Mixcraft 8 Teacher's Guide

Mixcraft 8
Teacher's Guide

Mixcraft is a fun and easy-to-use program that instantly turns your computer into a fully-stocked music recording studio. The Mixcraft 8 Teacher's Guide is designed to compliment educational programs using Mixcraft in the classroom.

The Mixcraft 8 Teacher’s Guide examines Mixcraft’s many capabilities, including digital signal processing and music composition, and provides numerous examples for incorporating Mixcraft into both musical and non-musical assignments, including marketing and advertising, podcast creation, spoken word performances, and more.

The Mixcraft 8 Teacher's Guide includes a free “Additional Materials Download,” including printable PDF files of lesson plans, allowing teachers and students to work through assignments in tandem. More importantly, the text offers strategies for teaching all aspects of digital music and sound creation in a fun and easy-to-understand fashion.

Following numerous requests for tailor-made Mixcraft lesson plans, the Mixcraft 8 Teacher's Guide offers 16 detailed lesson plans designed specifically for grade school, middle school, and high school students. The lesson plans are divided by estimated classroom time and by relevance to interdisciplinary topics.

  • Chapter 1 offers suggestions for constructing a music lab. Various designs are offered to assist educators in creating an ideal teaching environment.

  • Chapter 2 examines Mixcraft’s various functions and features, including details of the interface and preferences for tweaking the software to match individual classroom environments.

  • Chapters 3 and 4 feature brief tutorials on two key areas – using both audio and MIDI with Mixcraft.

  • Chapter 5 details Mixcraft’s video functions for educators interested in developing film or video lesson plans.

  • Chapter 6 examines Mixcraft’s additional features, including virtual instruments, effect plugins, loops and instruments.

  • Chapter 7 discusses Mixcraft’s immensely powerful music composition tools.

  • Chapter 8 offers educators guidelines for using the included lesson plans.

Chapters 9-24 are the Lesson Plan Projects:

  • Chapters 9 Vocal FX Project

  • Chapters 10 Mixcraft Mixlibs Project

  • Chapters 11 MIDI Instrument Survey Project

  • Chapters 12 MIDI Beats Project

  • Chapters 13 Live Loop Improvisation Project

  • Chapters 14 Remix Project

  • Chapters 15 Sound Collage Project

  • Chapters 16 Debate Podcast Project

  • Chapters 17 Rap Improvisation Project

  • Chapters 18 Lyrical Songwriting Project

  • Chapters 19 Radio Jingle Project

  • Chapters 20 STOMP Notation Project

  • Chapters 21 Film Scoring Project

  • Chapters 22 Commercial Project

  • Chapters 23 Beatboxing Project

  • Chapters 24 Neural Symphony Project



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