The composition task for this is using garageband.

The X-Files theme song is in Bb Minor. And the underlying motif (treble accompaniment) uses the triad of Bb Minor plus the 6th note in Bb Minor Natural Scale (Bb Db F Gb).

Students are to choose a minor scale. They are to compose a motif with the I, III, V & vi notes of their chosen scale that will be repeated throughout. This is to be played into a midi track on garageband. Students are to then add a drone part, a percussive part, sound effects and another further tracks desired as a midi track on garageband. Students are then to record a real instrument track (in garageband) as the melody or a improvisation over the top of all of these layers. Then they are to add an effect from the options provided by garageband. Students are then to bounce their piece to mp3 and submitted that online for marking. Students are to also blog there process they composed which will alos be handed in the same way for marking as well.

Below is an example of what to do…

There is also an explanation on the process this example was done and shows students an idea on how to do it.
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