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Week of August 11-15

posted Aug 10, 2014, 10:12 AM by Michael Reilly   [ updated Aug 10, 2014, 10:12 AM ]
Welcome back to Week 2 of the year!  At the end of this week, you will have completed about 5% of the school year.  Crazy, ain't it?  You do this 20 more times, done!

Last week you had an intro to Python using EarSketch.  To start the week, we're going to review a few things that you got to play with, some terminology, and make sure we have a firm stance before moving on.

This week is critical that you develop a solid foundation in how to use the software, save your work, and know the core music terminology.  

Review (or learn for the first time) Unit 1:
  • Sign up on the Social Media Site, which will be the same login to save work on the DAW - choose "Lanier High School" community
  • Know how to use curriculum site: copy/paste code, understand the menu
  • Features of the DAW: Solo, mute, play, pause, rewind, save script, load script
  • Terms:  measure, track, DAW, function, function call, tempo, constants, variables
  • Use comments in your code, to keep notes for yourself or others (like me!)
  • Understand how to use the EarSketch API, and KNOW the fitMedia function and its parameters.
That will probably take at least half of Monday.  Keep in mind you will most likely have some quiz on core terminology, and other basics, this week.

Then, on to Unit 2!  READ (yes, actually READ) Unit 2.1 about "Effects".