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GarageBand Orientation

Students will use GarageBand to create a one-minute song consisting of percussion instruments.


  • Students will be able to actively use GarageBand to make a one-minute song selection consisting of purely percussion instruments.


  • Explain purpose of GarageBand
  • Orient students to starting a GarageBand "My Song" page
  • Discuss the different symbols used in making a GarageBand song
  • Explore the "loops" on GarageBand
  • Make up a sample percussion song with the students
  • Play previously made student percussion songs
  • Allow students to work on their projects
  • Listen to students' songs and discuss what has been heard as well as critique how it could have been enhanced

Sunshine State Standards

  • MU.B.2.4.1
  • MU.B.2.4.2
  • MU.D.1.4.3
  • MU.D.2.4.2
  • LA.B.2.4.3

NETS Profiles for Technology Literate Students

  • Identify capabilities and limitations of contemporary and emerging technology resources and assess the potential of these systems and services to address personal, lifelong learning, and workplace needs.
  • Select and apply technology tools for research, information analysis, problem solving, and decision making in content learning.


  • iBook G4 Computers
  • GarageBand 2 software
  • Boombox Radio (to play students music aloud)
  • Monster Cable (to allow communication between computer and radio)

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