Moving at the Speed of Creativity by Wesley Fryer

Make a Song with Sounds from Your Kitchen on an iPad

Last week at our Apple Store in Oklahoma City I met Tyler Garcia. He recently graduated from the Academy of Contemporary Music at the University of Central Oklahoma with an associates degree. He loves music and making digital music, and told me about a very innovative homework assignment he completed for one of his classes that he’s shared on SoundCloud. His instructor asked students to create an original song using sounds they found “out in the world.” Tyler recorded different sounds in his kitchen using GarageBand for iPad, and then sequenced as well as tweaked them to create a song which he shared via SoundCloud. What a great example of musical creativity!

Tyler’s description of GarageBand for iPad‘s ability to record songs and then make them available as transposable loops really intrigues me. I need to spend some time playing with it! Kudos to Tyler for sharing this fun project idea, and to the instructors and professors at UCO’s Academy of Contemporary Music!

I’m presenting a couple workshops at the Heartland eLearning Conference March 4-5, 2012, which will explore ways to use the iPad to record and share media. If you live in or near central Oklahoma, please plan to join us in Edmond for this great conference!

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3 responses to “Make a Song with Sounds from Your Kitchen on an iPad”

  1. Dean Mantz Avatar

    Thanks for sharing.  You should checkout what students are creating with musical instruments, iOS mixer board, iPads, and apps at Valley Center High School in Valley Center, Kansas.  The band instructor, along with two students, presented at ESSDACK’s Learning with the iPad conference after my session.  It was a major shame only five folks attended the session.  After seeing and listening to them,  I have returned to my current school district with the goal of getting our band instructor integrating very similar resources and lessons.

  2. Wesley Fryer Avatar

    Do you have a link to session resources for that Valley Center High School musical iOS session? I’d like to check it out if so.