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!
StaffPad is really amazing me with the options that it has available inside. StaffPad just posted a YouTube video demonstrating the possibilities available concerning Chords. As expected you are able to insert chords in your piece. Nothing new there. What is SUPER cool though is the Chord Track. Go ahead and add a Chord Track from the utilities folder just as if you were going … Continue reading StaffPad and Amazing Chord Options
Another short tip for Notion users…. Have a caesura (you know…. rail road marks – those two little diagonal lines // which indicate to stop and wait while performing) that you actually want Notion to make use of during playback? Double click on it and type in how many extra beats you want Notion to wait for during playback! There are two options here to … Continue reading Changing Caesura Wait Time in Notion
So as I am editing this score I all of a sudden had some of my notes turn up with parenthesis around them! I had no idea why. They are not like that in the original score. I did not do it on purpose. In fact I’ve never even SEEN that before. The only reason it really was bugging me though was that they were … Continue reading Ghost Notes in Notion (I think a Ghost turned mine on!)
I’ve got a problem – I REALLY like using my iPad as my digital sheet music BUT I also REALLY like using my iPad as an Instrument while performing! The problem comes in when I want to change sounds on my instrument app but don’t want to be flipping between apps during performance! The Solution – Use ForScore‘s ability to send program changes. UnRealBook also … Continue reading Tip for Sending Program Changes from ForScore – Make Your Life Easier (and way cooler!)
Oh man…so many apps and music things on sale this week! AirTurn Pedals, iPad Holders, and Stands are all 20% off! PreSonus Notion is 50% off as is StudioOne for the desktop. No iOS sale yet. Below is a collection of apps that I have found to be amazing music performance apps/music education apps. All high quality and now is a great time to purchase! … Continue reading Apps on Sale – Thanksgiving and Black Friday 2018 Week
I have been an extremely busy bee the past couple months working hard on a project here at the school. I’d like to share just a bit. I’ve learned a ton about using Notion software, by PreSonus, to fill in for musicians that just are not available. You see we are a small school district with limited funds and limited access to amazing musicians who … Continue reading Using Notion in place of non-available Musicians!
In January 2017 the Music Notation iOS app world grew. MusicJot by Mona Lisa Sound was one of those apps that actually has been released that works well. In January I did discover that there is another Music notation app being developed as well but that app is still in beta. I do find it very interesting that both of these music notation apps focus on … Continue reading MusicJot – a Handwritten Music Notation on iPad
It always is fun to see the look on somebodies face when I show them the magical things you can do with an iPad and music. For instance, handwriting music notation! It also amazes me how many do not even know that this is possible so I made a little video for you. Handwriting music notation seemed like a pipe dream a few years ago. … Continue reading Handwritten Music Notation on iPad Using Notion
Notion for iOS – $14.99 Well this weekend I decided to create four keyboard parts for my electronic group. I also decided that I was going to use Notion on my iPad to do that. I’ve come up with a few tips for you…. I worked WAY better in “Continuous View” which is strange because I kind of hate that view in Sibelius on a laptop. … Continue reading Notion on iPad Tips