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.

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

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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