Session 3 – Electronic Percussion, Special Effects and Creating Looped-based Music

Lesson Description: Much of the popular music we listen to uses repeating elements containing drum sounds. Arranging percussion instruments to create "beats" has become a fine art, especially in dance music. Students have opportunities to program hardware drum machines and create their own rhythm patters using software drum machine applications. There is also rhythm in echo effects. Students have opportunities to experiment with various time delay special effects such as phasing, reverb, and loop their voices live using a digital delay unit.

Key Terms: beats per minute, looping, delay, reverb, phase shift

Goals: Students will be able to assemble their own percussion patterns and recognize the difference between various time delay audio effects.


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