Singing on a Cloud
Singing on a Cloud
Singing on a CloudThis lesson will allow students to record an in-class performance on Garageband, and share the audio file on the school website through soundcloud.com.
At the end of this scenario the learner will be able to: Analyze if a recording has the following qualities:
• Clean (no background noise)
• Proper diction (all words are clear)
• On pitch (singing the correct notes)
• Proper tempo (speed)
• Proper dynamics (volume)
Students will then create a high quality recording of them singing a song using Garageband to be uploaded to their school website through www.soundcloud.com.
• Computer with Garage band and recording capabilities
•Sound Cloud account (www.soundcloud.com)
•Audio recording of “Rockin Robin” (or song of teacher’s choice)
•Week one- Students learn a song to be recorded in class. My students will be recording the song, “Rockin Robin” by The Jackson 5.
•Week two- Students will record their song with garage band. The teacher will explain the 5 qualities of singing that he/she is looking for. After students record, we will listen to the recording and check each quality standard to see if it is met or not. The class will then re-record until the song meets quality standards. After class, the teacher will upload the file to the school’s website through SoundCloud.
•Week three- The teacher will show the song to students on the website and send them home with the link to share with their families.
•Week four- The teacher will share with the class how many hits their song received on SoundCloud.
See rubric attached
Students will work together to create a musical masterpiece that they can share with their friends and family online.
In order to be successful; students must all participate, share their talents, and work as a team to create the best sound possible.
SoundCloud is an online audio sharing program that allows artists distribute and promote their recordings.
•Students will have a discussion on the quality of their recording during and after the completion of the project. They will share what they liked about the recording, and what they would like to change to improve it until they reach their best recording.
•I will reflect on my lesson by viewing videos of the classes I recorded, as well as comparing the quality of recordings for each class.
Students will share the music they record on sound cloud where parents, friends and other family can listen. In class, we will track how many hits our player gets so that students can be notified of how many people are clicking play on their tracks
•Students should know what techniques to use in order to create the vocal sound we look for in a performance (clean, proper diction, ect…)
•Students will be experiencing performance based learning in music, which will increase their self-assessment skills and boost their self-confidence.