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Sound Effex

SOUND EFFEX Grades:  9, 10, 11, 12; 1 Semester, 1 credit
Sound Effex is a music composition class which uses computers to compose, edit, structure, and create music compositions. The focus of the course is to help students be musically creative without having to learn to play a traditional band instrument. Some knowledge of music is helpful but not required. Some keyboard experience is helpful but not required.
Using MIDI hardware and music software (and Finale Print Music):

The student will understand the expressive and technical elements of an art form.
The student will
understand the creative decision making process in studying the music.
The student will
incorporate the appropriate use of technology.
The student will demonstrate their knowledge of music and the technology presented using the following elements of performance: program changes to enhance tone color, accurate rhythm, correct pitches, form of the composition, presentation of the piece, and incorporation of styles.

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