Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Hip Hop Songs

Students in my music class composed hip hop songs.

They used Myna to create the background music and beats. Myna is a free online audio editor. It includes a library with many audio samples that can be stitched together.

This student used 19 different audio clips in her production.

Then, the students used Ujam to record their voices. They used headphones to listen to their music on Myna while they sang.

Myna can be used for voice recording, but I prefer Ujam because it has many neat effects that can be utilized to improve and distort the sound of your voice. The only drawback is that Ujam has a one minute time limit. If necessary, this problem can be solved by having students record two different sessions and then using Myna to paste them together afterwards.

Here is one student`s voice, as recorded on Ujam, before he added his music.

Having recorded their voices, the students download the MP3, and then uploaded it to Myna. They then did any necessary adjustments, such as changing the tempo, to match the vocals to the music.

Here is the song created by one student who actually did not know what to write about, so she read from the novel, `The Giver.`


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