After spending a lot of time laying the ground work for the rest of camp on Day 1, we finally started to build our first multi-track compositions on Day 2. In Day 3, we really get into the performing aspect as we continue to build our compositions and play together.
Welcome and Review Procedures (2 minutes):
Drums (20 minutes):
– Demonstrate playing the Drum Set on the screen.
– Demonstrate playing the Drum Machine on the screen.
– Note: most percussion part have something steady and something that moves. Show the students some patterns and have them practice.
– Ten minutes to play around with that and ask questions
“Smoke on the Water” (10 minutes):
– Demonstrate a drum part.
– Students practice.
– Group perform.
“Roar” (20 minutes):
– Play 45 seconds of Katy Perry’s “Roar”.
– Discuss the drum part (steady quarters on hi-hat, rhythmic pulse on toms)
– Demonstrate how to play on both the drum machine and the drum set.
– By end of segment, a clean 8 measures of drum line along with the piano & lead parts from Days 1 & 2.
– Note: if student is having problems playing both rhythms at the same time, make it two tracks.
Loops (20 minutes):
– Show students how to explore loops.
– Adding multiple tracks.
– Playing in a new melody or part over the top of it.
Composition & Form (30 minutes):
– Discuss “Song Sections” and how to make your song longer using form.
– Listen to Katy Perry’s “Roar” and map out the sections together.
– The overall feel should stay the same, but there is a lot of wiggle room in that.
– Students work on their composition for the remainder of class.
Reflection (10 minutes):
– Have students reflect on the questions using Sound Recorder and upload their podcast to Edmodo.
- What has been your biggest problem with the technology so far?
- Now that we have spent some time composing, do you prefer performing or composing using Garage Band and why?
- What do you need more help with from the instructor?
Clean-up time (5 minutes):
– Students return iPads to their port and charge them. Pick up any trash and discard.
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