Fall Semester projects
12 Bar Song
GOAL: Compose a 12 bar (measure) song in Garageband. Explore the Garageband loops and understand how to navigate the different loop categories.
36 Bar Song
GOAL: Compose a 36 bar song that follows the following form: Intro, Verse I, Verse II, Chorus, Outro
Favorite Band Podcast
GOAL: A 4 – 7 minute podcast featuring a profile of your favorite band or musician.
GOAL: Using Garageband, you will make your own fresh, new (popular music style) arrangement of a public domain Baroque or Classical period keyboard work. A successful project will exhibit elements of thoughtful arranging/orchestration (such as “layering”), as well as an understanding of the concept of musical fusion.
GOAL: Using a collection of sounds including the NASA sound bank, sounds from a subway station, general transportation sounds or your own recordings of “found” sounds; create a musical composition in the style of music concrete.
GOAL: To add a creative blend of sound effects and music that reflect and enhance the narration.
30 Second Radio Commercial
GOAL: Working with a partner, produce two, 30-second radio ads for a fictional business.
GOAL: Create sound design for a movie trailer. The sound design will include ADR (Automated Dialogue Replacement), Sound Effects, Foley, Atmospherics (Ambient Sound) and Music.