The World of Music and Technology?

Introduction to the Music Creation and Technology Class. This class will teach students about the concept of music culture impacting technology and how music can have a positive influence on society. Students learn about how the project came together and the people who worked on the project.

Dapper Prologue?

This topic is based on the song Dapper Prologue. Students are thought how the song was created and get a chance to recreate the song. The instrumental is supplied so students can interpolate the original music or create their own versions.

DAPPER?

This topic is based on the song Dapper. Students are thought how the song was created and get a chance to recreate the song. The instrumental is supplied so students can interpolate the original music or create their own versions. Students also will be able to use skills learned from the creative writing course and record their own comic book story or their own lyrics or poems using the supplied instrumentals. Students also get to see the record performed live in Bejing China.

LIFE OR DEATH?

This topic is based on the song Life or Death. Students are thought how the song was created and get a chance to recreate the song. The instrumental is supplied so students can interpolate the original music or create their own versions. Students also will be able to use skills learned from the creative writing course and record their own comic book story or their own lyrics or poems using the supplied instrumentals

EMPTY STATE?

This topic is based on the song Empty State. Students are thought how the song was created and get a chance to recreate the song. The instrumental is supplied so students can interpolate the original music or create their own versions. Students also will be able to use skills learned from the creative writing course and record their own comic book story or their own lyrics or poems using the supplied instrumentals

TV SCREENS AND MAGAZINES?

This topic is based on the song TV Screens and Magazines. Students are thought how the song was created and get a chance to recreate the song. The instrumental is supplied so students can interpolate the original music or create their own versions. Students also will be able to use skills learned from the creative writing course and record their own comic book story or their own lyrics or poems using the supplied instrumentals

STOP THE BULLYING?

This topic is based on the song Stop The Bullying. Students are thought how the song was created and get a chance to recreate the song. The instrumental is supplied so students can interpolate the original music or create their own versions. Students also will be able to use skills learned from the creative writing course and record their own comic book story or their own lyrics or poems using the supplied instrumentals

PENETRATE THE SOUL?

This topic is based on the song Penetrate The Soul. Students are thought how the song was created and get a chance to recreate the song. The instrumental is supplied so students can interpolate the original music or create their own versions. Students also will be able to use skills learned from the creative writing course and record their own comic book story or their own lyrics or poems using the supplied instrumentals. They also get to see video of the song performed in Seoul Korea. A DJ in Seoul also had the original record and provides how inspirational the record was to him.

WHAT’S HAPPENING?

This topic is based on the song What's Happening. Students are thought how the song was created and get a chance to recreate the song. The instrumental is supplied so students can interpolate the original music or create their own versions. Students also will be able to use skills learned from the creative writing course and record their own comic book story or their own lyrics or poems using the supplied instrumentals

THE ANTIDOTE?

This topic is based on the song The Antidote. Students are thought how the song was created and get a chance to recreate the song. The instrumental is supplied so students can interpolate the original music or create their own versions. Students also will be able to use skills learned from the creative writing course and record their own comic book story or their own lyrics or poems using the supplied instrumentals

BLESS THE DEAD?

This topic is based on the song Bless The Dead. Students are thought how the song was created and get a chance to recreate the song. The instrumental is supplied so students can interpolate the original music or create their own versions. Students also will be able to use skills learned from the creative writing course and record their own comic book story or their own lyrics or poems using the supplied instrumentals.

NASA?

This topic is based on the song NASA. Students are thought how the song was created and get a chance to recreate the song. The instrumental is supplied so students can interpolate the original music or create their own versions. Students also will be able to use skills learned from the creative writing course and record their own comic book story or their own lyrics or poems using the supplied instrumentals

MARKETING AND PRODUCT DISTRIBUTION?

This lesson exposes students to the global reach of this project. They get to experience via pictures and video global reception of the project. They get to see the 3 different physical versions of the product and how that facilitated global cultural exchange. Students will learn about the cities visited along with exposure to the cities culture and people. They also learn about Hip-Hop history and how Kool Herc was so important to the success of Panasonic when he used their turntables to create Hip-Hop Culture.

PRODUCT PACKAGING AND DESIGN?

This is an introduction lesson to how to design physical music products. Students are given a Black and White version of the album cover along with the design files. They can modify the album to include their contributions and also color the cover as they like. They are introduced to the concept of 3D models via the action figure USB.

MUSIC USE FOR ALTERNATIVE PURPOSES?

These lessons teach students how to write music to be used in a corporate or advertising setting. The IFA press conference videos are shown to students to illustrate how a literal interpretation of client text is done versus a figurative interpretation. Both videos emphasize a different approach. They are also shown how music skills can lead to other careers outside of live performing. They learn how music is used in things like video games and how they can work in radio and podcasting.

FINAL PROJECT PRESENTATION?

This lesson is a celebration and presentation of the final products the students created.
LIFE OR DEATH SONG

Students Listen to the completed released version of Life or Death. They also listen to the instrumental. From these songs they create their own versions or try to replicate the instruments on the original song. Their music can be recorded using Audacity. If they do not have their own computer they can record using our Virtual Desktop. 

The Life or Death Instrumental is Below