Today is a great day! Today is the day that Chris Russell and I announce our joint venture that will hopefully benefit anyone wanting to know the latest and greatest adventures of two music teachers trying to integrate technology into the music classroom! Chris is a blogger over at http://techinmusiced.wordpress.com I blog here at https://ipadmusiced.wordpress.com Chris is a Choir teacher in Minnesota I am a Band teacher here … Continue reading BIG ANNOUNCEMENT – ME&T Podcast – The Place for Music Educators to Get Music Tech News
PreSonus has been busy, busy, busy! Not only did they release a new DAW for iPad called Presonus Capture, to use in conjunction with StudioOne but now Notion for the desktop has been updated to version 5! Notion is PreSonus’s notation app that is truly cross platform – they have a version for Mac, Windows and iPad! Notion is probably your best choice for an all … Continue reading Exciting News – Notion Music Notation App is bumped up to Version 5!
iMIDIPatchbay is currently on sale for only $10! (That’s is down from the $29.99 it usually sells for and even more reduced from the release price of $49.99!) Plus it is now an universal app which means it will work on both the iPad and the iPhone! If you have several different apps on your iPad with great sounds in them and you are interested in … Continue reading iMIDIPatchbay app on sale! (HUGE SALE!)
I’ve always been trying to find ways to get students more involved outside of the classroom in creating music. In reading all of the information about “Flipping the Classroom” I’ve been intrigued about how to make this happen within a Band setting. Of course, since we we are working on composing a piece a week for the remainder of the school year there are many … Continue reading Flipping the Band Room – iPad Apps to Make it Rock!
I had been looking for a great app to use in my classroom as a sort of whiteboard app on steroids. My goal was to have a PDF worksheet on my iPad that I could project onto the classroom screen. Then I would be able to have the class see MY worksheet while I wrote on it, writing answers, notes and highlighting specific things I … Continue reading Great PDF app for teachers in the classroom!
No, no, I am not talking about the chromatic scale! I m talking about the online music website for “learning music together”. Well, that’s what THEY say on their web site! Practice, Share, Record and Collect your music online – those are the highlights of what this site is about. What Chromatik allows us musicians to do is to put our PDF sheet music online … Continue reading Chromatik in the Band Room
There have been several apps that help practice and learn rhythm concepts the past few months. MyRhythm, from Gregory Burk, is an app that helps you practice your rhythmic skills, co-ordination, listening skills and memory. MyRhythm is full of features that anyone from a non-musically trained person to someone who is is music classes will appreciate. The app does not use traditional musical notation to … Continue reading Rhythm apps for teaching music
There have been some outstanding new developments in the world of music for iOS users this past few months! First has been the actual release of AudioBus for iOS. As they say on the iTunes Store… This is a revolutionary new inter-app audio routing system allowing you to connect your AudioBus compatible apps together with virtual cables. In other words…. I can be playing a … Continue reading Creating music with iPads
I am currently using these apps frequently in classes (well I WILL be – we haven’t really started school but we had Band Camp already) FileMakerPro, ForScore, UnRealBook, AnyTuneHQ, Avid Scorch, Cleartune or Tonal Energy, Tempo, Fingerings, NoteShelf, Evernote, Reminders and of course Safari and the Music app. I also use ShowYou for videos. I use AirSketch to display PDF worksheets to write on during … Continue reading iPad Apps for Music Teachers To Use