Saturday, March 19, 2011

Music & Technology Mix in the Classroom

Attended Ted Lai's Saturday's 9:30 Session Rock Around the Curriculum introduction to GarageBand as a means of infusing music and technology into the curriculum.

Students and teachers are taking the curriculum and setting it to music. The result is nothing less than enchanting!

  1. Open GarageBand and select "New Project" then choose "Loops".
  2. Name your project.
  3. Add a MIDI track of a song you like (we used "Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star") since it is in the public domain.
  4. Deselect Metronome to turn off the metronome (unless you like it on, of course!).
  5. Change out the instruments.
  6. Add a beat track - look for the Loop Browser icon to select a beat that you like.
  7. Add a new track from the menu bar and choose: "real instrument" since you will be using your own voice (your very own portable instrument!)
  8. Select "Count in" from the menu bar to help you with timing


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