Compose Music for the intro of a film or TV show - Any Genre
Compose Music for the the DJ students. Dance Music of any genre.
Compose chilled out music. for the new BBA Spa. - Can also be used for underscores for folm
Compose the Music for a Hip Hop song and find an audio engineer to record the rap.
Record sounds from the environment and turn them into a song
BUILDING YOUR EARS
BUILDING YOUR EARS
SET UP YOUR MUSIC LEARNING TOOLS
1. BUILD YOUR eNOTEBOOK
For every unit, gig or project you will need to provide evidence that you understand the material. This is critical when working in the blended classroom. We have found that the best tool is a website. It is our philosophy that having student work in the eNotebook format allows both the student and the instructor the ability to measure growth over time. In addition, the eNotebook becomes a great tool for lifelong learning and can be used long into the future.
This eNotebook is where you will store your notes, reflections, and compositions throughout the semester.
When it is time to turn in your work, you just turn in the website page in OnCampus.
What makes a good eNotebook?
Specific concise notes
Embedded Video examples
Detailed information on each concept
Personal reflective notes on your process of learning
Embedded Audio files
Skills that we will look for:
Ability to modify the template maintaining the unit structure
Ability to change and add text
Ability to add video
Ability to label assignments correctly
Ability to embed audio from Box.com or Soundcloud
Click pic to see a sick eNotebook
1. BUILD YOUR eNOTEBOOK
Jimdo (We used this for years, but it requires you to translate into German)
Are there others? Be careful of trial accounts, how long do they last?
You could also use:
Onenote by Microsoft - Get a Microsoft account and use OneNote.
Trello - (Build a "card "for each unit)
Google Tools (Watch out for permissions)
Pick a tool and customize it to meet the needs of the course you are taking.
Make sure your name is clearly shown on the front page
Create a unique template to make your site unique and a representation of who you are.
Create a navigation system so that each Unit will be a separate page. Create 10 Units.
Remember your password and website name
Make a shortcut in Chrome that will go directly to your site.
2. CREATE AN ONLINE AUDIO STORAGE TOOL
SET UP A BOX.COM ACCOUNT
Storing Audio on your Free website will not be possible. You may need to store audio in a cloud service. The best choice is Box.com . You can embed the box files into your website or another digital tool. There is a free version. Create an account.
Having a YouTube channel is also an option - create if you want to document your learning doing video screen captures.
3. LOCAL STORAGE
Be sure to make a folder on your desktop and put your name on it. You can store files locally as needed. This is temporary storage. It is better to store your work in the cloud or on a thumb drive.
You should be all set
Folder on your desktop
4. SELF ASSESSMENT OF YOUR HABITS OF LEARNING:
If you haven't done so already, take a screenshot of the Habit of Learning Scale; the white sheet with boxes that says Habits of Learning. Screen shot= command shift 4, draw a box if you haven't done this already.
Just double-click on the screenshot once it is on your desktop and it will open in Preview.
Using the annotation tools in Preview, highlight the descriptors that you think may be a challenge for you.
LOAD THIS SCREENSHOT INTO YOUR UNIT 1.
5. ANSWER THESE QUESTIONS (Post in your eNotebook)
1. What do you hope to learn and be able to do by the end of this class?
2. What is motivating you to take this subject?
6. Complete this quiz
Post your results in your enotebook unit 1.
7. TURN IN YOUR WORK
Go to OnCampus Unit 1.
Copy the URL of your eNotebook and paste it in the window shown in the On-Campus assignment. "Getting Started Unit 1"
Be sure you have the following in unit 1:
Screenshot of the Habits of Learning, with annotated markings of the areas you may need to work on this term.
Answers to the two questions on this page.
The results of the Quiz.
Any additional work that is specific to your course.
YOU CAN MOVE ON TO UNIT 2
Get in the habit of splitting your desktop into regions -
Website on one side, the software on the other.
Have your eNotebook tool open in a tab
Course website - Freebernmusic.com - always open
Software for your course - always open
Your electronic notebook - always open