Thursday 26 April 2012

Ringtone Project

Students in grades 3, 4 and 5 will be creating their own ringtones this month.
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
The ringtone can be funny or serious, and it can be a general ringtone or a ringtone that is meant for someone in particular calls (ie. mom, dad, brother, sister, best friend, etc.).

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

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