Here is a little PSA I put together to promote the channels to the community. I used Illustrator to make the icons, After Effects to animate, Garageband for the soundtrack and a borrowed ukelele for the sound track. I wanted to start from a positive place and get people’s attention with an upbeat message.
Last Wednesday I gave a songwriting workshop that detailed the process of creating songs using the musical recording program Garageband. Here is the Powerpoint portion. The rest of the program was a live demonstration on the ways to put together the elements of a song using the different tracks types in Garageband.
Last Wednesday saw the first ever YA GarageBand Workshop, happening from 7-8 PM. In it I used the department’s overhead projector to walk the participants through the main steps. The program was a blend of song writing theory and technical step-by-steps. Teens were given hands-on advice about the structure of songs such as the meaning of Verse and Chorus and the function of a Bridge, and insight into the workings of Apple’s Music Making Software, GarageBand. Each participant finished the workshop with a short song in MP3 format to share and save.