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.
As you listen to each other's presentations this week, ask yourself the following questions:1. What did I learn?
2. What did I like?
3. What do I want to know more about?After each presentation, write down you thoughts on these questions on a stickie note on your computer. After the presenter has written a blog entry about their presentation, you should comment to their blog with the answers to the above three questions.
Presenters: After your presentation, put your Powerpoint file in my drop box and write a blog about your presentation. Tell me in your blog:1. Why did you pick your topic?
2. What three things did you want the class to know about your topic?
3. If you had to do it all over again, what would you do differently?I'll put your Powerpoint file on my website after you put it in my drop box. You should then link it to your blog.
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.