A brain storm hit me! Would it be possible to compose a repeating musical pattern using animations in power point? After a little experimenting, I found it was possible and a lot of fun! In "Composing a Sound Scape with Power Point Using Animation," students will learn to insert a shape, add animations, adjust the timing of the animations using the delay tool, and add a sound effect to the shape. Students will also use Audacity to create their own sound effect and will learn to export that sound as a wav file and import into PPT for custom sound effects. In this two part lesson, students learn to correlate math and rhythm and time, deepening their perception of beat value and the relationship between the notes. To time accurately, students need to be able to understand fractions and convert fractions to decimals. Students will also learn to layer a pattern of shapes to make the sound effects repeat musically. Sound Scapes can be useful for student presentations, telling a story, or even in business presentations. This is a two part lesson, each part lasts for 45 minutes. Sound Effects included in the Zipped Drive are my own creation or are public demain and may be used freely. Included sound effects are the pitches of the C scale, rain, pop, bark. Please see the free preview for a complete layout of the lesson. Animations will only work in PPT. Please feel free to put this ppt on your's schools network drive and have students download it and work on it. Make sure they save as a new file name.
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Composing a Sound Scape with Power Point Using Animations by Rachael Lewis is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License.
Credit for Clip Art to
Kari Bolt and Carmela Fiorino Vieria