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!
That question is what I approach every app that I use with – How is this app going to improve on my life? Is this app going to make my life easier? Can I do something because I have this app that I could not do before OR does this app allow me to do what I have been doing in a more efficient manner? … Continue reading iPads and Teaching Private Music Lessons – Can your life be better?
iPads in music education can open the minds of our students to wonders that they have never imagined could be theirs! I get reminded of these moments of amazement when a students walks in while I am using technology. So many times they are wide eyed and captivated by the possibilities. Everything from playing my keyboard and having the notation instantly show up on the … Continue reading Creating Music with iOS – Meeting National Music Standards
How can I inspire students to create music? By giving them exciting tools that will enable them to create something that sounds good, is fun to use and engages them! Chordion kept me busy for a long time tonight – of course that’s not saying TOO much! It was great fun exploring the user interface…. Here’s a screen shot…. You can see the chord … Continue reading Creating Music on an iPad – New Musical Interfaces
Music Resources is an iPad app that is full of pre-designed music theory worksheets and handouts that you can print for your students. (here is the Web site with a video and more details) There are all sorts of different categories from blank staff paper to chords, flash cards, games and puzzles to worksheets dealing with Keys and Scales. I love the fact that they included rudiments that … Continue reading Music Resources iPad app Give-Away
I have two iPads now that I am using in my teaching. One of which I have started letting my 1st graders use on a daily basis. We are working on reading rhythms so that we can play the drums in our spring concert the end of April. So I loaded up RhythmCat Lite and we have been having a blast! In fact they like … Continue reading iPad in the Elementary Music Classroom