1. Instructional Strategies Plan 1
STATED OBJECTIVE: Use GarageBand software to import and edit an audio file from Objective #
A.1 Perceptual Arousal - This lesson will be students’ first exposure to the GarageBand
instruction that has been designed. Housing materials on a webpage that is visually attractive and
easy to navigate will help create a positive first impression.
R.1 Goal Orientation - Based on the survey, this is the task that experienced GarageBand users
felt most comfortable with. Audio editing is a main function of this software and one that will be
directly applicable to music teachers’ professional responsibilities.
Pre-Assessment: A brief description of the task will be provided. Students who have previous
experience editing audio files in GarageBand may complete this lesson as a review or may choose
to opt out of the instruction and/or practice segments. Students with no previous experience using
GarageBand will complete both the instruction and practice portions of this lesson.
Content: Students will learn to open a new GarageBand file, modify settings, then name and save
the project. Students will learn to import a song from their iTunes library and place the cursor at
desired locations for editing. Students will be provided instruction in cursor placement and
splitting, copying, pasting, deleting, moving, and looping of regions.
Examples: A video tutorial will provide step-by-step instructions for completing all editing tasks.
A sample GarageBand file, containing a brief one-track song, will be provided for practice
Groups: Students will work independently.
1) Instructional materials will be housed on a website. Instructions will be included on the
webpage, files and documents will be linked, and the video tutorial will be embedded.
2) A video tutorial (5 minutes) will provide step-by-step instructions for completing lesson
3) Lesson tasks will listed on the webpage and may be downloaded and printed, for those
who prefer a hard copy.
Practice Items: Students may use the sample GarageBand file to practice the various editing
techniques. Students will also open a new GarageBand project then drag and drop a song into it
from their own iTunes library. Students will play the song and choose in/out points for editing.
2. Students will then edit the song, as desired, to practice specific techniques: splitting, copying,
pasting, deleting, moving, and looping of regions.
Feedback: While there will be no direct feedback, students will be capable of observing whether
or not each step has been completed. Students may review the tutorial and instructions as needed
to successfully complete editing tasks.
Assessment: A checklist, with lesson tasks, will be provided. Students will be encouraged to
download and print the checklist and use it to track progress and for self-assessment purposes.
Memory aids: A downloadable PDF will provide step-by-step instructions for those tasks
completed within this lesson. A reference guide, with reminders for common tasks, can also be
Transfer: A brief list of possible applications of editing tasks applicable to vocal music, general
music, and instrumental music situations will be included.