Using Sound Forge Le as a Compositional Tool

Using Sound Forge Le as a compositional tool

David Ebert
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John Read Middle School

TI:ME Technology Areas Addressed:

Multimedia/Digital Media

Level:

Middle School

Class:

General Music

Equipment:

Windows Computer, Sound Forge LE Software, Basic Dynamic Mic, School Appropriate CD files

Duration:

90 Minutes

Prior Knowledge and Skills:

Students have had a Tutorial/Practice session using Sound Forge Le and a demonstration of recording using the mic.

NAfME standard of 1994 Addressed:

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

NAfME 2014: Performing 

NAfME standard of 1994: Composing and Arranging Music within specified guidelines.

NAfME 2014: Creating 

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

NAfME 2014: Responding 

NAfME standard of 1994: Understanding Music in Relation to History and Culture

NAfME 2014: Connections

Materials:

Spare Audio CD files for students who don’t bring their own.

Objectives:

Students will create a sound composition using Sound Forge. Students will record one sung, spoken or instrumental clip in the composition.

Procedures:

One class will be spent in learning the basics of Sound Forge and recording with the mic. The class will spend the next two classes creating their compositions using CD Excerpts that they bring into class.

Evaluation:

Students will listen and critique the class compositions.

Follow Up:

Using EQ and Reverb effects to enhance student pieces.

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