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Beginning Music Production Using Garageband (Ages 9-12): Self-Paced

Mini Musicians Studio by Katie Gettys
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Join me for a fun and engaging self-paced course covering the basics of GarageBand, music production, and basic song writing with an iPad or iPhone!

Class Experience

US Grade 3 - 6
4 lessons//4 Weeks
 Week 1
Lesson 1
Your First Song
Creating your first-ever song using pre-recorded loops (concepts: guided exploration, important navigation buttons, rhythmic and melodic loops, trimming loops, copy/pasting loops, exporting files, how to share your song)
 Week 2
Lesson 2
Writing a Song Using the Audio Recorder
Writing and recording a rap and creating accompaniment using loops (concepts: creating ABA form in a piece, transitional techniques between sections, writing a short rap, recording and editing an audio file, copy/pasting and audio file, adding effects, texture, and variety)
 Week 3
Lesson 3
Drum Beat Exploration
Creating a song with your own custom drum beat (performing and recording a custom drum beat on the acoustic drum set, editing track using quantization, and using Smart Drums, Beat Sequencer, and Drummer to customize drum beats, while adding various loops to supplement drum recordings, editing tracks using quantization, adding extra loops for texture, adding sections, adding FX)
 Week 4
Lesson 4
Recording Using Bass, Guitar, Strings, & Piano
Creating a song by playing and recording bass, guitar, strings, and piano within the app (four basic chords in music, using SmartBass to play and record chords, using SmartGuitar to play and record chords, using SmartPiano to play and record chords, using SmartStrings to play and record chords, recording a melody line using the strings, guitar, or piano with the pentatonic scale, editing tracks using automation and quantization, adding extra loops for texture, adding sections, adding FX)
Homework Offered
Students are to create their own song within GarageBand as they follow along with the instructional videos. They are welcome to share these songs with Ms. G for personalized feedback.
1 - 2 hours per week outside of class
Assessments Offered
Grades Offered
iPads or iPhones with GarageBand downloaded are ~ REQUIRED ~ for this course. Please download the app ahead of time to ensure that it is working and your student is prepared for class (requires iOS 13.0 or later!!!). 

Laptops and desktops will be permitted in weeks 1 & 2 if necessary but it is our suggestion to complete the entire course with an iPad or iPhone.

Refunds will NOT be provided if a learner enrolls without reading all directions and realizes they do not have the correct tools after enrollment. 
Learners will not need to use any apps or websites beyond the standard Outschool tools.
This class requires the use of GarageBand iOS on an iPad or iPhone 
Joined May, 2020
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Here at Mini Musicians Studio we believe that music education isn't just about learning a new skill or hobby, but it's about a student building 𝘾𝙊𝙉𝙉𝙀𝘾𝙏𝙄𝙊𝙉𝙎, 𝘾𝙊𝙉𝙁𝙄𝘿𝙀𝙉𝘾𝙀, 𝙖𝙣𝙙 𝘾𝙍𝙀𝘼𝙏𝙄𝙑𝙄𝙏𝙔.

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4 pre-recorded lessons
4 weeks of teacher support
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1 year of access to the content

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Ages: 8-13

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