How can one paint a mental picture using sound only?
How do musicians/writers take an idea or concept and turn it into a finished product?
Each student will work in a group to create an audio project that creates a mental picture through the use of sound effects and music. Students will ask several questions while developing their project.
6th grade audiobook project
Final project – an MP3 recording of a book with music soundbed and sound effects
*Basic program manipulation of GarageBand or Mixcraft
Clipping and balancing
Track requirements – audio on one track, music on at least 1 track, page turns
on their own track, sound effects on at least one track
Timing for page turns/sound effects/drama
Pace of reading, expressiveness of reading, one loop per page of the book
*Music soundbed; appropriate to story
Change of music during the story with the change of action
Choice of prerecorded loops and/or original music on piano, guitar, etc.
Use of all three - melody, harmony, and rhythm
*Sound effects appropriate to story
Spaced through the entire story
Precorded and/or original sound effects