Category Archives: Grade 9

The consequences of location and reverb when recording music

This video is an amazing demonstration of how the environment affects reverb. Fantastic editing.

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Mashups Part 2

Students,

Here’s an article explaining how to find the BPM of a song.

Mr. Kozak


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Mashups Part 1

Students of music,

Making mashups is not easy, but the end result can be very, very cool.

Remember the basic rules:
1) The two songs have to be in the same tempo
and
2) The two songs have to be in the same meter

We listened to two examples (Radiohead with Dave Brubeck and James Brown with The Beatles)

If you use your BIG6 research skills, you can probably find a good tutorial to help you.

You can also find song banks listing songs with the same BPM (beats per minute)/tempo.

Good luck mashing up!

Mr. Kozak

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Nelson Mandela – 1918-2013

A sad day for one of history’s most magnificent citizens, Nelson Mandela.

A great opportunity to listen to some music sung in the Xhosa language.


Rest in peace.
Chris Kozak

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This is your Brain on Improv

TEDTalks are an amazing collection of videos that really bring concepts to life inside the mind.

Here is one relevant to what the Grade 7 students are doing right now about improv and the brain.

Mr. Kozak


 

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Remix assignment

Grade 9 Students,

The GarageBand file to use is in the StudyWiz gallery called ‘Remix Assignment’.
Here are the instructions:

Mr. Kozak


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David Suzuki’s Carbon Manifesto

For those of you who wonder why I changed my theme…

Dr. David Suzuki’s Carbon Manifesto.

Mr. Kozak


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Grade 9 Today (November 13, 2013

Today:
– Define “arpeggio’ in your Music Journal
– Complete your arpeggio. Upload to StudyWiz. In your Music Journal, tell me what notes you played.
– Complete your ethereal arpeggio. Upload to StudyWiz.
– If your arpeggio was major, make a new one in minor, or vise versa
Mr. Kozak


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Amazing Music Site! – BBC Bitesize

Everyone,

This BBC site is a wonderful resource for learning about the elements of music, listening to samples of music, music history, popular music, and world music. It’s chat board is changing formats to a blog, so stay tuned. I highly recommend it.

Mr. Kozak


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Fair Trade chocolate and music

Students,

Halloween will soon be here, and that means lots of people will be buying chocolate to give out.

Unfortunately, most chocolate is not fair trade.

Watch this informative video to find out more about what fair trade is and why you should make this year a fair trade Halloween year.

Listen to the melody of the Ghanian instruments. You’ll be humming the tune by the end of the video.
Mr. Kozak


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