital Signal Processing (DSP) Song

ACTIVITY, GarageBand's Drummer

MEDIUM PROJECT, New Clothes for an Old Tune

INTRO 6, Quiz

LARGE PROJECT, Holiday CD Track
HOLIDAY CD PROJECT BUSINESS TASK LOG
Music4Good Work Space (Parkland: A Season for Giving CD)
YOUR PART IN THE BUSINESS (1-page essay)

NOTATION, Software Orientation, Lead Sheet 1
NOTATION, Lead Sheet 2
NOTATION, Lead Sheet 3
PRODUCING YOUR LEAD SHEET

MEDIUM PROJECT, Sound Effects Story
MEDIUM PROJECT, Video Scoring

FINAL PROJECT
SMALL PROJECT, 12-Bar Blues Revisited

PRESENTATION: HISTORY OF ELECTRONIC/COMPUTER MUSIC UP TO DAW'S


MISCELLANEOUS LINKS, RESOURCES
RESOURCE: ONLINE GARAGEBAND GUIDE (old version)

PODCASTS (link to podcasts episodes and listening guides)


Students may send me coursework electronically via my Parkland email account (watsons@parklandsd.org).


STEMM: Final Class Project - 2015 STEMM ACADEMY VIDEO! & 2015 STEMM ACADEMY MUSIC POD VID

STEMM: Field Trip to Nazareth Guitar Factory

MUSIC PRODUCTION DEGREE PROGRAMS