Week 01 Summary

Contact Info: Dan Mitchell

Office: A15
Email: mitchelldan@deanza.edu
Phone: 408.864.8511

Office Hours: Spring

 Monday thru Thursday
  8:50 am - 9:15 am
  11:20 am - 11:45 am
 (other times by appointment)

Office Hours: Fall & Winter

Monday and Wednesday
  8:50 am - 9:20 am
  11:20 am - 11:50 am
 Tuesday and Thursday
  8:30 am - 9:20 am
(other times by appointment)

[Weekly Summaries: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 | 12]

2017 Spring

First week enrollment notes

First class numbers are incorporated into daily notes below. After end-of-week roster cleanup:

  • 4/10: Music 51 enrollment had been listed as 30 plus 2 on wait list. At first class meeting there was one no-show (who was dropped), two absent students who corresponded with me about missing the first class, one wait-listed student who to class. 29 students were present (28 pre-enrolled plus one added) student. This puts official enrollment at 31, with the expectation that at least one student is likely to drop.
  • 4/11: Music 8 had 22 officially enrolled students at the start of the first session. 1 absent student contacted me by email to report that she would attend on Thursday. 1 student was absent but did not contact me, 1 additional student came and asked to add, and 1 registered student dropped due to a schedule conflict.  It appears that 21 students are active in the class and enrolled as of 4/11/17.)
  • 4/12: 30 students attended the second Music 51 class on Wednesday. One wait-listed student came to this meeting and was added. One student who had attended on Monday was absent. This means that 32 students appear to be actively enrolled on this date, though at this point 30-31 of them look to be solid enrollees.
  • 4/13: Music 8. 22 students were in attendance today. Will drop one other as a no-show today.

Monday 4/10

Did the usual getting-started stuff: quick review of syllabus, etc. Began with Garage Band: selecting and dragging loops into tracks; option-drag, drag to make loops, delete region and trackbasic look at automation, changing tempo, etc. . Did not cover align to beat, very basic look at “region” editing, keyboard… 

Tuesday 4/11

Following the usual administrative stuff, introduced the Reason application. We opened the demo file, closed it and created an empty rack, removed unneeded modules, and added a redeem. Created redrum patterns. Changed pattern length, made multiple patterns, switched to different kits, saw where to change tempo, added new sounds to kits, used two kits at once.

Wednesday 4/12

Did everything else in Garage Band (except audio recording and editing.) Assignment 1 due date announced. Also had students submit grade access codes during class.

At next class students will need substantial work time on this assignment, along with the introduction to Logic.

Thursday 4/13

Finished ReDrum including multiple ReDrums, altering/randomizing/copying/pasting patterns/drums, creating a “song,” turning patterns to notes in tracks, playing ReDrum from the keyboard, and more. Went over the first assignment — due next week — and allowed about 25 minutes work time on it. Near the end of the period started a very basic intro to the Subtractor… but encountered keyboard problems and suspended it until next session.

2017 Winter

First week enrollment notes

First class numbers are incorporated into daily notes below. After end-of-week roster cleanup:

  • Music 51 enrollment had been listed as 30 plus 6 on wait list, but the day before it changed to 29 plus 6 on wait list.
  • At first class meeting there were five no-shows and four present to add (from the wait list), so there were 28 students present plus one absent student who contacted me, for a total of 29 actively enrolled students.
  • I contacted no-shows by email right after the first class but cannot report any further news as of this writing later on day one of the term. Update on evening on day one: One student did contact me to report a job-related conflict on the first day, and he will be attending on Wednesday.
  • Music 51 lost three students to drops at the second meeting. 4 of 6 on the wait list showed up; 3 did not return. 4 additional students showed up. 1 moved to Music 8 and 1 more may do so on Thursday. Students were added to get back to 30 enrolled, with about 5 remaining on the wait list.
  • Music 8 had 20 officially enrolled students plus two who needed waivers to add. (Originally three others wanted to add by waiver but become frustrated by delays and gave up.(4/7/16)

Monday 1/9

Did the usual getting-started stuff: quick review of syllabus, etc. Began with Garage Band: selecting and dragging loops into tracks; option-drag, drag to make loops, delete region and track, basic look at automation, changing tempo, etc. . Did not cover align to beat, very basic look at “region” editing, keyboard… 

Tuesday 1/10

Not this quarter

Wednesday 1/11

(PLAN) Did everything else in Garage Band (except audio recording and editing.) Assignment 1 due date announced. Also had students submit grade access codes during class.

At next class students will need substantial work time on this assignment. They will also need to submit grade access codes during class. Introductions to Logic.

Thursday 1/12

Not this quarter

2016 Fall

First week enrollment notes

First class numbers are incorporated into daily notes below. After end-of-week roster cleanup:

  • Music 51 had 30 officially enrolled students plus 7 on the wait list, and 4 more who showed up to add at the first meeting. At the first class meeting a total of 37 students attended.
  • Music 51 lost three students to drops at the second meeting. 4 of 6 on the wait list showed up; 3 did not return. 4 additional students showed up. 1 moved to Music 8 and 1 more may do so on Thursday. Students were added to get back to 30 enrolled, with about 5 remaining on the wait list.
  • Music 8 had 20 officially enrolled students plus two who needed waivers to add. (Originally three others wanted to add by waiver but become frustrated by delays and gave up.(4/7/16)

Monday 9/26

Did the usual getting-started stuff: quick review of syllabus, etc. Began with Garage Band: selecting and dragging loops into tracks; option-drag, drag to make loops, delete region and track, basic look at automation, changing tempo, etc. . Did not cover align to beat, very basic look at “region” editing, keyboard… Note that the current version does not include more than a single (!) software instrument loop, and I was not able to update to add them.

Tuesday 9/27

Wednesday 9/28

(PLAN) Did everything else in Garage Band (except audio recording and editing.) Assignment 1 due date announced. Also had students submit grade access codes during class.

At next class students will need substantial work time on this assignment. They will also need to submit grade access codes during class. Introductions to Logic.

Thursday 4/7

Finished ReDrum including multiple ReDrums, altering/randomizing/copying/pasting patterns/drums, turning patterns to notes in tracks, playing ReDrum from the keyboard, and more. Went over the first assignment — due next week — and allowed about 25 minutes work time on it. Near the end of the period did a very basic intro to the Subtractor.

ATTENDANCE: Actual attendance was 21, with two registered students not present but with an excuse and one absent who did not contact me. 23 are listed on the roster since one added the class today.

Friday 1/8

Not this quarter

2016 Spring

First week enrollment notes

First class numbers are incorporated into daily notes below. After end-of-week roster cleanup:

  • Music 51 had 30 officially enrolled students plus 3 on the wait list, and 6 more who showed up to add at the first meeting. At the first class meeting a total of 39 students attended, including ALL pre-registered students. One from the wait list was added.  Two expressed a possible interest in moving directly to Music 8 and one would like to pursue this. (4/4/16)
  • Music 51 lost three students to drops at the second meeting. 4 of 6 on the wait list showed up; 3 did not return. 4 additional students showed up. 1 moved to Music 8 and 1 more may do so on Thursday. Students were added to get back to 30 enrolled, with about 5 remaining on the wait list.
  • Music 8 had 20 officially enrolled students plus two who needed waivers to add. (Originally three others wanted to add by waiver but become frustrated by delays and gave up.(4/7/16)

Monday 4/4

Did the usual getting-started stuff: quick review of syllabus, etc. Began with Garage Band: selecting and dragging loops into tracks; option-drag, drag to make loops, delete region and track, basic look at automation, changing tempo, etc. . Did not cover align to beat, very basic look at “region” editing, keyboard…

Tuesday 4/5

Introduction to Reason. Setting up the empty rack (“Empty+FX”) with  redrum. Creating redrum patterns. Changing pattern length, making multiple patterns, switching to different kits, tempo, adding new sounds to kits. Did not do copying, ransoming patterns, etc. or creating “songs.”

Wednesday 4/6

(PLAN) Did everything else in Garage Band (except audio recording and editing.) Assignment 1 due date announced. Also had students submit grade access codes during class.

At next class students will need substantial work time on this assignment. They will also need to submit grade access codes during class. Introductions to Logic.

Thursday 4/7

Finished ReDrum including multiple ReDrums, altering/randomizing/copying/pasting patterns/drums, turning patterns to notes in tracks, playing ReDrum from the keyboard, and more. Went over the first assignment — due next week — and allowed about 25 minutes work time on it. Near the end of the period did a very basic intro to the Subtractor.

ATTENDANCE: Actual attendance was 21, with two registered students not present but with an excuse and one absent who did not contact me. 23 are listed on the roster since one added the class today.

Friday 1/8

Not this quarter

2016 Winter

First day enrollment notes

First class numbers are incorporated into daily notes below. After end-of-week roster cleanup:

  • Music 51 had 30 officially enrolled students plus 3 on the wait list, and 6 more who showed up to add at the first meeting. At the first class meeting a total of 36 students attended. The three on the wait list were added, along with one of the walk-ins. Unfortunately, I accidentally added the third person on the walk-in list before adding the first two! (1/4/16)

Monday 1/4

Did the usual getting-started stuff: quick review of greensheet, etc. Began with Garage Band: selecting and dragging loops into tracks; option-drag, drag to make loops, delete region and track, basic look at automation, changing tempo, etc. . Did not cover align to beat, very basic look at “region” editing, keyboard…

Tuesday 4/5

Introduction to Reason. Setting up the empty rack (“Empty+FX”) with  redrum. Creating redrum patterns. Changing pattern length, making multiple patterns, switching to different kits, tempo.

(20 registered plus two add/waiver students present at first class meeting.)

Wednesday 1/6

(PLAN) Did everything else in Garage Band (except audio recording and editing.) Assignment 1 due date announced. Also had students submit grade access codes during class.

At next class students will need substantial work time on this assignment. They will also need to submit grade access codes during class. Introductions to Logic.

ATTENDANCE: Overenrolled. 33 students in class today. Due to one preregistered student who missed on Monday for a valid reason, I have 31 from the original list plus first day adds plus two more waiting to get in.

Thursday 1/7

Not this quarter

Friday 1/8

Not this quarter

2015 Fall

First day enrollment notes

First class numbers are incorporated into daily notes below. After end-of-week roster cleanup:

  • Music 51 had 30 officially enrolled students with 11 on the wait list. At the first class meeting a total of 40 students attended, including 2 others who wanted to add (9/21/15)

Monday 9/21

Did the usual getting-started stuff: quick review of greensheet, etc. Began with Garage Band: selecting and dragging loops into tracks; option-drag, drag to make loops, delete region and track, basic look at automation, changing tempo, etc. . Did not cover align to beat, very basic look at “region” editing, keyboard…

Tuesday 9/22

Not this quarter

Wednesday 9/23

Did everything else in Garage Band (except audio recording and editing.) Assignment 1 due date announced. Also had students submit grade access codes during class.

At next class students will need substantial work time on this assignment. They will also need to submit grade access codes during class. Introductions to Logic.

ATTENDANCE: Actual attendance was 30+ today — with about five students still trying to add the class..

Thursday 9/24

Not this quarter

Friday 9/25

Not this quarter

2015 Spring

First day enrollment notes

First class numbers are incorporated into daily notes below. After end-of-week roster cleanup:

  • Music 51 had 30 officially enrolled students with 2 on the wait list. At the first class meeting a total of 28 students attended, including 1 add. One additional pre-registered student and one wait list student contacted me to say that they would attend on Wednesday. I contacted the remaining absent students by email. 28.  (4/6/15)
  • Music 8 had 27 officially enrolled the day before the start of class on Tuesday 4/7/15 and 24 enrolled by before the start of the first class meeting. (In other words, peak pre-enrollment was 27 on 4/6, but 3 dropped during the 24 hours between then and the first class.) There was one no-show at the first class and two students were added for a total active enrollment at the first meeting of  25. (4/7/15)

Monday 4/6

Did the usual getting-started stuff: quick review of greensheet, etc. Began with Garage Band: selecting and dragging loops into tracks; option-drag, drag to make loops, delete region and track, effects (very quick into), and using the keyboard. Did not cover align to beat, very basic look at “region” editing…

Tuesday 4/7

Introduction to Reason. Setting up the empty rack (“Empty+FX”) with  redrum. Creating redrum patterns. Changing pattern length, making multiple patterns, switching to different kits, tempo.

(25 registered and present at first class meeting.)

Wednesday 4/8

Did everything else in Garage Band (except audio recording and editing.) Assignment 1 due date announced — reminded class that there is extra time on Tuesday/Thursday. I’m hopeful that I may hear a few that day, but probably most will be later. Also had students submit grade access codes during class.

At next class students will need substantial work time on this assignment. Introductions to Logic will likely need to be brief.

ATTENDANCE: Actual attendance was 29 today — the official online roster shows 31 at the end of the period.

Thursday 4/9

Finished redrum intro. Made first assignment and explained how to save and name file/folder. Went over backup process. Assignment 1 due on next Thursday.

ATTENDANCE: Actual attendance was 25, with one student additional not present but with an excuse and one absent who did not contact me. 27 are listed on the roster since two added the class today.

Friday

(Fall and Winter terms only) – No Friday class this quarter.

2015 Winter

First day enrollment notes

First class numbers are incorporated into daily notes below. After end-of-week roster cleanup:

  • Music 51 had 30 officially enrolled students with 1 on the wait list. At the first class meeting a total of 28 students attended, including the person from the wait list and two others added the class. Two additional pre-registered students contacted me to say that they would attend on Wednesday. I contacted the remaining absent students by email. One dropped, and the other two have not yet responded.Total active enrollees: 30.  (3/7/14)
  • Music 8 had 22 officially enrolled at the start of class on Tuesday 1/6/14.  Total active enrollees: 21 plus one prospective add. (1/6/14)

Monday 1/5/15

Did the usual getting-started stuff: quick review of greensheet, etc. Began with Garage Band: selecting and dragging loops into tracks; option-drag, drag to make loops, delete region and track, effects (very quick into), and using the keyboard. Did not cover align to beat, very basic look at “region” editing…

NEED TO GO OVER WEBSITE STUDENT ACCESS CODES.

Tuesday 1/6/15

Introduction to Reason. Setting up the empty rack (“Empty+FX”) with  redrum. Creating redrum patterns. Changing pattern length, switching to different kits, tempo.

(22 registered and 20 present at first class meeting.)

Wednesday 1/7/15

Did everything else in Garage Band (except audio recording and editing.) Assignment 1 due date announced as “want to see people finishing during the second half of class next Wednesday.” I’m hopeful that I may hear a few that day, but probably most will be later. Also had students submit grade access codes during class.

At next class students will need substantial work time on this assignment. Introductions to Logic will likely need to be brief.

ATTENDANCE: Actual attendance was about 28 today. One who missed first class showed up, those who added Monday returned, one new student came and asked to add.

Thursday 1/9/14

(Actual attendance seems to be about 20 today.) Finished redrum intro. Made first assignment and explained how to save and name file/folder. Went over backup process. Assignment 1 due on next Thursday.

Friday 1/10/14

(Fall and Winter terms only) – No Friday class this quarter.

2014 Spring

First day enrollment notes

First class numbers are incorporated into daily notes below. After end-of-week roster cleanup:

  • Music 51 had 30 officially enrolled students with 1 on the wait list. At the first class meeting a total of 30 students attended and no additional students added. Total active enrollees: 30.  (3/5/15)
  • Music 8 had 26 officially enrolled at the start of class on Tuesday 4/8. An with additional 2 who got add codes and attended and were asked to add before leaving class. One additional student has asked to add and will get an add code when she comes to class on Thursday. Total active enrollees: 28 plus one prospective add. (3/8/14)

Monday 3/7/14

Did the usual getting-started stuff: quick review of greensheet, etc. Began with Garage Band: selecting and dragging loops into tracks; option-drag, drag to make loops, delete region and track, effects (very quick into), and using the keyboard. Did not cover align to beat, very basic look at “region” editing…

NEED TO GO OVER WEBSITE STUDENT ACCESS CODES.

Tuesday 4/8/14

Introduction to Reason. Setting up the empty rack (“Empty+FX”) with  redrum. Creating redrum patterns. Changing pattern length, switching to different kits, velocity.

(28 registered and present at first class meeting.)

Wednesday 4/9/14

Did everything else in Garage Band (except audio recording and editing.) Assignment 1 due date announced as “want to see people finishing during the second half of class on Wednesday, 4/16.” I’m hopeful that I may hear a few that day, but probably most will be later. Also had students submit grade access codes during class.

At next class students will need substantial work time on this assignment. Introductions to Logic will likely need to be brief.

ATTENDANCE: Actual attendance was about 28 today. One who missed first class showed up, those who added Monday returned, one new student came and asked to add.

Thursday 1/9/14

(Actual attendance seems to be about 27 today.) Finished redrum intro. Made first assignment and explained how to save and name file/folder. Went over backup process. Assignment 1 due on Thursday, April 17.

NEXT TIME: Need to go through the grade access code setup process with the class.

Friday 1/10/14

Fall and Winter terms only) – No Friday class this quarter.

(Winter 2014 Friday class was canceled about three weeks before start of term with 13 students enrolled. Class would have made 20 or more if it had not been canceled, so cancellation was premature)

2014 Winter

First day enrollment notes: First class numbers are incorporated into daily notes below. After end-of-week roster cleanup:

  • Music 51 had 28 officially enrolled, with an additional 4 who got add codes and attended class but have not added yet. Posted this on home page and will address in class on Monday.
  • Music 8 had 24 officially enrolled with additional 1 who got add code and attended but has not processed the add yet. Posted and will discuss on Tuesday.

Monday 1/6/14 – Did the usual getting-started stuff: quick review of greensheet, web site sign ups, etc. Began with Garage Band: selecting and dragging loops into tracks; option-drag, drag to make loops, delete region and track, effects (very quick into), align to beat, very basic look at “region” editing…

(About 30 students present at first class meeting.)

Tuesday 1/7/14 – Introduction to Reason. Setting up the empty rack (“Empty+FX”) with  redrum. Creating redrum patterns. Changing pattern length, switching to different kits, velocity.

(Nearly 30 registered and present at first class meeting.)

Wednesday 1/8/14 – Did everything else in Garage Band (except audio recording and editing.) Assignment 1 WILL BE announced with due date as listed on web site ON MONDAY. (Likely due at the following Monday’s class – week 3.)

It will be important to limit Logic coverage on Monday so that work time on the Garage Band project may be maximized. If there isn’t enough time it might be necessary to delay project 1 due date until the following Monday.

ATTENDANCE: Actual attendance was about 30 today. One who missed first class showed up, those who added Monday returned, one new student came and asked to add, and some from Music 8 who were not qualified for that section asked to move to 51.

Thursday 1/9/14 – (Actual attendance seems to be about 27 today.) Finished redrum intro. DID NOT YET MAKE FIRST ASSIGNMENT – DO ON TUESDAY.

NEXT TIME: Also need to speak to class about what we do with old assignment #1. (Used to be required for those who have not taken the De Anza Intro class, but now used as a guideline to what you need to know by about week 6 in order to operate successfully with Rewire.)

Friday 1/10/14 (Fall and Winter terms only) – No Friday class this quarter.

(Friday class was canceled about three weeks before start of term with 13 students enrolled. Class would have made 20 or more if it had not been canceled.)

2013 Spring

Monday 4/8/13 – Did the usual getting-started stuff: quick review of greensheet, web site sign ups, etc. Began with Garage Band: selecting and dragging loops into tracks; option-drag, drag to make loops, delete region and track, effects (very quick into), align to beat, very basic look at “region” editing…

(About 35 students present at first class meeting. Some did not stick around, so by end it was full with perhaps three or four still to add.)

Tuesday 4/9 – Introduction to Reason. Setting up the empty rack with mixer and redrum. Creating redrum patterns. Changing pattern length, switching to different kits, velocity.

(25 students of 30 registered present at first class meeting.)

Wednesday 4/10 – Did everything else in Garage Band (except audio recording and editing.) Assignment 1 announced with due date as listed on web site. (Latter part of next Wednesday’s class.)

It will be important to limit Logic coverage on Monday so that work time on the Garage Band project may be maximized. If there isn’t enough time it might be necessary to delay project 1 due date until the following Monday.

ATTENDANCE: Actual attendance was about 36 today. Two registered students who missed first class showed up today and wanted to be in the class, but I had to tell them they were dropped as no shows since I had already added others in their place. One student from Music 8 had to be added to this class, and two who had been promised seats on Monday (based on expectation that two students would work on personal laptops) were also added.  Three additional students were told that I could not add them until additional space opens, but that if they come back next week and there is space they will have priority to add. At this point it seems like about 33 are registered.

Thursday 4/11 – (Actual attendance seems to be 20 today – several registered students not present at start of class.)

Finished redrum intro. Assigned due date for this assignment (#2) and spoke to class about what we do with #1. (Used to be required for those who have not taken the De Anza Intro class, but now used as a guideline to what you need to know by about week 6 in order to operate successfully with Rewire.)

Friday 1/13 (Fall and Winter terms only)

Essentially the same as the MW class, though there were a few more minutes of work time at the end of the period. Announced that #1 will be due near the end of the period next week, with an option to hear it at the start of the following class.(27 students present in class at first meeting. Emailed the 4 no show students to find out their status.)

2013 Winter

Monday 1/7/13 -Did the usual getting-started stuff: quick review of greensheet, web site sign ups, etc. Began with Garage Band: selecting and dragging loops into tracks; option-drag, drag to make loops, delete region and track, effects (very quick into)

(About 35 students present at first class meeting. Some did not stick around, so by end it was full with perhaps one or two to add.)

Tuesday 1/8 –Introduction to Reason. Setting up the empty rack with mixer and redrum. Creating redrum patterns. Changing pattern length, switching to different kits, velocity.

(22 students of 30 registered present at first class meeting.)

Wednesday1/9 –Did everything else in Garage Band (except audio recording and editing.) Assignment 1 announced.

Actual attendance was 31 again and 4-5 students were told there was no room to add. Made assignment #1 with due date as listed on web site.

Thursday 1/10 –(Actual attendance seems to be 26 today. 4 registered students not present at start of class.)

NEXT SESSION: Using the sequencer to record pattern order to create “songs,” and assign a due date for assignment #2 on the redrum. Time needs to be available next week to work on that assignment. (Probably due the following Tuesday.)

Friday 1/13 – Essentially the same as the MW class, though there were a few more minutes of work time at the end of the period. Announced that #1 will be due near the end of the period next week, with an option to hear it at the start of the following class.(27 students present in class at first meeting. Emailed the 4 no show students to find out their status.)

2012 Spring

Monday 4/9 – Did the usual getting-started stuff: quick review of greensheet, web site sign ups, etc. Began with Garage Band: selecting and dragging loops into tracks; option-drag, drag to make loops, delete region and track, effects, align to beat, very basic look at “region” editing…

(About 40 students present at first class meeting.)

Tuesday 4/10 – Introduction to Reason. Setting up the empty rack with mixer and redrum. Creating redrum patterns. Changing pattern length, switching to different kits, velocity.

(22 students of 30 registered present at first class meeting.)

Wednesday 4/11 –Did everything else in Garage Band (except audio recording and editing.) Assignment 1 announced.

(Class still full. One absence and an added student replaced the absent student. Still nearly 10 students on the wait list. A few may try intermediate instead.)

WILL NEED TIME TO WORK ON ASSIGNMENT 1 NEXT WEEK.

Thursday 1/14 –More on the redrum. Multiple redrums, adding external samples, copy, randomize, shift, etc. Introduce ways to alter sound resources in Redrum: multiple Redrum modules, reprogramming individual sounds. Some look at the sequencer. Did not make the assignment – need to do that next time, along with providing some time to work on it.

Friday 1/13-No Friday class this quarter

2012 Winter

Monday 1/9 – Did the usual getting-started stuff: quick review of greensheet, web site sign ups, etc. Began with Garage Band: selecting and dragging loops into tracks; option-drag, drag to make loops, delete region and track, effects, align to beat, very basic look at “region” editing…

(28 students present at first class meeting.)

Tuesday 1/10 – Introduction to Reason. Setting up the empty rack with mixer and redrum. Creating redrum patterns.

Wednesday 1/11 –Did everything else in Garage Band (except audio recording and editing.) Assignment 1 announced.

(28 students were present.)

WILL NEED TIME TO WORK ON ASSIGNMENT 1 NEXT WEEK.

Thursday 1/14 –More on the redrum. Multiple redrums, adding external samples, copy, randomize, shift, etc. Introduce ways to alter sound resources in Redrum: multiple Redrum modules, reprogramming individual sounds. Some look at the sequencer. Did not make the assignment – need to do that next time, along with providing some time to work on it.

Friday 1/13 –Same a MW class. Announced first assignment and deadline. Provided some work time on project 1 in class today.(Looks like about 28 students actively enrolled.)

WILL NEED TIME TO WORK ON ASSIGNMENT 1 NEXT WEEK.

2011 Fall

Monday 9/26 – Did the usual getting-started stuff: quick review of greensheet, web site sign ups, etc. Began with Garage Band: selecting and dragging loops into tracks; option-drag, drag to make loops, delete region and track, effects, align to beat, very basic look at “region” editing…

(Class full. Turned away perhaps 10 students. Perhaps a half dozen remained on wait list.)

Tuesday 9/27 – No Music 8 this quarter.

Wednesday 9/28 – Did everything else in Garage Band (except audio recording and editing.) Assignment 1 announced.

(Class full, plus took two additional students who could work on their own laptops. Turned away 3-4 additional students – and/or suggested they try Friday class.)

WILL NEED TIME TO WORK ON ASSIGNMENT 1 NEXT WEEK.

Thursday 9/29 – No Music 8 this quarter.

Friday 9/30 – Same a MW class. Announced first assignment and deadline. Provided some work time on project 1 in class today.(By the end of the period the class was exactly full with no one on the wait list.)

WILL NEED TIME TO WORK ON ASSIGNMENT 1 NEXT WEEK.

2011 Spring

Monday 4/4 – Did the usual getting-started stuff: quick review of greensheet, web site sign ups, etc. Began with Garage Band: selecting and dragging loops into tracks; option-drag, drag to make loops, delete region and track, effects, align to beat, very basic look at “region” editing…

Tuesday 4/5 – Did: Basic Reason intro: the rack; the empty rack; adding the mixer and Redrum via the Create menu; creating basic patterns on Redrum; (Did not: copy/paste patterns; pattern length; resolution; tempo; flam; swing.)

Wednesday 4/6 – Did everything else in Garage Band (except audio recording and editing.) Assignment 1 announced.

Thursday 4/7 – Finished Redrum intro: popup menu features (randomize, shift, initialize, etc.), entering pattern numbers into the pattern lane, pattern length, (flam, shuffle,) etc. Discussed assignment 1 (for those who have not taken my music 51) and due date for assignment 2 (redrum)

Friday – Same as MW class. Announced first assignment and deadline. Provided some work time on project 1 in class today.

2011 Winter

Monday 1/3 – Did the usual getting-started stuff: quick review of greensheet, web site sign ups, etc. Began with Garage Band: selecting and dragging loops into tracks; (solo/mute (but not volume automation),) option-drag, drag to make loops, delete region and track, effects, align to beat, very basic look at “region” editing…

Tuesday 1/4 – Did: Basic Reason intro: the rack; the empty rack; adding the mixer and Redrum via the Create menu; creating basic patterns on Redrum; (Did not: copy/paste patterns; pattern length; resolution; tempo; flam; swing.)

Wednesday 1/5 – Did everything else in Garage Band except recording and editing audio. Assignment 1 announced. (May decide not to do audio editing in GB at this time. Did not do it in Friday class either.)

Thursday 1/6 – Finished Redrum intro: popup menu features (randomize, shift, initialize, etc.), entering pattern numbers into the pattern lane, pattern length, flam, shuffle, etc. Discussed assignment 1 (for those who have not taken my music 51) and due date for assignment 2 (redrum)

Friday 17 – Same a MW class. Announced first assignment and deadline. Provided some work time on project 1 in class today.

2010 Fall

Monday 9/20 – Did the usual getting-started stuff: quick review of greensheet, web site sign ups, etc. Began with Garage Band: selecting and dragging loops into tracks; (solo/mute (but not volume automation),) option-drag, drag to make loops, delete region and track, effects, align to beat, very basic look at “region” editing…

Tuesday 9/21 – NO Music 8 this term: Did: Basic Reason intro: the rack; the empty rack; adding the mixer and Redrum via the Create menu; creating basic patterns on Redrum; copy/paste patterns; pattern length; resolution; tempo; flam; swing.

Wednesday 9/22 – Did everything else in Garage Band except recording and editing audio. Assignment 1 announced. (May decide not to do audio editing in GB at this time. Did not do it in Friday class either.)

Thursday 9/23 – NO Music 8 this term: Finished Redrum intro. Announced assignment 1 and 2. (Will allow some work time on #2 at next session, but not a lot.)

Friday 9/24 – Same a MW class. Announced first assignment and deadline. Moving slightly faster than MW so as to compensate for later holidays – provided some work time on project 1 in class today

2010 Spring

Monday 4/5 – Did the usual getting-started stuff: quick review of greensheet, web site sign ups, etc. Began with Garage Band: selecting and dragging loops into tracks; solo/mute (but not volume automation), option-drag, drag to make loops, delete region and track, effects, align to beat, very basic look at “region” editing…

Tuesday 4/6 – Did: Basic Reason intro: the rack; the empty rack; adding the mixer and Redrum via the Create menu; creating basic patterns on Redrum; copy/paste patterns; pattern length; resolution; tempo; flam; swing.

Wednesday 4/7 – Did everything else in Garage Band except recording and editing audio. Assignment 1 announced. (May decide not to do audio editing in GB at this time. Did not do it in Friday class either.)

Thursday 4/8 – Finished Redrum intro. Announced assignment 1 and 2. (Will allow some work time on #2 at next session, but not a lot.)

Friday 4/9

Same a MW class. Announced first assignment and deadline.

2010 Winter

Monday 1/4 – Did the usual getting-started stuff: quick review of greensheet, web site sign ups, etc. Began with Garage Band: selecting and dragging loops into tracks; solo/mute (but not volume automation), option-drag, drag to make loops, delete region and track

Tuesday 1/5 – Did: Basic Reason intro: the rack; the empty rack; adding the mixer and Redrum via the Create menu; creating basic patterns on Redrum; copy/paste patterns; pattern length; resolution; tempo; flam; swing.

Wednesday 1/6 – Did everything else in Garage Band except recording and editing audio. Assignment 1 announced. (May decide not to do audio editing in GB at this time. Did not do it in Friday class either.)

Thursday 1/7 – Finished Redrum intro. Announced assignment 1 and 2.

Friday 1/8 – Same a MW class. Announced first assignment and deadline.


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