Using Sound Forge Le as a compositional tool
John Read Middle School
TI:ME Technology Areas Addressed:
Windows Computer, Sound Forge LE Software, Basic Dynamic Mic, School Appropriate CD files
Prior Knowledge and Skills:
Students have had a Tutorial/Practice session using Sound Forge Le and a demonstration of recording using the mic.
MENC Standards Addressed:
MENC 1: Singing, alone and with others, a varied repertoire of music.
MENC 2: Performing on instruments, alone and with others, a varied repertoire of music.
MENC 4: Composing and Arranging Music within specified guidelines.
MENC 6: Listening to, analyzing and describing music.
MENC 7: Evaluating music and music performances.
MENC 9: Understanding Music in Relation to History and Culture
Spare Audio CD files for students who don’t bring their own.
Students will create a sound composition using Sound Forge. Students will record one sung, spoken or instrumental clip in the composition.
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.
Students will listen and critique the class compositions.
Using EQ and Reverb effects to enhance student pieces.