Introduction to Sequencing using GarageBand
TI:ME Technology Areas Addressed:
Mac Mini, eMac or iMac with GarageBand
Prior Knowledge and Skills:
Basic knowledge of Mac OSX
MENC Standards Addressed:
MENC 3: Improvising melodies, harmonies, and accompaniments.
MENC 4: Composing and Arranging Music within specified guidelines.
MENC 6: Listening to, analyzing and describing music.
Garage Band 2 – Mary Plummer – Peachpit Press
Students will be able to enter basic sequence using MIDI keyboard and loops
Introduce bass and drum loop into tracks by selecting the Loop browser – 10 minutes
Have students audition a number of loops and select one bass and drum loop for their “favorites” – 10 minutes
Improvise a short melody via the keyboard over the loop tracks – 20 minutes
Students understand how to audition and select loops, drag them into a new track.
Understand the difference between real and software loops and tracks
Students can select appropriate style loops that work well together and compose a simple melody on a midi keyboard over top
Editing regions, extending loops, changing instruments for software solo
Items to Purchase:
Small lab of Macs with iMac, Mini or eMacs with GB 2 installed
When budget should be submitted:
1-2 years in advance or per school guideline.