School of Rock – Day 5 – Rhythm Basics

SUMMARY

Write your daily summary last, at the end of the day here… Only one to two sentences.

CLASSROOM

Watch How Rhythm Works (47 minutes)

Write notes of topics you want to remember.

LAB

Step 1: Watch Drum Arrangements Made Simple and learn how to create a simple groove and fill-ins.

Step 2: Learn how to Arranging Drums in Hookpad

Step 3: (Optional) Explore Advanced Drum Arrangements in Hookpad.

How was this activity? Write a reflection on what you did and learned.

PRACTICE ROOM

Time for the right hand to take center stage (if you are a right-handed guitar player).

Watch Mike Palmisano show you how to play guitar like a drummer.

Find a Funklet beat you like.

On guitar, play along with the beat trying Mike’s guitar strumming technique.

Write a brief reflection on how both of these exercises are working.

A Side Note

OUTSIDE / JOURNAL / IDEAS

Flip through the Quizlet on Rhythm Terminology flashcards a couple times.

Image Metric levels from the Wikimedia Commons

After playing with Quizlet, go for a walk and think about the rhythm of your steps.  How many beats per minute is your walk/pace/cadence? What is the tempo of some of your favorite songs?  How many beats per minute is your favorite tempo?

Write a brief reflection on your mental meanderings.

STUDIO

Funklet is back!  This time in the studio. Pick a drummer, like Clyde Stubblefield. Play around with their a beat with Funklet’s editing options. Play a rhythmic guitar strumming pattern over the beat. Practice playing in time with the beat. Try muting the strings and keeping tempo, chucka-chucka style. Watch this chucka-chucka tutorial, to better understand the technique.

CONTROL ROOM

Funklet is back, AGAIN!  This time in the control room.

Pick a drummer.

Export the MIDI file.

Import it into Soundtrap.

Record a rhythmic guitar strumming pattern over the beat.

Watch Mr. Le Duc’s Tutorial for Exporting and Importing MIDI Files with Funklet, HookLab, and Soundtrap, if you get stuck with any of these steps.

WHAT I LEARNED and PROBLEMS I SOLVED

Tell your daily story here!  Highlight what you learned and enjoyed most. Problem-solving is one of the most important skills you need in life. Employers want to know HOW you get stuff done as much as WHAT you got done.

School of Rock – Day 4 – Harmony Basics

SUMMARY

Write your daily summary last, at the end of the day here… Only one to two sentences.

CLASSROOM

Watch How Harmony Works (47 minutes)

Write notes of topics you want to remember.

LAB

Watch the tutorial and write some chords in HookPad

How was this activity? Write a reflection on what you did and learned.

PRACTICE ROOM

  • Continue practicing the notes on the first three frets on your guitar with the Quizlet Guitar Strings / Notes Flashcards
  • Continue practicing your chosen song
  • Write a brief reflection on how both of these exercises are working.

OUTSIDE / JOURNAL / IDEAS

Go for a walk and think about the Tonic (1 chord) and the Dominant (5 chord) and how they create push and pull, tension and release in composition.

  • Tonic (1 and 8 chords)
    • Root note creates a feeling of resolution and stability 
  • Supertonic, Mediant, Submediant (2, 3, 6 chords)
    • Moderate tension, useful for transitions 
  • Dominant, Subdominant, Leading Tone (4, 5, 7 chords)
    • Create lots of tension to get to the tonic 

Mr. Le Duc’s Key of C Major Notes and Chords Chart (PDF)

STUDIO

Watch this informative video by Jake Lizzio. Experiment with notes on your guitar and try playing along with him. If you cannot do this play just the C note or chord every time he plays it.

CONTROL ROOM

Tune your guitar. Try recording two tracks of guitar.  One with the single notes like Jake Lizzio showed you above and a second with the lower C bass notes to make a simple progression. Remember two notes playing at the same time is harmony. Keep it simple.  Refer to your Quizlet Guitar Strings / Notes Flashcards if you need help remembering the guitar notes on the first three frets. Set a timer. Stop playing before you feel like Chewbacca below.

WHAT I LEARNED and PROBLEMS I SOLVED

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School or Rock – Day 2 – Basics and Foundations

SUMMARY

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CLASSROOM

Write notes of topics you want to remember. This video is very intense.  There is a lot of music theory in it.  Please enjoy and try not to get overwhelmed. much of this will make more sense as you work with these concepts. Think of this as an overview. DELETE ALL OF MR. LE DUC’s INSTRUCTIONS DETAILED ABOVE AFTER COMPLETING THEM

LAB

Explore some more songs at https://www.hooktheory.com/theorytab/charts/chart/top

Write what you noticed about some of the songs you explored.  What keys were they in? What were their tempos? What about the note or chord structure was interesting? These are just some of the criteria you might want to examine. DELETE ALL OF MR. LE DUC’s INSTRUCTIONS DETAILED ABOVE AFTER COMPLETING THEM

PRACTICE ROOM

Watch these videos and connect your guitar to Soundtrap and get some sound happening. Have fun exploring audio options.

  • Write a brief reflection on how this process worked for you.
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OUTSIDE / WALK / JOURNAL

Go for a walk. Think about your life as a narrative for today.  A story of today. You as the protagonist. What/who is your nemesis? Are you trying to win/accomplish something? What? Write notes here about what you thought… and experiment with your blog.  Maybe change the theme? Have fun! DELETE ALL OF MR. LE DUC’s INSTRUCTIONS DETAILED ABOVE AFTER COMPLETING THEM

STUDIO

Start American Songwriter Andrea Stolpe’s series: How to Write a Song: Use Imagery and Small Moments

Write a brief reflection of some of the highlights you learned.

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CONTROL ROOM

Continue Soundtrap.com expert training. Pick tutorials that interest you.

https://academy.soundtrap.com/p/soundtrap-expert

Get to Know the Studio

Explore the Regions

Explore Tracks

  • Write a brief reflection on how this process worked for you.
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WHAT I LEARNED and PROBLEMS I SOLVED

Tell your daily story here!  Highlight what you learned and enjoyed most.  Also, share what you needed to do to complete the day’s work. Problem-solving is one of the most important skills you need in life. Employers want to know HOW you get stuff done as much as what you got done. DELETE ALL OF MR. LE DUC’s INSTRUCTIONS DETAILED ABOVE AFTER COMPLETING THEM

School of Rock – Day 1 – Silence, Safety, Tools, and Goals

SUMMARY

Write your daily summary last, at the end of the week here…

Only one to two sentences.

CLASSROOM

Image of Gordon Hempton
Image by Richard Darbonne, © All Rights Reserved.

Listen to https://onbeing.org/programs/gordon-hempton-silence-and-the-presence-of-everything/

Safety

Watch 3-minute video preview: https://www.hrmvideo.com/catalog/listen-smart-safely-handling-the-power-of-sound

 

Add details to the notes below that you found interesting…

  • Goal: listen to music in a way that it will enrich but not harm you
  • 10%-20% of high schoolers have hearing damage
  • Hearing damage can happen in one occasion, doesn’t have to be constant
  • No cure!
  • Temporary Threshold Shift: “hearing hangover”
  • Wearing earplugs doesn’t change the quality of sound but just the volume
  • High-frequency loss is most commons with musicians
  • Distancing yourself from the source and earplugs are the best way to prevent hearing loss
  • Stimulants while listening to music can increase the risk of hearing damage
  • Resting your ears is important, space out concerts
  • 70 dB, no risk
  • 85 dB, risk after 8 hours
  • 91dB, 2 hours without damage
  • 100 dB, 15 minutes without damage
  • 115 dB, 1 minute without damage
  • 140 dB, immediate damage and pain
  • Symptoms of damage, tinnitus, muffled hearing, and other mental and physical problems like irritability, depression, high blood pressure, and fatigue
  • damage is done when the cochlea hair cells in the inner ear are damaged, they do not grow back. These are what interpret vibrations and turn them into what we hear

Advice

LAB

Write learning reflection here…

Write learning reflection here… and explore some songs at https://www.hooktheory.com/theorytab

PRACTICE ROOM

Set a STRETCH goal here…

  • Pick a song you would like to learn on the guitar that you can also find an online video tutorial to help you.  If you are a beginner, a simple song is better. We will review this tomorrow.

Guitar Tabs Explained

Write notes here…

JOURNAL

Write notes here… and experiment with your blog.  Maybe change the theme? Have fun!

STUDIO

Start Soundtrap.com expert training here…

https://academy.soundtrap.com/p/soundtrap-expert

CONTROL ROOM

Finish Soundtrap.com expert training here…

Insert your certificate when you finish by clicking the ADD MEDIA button above, uploading a picture of your certificate, and placing it where Mr. Le Duc’s image is below. (Remove Mr. Le Duc’s image)

WHAT I LEARNED and PROBLEMS I SOLVED

Tell your daily story here!  Highlight what you learned and enjoyed most.  Also, share what you needed to do to complete the day’s work. Problem-solving is one of the most important skills you need in life. Employers want to know HOW you get stuff done as much as what you got done.

WEEKLY ACTIVITY EVALUATION

School or Rock – Day 3 – Melody Basics

SUMMARY

Write your daily summary last, at the end of the day here… Only one to two sentences. DELETE ALL OF MR. LE DUC’s INSTRUCTIONS DETAILED ABOVE AFTER COMPLETING THEM

CLASSROOM

Watch How Melody Works (47 minutes)

Write notes of topics you want to remember.

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LAB

Watch the tutorial and write the melody to twinkle twinkle. How was this activity? Write a reflection on what you did and learned. DELETE ALL OF MR. LE DUC’s INSTRUCTIONS DETAILED ABOVE AFTER COMPLETING THEM

PRACTICE ROOM

Watch How to practice effectively…for just about anything – Annie Bosler and Don Greene

  • Start practicing the notes on the first three frets on your guitar with Quizlet
  • Write a brief reflection on how this process worked for you and what you thought of the TED video about practice.
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OUTSIDE / JOURNAL / IDEAS

Watch Elizabeth Gilbert discuss creativity.

Go for a walk and think about what she and Brian Eno shared. Write anything you found interesting and useful. DELETE ALL OF MR. LE DUC’s INSTRUCTIONS DETAILED ABOVE AFTER COMPLETING THEM

STUDIO

  • By Jamie Henke, music.wisc.edu/faculty/jamie-henke/
    • As you watch Jamie Henke define and explain melody terms, write them below…
    • (hint: if the definition appears on the screen, pause and write it down)
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Melody Composition Terms

  • Theme – write the definitions next to the term
  • Motive
  • Period
  • Phrase
  • Antecedent (Question) Phrase
  • Consequent (Answer) Phrase
  • Scale Degrees
    • Tonic
    • Supertonic, Mediant, Submediant
    • Dominant, Subdominant, Leading Tone
  • Steps
  • Leaps
  • Conjunct motion
  • Disjunct motion
  • Repetition
  • Contrast
  • Variation

Melody Resources

Mr. Le Duc’s Key of C Major Notes and Chords Chart (PDF)

CONTROL ROOM

Learn how to Create Tracks

Explore the Piano Roll, Drawing and Moving Notes

Learn to Edit Notes, Velocity, and More

Learn to Create Your Own Presets

  • Write a brief reflection on how this process worked for you.
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WHAT I LEARNED and PROBLEMS I SOLVED

Tell your daily story here!  Highlight what you learned and enjoyed most. Problem-solving is one of the most important skills you need in life. Employers want to know HOW you get stuff done as much as WHAT you got done. DELETE ALL OF MR. LE DUC’s INSTRUCTIONS DETAILED ABOVE AFTER COMPLETING THEM