My cover/mash-up of Sam Smith’s ‘Stay With Me’ and Tracy Chapman’s ‘Fast Car’.
A bit of piano and live electronics improv. #ableton #piano #electronicmusic #novation #launchpad #launchcontrol #bluebird
Electronic Music in the Classroom
As a music teacher, I am constantly trying to come up with creative lesson plans, I have struggled to find a way to bring electronic music into a classroom of children, until now.
With a group of children (ages about 7-12), we set off around the campus searching for objects that make sound. When we found an object I had the children make the sound as I recorded it on to a Tascam handheld recorder. We compiled about 5 minutes of sound.
After our field recording session was over, I compiled the sounds into Ableton Live’s session view, each clip a different sound. With the Novation Launchpad Mini, children experimented with launching different sounds and trying different combinations.
They loved seeing that our field recordings could be made into music. A lot of gears started turning, and that is the goal. We live in too innovative of a time for music classes to look the same as they did 100 years ago. I intend to expand the lesson by filling the launchpad with sound and using the Launch Control for the children to change the effects live.
Here is a quick sample of our initial recording:
The best sandwich. #Providence (at Meeting Street Cafe)
Having an awesome time in the Destiny Beta!
Another 48 hour film. #composer #film #score #ableton