Make a Re-Mix

Make a Re-Mix

JT Houser
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Wilson Central Junior High

TI:ME Technology Areas Addressed:

Electronic Musical Instruments
Music Production


Middle School


General Music


Mac, Garage Band, MIDI Keyboard


45 Minutes

Prior Knowledge and Skills:

Keyboard Navigation, Garage Band track manipulation

MENC Standards Addressed:

MENC 2: Performing on instruments, alone and with others, a varied repertoire of music.
MENC 3: Improvising melodies, harmonies, and accompaniments.
MENC 4: Composing and Arranging Music within specified guidelines.
MENC 6: Listening to, analyzing and describing music.
MENC 7: Evaluating music and music performances.


Digital projector for teacher computer


Students will be able to import an .mp3 into Garage Band

Students will be able to add at least 3 tracks to the original .mp3

Students will export a new .mp3


Note: Prior to class place Gravedigger.mp3 on share drive
Note: Attached file is only a 30 second clip. If you want to use the full version is available on the “Some Devil” album by Dave Matthews. If you don’t like the song simply find another mp3, however, i would recommend something with a similar texture so there aren’t many other sounds pre-recorded so the students have space to add whatever they would like.

1) Students open Garage Band

2) Students drag Gravedigger.mp3 into Garage band

3) Students delete original piano track created with new file

4) Students create 3 new tracks underneath

5) Students will experiment with different sounds and how they effect the music

6) After 15 minutes of experimentation time students will have 15 minutes to record their new parts in Garage Band
Note: Have students write down their additions, i.e. Added strings 1:05 into the song

7) Have students export .mp3 and save the share ! folder.
Note: file name format :Class Period/Last Name (3Smith.mp3)


Students will demonstrate the ability to import an mp3 into garage Band

Students will demonstrate the ability to “tastefully” add at least 3 things to the chosen song

Students will demonstrate the ability to export an mp3 into the share folder

Follow Up:

Have students create a video to accompany their newly re-mixed song

Have students add more tracks next class to the mp3

Have students listen to each others recordings and give constructive criticism

Items to Purchase:

Mac, Keyboard, MIDI interface

When budget should be submitted:


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