There are certain tools that I find indispensable as a music educator in 2022. Tools I simply can not imagine teaching without. Silly thing is that as much as things have changed they haven’t changed. I find that most of these tools are the same as ten years and even fifteen years ago but they have matured into tools that work in ways I could … Continue reading Essential Tools for the Music Educator
It is days like today that just are downright fun to live through! Several HUGE announcements today….. We will start with the least expensive and quite possibly the most important! Notion Mobile – from PreSonus Presonus Notion officially announced some great news that will change the possibilities in the music education world. Notion has been around for some time now (released as a desktop app … Continue reading Disruptive Days of Amazing Technology – Notion and Ableton AND Apple give us better tools to create and teach with!
Oh man…. I’m blown away. For FREE! Go check their website and listen while you download! If only we could have this on iPad! Continue reading Spitfire has Symphony Orchestra FREE for YOU!
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!
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!)
Why oh why was I not born where there are enough string players to pull off these musicals? One of the “benefits” of living “up north” in the small town and country side of good ‘ol USA! So we are once again doing a musical this year. Once again we’ve picked a musical that requires parts for a full string section. Once again I don’t … Continue reading Music Notation on iPad and Musicals
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!
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