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SAFETY TEST

We’ve come a long way from 8-tracks and albums, cassette tapes and reel to reel recording.  I’d like for you to make an audio timeline similar to the example below.  You can focus on a specific aspect of audio or keep it general, but make sure to go back at least 75 years and go to the present day.  For extra credit, think of what the future has in store for audio.  For example:  MP3’s have been around for nearly 15 years, what will replace the MP3?

Use the following websites to complete the scavenger hunt for information about pop music.  Use Yahoo! or Google to locate additional information.  Remember to double-check your facts!
Submit your answers as a comment.

WEBSITE NAME WEBSITE Address
American Pop Music 1950-Present http://kclibrary.lonestar.edu/music-3.html
Pop Music of the 1990s http://members.tripod.com/john_larocque/90.html

1.  The 1950s offered a combination of sounds, name five?

2.  Who became the “first rock star” in 1956?

3.  How many people attended Woodstock?

4.  LeAnn Rimes’ debut record, “Blue” entered Billboard’s country chart at number  __________________.

How old was she?

5.  Who became the music director and arranger for the NBC“The Tonight Show with Jay Leno” in March, 1992?

6.  What year did MTV come on the air?

7.  What year did the digitally recorded compact disc become available?

8.  In 1982, what album was realesed that would go on to be the top selling album in history?

9.  Who recorded “Rapper’s Delight” in 1979?

10. In 1986, who released the first multimillion-selling rap albums?

11.  Name two popular sound track albums of the 1990s.

12. What is techno?

13. What is grunge?

14. Name 4 hit songs by Whitney Houston from the 1990s.

15. Name 4 hit songs by Mariah Carey from the 1990s.

Welcome to Audio Technology.  We will be using this website to submit assignments and to interact with each other.  Take some time to explore the site and follow along as I navigate thru it with you.

Our book…

Please E-mail your final exam to ecisneros@rcoe.us

Good luck and thanks for being a great okay group of students!

Check out this site. These students are walking from Florida to Washington. That’s 1,600 miles. 4 months 20 miles a day. They were recently in St. Augustine. This town has a huge history in civil rights, and colonization. Native americans, Black, and Latino. The picture below was taken in 1964 during Martin Luther Kings Visit. The picture below was taken during the Dream Kids Visit Yesterday……www.trail2010.org


The 2010 Coachella Line-up has been released.  Leave a comment about which group(s) or band(s) you’d like to see.  Also, take some time and look up some of the groups you’ve never heard of and comment about their music.

Use the following form to answer 20 True or False questions…

Click here to go to Review…

Define the following terms:

1) Mixdown
2) Mixer
3) Sweetening
4) Cocktail party effect
5) Layering
6) SFX
7) Donut
8) Compression
9) Backtiming
10) Equalizer
11) Low-frequency enhancement
12) Surround sound
13) Bias
14) Bias current
15) Bandwidth curve

** Most of these words can be found in Ch. 19 or our book, Audio in Media **

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