Monday, October 29th

Music Tech

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PPM (8-1 only)

Work the whole period silently and alone.

Be prepared to turn in the screenshot from the hour of code tomorrow. If you did not finish, go back to Friday’s lesson and work quickly to complete the hour of code before continuing today’s lesson.

Today, write any program in Mu editor using Python that includes ALL of the following. Your program must run correctly. Your program must demonstrate good style. Save your work at the end of class.

  1. print() function
  2. input() function
  3. for loop OR while loop (or both)
  4. if – elif – else statement (all three)
  5. variable

Friday, October 26th

Music Tech

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PPM (8-1 only)

Find and complete an hour of code activity of appropriate difficulty in the Python programming language. When you finish, take a screenshot of your completion screen. You may explore another Python hour of code activity when you finish or create something on your own in the Mu editor.

Click here for the hour of code page.

Command Shift 3 is the command to take a screenshot.

Wednesday, October 24

Music Tech

Warmup

Watch this video about the Anatomy of GarageBand: Edit Window & Quantization

When you finish, explore the drums in GarageBand.

Work Session

  1. If we did not finish listening to the scavenger hunt projects yesterday, we will start by listening to the ones we missed.
  2. If we did not finish going over the vocabulary yesterday, we will finish today.
  3. Learn how to record a drum beat by using overdub recording.
    1. Your drum beat must be composed of 4-5 sounds
      1. Kick/bass drum
      2. Snare
      3. Metallic
      4. Choice
      5. Choice
    2. You might find these short videos helpful.
      1. Parts of A Drum Set
      2. Example Drum Beats and Common Rhythms

PPM

Warmup

Analyze this program (click here and open it in Mu).

Work Session

  1. Discuss random numbers, while loops, and for loops
  2. Introduce switches to our electrical circuit. We will use a SPDT switch to add a second LED to our circuit.
SPDT Switch
SPDT Switch
Resistors
Resistors
LED
LED
Voltage Source
Voltage Source

Tuesday, October 23rd

Music Tech

Warmup

Watch this video Turn in Your Work to a Shared Folder in Office 365.

Explore GarageBand when you finish.

Work Session

  1. Finish turning in our loop scavenger hunt project files.
  2. Introduce the controls for the drummer track.
  3. Introduce Vocab I



PPM

Warmup

Open Mu and write a program that does the following.

  1. Prints “Hello World”
  2. Asks the user to enter their name “What is your name? “
  3. Prints the user’s name
  4. Asks the user what their favorite food is “What is your favorite food?”
  5. Prints the user’s response

There should be no errors when the “Check” button is used or when the program is run. The output from the program should match the following. When you finish, check out adafruit.com or sparkfun.com

Work Session

  1. Use the addition operator with strings to make the above program more interesting
  2. Wire up an LED and resistor in series on a breadboard
  3. As a class we will try different combinations of batteries in parallel and series to power the LED circuit