Dec 08, 2022  
2019-2020 University Catalog 
2019-2020 University Catalog [Archived Catalogue]

MMED 728 Garageband Does It All

3 credits 45.0 hours
700 level graduate course

GarageBand is an easy-to-learn musical workhorse with dozens of great uses for teachers and students. What’s more…it’s lots of fun! Want your students to enjoy composing original music or making arrangements? How about getting them excited about music history as they make podcasts rather than boring traditional reports? Wouldn’t it be great to see students have fun improvising, or creating a musical underscoring with sound effects for a video? Want to make quality recordings of individuals or an ensemble without a complicated microphone scheme? Want a great way to demonstrate musical concepts such as form, dynamics, articulation, tempo, and texture so students really understand? Need to prepare sound clips for a PowerPoint presentation or webpage, blog, or wiki? GarageBand does all this and much more! Perhaps that’s why many music teachers name this program as the technology tool they use most. In this course for general, vocal/choral, and instrumental music teachers at all levels, we’ll explore and experience the many uses for Apple’s GarageBand. Each year the program adds more features and functionality; so even if you’ve used GarageBand before there’s bound to be something that’ll make you see the program in a new way. The course will be taught in a Mac lab using GarageBand, but Windows-equivalent software and adaptations will be discussed.

This course is not repeatable for credit.