MTT38 Music Tech Advice From Teachers Around The World. MTT38 Music Tech Advice From Teachers Around The World I recently posted the following question on Facebook: “What’s one piece of tech-related advice you would give to another teacher?”.
Teachers from all over the world contributed ideas and shared tips. The responses were so good that I decided to dedicate a whole episode to the topic and share the advice with you here. Listen to the episode here (or on your favourite podcast app): Links & Resources Mentioned. Halloween Activity: Live Film Scoring With Elementary Students. Group composition: film scoring Recently one of the members of the Midnight Music Community (MMC) – teacher Brigitte Louise Lessard from Québec, Canada – shared a halloween music technology lesson she has had much success with in her elementary classes.
It’s a film scoring activity, but rather than have the students compose a score and match it up to the video in a digital audio workstation like GarageBand or Mixcraft, she has the students perform the music live, along with the film while it’s being shown on a data projector. She video-records the performance and then matches it up with the original video. The project reminds me of the way pianists would improvise music to accompany silent films in the 1920s.
Creating In Context: Using Repertoire and Music Literacy Concepts To Create With Technology. Guest author: Karla McClain This article has been written by a guest author.
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. Welcome to another blog post written by a guest author. The author of today’s article is Karla McClain. MTT34: Best 10 iPad apps for your music class students. MTT34: Best 10 iPad apps for your music class students In this episode of the Music Tech Teacher Podcast, I share several music apps for the iPad, which will be useful in your general music classrooms.
These are great for both elementary and middle school ages. MTT34: Best 10 iPad apps for your music class students. 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 Tone Matrix by Andre MichelleAdd (or remove) sounds by clicking on a box on the gridPress the spacebar to clear the whole grid and start againBased on the pentatonic scaleAQWERTYONTurn your computer keyboard into a musical keyboardPlay along with your choice of Youtube videosSelect your scale type, mode, and root, and have hours of fun! AudioToolThe big brother of the Tone MatrixAdd drum patterns, other sounds and change the tempoProduce music online.
Wright-Stuff Music » Music Math Coding. Ultimate free music tech resources guide 2017. Best Music Technology Books for Teachers. Music Technology in Education Books Note: This is an updated version of an earlier post: 15 Of The Best Music Technology in Education Books.
I’ve kept the original list of 15, but added some more recently-published editions. I love buying books – both digital and paper – especially when they are relevant and useful. Here are a number of music technology in education books I recommend. I own almost all of these books and they contain excellent ideas for music technology curriculum integration. Please note that some of the links below are affiliate links which will earn me a very small commission (at no extra cost to you!). 1. Contains practical step-by-step lessons focussing on composition. 2. 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.
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.
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?
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. Getting Loopy. Lesson Overview Loops are a handy way of describing actions that repeat a certain numbers of times.
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.
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. 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!)
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. Practice note names Use an app like Staff Wars, Flashnote Derby or Noteworks – which all work in a similar way – to drill students on notes of the staff. Connect your iPad to the data projector and fire up the app. 2. With your iPad connected to the data projector, start up one of the levels in the Rhythm Cat app (or something similar). 3. 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?”
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. Indeed, there is in fact quite a large gap in record sales, concerts, downloads, and popularity in general between the group of popular music and so-called non-popular music. The history of Popular Music hardly qualifies as an exact science. 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. 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?
Seeing classic beats with the Groove Pizza. We created the Groove Pizza to make it easier to both see and hear rhythms. 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 View in Noteflight. 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. 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.
There are a lot of similarities between film music and video game soundtracks. Odesi: New music composition for Ableton Live + Logic + all DAWs. Soundation — Make music online. Instrument Building Zone. Home Page old. Scratch Project Editor - Imagine, Program, Share. MathScienceMusic.org. TI:ME Technology In Music Education - Start Here. Quaver101. NOTES: TMEA 2016. Mid-Week Lesson: Groove Pizza with We Will Rock You - Music & Technology -MusTech.NetMusic & Technology -MusTech.Net.
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. Audacity Tutorial - Previewing a Cut.
7 Sources Of Free Music For Your Film Scoring, Video Game And Podcasting Projects. Multimedia Resources List. Music, Images, SFX, Videos, and More. Multimedia Resources List. An Intro To Film Scoring: Same Scene 5 Ways. Updated September 2016 to include student worksheet download (see below) I’ve been running a number of film scoring workshops lately and have been on the lookout for a video that shows the same scene with different styles of music which I can use as a starting point for discussing the effect of music in movies. So far, I’ve only been able to find this video on Youtube, which depicts a scene from the TV series Heroes with 12 different styles of music.
It’s effective and the right idea, but it’s a little too violent for general school use! So, I decided to make my own video instead. I found an instructional film from the Prelinger Archives which shows children how to walk to school safely (Sid Davis Productions, 1964) and edited a small portion so that I was left with a 25 second clip. I tested the video out yesterday during a workshop with a group of Grade 6 girls from Melbourne Girls Grammar School. Download the student worksheet (or Google Form) 6 Free Theory and Ear-training Resources for Teachers.
Sharing Music Tech Classroom Ideas Part 2: USA – Middle and High School. Sharing Music Tech Classroom Ideas Part 1: Australia. GarageBand for iPad 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. 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. Audacity - How to Remove A Chorus or Verse from a Song [Video] Audacity - How to Change the Key or Tempo of a Song [Video] Audacity Tips for Music Teachers Part 1 and 2. Using Incredibox To Introduce Remixing. How To Set Up Your MIDI Keyboard [printable visual guide] The Quick Guide To Recording Vocals In Any Software Application [downloadable checklist]
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GarageBand Shortcuts Free Download. How To Create Spooky Music Using GarageBand for iPad. Midnightmusic.leadpages. Amazing Slow Downer Lite on the App Store. 28 Free Music Toolkit Apps for Teachers. 7+ Free Apps For Discovering The Orchestra. 14 Free Musical Instrument iPad Apps. 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?
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