The Art of the Mashup
- Level: Intermediate-advanced
- Learning: Listening | Audio Editing | Copyright | Performance
- What’s needed: Live 10 Intro or higher | Push (optional) | Launchpad (optional) | Webcam (optional)
- What’s included: Lesson Plan | Video | Live Set | Audio | Student Guides | Rubric | Questions | Checklist
- Prerequisite knowledge: Working with Clips | Audio Editing | Session View
Lesson 1: Deconstructing the Mashup (90-120min)
In this lesson, students listen to and deconstruct a collection of mashups, then apply techniques of time-stretching and pitch-shifting using Live’s Warp feature.
Lesson 2: Sourcing and Manipulating Audio (90-120min)
In this lesson, students are introduced to copyright and sourcing Creative Commons material. They use Live’s audio editing features to creatively rework sourced audio into unique loops.
Lesson 3: Performing a Mashup (90-120min)
Throughout this lesson, students learn how to develop and perform a mashup using a grid-based MIDI controller. They then capture their performance on video.
How to get access
Before making the projects available to everyone, we’d first like to invite you to be part of a smaller group of educators to try our Classroom Projects with your students and tell us how you got on. We’ll then use this feedback to continue improving the projects as we expand the collection.
All Ableton Classroom Projects are free to use.
The Classroom Projects are distributed as Google Docs and are stored on Google Drive.
To get access, click on the link below and complete the short form. We’ll then send you an email with a link to all the Classroom Projects within 24 hours.
You don’t need a Google account to view the projects, but you will need one if you want to make copies of the projects to adapt and edit them.
We’d love to hear what you think of these Classroom Projects, whether you have a chance to teach with them or not. You’ll find a link to a short feedback form in each project, which will be open until November 8th.