2016 School of Rock New Market Summer School Schedule

Syllabus

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Schedule

Thursday Aug 4th

Profile in Success: Daniel Lanois

Sound Mixing and Mastering Resources
From The Sky Down
Blog Updates
  • Review blog look and feel updates
    • About Me pages
Closure
  • Fill in the What Worked Form
  • Normalize workstations
  • Clean up room
  • Load equipment into Mr. Le Duc’s car
  • Class is over at 1:30

Wednesday Aug 3rd

Tuesday Aug. 2nd

  • Watch and listen to Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats – I Need Never Get Old
  • ALL MISSING WORK SUBMITTED BY 2:30!
  • Share Desire Chord Progession by U2
  • Suggest use of Soundtrap
  • Finish the Bass Recording Project
  • Real artists publish!
  • Inventory equipment with post it notes
  • Share with Mr. Le Duc your final product  production schedule
    • Create a blog post titled, (NAME OF…) Production Project
    • Copy and paste the following headings:
      • Summary
      • 21st Century Skills Demonstrated
      • The Composition
      • Reactions to the Final Version
      • Evaluation of the Final Version
      • What I Learned and Problems I Solved
    • Fill in the 21st Century skillsyou will focus on
      • For example: embed your brainistorming as an example of “Use a wide range of idea creation techniques (such as brainstorming)”
  • Start the Final Composition Project Feedback Form
    • Give Mr. Le Duc your equipment or recording space request, if you have any

Monday Aug. 1st

Friday July 29th

Thursday July 28th

Wednesday July 27th

Tuesday July 26th

Monday July 25th

  • Suggestions for editing blog posts
    • COMMAND + F and search —> SPACE i SPACE
    • Copy and paste words into Microsoft Word
  • Review class grade scale
  • Review daily and weekly schedules
    • Tuesday – Microphones, MIDI, and Melody
    • Wednesday – Signal Chain: Recorders, DAW: Tracks, and Harmony
    • Thursday – Signal Chain: Wires, DAW:Multi-tracking, and Rhythm
    • Friday – Recording Techniques, Synthesizers, and Bass
    • Next week – Field Recording, Sound Effects, ADR, EQ, Audio Dynamics, Processing, Mixing, Mastering, and Final Composition work
  • Review Made to Stick
  • Continue Sound Wave Project
    • Review Teams
    • Create a sound waves presentation, video, audio, slide show, expressive dance, etc.,  about the sound wave terms you or your team was assigned in a small team explaining in a simple way that a grade schooler could understand
      • Make sure you use either examples or analogies
    • Embed the finished project into the blog post and present to class
  • Create a blog post titled, The Science and Engineering of Microphones
  • Start the Microphone and Recording Project
    • Review previous student’s projects
    • Create Blog Post and Define Terms
      • Create blog post titled, Microphones and Recording
      • Create the headings
      • Copy and paste all the terms under the Terms heading
      • Review teachmeaudio.com and recordinghacks.com
        • You will need information from these sites for this project
        • Add to the definitions your understanding of the terms, in your own words
        • Use analogies, examples, define the term by what it’s not, etc.
  • Review the Microphone Audition process
    • Review scripts and microphone data

Friday July 22nd

Thursday July 21st

Wednesday July 20th

  • Learn more about the Creative Commons from the video Get Creative also review and Free Sound Music Resources
    • Create a blog post titled, Creative Commons and Copyright
    • Embed an image representing the Creative Commons from Flickr found through the search.creativecommons.org
    • Write some notes defining the copyright and  Creative Commons and why it is useful for legally publishing online
  • Continue Day in My Life blog post
    • Review your Trusted System – and it’s use
    • Practice your script
    • Record your script
    • Complete the presentation by editing your narration in Audacity and finalizing your video in YouTube Editor
    • Have someone proofread your blog post and turn in the feedback form
  • Explore the About Me page requirements
  • Start the My Presentation Project and blog post

Tuesday July 19th

  • Try signing into your account on the computer
  • Hand in signed paperwork
  • Complete quiz on the Student Employability Handbook
  • Review software on the computer by opening each program
    • Audacity – try and record something and export as an mp3 file
    • MuseScore
    • LMMS
    • Hydrogen
    • Virtual DJ 8
  • Review accounts in the Social Media Contract, why we use each, and check for safe settings
  • Review Mr. Le Duc’s del.icio.us/scottleduc social bookmarks
    • Add the bookmarklet tool to your browser
    • Bookmark some web sites at your own Delicious web site
  • Explore Edublogs blog account and how it works
    • Add links to accounts
    • Review common blog tools
  • Continue Day in My Life blog post by finishing David Allen’s video from the 14:23 minute mark
    • Create a blog post titled, The Art of Stress-Free Productivity
      • Embed the video URL: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CHxhjDPKfbY
      • Write notes about what you find interesting
    • Adopted a Trusted System – use it daily
    • Make a pie chart of your time-on-task in Microsoft Excel
    • Write a script about your observations from tracking 24 hours
  • Learn how to present with power and poise
  • Review YouTube’s Video Editor program
  • Watch The Joy of the Guitar Riff
    • Create a blog post titled, The Joy of the Guitar Riff
    • Take notes on what you find interesting

Monday July 18th

Student Sample Work

Teams

  • Most productions will be in teams with students taking on various production roles

Course Description

  • Length of class: 2 years
  • Occupational Ed Elective Credit: 9, 10, 11, and 12
  • School of Rock – Recording Arts and Sound Reinforcement Technology OSPI CIP Code 100203 A course that prepares individuals to apply technical knowledge and skills to the production of sound recordings as finished products or as components of film/video, broadcast, live, and mixed media productions. Includes instruction in sound equipment operation and maintenance; music, dialogue, and sound reinforcement effects recording; sound track editing; dubbing and mixing; sound; tape, disk, and CD production; digital recording and transmission; amplification, effects, Foley; and working with producers, editors, directors, artists, and production managers.

Resources

The School of Rock framework is designed with information from numerous industry and professional sources including:

  • Eargle, John (2005). The Microphone Handbook. Focal Press; Second Edition.
  • Goodall, Howard (2006-11-18). How Music Works Series. Channel 4, BBC.
  • Hass, Jeffrey, Gibson, John and Warren, Alicyn (2016-06-29). http://www.indiana.edu/~emusic/ Center for Electronic and Computer Music. Indiana University.
  • Music & Entertainment Industry Educators Association (MEIEA) Standards, http://www.meiea.org/Journal/Vol.10/Tough-2010-MEIEA-Journal-Vol-10-No-1-p149.pdf
  • Owsinski, Bobby (2013-05-01). The Mixing Engineer’s Handbook, Second Edition. Course Technology PTR.
  • Owsinski, Bobby (2013-09-30). The Recording Engineer’s Handbook. Course Technology PTR.
  • Plummer, Mary (2014-07-09). Apple Pro Training Series: GarageBand. Pearson Education.
  • Powell, John (2010-11-03). How Music Works: The Science & Psychology of Beautiful Sounds, from Beethoven to the Beatles and Beyond. Little, Brown & Company.
  • Randlette, Peter, (2016-06-29). Instructor of Digital Media, Sound Design, Media Technology. Evergreen State College.
  • Weiss, Matthen, (2014-09-10). The Pro Audio Files http://theproaudiofiles.com/teaching-music-production/

The Power of Project Based Learning

Screencasts – Assistance in Self-Directed Learning

Academic Integrity

Grading

Grade Scale

Level Letter Skyward High % Skyward Low % Descriptor
4 A 100.00% 92.50% Advanced. Consistently exceeds proficient level of standard(s).
3.5 A- 92.49% 86.67% Proficient but partial success at advanced level.
B+ 86.66% 80.84%
3 B 80.83% 75.00% Proficient. Consistently (usually) meets standard(s).
2.5 B- 74.99% 66.67% Basic but partial success at proficient level.
C+ 66.66% 58.34%
2 C 58.33% 50.00% Basic. Inconsistently (occasionally) meets standard(s).
REDO

Grade Scoring Table

  20 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 2.5 2.5 2.5 3 3 3.5 3.5 4 4
19 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 2 2 2.5 2.5 2.5 3 3.5 3.5 4 4
18 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 2 2.5 2.5 2.5 3 3.5 3.5 4 4
C 17 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 2 2.5 2.5 2.5 3 3.5 3.5 4 4
O 16 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 2 2.5 2.5 3 3.5 3.5 4 4
M 15 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 2 2.5 2.5 3 3 3.5 4 4
P 14 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 2 2.5 2.5 3 3.5 4 4
E 13 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 2.5 2.5 3 3.5 3.5 4
T 12 0 0 0 1 1 2 2.5 2.5 3 3.5 4 4
E 11 0 0 1 1 1 2 2.5 3 3 3.5 4
N 10 0 1 1 1 2 2.5 3 3.5 3.5 4
C 9 0 1 1 1 2.5 3 3 3.5 4
I 8 1 1 1 2 2.5 3 3.5 4
E 7 1 1 2 2.5 3 3.5 4
S 6 1 1 2 3 3.5 4
5 1 2 2.5 3.5 4
4 1 2 3 4
3 1 3 4
2 2 4
1 4
0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20
S C O R E

Self Authored Projects

  • Technical and creative media skills are developed through project work, working toward mastery
  • Projects are composed of a plan and a product
  • Each project is about two weeks in length
  • Students produce projects throughout the term
  • Students present the product the last day of the project cycle

Skills Development Projects

  • Skills development is embedded into each project with emphasis on 21st Century world of work core skills

Daily Work

  • Students will receive a daily grade for being on task with the daily work. Credit will be reduced for any conduct not contributing to an academic atmosphere. Credit will not be granted if the student is absent, but the points can be made up upon return. Please refer to the online class schedule for missing work and consult with the teacher for make-up work.

Self Evaluation

  • Students will publish blog entry detailing their work for projects
  • Included in the entry will be a paragraph highlighting what was done and learned
  • A screenshot showing an example of the work and progress will be included
  • Sample Student Evaluation

Journal

  • Students will maintain a journal
  • The journal details what was done and learned
  • Sample journal entry

Leadership

  • Students will contribute to the learning community in some meaningful way
  • Student-lead leadership project will be developed between 1st and 2nd semester
    • This project is aligned with CTE standards