This class is for high school students at Winnebago Lutheran Academy who want to learn how to make music on computers. We use Audacity and Garageband as our main tools, and we have fun almost every single day figuring out how to make music using audio and MIDI, but we also learn how to record vocals and instruments and even play guitar and drums if we need to.
We keep personal blogs (look on the right column of this page and click on our names) to help us remember what we've been working on, keep track of the all the decisions that we've made on our projects, and to share with our family and friends the music that we've created.
NEW 2013-2014 We're moving our blogs to Google's Blogger since WLA is using Google Apps for Education. Click here for Mr. Witte's new Music Tech blog. Click on the student names in the right hand column below to find links to their Google blogs for Music Tech and to see and hear what they've been working on in class.
Final Project-Sem 2, 06-07
Here are the questions I would like you to answer about your final projects:
1. How did you write your song? What did you do to get it done? Does it have a title?
2. What do you like about it? What would you change if you had the chance or the time?
3. What part of the song did you record? (green MIDI tracks, purple real instrument tracks)
4. What parts of the song came from GarageBand loops?
After you hand in your GarageBand file, I'll make an mp3 file of your song and post it to my website. Then you can make a link in your blog to your song. I'm also considering having you vote for the best song once everyone's are handed in. Watch for it!
Dale Witte is the choir director and music technology teacher at Winnebago Lutheran Academy, Fond du Lac, WI. He has been teaching since January 1990 and really enjoys teaching students how God's gift of music works. Dale is also a church organist, piano player, violinist, and church music composer.