Friday, May 3rd, 2019

Music Tech

Final vocab quiz is May 17th. Find the notes up above in the navigation bar ↑↑↑

Warmup

Complete this practice quiz on form. Use the notes. Yes, of course its a grade!

Work Session

Today, we are discussing/reviewing musical form. If I ask you to, please watch this video. If time permits, we will learn how to setup our own chord progression according to a specific musical form.

Programiming

Do NOT plug in the microcontroller until instructed to do so!

Warmup

Try this program.

Do NOT plug in the microcontroller until instructed to do so!

Work Session

As a class we will flash the latest bootloader and CircuitPython release.

  1. Identify the correct bootloader and circuitpython release for the Feather M0 Express board.
    1. Look here
    2. and here
  2. Download the latest bootloader and the latest stable build of CircuitPython
  3. Read about CircuitPython if you finish any tasks early. Your final quiz is May 17th and includes some of the information from those pages.

Here’s the manual.

Missing Work (to be completed @ home)

Only if you have a ZERO in the gradebook…

To turn in any missing music reading assignments, follow these instructions. This is to be done at home. Check the grade book. A zero indicates that I do not have a score from you for that assignment.

  1. Watch this video. — Here’s a second link to the same video hosted on O365 in case the first is too slow.
    1. Try either link. They are the same video hosted in two different places.
  2. Complete these exercises.
  3. Turn in the codes for the tests here.

Wednesday, May 1st, 2019

Music Tech

Final vocab quiz is May 17th. Find the notes up above in the navigation bar ↑↑↑

Warmup

Start looking through the notes above for your upcoming vocab quiz.

Work Session

Today, we are discussing/reviewing musical form. If I ask you to, please watch this video. If time permits, we will learn how to setup our own chord progression according to a specific musical form.

Missing Work (to be completed @ home)

Only if you have a ZERO in the gradebook…

To turn in any missing music reading assignments, follow these instructions. This is to be done at home. Check the grade book. A zero indicates that I do not have a score from you for that assignment.

  1. Watch this video. — Here’s a second link to the same video hosted on O365 in case the first is too slow.
    1. Try either link. They are the same video hosted in two different places.
  2. Complete these exercises.
  3. Turn in the codes for the tests here.

Tuesday, April 30th

Music Tech

Final vocab quiz is May 17th. Find the notes up above in the navigation bar ↑↑↑

Warmup

Start looking through the notes above for your upcoming vocab quiz.

Work Session

Today, we are discussing/reviewing musical form. If I ask you to, please watch this video. If time permits, we will learn how to setup our own chord progression according to a specific musical form.

 

Friday, April 26th, 2019

Laptops, toggle the WiFi at the beginning of class each day.

Everyone, restart the computer at the end of class every day.

Music Tech

Work alone. Work silently.

Practice with level 1 & 2 from the Improv_Packet v.3.

Move on to level three ONLY if you feel like you have mastered level 1 & 2.

Remember to…

  1. Keep it Simple
  2. Play only notes in the given key (in this case, natural keys only).
  3. Play only a single note at a time (try one finger only)
  4. Start and end on the home note (either A or C depending on the key)
  5. Quantize
  6. Listen
  7. Rinse & Repeat

Programming

  1. Complete this pop quiz.
  2. Finish the packet on lists. Try all sample programs.
  3. Start the packet on Functions. Try all sample programs.
  4. If you have been thorough and still finish early, find a challenge @ projecteuler.net.

Missing Work (to be completed @ home)

Only if you have a ZERO in the gradebook…

To turn in any missing music reading assignments, follow these instructions. This is to be done at home. Check the grade book. A zero indicates that I do not have a score from you for that assignment.

  1. Watch this video. — Here’s a second link to the same video hosted on O365 in case the first is too slow.
    1. Try either link. They are the same video hosted in two different places.
  2. Complete these exercises.
  3. Turn in the codes for the tests here.

Thursday, April 25th, 2019

Music Tech

Missing Work (to be completed @ home)

To turn in any missing music reading assignments, follow these instructions. This is to be done at home. Check the grade book. A zero indicates that I do not have a score from you for that assignment.

  1. Watch this video. — Here’s a second link to the same video hosted on O365 in case the first is too slow.
    1. Try either link. They are the same video hosted in two different places.
  2. Complete these exercises.
  3. Turn in the codes for the tests here.

Warmup

Practice with level 1 from the Improv_Packet v.3.

Remember to…

  1. Keep it Simple
  2. Play only notes in the given key (in this case, natural keys only).
  3. Play only a single note at a time (try one finger only)
  4. Start and end on the home note (either A or C depending on the key)
  5. Quantize
  6. Listen
  7. Rinse & Repeat

Work Session

Discuss and practice improv. We may have more students come up to the keyboard and practice in front of the class.




Programming

Warmup

Take the packet and finish reading.

Work Session

Discuss and practice with lists.




Laptops, toggle the WiFi at the beginning of class each day.

  1. Turn WiFi OFF
  2. Wait 15 seconds
  3. Turn WiFi ON
  4. Wait for it to connect.

Everyone, restart the computer at the end of class every day.

Wednesday, April 24th, 2019

Laptops, toggle the WiFi at the beginning of class each day.

  1. Turn WiFi OFF
  2. Wait 15 seconds
  3. Turn WiFi ON
  4. Wait for it to connect.

Everyone, restart the computer at the end of class every day.

Warmup

Now that we are using the MIDI controller to enter music into GarageBand we will need to know how to use quantization. We have talked about this before briefly. Watch this video for details about quantization.

Work Session

Learn to record and quantize your improvisations to a variety of background tracks.

Improv_Packet v.3

  1. Keep it Simple
  2. Play only notes in the given key.
  3. Play only a single note at a time (try one finger only)
  4. Start and end on the home note (either A or C depending on the key)
  5. Quantize
  6. Listen
  7. Rinse & Repeat