Garage Band for Band

Garage Band for band

John Scavone
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Interboro School District

TI:ME Technology Areas Addressed:

Music Production






Garage Band
Ability to record performance


30-45 Minutes

Prior Knowledge and Skills:

Use of Garage Band’s basic features and basic recording skills

NAfME Standards of 1994 Addressed:

NAfME Standards of 1994: Performing on instruments, alone and with others, a varied repertoire of music.

NAfME 2014: Performing 

NAfME Standards of 1994: Improvising melodies, harmonies, and accompaniments.
NAfME Standards of 1994: Composing and Arranging Music within specified guidelines.
NAfME Standards of 1994: Reading and notating music.

NAfME 2014: Creating 

NAfME Standards of 1994: Listening to, analyzing and describing music.
NAfME Standards of 1994: Evaluating music and music performances.

NAfME 2014: Responding 

NAfME Standards of 1994: Understanding relationships between music, the other arts, and disciplines outside the arts.
NAfME Standards of 1994: Understanding Music in Relation to History and Culture

NAfME 2014: Connections


Garage Band and recording hardware


-Students will be able to use garage band to pick a style or groove
-Students will be able to record themselves performing
-Students will be able to improvise using anywhere from 3 to unlimited amount of notes(depending on level of player)


-Students open garage band
-Students select a style or groove using a drum kit and other instruments and insert it into garage band
-Students are given the specific notes to use(elementary)
-Students practice improvising with their style before recording
-By the end of class students must record at least 4 measures of improvising with their style they have created.



Follow Up:

The improvising can be uploaded to the web and be an assignment in coming classes. Students can then go to the web to critique other improvising examples done by other students.

Items to Purchase:

Mac’s with garage band

When budget should be submitted:


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