Sequencing and Arranging

Sequencing/ Arranging

Ron Dumais
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Gaudet Middle School

TI:ME Technology Areas Addressed:

Electronic Musical Instruments
Sequencing

Level:

Middle School

Class:

Instrumental

Equipment:

Sequencing software such as Garage Band

Duration:

45 Minutes

Prior Knowledge and Skills:

This lesson is designed for band or chorus students with appropriate level knowledge. Basic keyboard skills and understanding of notation.

MENC Standards Addressed:

MENC 4: Composing and Arranging Music within specified guidelines.
MENC 5: Reading and notating music.
MENC 6: Listening to, analyzing and describing music.

Materials:

Computer Lab equip with midi keyboards, headphones

Objectives:

By having students input a part that they have been assigned to practice in Band or Chorus into a sequencing program, they will explore arrangement possibilities

Procedures:

10 Students will input their band or chorus part into Garage Band.
2)Students will explore adding loops.
3) Manipulate tempos; key; dynamics; tone blend

Evaluation:

Students will evaluate cooperatively through class performance and discussion.

Follow Up:

Continue with outcome of initial lesson for peer editing.

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