Technology in Music
The following assignment is an exercise in importing more than one MIDI file in to a music notation program. Sibelius is the suggested program to be used.
·Please download the following MIDI file into Sibelius. Be sure to save this to your "H" drive:
Mozart: Eine Kleine Nacht 1st Movement
Listen to the MIDI file to see if you are familiar with this popular melody
·Think of your favorite rock or popular song and find it in the MIDI format. Make sure it has a cool drum beat because we’ll need to use it later. Use this search engine to find it:
·Download the tune into Sibelius and save it on you "H" drive
·Select the drum set part ONLY and copy it (Ctrl + C). Make sure you don’t copy any drum introductions, you want to copy the drum part from when it starts keeping a steady and consistent beat.
·Open the Mozart piece and paste the drum part starting at measure one (Ctrl +V)
·Play back the Mozart piece with your added drumbeat.
This exercise can be useful for your everyday band music. Importing different songs together can be a creative way of making a new tune with your band, or just fun to play around.