Thursday, December 13th, 2018

Vocab Quiz II will be Monday, December 17th, 2018. It includes vocabulary from Vocab I and Vocab II

Warmup

  1. Watch this video. Click here if that link doesn’t work.
  2. Complete the three bass lines as instructed in the video.
    1. File -> Save As “7-1.Last.First.3BassLines”
    2. Here is the GarageBand file if you need it.
    3. Here is a screenshot of a finished assignment.
    4. The rest of the instructions are at the bottom of this post.

Work Session

  1. Complete and turn in the three bass lines.
  2. If you finish early, review the notes for Vocab I and Vocab II.
  3. You may work independtly in GarageBand if you are done reviewing the notes early.
  4. Review Dissonance and Consonance
  5. Review what you should do if you play a bad note?

Some common options for choosing the notes in the bass line include:

  1. Play only the root (lowest note) of each chord.

  2. Play only the root and fifth (lowest and highest note) of each chord.

  3. Play all three notes of the chord, but remember the root should be most prominent.

Here is a file containing an example bass line for each of the three options above.

The notes in each of the chords are as follows.

  • C major chord (I) = C E G
  • G major chord (V) = G B D
  • a minor chord (vi) = A C E
  • F major chord (IV) = F A C
A Minor Chord (vi)
A Minor Chord (vi)
F Major Chord (IV)
F Major Chord (IV)
G Major Chord (V)
G Major Chord (V)
C Major Chord (I)
C Major Chord (I)
Labeled Keyboard
Labeled Keyboard

 

Wednesday, December 12th, 2018

Vocab Quiz II will be Monday, December 17th, 2018. It includes vocabulary from Vocab I and Vocab II

Warmup

  1. Open the App Store, go to the Updates page, and Update All
  2. If there are no updates to apply continue practicing the writing of bass lines.
    1. If you have successfully written a bass line, delete it, and practice writing a different bass line.
    2. Try all three of the options described below.
  3. Here is the GarageBand file. Unlock and delete the bass line.

Work Session

  1. Jam Session
    1. 8 people will come up to write a bass line and improvise melodies.
  2. Discuss Dissonance and Consonance
  3. Discuss what you should do if you play a bad note?
  4. Practice writing bass lines

Some common options for choosing the notes in the bass line include:

  1. Play only the root (lowest note) of each chord.
  2. Play only the root and fifth (lowest and highest note) of each chord.
  3. Play all three notes of the chord, but remember the root should be most prominent.

Here is a file containing an example bass line for each of the three options above.

C major chord (I) = C E G (1 3 5)

G major chord (V) = G B D (5 7 2)

a minor chord (vi) = A C E (6 1 3)

F major chord (IV) = F A C (4 6 1)

A Minor Chord (vi)
A Minor Chord (vi)
F Major Chord (IV)
F Major Chord (IV)
G Major Chord (V)
G Major Chord (V)
C Major Chord (I)
C Major Chord (I)
Labeled Keyboard
Labeled Keyboard

 

Tuesday, December 11th, 2018

Warmup

  1. Download this GarageBand file.
  2. It is set up and ready for you to improvise with. Press play and try out some ideas.
  3. Feel free to unlock tracks and change instruments.

Work Session

  1. We will talk about bass lines and how to write a bass line that fits a certain chord progression.

Some common options for choosing the notes in the bass line include:

  1. Play only the root (lowest note) of each chord.
  2. Play only the root and fifth (lowest and highest note) of each chord.
  3. Play all three notes of the chord, but remember the root should be most prominent.

C major chord (I) = C E G (1 3 5)

G major chord (V) = G B D (5 7 2)

a minor chord (vi) = A C E (6 1 3)

F major chord (IV) = F A C (4 6 1)

A Minor Chord (vi)
A Minor Chord (vi)
F Major Chord (IV)
F Major Chord (IV)
G Major Chord (V)
G Major Chord (V)
C Major Chord (I)
C Major Chord (I)
Labeled Keyboard
Labeled Keyboard

 

Friday, December 7th, 2018

Warmup

  1. Download this file.
  2. Open the file in GarageBand. This file is locked, meaning you can not edit it. You can, however, copy and paste the contents into a new project.
  3. Explore using the chords from the file in GarageBand
  4. You may find help in the Help menu. Search for some of the following.
    1. Copy and Paste
    2. Arpeggiator

Thursday, December 6th, 2018

Music Tech

Warmup

  1. Use these notes to complete vocab practice 7.
  2. Verify that the previous assignment is submitted (32 bar form pedal point assignment)
  3. Use the GarageBand Help menu to find the arpeggiator.

Work Session

  1. Go over the vocab practice.
  2. Verify that the previous assignment is submitted (32 bar form pedal point assignment)
  3. Listen to some of your work as a class!
  4. Start talking about chords!
  5. Here are some chords to work with. We will practice…
    1. Assembling chords into progressions.
    2. Joining and naming multiple regions.
    3. Manipulating the arpeggiator.
    4. Transposing by octaves.

Tuesday, December 4th, 2018

Music Tech

Warmup

  1. Watch this video.
  2. Use these notes to complete vocab practice 5.
  3. Continue the 32 bar form pedal point assignment (click here for the instructions).

Work Session

  1. Go over the vocab practice.
  2. Review musical form.
    1. Musical form is in the vocab notes.
  3. Listen to examples of different forms.
  4. Continue the 32 bar form pedal point assignment (click here for the instructions).

Examples from today.

7-1

7-2

Quiz Corrections

Quiz corrections and makeups are available every Tuesday and Thursday morning starting at 8AM. Make plans to attend ASAP to earn back 1/2 credit for corrections or full credit if you are making up a quiz you missed. The last day for corrections is Tuesday, December 11th.