garageband

Lesson plan – Composing A Movie Trailer

By | 2017-02-23T15:19:31+00:00 January 12th, 2017|Lesson plans and ideas, Music Tech Tips|

A beginner film scoring lesson This article has been written by a guest author.  If you’re an educator or music industry professional who is interested in contributing an article to the Midnight Music blog, you can apply here. This blog post has been written by guest author Mike Dimin - a music teacher at The [...]

Sampling and Composing with Found Objects – The Andrew Huang Challenge

By | 2017-02-23T15:19:32+00:00 October 25th, 2016|Lesson plans and ideas, Music Tech Tips|

Found sound compositions in the style of Andrew Huang This article has been written by a guest author.  If you’re an educator or music industry professional who is interested in contributing an article to the Midnight Music blog, you can apply here. Welcome to another blog post written by a guest author.  The author  of [...]

How To Import Audio Files Into GarageBand for iPad

By | 2017-02-23T15:19:32+00:00 October 4th, 2016|How-To and Tips, Music Tech Tips|

Importing audio files in GarageBand: why do that? Let's say you or your students have created an audio file in another app or software program - maybe on a laptop even - and now you want to import that audio file into GarageBand because you'd like to use the Smart Drums to add a backing. [...]

Transforming The Blues Free iPad GarageBand Project

By | 2017-02-23T15:19:35+00:00 November 26th, 2015|Lesson plans and ideas, Music Tech Tips|

The 12 Bar Blues in a Tango Style? If you’re looking for a blues activity that’s a little different - and you have some iPads you can use during class - you might like to ask students to “transform the blues” using the GarageBand app. This lesson invites students to come up with their own [...]

Rap My Name [Free Music Tech Lesson Plan]

By | 2017-08-09T21:20:29+00:00 August 20th, 2015|Lesson plans and ideas, Music Tech Tips|

Free Music Technology Lesson Plans This is the first of a new ongoing series of more "formal" lesson plans that suggest simple ways to incorporate technology into music lessons.  I'm aiming to map each lesson to the US and Australian national standards for music education (UK coming soon too!). I'd love to know what you think [...]

Announcement: iPad Projects Ebook Launch Date

By | 2017-02-23T15:19:35+00:00 October 24th, 2014|Check, Music Tech Tips|

***SPECIAL UPDATE 30 OCTOBER 2014 - IPAD EBOOK NOW AVAILABLE*** I'm happy to say that the iPad Projects ebook is now available. You can find out more here. Update I've been receiving lots of questions about the iPad Projects for the Music Classroom ebook so I wanted to give you an update and let you [...]

Quick Music Games Using GarageBand For iPad

By | 2017-02-23T15:19:35+00:00 October 24th, 2014|Lesson plans and ideas, Music Tech Tips|

All you need are the Smart Drums I was running an iPad workshop last week and it occurred to me that the Dice "randomiser" function in the Smart Drums could make a good listening exercise tool for students. And why not turn it into a game? The Smart Drums instrument in GarageBand allows you to [...]

How To Create Spooky Music Using GarageBand for iPad

By | 2017-02-23T15:19:36+00:00 October 1st, 2013|Lesson plans and ideas, Music Tech Tips|

8 ways to create spooky music sounds for soundscapes and storytelling I've been working hard on my upcoming ebook iPad Projects for the Music Classroom and wanted to share a little taster project with you. This is a simple project involving the GarageBand app and it's suitable for the music classroom and also for the [...]

GarageBand Shortcuts – Free Download

By | 2017-02-23T15:19:38+00:00 April 23rd, 2013|How-To and Tips, Music Tech Tips|

Free Download: Favourite GarageBand (for Mac) Shortcuts It seems I'm having a GarageBand month: last week I ran two full-day private workshops at two different schools, I have another "public" all-day workshop coming up next week in Melbourne and I'm about to begin running my 4-week Creative Projects with GarageBand Online Course on May 1 [...]

9 Things You Didn’t Know About GarageBand For iPad

By | 2017-02-23T15:19:39+00:00 April 10th, 2012|How-To and Tips, Music Tech Tips|

While preparing for an all-day iPads in the Music Classroom workshop, I ended up reading pretty much all of the GarageBand for iPad manual. Reading manuals is something I quite enjoy (strange, I know) because I always manage to pick up new tips. I thought it might be useful to share some of the less-obvious [...]