Voicebox Lesson

Objective sentence summarising aim of lesson:
To practice using the VoiceBox instrument and to record vocal material with it

Learning outcomes what pupils will be able to do/understand by end of the lesson:
1. To use the VoiceBox instrument while rapping.
2. To improve holding a microphone correctly while rapping.
3. To improve rapping in time to the music.

Language for Learning key vocabulary:
Microphone, midi keyboard, sequencer, digital effects (distortion, delay/echo, reverb, vocoder, pitch shifter, synthesiser), TX Modular, Reason, Cubase.

Resources materials, room layout, instruments, technology
Laptop and desktop computers, midi keyboard, microphone and stand.

Main Teaching Strategies e.g. teacher questioning, explanation, demonstration, whole group exercise, small group work, pair work, work sheets, etc.
Demonstration, explanation, teacher questioning.

Assessment Methods e.g. teacher observation, group presentations, performance, CD, timed task.
Teacher observation, student self-reflection.

Teacher and Pupil Activities Teacher Thinking /Assessment Opportunities

Recap of what we did last week – we used the VoiceBox instrument to put digital effects onto Michael’s voice. We saved various settings that Michael liked as software presets. See how much Michael has remembered from last week. Has he practised his rapping?

First, we will practice changing the VoiceBox presets by pressing keys on the midi keyboard.
Reminder – hold the microphone correctly. Check microphone is held in front of mouth during rapping.

Now we can record some vocal takes to try and develop the track.
Record and listen back to vocal takes.
Discuss and review each take. Encourage rapping in time with the music, “feeling the groove”.

Self-reflection and discussion – how did it go today What can be improved/ focussed on next time?