Hi everybody in my Music Tech classes:
Please make sure your tumblr blog is up-to-date by the weekend. Interim report cards are coming soon. For Music Tech I students this means that you have your lego breakdancing video and your post on Tom Dowd completed and uploaded. For Music Tech II students, this means you have uploaded your article on different microphone types.
Always make it your goal to do better than last time. Don’t settle for mediocrity. Do your best, and you will develop good strategies of improving your standards as you continue to learn in school and in college. Don’t work for the grade or the cookie - learn to love learning for the sake of it.
Hey, everybody. Don’t forget to check out http://mustechalley.com, the web site for Music Technology at RHHS. Make sure you get your Mom and Dad to play your tunes really loud through the conference room speakers at the office where they work.
Please remember that we are officially “launching” our tumblrs on Wednesday. This means that on Wednesday morning all your parents will receive an email telling them how to find your tumblr. You will need to check that you have an appropriate avatar, and your tumblr looks professional. By the end of class on Tuesday, all Music Tech I students should have two pieces of music (AABA and AABACA) with descriptions, and an article with pictures on “What I Learned from Les Paul”. All Music Tech II students should have their “Marathon of Fright” movie and a reflection of what you’ve learned (and remembered from last year) over the first weeks of school.
Great week in Music Tech classes. We spent some time learning about two great musicians - Les Paul in Music Tech I classes, and Alan Parsons in Music Tech II. We also got all students set up with a tumblr, and everybody uploaded their first composition for the year, an AABA GarageBand composition in Music Tech I and “The Marathon of Fright” in Music Tech II. Now I get to grade everything over the weekend. I’m looking forward to getting into multi-tracking techniques and compression next week.
This is a piece of music called AABA Rock. I composed it in Ternary Form, i.e. with an AABA structure. I used loops to create the music for each section, mixed it, and mastered it using compression and reverb. (100 plays)