Creative Coding

Musical coding through maxmsp

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November 10th, 2018, 3:00pm

November 11th, 2018, 2:00pm

Consultations, guest lectures, demonstrations, workshops, and additional lesson plans are available upon request. Visit www.brittanyjgreen.com/contact for all inquiries.

 

lesson plans

electronic and computer music elective curriculum

The primary focus of this curriculum is to explore and synthesize the scientific and mathematical properties of sound and basic coding skills to design a digital mono synthesizer and map it onto a midi controller, LEAP Motion sensor, Myo Armband sensor, or Cell Phone. Designed for 9-12 grade students, this 16-18 week course unpacks the visual coding language used in MaxMSP and explores MIDI language and its use, digital and electronic sound sources, sound oscillators, audio synthesis, and digital mapping. The course concludes with students designing their own synthesizer and mapping it to one of the above mentioned external devices.

The curriculum is aligned with North Carolina Essential Standards B.ML.3, I.ML.3, B.CR.1.2, B.MR.1, I.MR.1, I.CR.1.2, and P.CR.1.3, enabling students to create music using a variety of sound sources, understand relationships between music, math, science, and technology/coding, explain how advances in music technology influence traditional music careers and produce new opportunities, and understanding the interacting elements in experimental electronic, electroacoustic, and computer music to respond to music and music performances.

Units

  • Unit 1: Coding 101- Learning the Language of MaxMSP

  • Unit 2: Building Functions

  • Unit 3: The Big Ten- Learning 10 Fundamental Objects in MaxMSP

  • Unit 4: Using MIDI to Track Data and Create Sound

  • Unit 5: Audio and Oscillators in MAXMSP

  • Unit 6: Synthesizers

  • Unit 7: Designing a Mono Synthesizer

  • Unit 8: Connecting and Mapping External Objects

  • Unit 9: Designing Your Own Synthesizer

Materials Needed

  • 1 Computer per 1-2 students equipped with MaxMSP 7 or higher

  • Class Set of Headphones

  • Microphones (internal computer or headset microphones acceptable)

  • SmartBoard

  • 1 set of Speakers

  • Google Classroom

  • One or more of the following to be supplied by either the teacher or student

    • 1 Keyboard Midi Controller per student

    • 1 Standard Video Game Controller per student

    • 1 Cell Phone, iPod, and/or iPad equipped with TouchOSC per student

    • 1 Myo Armband and Myo Mapper software per student

 


Individual Lesson Plans Available Upon Request

 

designing and mapping a midi keyboard

learning about sound with the interactive playground

additional resources

Links to useful documentaries and compositions.

 

digital instrument files

 

Consultations, guest lectures, demonstrations, workshops, and additional lesson plans are available upon request. Visit www.brittanyjgreen.com/contact for all inquiries.