Fellow Music Educator and friend Chris Russell and I catch up after another year away from the podcast, discussing the challenges of the past year and what education looks like in times of the pandemic, as well as the tools they are using at this time to teach their students. An interesting look into current trends in music ed from two veteran teachers. Our official … Continue reading Music Education & Technology Podcast has a new Podcast that is live!
Wow – 15 years on WordPress! My English teachers from high school would be proud! Think I can get extra credit? I mean I know this MIGHT be considered “late work” but come on….. I could sure use the extra credit! Continue reading WordPress Anniversary
If you have never seen or heard of Notion’s nTempo feature then you are missing something pretty special! Once you have a piece of music created in Notion you can use the file to perform with. Nothing outstanding yet…. but I am not talking about simple ‘ol Karaoke stuff here! Notion allows you to conduct your piece while it plays back, giving you complete control … Continue reading Notion nTempo Feature Quick Video
NoteFlight, MatchMySound, and Hal Leonard have partnered up to bring the music world SoundCheck. I just got a sneak peek and boy is this exciting stuff! What is even more exciting is that SoundCheck is going to work seamlessly with Google Classroom! So what is SoundCheck? Well you know those Red and Green note programs that have been around for awhile? It takes that concept … Continue reading SoundCheck with NoteFlight Webinar Coming – SignUp So You Don’t Miss This!
NodeBeat just got updated with Ableton Link which makes it a perfect app for students to download and get to making music collaboratively! NodeBeat is one of those apps that gets us away from the constraints put on us by being too worried about those pesky black dots and lines that some call “music”. Start dragging Nodes around and tweaking their position and parameters all … Continue reading NodeBeat Gets Collaborative and FREE (For a moment – so hurry!)
Here is how I find adding slurs in Notion works the best…… Handwriting with the pencil is not 100% but we also have the good ol’ tap the tool and add then the first note then the last note option. It’s good to have options for note and musical markings! Then if one way doesn’t work we don’t have to get upset, simply use the … Continue reading Notion – Adding Slurs
Here we are in 2020 – almost half way through it actually. The world has been thrown into a tailspin from Covid19. As teachers we have once again done what we do best…. tried our hardest to continue teaching our students! That’s why we became teachers in the first place, because we have a passion for sharing knowledge! Of course this teaching has relied heavily … Continue reading Connectivity in 2020
As I work on mixing tracks for our upcoming services I am working in Cubasis 3 and am really loving some of the nifty new features over Cubasis 2. Yes, I know I am late to the version 3 party but ya know sometimes you just need money for other things. Honestly Cubasis 2 was working just fine but I knew I would move up … Continue reading Cubasis 3 – Scrolling Track View Demo
Jordan Rudess and Wisdom Music have made their excellent GeoShred app available for you to download. A little way to find some peace and comfort during this crazy time we are living in! Thanks Jordan! GeoShred Play Continue reading GeoShred Play is Free April 4-17, 2020
So the hot question currently is how can we do a virtual rehearsal? So Jen, Mark, Dan and Ollie are here to show you the problem via Ollie’s YouTube……… Continue reading This is Why A Virtual Rehearsal Does NOT work!