Teaching ABA Form With Digital Audio

Teaching ABA form with digital audio

Larry Ballereau
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Syosset high school

TI:ME Technology Areas Addressed:

Multimedia/Digital Media


9-12 High school


Computer running a digital editing program,headphones,soundcard (peak software MAC )


40 Minutes

Prior Knowledge and Skills:

Importing CD audio into a digital Two track editing program
Knowing how to edit audio in a two track editor ,Understanding ABA form

MENC Standards Addressed:

MENC 4: Composing and Arranging Music within specified guidelines.
MENC 6: Listening to, analyzing and describing music.
MENC 7: Evaluating music and music performances.


Mac computer running Peak,headphones ,soundcard


Students will be able to identify ABA form on a music CD.
Students will import a CD containing a song that has a ABA form.
Students will be able to manipulate the form to create a new form


-Students will bring in their own CD that has an ABA song on it.
-Students will open up Peak audio program.
_Students will import their CD audio into the program
_Students will identify the ABA form in their piece
_Students will seperate the various sections of the ABA form.
_students will manipulate the form to creat a new form ABA to AABBA etc.


Students will have a better understanding of form using their own music.
Students will be able to identify form and change it with ease.

Follow Up:

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