Quick Ideas for Music Production

Logic Remote as a Midi Control Surface

Logic Remote as a Midi Control Surface

Turn an iPad into a digital control surface and make beats like a pro Some ...
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Rhythm Roulette (Using Splice)

Rhythm Roulette (Using Splice)

Introducing three random samples equals endless beat making creativity for your participants Rhythm Roulette is ...
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Genius' Deconstructed

Genius’ Deconstructed

Submitted by Mike Lembke www.bgcb.org If you haven't checked out any Genius Deconstructed videos yet ...
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3 Quick Songwriting Activities

3 Quick Songwriting Activities

Three proven ways to get participants engaged in songwriting right away  Songwriting and especially lyric ...
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Meme Factory

Meme Factory

Sample a viral video to make an original beat - great for beginners who are ...
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Dub Club

Dub Club

Use the recording studio to recreate the audio for your favorite YouTube videos Objective: Solution ...
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Command Ship

Command Ship

Participants' take command of the songwriting process to make their musical ideas a reality Objective: ...
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Junior Producers

Junior Producers

Get projects done by defining the role of Producer, Artist and Engineer. Objective: Participants take ...
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The Remix Contest

The Remix Contest

Each participant creates their REMIX version of the song of the week - then pick ...
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Sampling the Civil Rights Movement

Sampling the Civil Rights Movement

Teach participants how to sample by teaching them music history. Objective: Expose participants to sampling ...
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Quick Mix With Pink Noise

Quick Mix With Pink Noise

Get a quick, balanced mix every time by mixing with pink noise. Objective: Time is money ...
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Splice - samples, loops, FX, and presets

Splice – samples, loops, FX, and presets

Submitted by Javier Lozada www.ymcamalden.org Watching this made me realize how accessible the industry standard ...
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Demystifying the Studio

Demystifying the Studio

Submitted by Timothy Ballan – www.sbgc.org I stumbled upon a site that breaks down difficult ...
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Mastering Plugins

Mastering Plugins

Submitted by Javier Lozada - www.ymcamalden.org and Anders Olson - www.bgcb.org These plugins will mix ...
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Makey Makey Beats

Makey Makey Beats

Turn apples, bananas, and muffins into drum triggers - Submitted by Javier Lozada www.ymcamalden.org Looking ...
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Target Method Lyric Writing

Target Method Lyric Writing

Submitted by Anne Joseph www.newcitykids.org/jerseycity Anybody having a hard time getting your students to write ...
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Logic Pro X Tutorials

Logic Pro X Tutorials

Simple tips/tricks for Logic Pro X that help participants worry about the song, not the gear ...
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Instrument Loaner Program

The Instrument Loaner Program provides participants with instruments at home giving them the opportunity to continue music lessons, regular practice and increase their creativity.

Recommended Equipment: 

Music Production Kit – $220
Focusrite Scarlett Solo Studio Recording Bundle
Singer/Songwriter Kit – $150
Shure MV5 Digital Condenser Microphone Bundle
Acoustic Guitar Kit – $170
Yamaha JR1 (w/bag)($150/ea, Tuner – $10/ea, Picks – $3.50/pack, Strap $6/ea) 
Ukulele Kit – $60 
Kala Ukulele Starter Kit
Drum pad/sticks Kit – $25 
Evans RealFeel Drum Pad and Drumsticks
Piano Kit – $120
Casio Casiotone CT-S200

Example Requirements – Below are some examples that other organizations have used – Customize the requirements to meet your needs: 

  • Permissions – Parent Permission and registration materials (see sample below) 
  • Participation – Participation in virtual workshops and performances and 150-word essay answering – “What are the musical goals you hope to accomplish?”
  • Equipment – Participants and parents assume responsibility of caring for instruments and damage (other than general wear and tear) and Prompt return at Loan Due Return Date

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