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Technology in the Large Ensemble Classroom - National Association for Music Education (NAfME) New Tech to Explore for Back to School Investigating New and Upcoming Technologies for New School Year By NAfME Member Peter J.

Technology in the Large Ensemble Classroom - National Association for Music Education (NAfME)

Perry, D.M.A. As the summer winds down, and thoughts toward a fresh new school year begin to the formulate, this can be an excellent time to rejuvenate your “teaching mind” and explore new teaching strategies and methods to “keep things fresh” (See my 3 R’s of Summer). With technology strategies continually becoming more a focal point in our instruction and part of a twenty-first century classroom, I have found it useful to use this time to seek out and explore new technology applications and developments that might be interesting or useful for including in my classroom instruction for the upcoming year. What is Old is New Again I am always on the lookout to see if the tools I currently use are being updated. Sometimes the product changes necessitate a change in software or hardware for me (which has its own cost and time implications).

For Education. Social Media for Teachers - National Association for Music Education (NAfME) 10 Music Tech Ideas for the Middle School. Question: What type of music technology activities can I do with my middle school students?

10 Music Tech Ideas for the Middle School

This question has been popping up a bit lately on Facebook and in my emails. Here are a few engaging, fun and creative music tech projects that are perfect for middle school students in years 5-9. 1. Funny Voices Students record themselves telling a story (part of a fairytale or Dr Seuss story works well) in software such as GarageBand, Mixcraft, Soundation or Audacity and then edit their recorded narration to create “funny voices” appropriate to the story. 2. Students can work in groups to plan a short story – 3 sentences will do – and work out how they can tell the story with sound effects only. 3.

Getting Loopy. Lesson Overview Loops are a handy way of describing actions that repeat a certain numbers of times.

Getting Loopy

In this lesson, students will practice converting sets of actions into a single loop. Lesson Objectives. Bringing recorder instruction to life with technology. How I use technology to impact recorder class This article has been written by a guest author.

Bringing recorder instruction to life with technology

If you’re an educator or music industry professional who is interested in contributing an article to the Midnight Music blog, you can apply here. The author of today’s article is Joshua Manfroni – a general music teacher at Chestnut Mountain Creative School of Inquiry in Flowery Branch, GA. Joshua teaches all of the 750 K-5 students at his school. In this article, Joshua shares the positive effect that the Joytunes online recorder program has had with his grade 4 and 5 music classes. – Katie Wardrobe. 18 Ways To Use A Single iPad in the Music Classroom. 18 Ways To Use A Single iPad In The Music Classroom Even if you have only one iPad (your own!)

18 Ways To Use A Single iPad in the Music Classroom

There are still lots of ways you can use it with your students, especially if you can plug it into a data projector and speakers. Here are 18 ideas: 1. OWC Thunderbolt 2 Dock - Get 12 Ports of Incredible Connectivity. The Genealogy and History of Popular Music Genres. To begin our journey through the world of popular music, we must first answer the question: “What exactly defines popular music?”

The Genealogy and History of Popular Music Genres

Despite popular belief that this is a highly subjective matter, a broad consensus has been reached of its definition. Etymologically speaking, “music of the people (=populos)”, would not make us much wiser. The encyclopedic definition (Encyclopædia Britannica) states: “any commercially oriented music principally intended to be received and appreciated by a wide audience, generally in literate, technologically advanced societies dominated by urban culture.” Meaning that the right way to interpret the term, is music which finds the most appeal of all large music groups, due to its commercial nature.

12 Student-Approved Tech Tools for the Elementary Music Classroom: Part 1 (#1-6) - Music & Technology -MusTech.NetMusic & Technology -MusTech.Net. Recently, there have been many elementary music educators sharing their student work that involves technology in the music classroom.

12 Student-Approved Tech Tools for the Elementary Music Classroom: Part 1 (#1-6) - Music & Technology -MusTech.NetMusic & Technology -MusTech.Net

This prompted me to write this post, which will be given in two parts, because when one considers having their students use tech tools in the music classroom, many questions arise: What do I do if I have one device? What do I do if I have multiple devices? Seeing classic beats with the Groove Pizza. We created the Groove Pizza to make it easier to both see and hear rhythms.

Seeing classic beats with the Groove Pizza

The next step is to create learning experiences around it. In this post, I’ll use the Pizza to explain the structure of some quintessential funk and hip-hop beats. You can click each one in the Groove Pizza, where you can customize or alter it as you see fit. I’ve also included Noteflight transcriptions of the beats. The Backbeat Cross. The Guide To Composing Music For Video Games. Exploring the art of video game scoring One of my favourite workshops to run over the years is on the topic of film scoring.

The Guide To Composing Music For Video Games

Lately I’ve had an interest in adding video game music composing into my workshop “repertoire” so I’ve been doing some research into how to break it down and make it work effectively for students. I wanted to have 2-3 video game scoring projects that could be done by students in grades 5 and up. Odesi: New music composition for Ableton Live + Logic + all DAWs. Soundation — Make music online. Instrument Building Zone. Welcome to the Bash the Trash instrument building zone!

Instrument Building Zone

Here you can find out how musical instruments work and learn how to build your own. I seriously suggest you go first to How Musical Instruments Work (Easy or In-Depth) before starting to build - the info there will help you figure out what you do with the materials you have, and your instruments will turn out better for knowing the science behind it.

Home Page old. Scratch Project Editor - Imagine, Program, Share. TI:ME Technology In Music Education - Start Here. Quaver101. NOTES: TMEA 2016. NOTES: TMEA 2016Katie2016-05-01T17:47:45+00:00 TMEA 2016 – Welcome! Hello and thanks for coming along to my session/s at TMEA. Below you will find a copy of the notes for each of the sessions I presented (these are the same as the ones that are available on the TMEA convention website). In addition, there are a few extra links and notes available. Katie Wardrobe. Mid-Week Lesson: Groove Pizza with We Will Rock You - Music & Technology -MusTech.NetMusic & Technology -MusTech.Net. On Tuesday, The US Education Secretary, John B. King Jr., displayed a curriculum that integrates math, music, and science lessons together.

In attendance was legendary musician and composer Herbie Hancock, who is also the chairman of the Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz, which has developed, a website that was displayed and showed teachers resources and apps to use music as a vehicle to teach other academic lessons for math and science. At, there are several websites, resources, and apps that can enhance integration of science and math into music class, but still keeping the subject of music intact. For those music educators who have done this for years, this is another resource that you can use in the music classroom to enhance the teaching of rhythms, improvisation, and more. For those music educators who want to find more examples of integration across the curriculum, the website gives you numerous ideas to do this.

Chrome Music Lab. LittleBitsEducatorsGuide FINAL. LittleBits. Midnight Music - ultimate guide to free music tech resources 2016. Midnight Music - Part 15. 5 Free Audio Editing Programs for Music Teachers. You may already know that incorporating technology into your music classroom doesn’t need to be a costly exercise. There are plenty of free and low-cost resources available and the only thing you need in order to access them is an internet connection.

In this post we’ll take a look at some of the free audio recording and editing programs. These audio recording/editing programs can include a combination of features such as looping, sequencing, recording and editing and there are hundreds of uses for the classroom. Cool Online Instruments and Games for the Music Classroom. Cool Online Instruments and Games for the Music Classroom There’s a growing list of fantastic online musical “instruments” and games that are a great resource for teachers in the music classroom.

They can be effective when used with students on laptops and desktops, but they also work really well in a one-computer classroom with a large screen or better still, an interactive whiteboard. Get Creative with Pentatonic Improvisation 1. Tone Matrix by Andre Michelle Add (or remove) sounds by clicking on a box on the gridPress the space bar to clear the whole grid and start againBased on the pentatonic scale. Audacity Tutorial - Previewing a Cut. Audacity Tip: Previewing a Cut Audacity is a fantastic free audio editing tool which allows you to carrying out editing tasks quickly and easily. If you ever need to chop out a verse or other section of a song, you can do it easily in Audacity by highlighting the relevant section (drag the mouse across the blue wave) and pressing delete.

The section disappears and you can check your handy-work by playing back the song. 7 Sources Of Free Music For Your Film Scoring, Video Game And Podcasting Projects. Multimedia Resources List. Music, Images, SFX, Videos, and More I’m often asked where the best places are to find multimedia resources such as sound effects, images, music and video and which books I recommend, so I thought it would be helpful to create a central list of resources. Multimedia Resources List. An Intro To Film Scoring: Same Scene 5 Ways. Updated September 2016 to include student worksheet download (see below) 6 Free Theory and Ear-training Resources for Teachers. If you can’t afford to purchase full-featured ear-training or theory software applications, there are a variety of resources available for free on the internet.

These free resources may not have the sophistication, depth or administration facilities that a paid program Auralia has, but they could be good choices for schools with limited budgets, or for students to use at home. Sharing Music Tech Classroom Ideas Part 2: USA – Middle and High School. Sharing Music Tech Classroom Ideas Part 1: Australia. Curriculum Ideas by Australian Educators There are a number of real-live, “in the trenches” music teachers around the world who are willing to spend a little time to share what they do in the classroom: both the good, and the not-so-good. Reading about their experiences allows us all to pick up new ideas for the classroom as well as learn from their mistakes. Because there are rather a lot of excellent links to share, I’ve decided to post two articles: the first will showcase some Australian educators and the second will showcase educators in other parts of the world.

GarageBand for iPad Tips. While preparing for an all-day iPads in the Music Classroom workshop last month, I ended up reading pretty much all of the GarageBand for iPad manual. Reading manuals is something I quite enjoy (strange, I know) because I always manage to pick up new tips. Pinterest. Orchestra, Youtube and Instruments.

iNudge Link - The tonematrix, a pentatonic step sequenzer by Audiotool. Simple, Fun and Free - Musical Creativity with iNudge. Favourite Audacity Keyboard Shortcuts. Favourite Audacity Keyboard Shortcuts – Free Download. GarageBand Shortcuts Free Download. GarageBand Shortcuts – Free Download. Mixcraft 6 Keyboard Shortcuts - Free Download. Killer Interactive Whiteboard Music Education Resources. Film Scoring Resources on Pinterest. 39+ Film Scoring Links For Music Teachers. 6 Ways I Organise My Tech Stuff. 5 Tips for Recording Students on iPads.

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Hokusai Audio Editor. 19 Free iPad Apps for Musical Creativity: Play, Improvise and Record Music. Flipped Music Video Lessons On Any Device, Super-Fast. How to remove vocals from a song using Audacity. How To Display Your iPad in the Music Classroom. Best Music Notation Apps for iPad. How To Record Students In A Noisy Classroom. MuseScore 2.0 Updated – Free Music Notation Software. Rap My Name [Free Music Tech Lesson Plan] Clapping Music [Free Music Tech Lesson Plan] How do I get videos off my iPad? 18 Ways To Use A Single iPad in the Music Classroom. Midnight Music. A Quick Guide To The Art of Live Looping. 15 Ways to use just ONE computer in the music classroom. Best Music Software for Chromebooks & BYOD Schools. 10 Music Tech Ideas for the Middle School. 15 Ways to use just ONE computer in the music classroom.