While you wait for the quiz to start, study.
Listen to the examples of the Improvisation Over a Pedal Point Bassline. They can be found at the bottom of the instructions.
Continue working on Improvisation Over a Pedal Point Bassline.
Today you may rewrite your bassline and drums as needed. Focus your remaining time on practicing improvisation.
We will take a few minutes to listen to and critique some of the DrumBeatA assignments. Common suggestions for improvement include some of the following items.
Take a vocabulary review mini-quiz.
If you were unable to turn in your work yesterday, do so now.
Because we ran out of time yesterday we will take a mini-quiz at the beginning and end of class today.
Review the vocab while you wait for Mr. Willingham to start the mini-quiz.
Take a second mini-quiz.
Turn in your DrumBeatA if you have not already. Remember to…
Read the first 4 paragraphs about basslines here. If you finish early, read the work session and then explore GarageBand while you await further instruction.
For our next assignment we will use a special type of baseline called a pedal point bassline. A pedal point bassline is the simplest kind. It consists of a single musical pitch repeated or sustained in the bass voice.
The note that the pedal point bassline is based on is determined by the key of the piece of music. In our case, we will be writing in the key of A minor. In the key of A minor, the bassline should simple be a repeated or sustained A.
For the pedal point assignment, start a new empty project. Save your new project as 7-1.Last.First.PedalPoint. Mr. Willingham will explain and demonstrate how to proceed. A summary of the instructions can be found here.
Complete the mini review quiz.
Take a review mini quiz.
Familiarize your self with the drum set by watching these two videos.
Watch this video about patches.
When you complete the video, finish your loop scavenger hunt or freely explore GarageBand.
Complete the mini quiz when instructed. The mini quiz is your second graded assignment in the classwork category.