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Audacity project help please.

Discussion in 'Music' started by lilachardy, Nov 25, 2015.

  1. lilachardy

    lilachardy Star commenter

    Hello all

    I'm writing this as a non-specialist teaching ICT and computing, working with a music teacher.

    I'm beginning to plan a project with the music department for year 8, and whilst I can use Audacity well enough, I don't have the experience to come up with a suitable project.

    I'll post this in ICT too, but I wondered whether anyone had any bright ideas that might help us get started - I'm not asking for lesson plans, just a topic outline.

    Thanks in advance

  2. muso2

    muso2 Established commenter Community helper

    Ask the music teachers what they want the musical learning outcomes to be. As with all music technology, it is a means to an end not a project title in itself.

    Projects in which I have encouraged students to use audacity to record or sample and edit sounds have included music for computer games, music for film, and club dance music. They have either done this by recording from sounds or music found on the Internet, or recording sounds or their own voices using microphones. In all of these cases though, it was optional, and they were importing the sounds they had recorded into another form of sequencing software such as cubase or GarageBand.

    Will be interesting to see if any other music depts have taught a project using mainly audacity.
  3. flyingcircusfreak

    flyingcircusfreak New commenter

  4. Rusalka1

    Rusalka1 New commenter

    We have used Audacity a lot. Use a keyboard to record a multitrack piece of music for a 30 second cartoon extract. We used: Batman chase scene, Super Mario sequence, Whacky Races and Candy Crush. Also we did a year 9 unit looking at the features of horror music sound tracks for films. Then pupils had to write a brief for a 30 second 'horror' sequence and compose some music usinghkeyboards and Audacity. Worked well.

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