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Creating Music Clips Using Audacity

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Fair Use guidelines state you can only use up to 30 seconds of a song in a presentation before copyright infringement comes into play. How can you digitally take a full-length song and extract a portion to include in your project? How can students insert music clips into their PowerPoint slides while respecting the rights of the artists? This lesson shows you how!

Step #1 shows you how to download and install Audacity, an open source (free) software package that allows you to import music, make changes, apply sound effects, and save your work in a variety of formats including MP3 and WAV. Step #2 describes a web site that allows you to download your favorite TV theme songs. Step #3 gives you step by step instructions with diagrams detailing how to create music clips. Step #4 shows you how to insert music clips into PowerPoint slides. Step #5 details the “Name That Tune” PowerPoint project where students combine TV show artwork with theme song clips. (A three session computer lab project) Enjoy!
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Very helpful.
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Have fun!
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On  October 19, 2013Kelly Bennett (TpT Seller) said:
Can't wait to try this!
On  October 21, 2013Technology Integration Depot answered:
Students love working with Audacity as well!
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On  December 16, 2012,  Buyer said:
Very, very cool lesson! More please!
On  December 17, 2012Technology Integration Depot answered:
Thanks! I'll be posting another Audacity lesson today. If you have any ideas feel free to pass them along!
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Creating Music Clips Using Audacity
Creating Music Clips Using Audacity
Creating Music Clips Using Audacity
Creating Music Clips Using Audacity