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The Music Technology Cookbook: Ready-Made Recipes for the Classroom

adam patrick bell


The Music Technology Cookbook is a practitioner-oriented collection of lesson plans outlining step-by-step music-making activities with music technology. Featuring fifty-six lessons by forty-nine authors from around the world, The Music Technology Cookbook covers a broad range of music technology topics including: composition (with digital audio workstations such as Ableton, Soundtrap, GarageBand); production skills such as recording, editing, and equalization; creating multimedia (ringtones, soundscapes, audiobooks, sonic brands, jingles); beatmaking; DJing; programming (Minecraft, Scratch, S ... More

Keywords: music education, music technology, beatmaking, composition, multimedia, music production, programming, instrument design, digital audio workstation, DAW

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2020 Print ISBN-13: 9780197523889
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: February 2021 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780197523889.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

adam patrick bell, editor
Associate Professor of Music Education, University of Calgary

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Editor’s Introduction

adam patrick bell

Part 1 Beatmaking and Performance

1 Rap My Name (Beginner)

Katie Wardrobe

2 Beats in a Box (Beginner)

Eva Josephine Egolf

8 Music Production Clusters

Joseph Michael Pignato

Part 2 Composition

13 Steal Like an Artist

John Churchville

23 Expanding Your DAW

Miles Warrington

Part 3 Multimedia and Interdisciplinary

24 Alphabet Soup (Beginner)

Richard Marsella

25 Sonic Signatures (Beginner)

adam patrick bell & Benjamin Bolden

29 Online Resources for Dance (Intermediate)

Malachi Apudo-Achola and Emily Achieng’ Akuno

30 Rap-In-Time

Adrian Barnes

31 More than Words

Emmett James O’Leary

33 Story Time (Intermediate)

Richard McCready

36 Found Sounds

Zack Moir

38 Making Signs Sound

Johannes Treß

Part 4 Production

40 FX Roulette (Beginner)

adam patrick bell

44 Sound Stations

Lloyd McArton

Part 5 Programming and Design

53 Design to Break Barriers

Jesse Rathgeber

54 What a Wonderful World

Gena R. Greher (Based on a collaboration with Jesse Heines)

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