Find Your Voice #mfpilot2013: Creative Composing

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Session Aim

All students will compose their own material, bringing together vocals and technology into a new ‘sound’.

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Record

VIDEO TO FOLLOW

In groups, students use their phones (or other recording devices) to record each vocal line (melody, harmony, rhythm, bass) they performed in the previous task

Create

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Using the recorded vocal lines, students use a variety of apps to manipulate the sounds into something new, to explore and play with sounds and to see what they can create

Compose

VIDEO TO FOLLOW

Students create a short composition as a group using their manipulated vocal and their voices. Their composition must combine sounds created via technology with live vocals

Perform

At the training for #mfpilot2013, we approached this slightly differently as it became apparent that recording and manipulating sound with the apps wasn’t quite right for this session. Instead we opened the task to become a free composition and here is what our teachers came up with!

Record the final performance

Share

Optional Extension Task

Record the compositions into a PC/Mac and students refine their compositions using for example Audacity, ACID Xpress, Ableton Live, GarageBand, Dance eJay, Magix Music Maker, Macsome Audio Editor, Ardour, Audio Chain

Links To Musical Futures Approaches

The Informal Learning Model: (http://bit.ly/12kBgFi)

Informal composing (http://bit.ly/WhBfNa)

Songwriting (http://bit.ly/11DDCu8)

Classroom Workshopping: Free Composition (http://bit.ly/X6F6vX)

Links to Musical Futures Pedagogy

  • Focuses on aural learning
  • Involves students working in friendship groups
  • Encourages independent learning
  • Integrates listening, performing and improvising
  • Teachers should offer advice, guidance, support and act as a musical model to support students with objectives they are setting for themselves

Session outline creative composing

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