Using GarageBand, students will create a 20 to 30 second ringtone that includes:
- original lyrics (either singing or rap)
- at least one loop
- at least one sound effect or short loop
To begin this project, we used a projector so that we could all work on GarageBand together and create a class ringtone. This helped the students to navigate through the program and expectations. Listen to their creations below! More to come!!
Room 11's Ringtone: Hey, Hey, Hey!
Room 15's Ringtone: My Phone Be Ringin'
*Lyrics by Room 19
Room 17's Ringtone: Tick, Tick, Tick, Boom
This project allows us to integrate computer technology into the classroom, and also touches on several outcomes in the Manitoba Music Curriculum:
- search for and discover ideas, themes, and/or motifs for music making through experimentation, improvisation, and/or play with music elements, concepts, and techniques
- identify, explore, and select ideas from a variety of sources as a starting point for music creation
- select, organize, and use, with increasing independence, a combination of sounds and/or musical ideas for composing and arranging musical pieces (e.g. select, refine, and organize motifs, choose form, dynamics, tempo, articulation)
- explain own decisions about the selection and use of music elements, techniques, expressive devices, forms, and principles of composition in own ongoing work
- collaborate with others to develop and extend musical ideas
- make interpretive musical decisions, demonstrating understanding of a variety of ways in which expressive devices can be used
- rehearse, revise, and refine music to perform for others, with increasing independence, keeping in mind the composer’s intent and the audience
- make appropriate decisions as to whether own work is “finished”
- share own musical ideas, compositions, and interpretations with others through performances, composition portfolios, and/or sound/video recordings