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IntrotoMusicProductionLessonPlan:

Week4
SongCreation,EditingandMixingandProduct

Facilitator:CalvinSexton,QuentinMoore
ProductionandSoundDesign

4WEEKS/TRIMESTER: 4

WEEKOF:March.17,2015

SUBJECT:Music

WEEK:4
STUDENTEXPECTATIONS:singorplayaclassroominstrumentindependentlyoringroups.[2.A]read
andwritemusicnotation,usingasystem(letters,numbers,andsyllables).[3.A]incorporatebasic
rhythmicpatternsinsimplemetersinmusicalcompositions.2002:Performexpressively,frommemory
andnotation,avariedrepertoireofmusicrepresentingstylesfromdiversecultures
VOCABULARY: AbletonLive,Midi,Sampling,Warping,BeatMatching,Trigger,Launching,FeedBack,
Volume,Rhythm,transport,transientmarker,warpmarkers,ArrangementView,SessionView
MATERIALS:Laptop,Complete6AudioInterface,AKGStudioHeadphones,TwoMAudioStudio
MonitorSpeakers,AbletonLive9Software,Axiom25MidiKeyboard,AbletonPushMidiInstrument,Cad
CordaroidVocalMic,TCHeliconVoiceliveTouch,KorgMicroKogAnalogKeyboard,
Objective(s)

Perform rhythmic compositions


using vocal or instrumental skills.
Make choices from the elements of
rhythm in classroom repertoire to
create rhythmic
Compositions.
Apply knowledge of form and the
principles of design to their
rhythmic compositions.
Use appropriate rhythm
vocabulary to describe rhythm and
common meters.

StudentsWill(SOL)

Tieinalloftheskillsthatthestudentshavelearnedsofar
usingAbletonLiveSoftware,Midicontrollers
andVoiceliveTouchLooper
Beabletocomposeasimplecompositionusing
AbletonLive,MicroKorg,VoiceliveTouchandallofitsmain
features.
Usetheloopbrowser,AbletonSessionView,virtual
instruments,andanaudiorecordingtofinishtheirmusic
compositions.
Useacombinationofsamplesandoriginallycomposed
soundstocreatemusic
Editcompositionsusingsoftware and appropriate
communication skills.
Takeprojecthome
LearnaboutCareersinDjing,SoundEngineering

Warmup(Focus)

FacilitatorperformsademonstrationwithMusicProduction
equipment

IntroductionsFacilitatorandStudents
ClassOverviewofExpectationsandrules
Rhythmwarmupexercise
ReviewofCompositions

MODEL(IDO)

InstructionalConsiderations
Instructionissequentialandcumulative.Allinstructionincorporates
previouslylearnedstandardsandskillsthatincludesthefollowing
elements:
- singing
- playing instruments
- engaged listening
- movement/games
- theory
- Popular Music Culture
- Electronic Music Composition and Performance and editing
- Samples and waveforms
- Meter, Beat Matching, Time, 4/4,

TeacherAccountabilityQuestions:

Whileplayingdifferenttypesofmusic,askthestudents
whetherornottheythinktheyarelisteningtoloopbased
musicorfreeform?
Whyiskeepingtimeandbeatmatchingimportantwhen
composingmusic?

(WEDO)GENERATE

High

Studentstoopentheirsongsthattheyareworkingon.
Introducethemtotheconceptofsettinglevelsfortheir
song(mixing)andaudioeffects.
Givethestudentstimetofinishtheircompositions.
Oncetheirsongsarecompletedstudentsaretoexporttheir
songstoWav.andconverttoMP3sforstudentstotake
home
Ifapplicable,uploadsongtoiTunes
Asagroupthestudentswilllistentoeachgroups
composition.
Studentswillhavetimetogivecommentsoneachpiece.

IndependentPractice(Workstations)

Students bring up their compositions from the previous


lesson.

Studentsmaketheirownloopsfromsourcematerialusing
theloopeditor.This
canincluderecordingoriginalsoundsoreditingapreexisting
samplesloopusingeffectsandotherediting
StudentsCollaborateonSong,Raplyricsfororiginalsong
Studentscollaboratetoassisteachotherinthefunctionality
ofequipmenttoperformandcreateMusicreasoning for
using specific sounds Instruments

Students arrange these newly recorded tracks to fit into clip


view of Ableton to Launch

Studentswhohavegraspedthebasicsofthesoftwarecan
assistthosewhoneedhelp.
GroupCollaborationofSong

Students share their newly recorded material with the class.

ReflectionAssessment

Students share their works with each other listening to the


finished versions of their compositions.

Students will then discuss the differences in the compositions


and then write a short journal entry describing their
experience using Ableton Live.

Formal

Informal

Listeningtoastudentscompositionandreadingtheir
writtenworktoseeiftheyhaveunderstoodhowtocreatea
musicalpatternwithintheAbletonLivesoftware.
Checkingtoseeifthestudentscanidentifypatternswithin
otherstudentswork.
Listenforprecisevocabularytodescriberhythmandmeter
aswellastheirmusic.
Studentsareabletotalkaboutsimilaritiesanddifferencesin
rhythmicpatterns.

Thatstudentsdemonstratetheirunderstandingofrhythm
andmeterbyanalyzinganddiscussingmusicofother
composers.
Observestudents,askquestions,andlistentotheir
conversationstogaininsightintotheirunderstandingofthe
expressiveandphysicalelementsofrhythm.