In this episode:
What types of creative music tech projects can I do with my middle or senior school students? I share my favourites which include film scoring, video game composition, the science of sound, digital storytelling, song writing, recording covers and more.
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Resources and links mentioned
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Resources and links mentioned:
1. Software options for the lessons mentioned include the following (not all were mentioned in the episode, but would work well, so go with what you have!)
- GarageBand app for iPad
- Abelton Live
- Logic Pro
- Music Studio app for iPad and Android
- Pro Tools
- Studio One
2. For a description of many of the lessons I talk about in this episode, see my earlier post: 10 Music Tech Ideas for the Middle School article
4. Rap My Name lesson plan
5. Groove Pizza online app
6. Transform the Blues iPad lesson plan (could be adapted for other software)
7. Guide to Composing Music for Video Games article
13. Scary Mary video
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