Musical Mashups

I developed this idea from I watching so many students spending their computer lab time accessing music sites. I have seen kids listening to rap songs from piffdat.com, beemp3.com, bearmp3.com, and so on. There is probably a new one a week. Anyway, the idea is to have students take samples of songs and import them into Garageband to make a Musical Mashup. The result needed be a great sounding song or even make sense. (I am thinking of beatnick poetry -type mashups along the lines of of the cut-up poetry of William Burroughs.) It would demonstrate the ability of students to harvest content (not always an easy task), to evaluate lyrics and song melodies and choose, and to recombine all the elements into a New Thing.

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