In our last blog post, we went through all the background info you will need to set up before you begin your own iPad music camp except the most important part – the content! Once you lay the groundwork, here’s what I taught to my kids that were just beginning on GarageBand.
Welcome and Procedures (10 minutes):
-Bathroom, food and drink, general outline, getting iPads
Keyboard (25 minutes):
– Demonstrate playing the keyboard on the screen.
– Glissando vs. scroll
– Octave tool
– Scale button
– Split screen
– Five to 10 minutes to play around with that and ask questions
“Roar” (25 minutes):
– Play Katy Perry’s “Roar” Lyric Video on the SMART Board.
– Show them the two-note beyboard pattern for Katy Perry’s “Roar.” Here is some further help with playing “Roar” on GarageBand
– Show them quantization.
– Show them how to record.
– Show them how to edit.
– By end of segment, you need a clean 8 measures you can loop.
Edmodo (15 minutes):
– Demonstrate Edmodo account creation. (You’ll need to create your teacher account first.)
– Students create Edmodo account on iPads (app or website).
Reflection (15 minutes):
– Demonstrate Sound Recorder app.
– Demonstrate how to convert to mp3.
– Demonstrate how to share recordings to Edmodo.
– Have students reflect on the questions using Sound Recorder and upload their podcast to Edmodo:
- What did you like about today?
- What didn’t you like about today?
- What were you good at?
- What can you use more practice time or help on?
- What is your next step?
Clean-up time (5 minutes):
– Students return iPads to their port and charge them. Pick up any trash and discard.
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