TEL Lesson Plan
Computer music and how it affects music today

Grade Level: 9-12
Subject: Fine Arts/Music History
Time Frame: 1 or 2 class periods

Summary

Learn about computer music and how it affects music today.

Databases/Other Resources

Gale Power Search

Procedures

Steps

Steps for Teacher

Teacher or librarian:

Steps for Librarian

Teacher or librarian:

 

Steps for Student

1. Access the Tennessee Electronic Library

2. Under the TEL Shortcuts Box, click on the Research tab and select the PowerSearch link or click on the PowerSearch Icon.

3. In the Find: search box type: computer music

4. Click on the Books tab

5. Click on the following entry:

TITLE: computer music.
PUB:The Columbia Encyclopedia
DETAIL:The Columbia University Press. Edition 6, 2000. p.9129. (424 words) From General OneFile. 

6. After reading the entry, choose the Print or Email.

If emailing choose the citation format and/or edition required by your teacher;

If printing, click on Citation Tools to select the citation format and/or edition required by your teacher.

7. Write down the number of results on each format tab (Magazines, Academic Journals, Books etc.)

8. Type computer music in the search box at the top, this time include quotes around your search terms: “computer music"

9. Write down the number of results so you can compare with the previous numbers of results.

10. Click on the Academic Journals tab and click on full-text limit to: box on the left  hand side.  Note how this affects the number of search results.

11. Click on the following article and read:

TITLE: Pitch perfect: Listening to music and writing down the score is no mean feat even for a highly skilled musician. Automatic transcription would be a godsend.
PUB:New Scientist
DETAIL: Mick Hammer. (Dec 22, 2001): p.50(4).  (2086 words) From Academic OneFile.

12. If you can't find the article by scrolling, type pitch perfect in the Refine Results search box on the left hand side.

13. After reading the entry, choose the Print or Email

If emailing, choose the citation format and/or edition required by your teacher;
If printing,  click on Citation Tools to select the citation format and/or edition required by your teacher.

14.Write a short essay (one page) summarizing the information you found.  Include what you learned about limiting your search results.

 

Related Activities

  1. Discuss MP3 or other technology used to create or reproduce music.
  2. Use other databases for more information on computer music.
  3. Read about electronic music and synthesizer music.  Compare and contrast with computer music.
  4. Make your own computer music.

Content Standards

Arts Education/Fine Arts: Music History

Content Standard 8.0: Interdisciplinary Connections

Students will understand relationships between music, the other arts, and disciplines outside the arts.

 

Learning Expectations/Grade Level Expectations

Content Standard 8.0: Interdisciplinary Connections

Learning Expectations:

8.2 Compare ways in which the principles and subject matter of other disciplines are interrelated with those of music.

8.3 Assess the role of technology in creating, producing and listening to music.

8.4 Examine the role of music in today's environment.

 

Performance Indicators State

Content Standard 8.0: Interdisciplinary Connections

Performance Indicators:

At Level 1, the student is able to

At Level 2, the student is able to

At Level 3, the student is able to

Assessment

Student will be assessed on writing mechanics and content of subject matter and search techniques discussed.

 

ISTE Computer Literacy and Usage Standards

3. Research and Information Fluency

d. process data and report results.

 

6. Technology Operations and Concepts

a. understand and use technology systems.

b. select and use applications effectively and productively.

 

 

AASL Standards for the 21st Century Learner

1. Inquire, think critically, and gain knowledge

1.1.8 Demonstrate mastery of technology tools for accessing information and pursuing inquiry.

4. Pursue personal and aesthetic growth.

4.1.2 Read widely and fluently to make connections with self, the world, and previous reading.