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[Video] How To Fold Headphones So They Never Tangle

[Video] How To Fold Headphones So They Never Tangle

Posted on April 16th, 2014 in Music Tech Tips, Tutorials, Video.

Sometime ago, I saw an instructional infographic on Pinterest describing how to fold headphones to avoid cable chaos. I’ve been using folding the technique for quite a while now and it works beautifully!. No more tangled headphones. I grab them out of my bag, unravel them in one move and they’re ready to use. Here’s [...]

[Video] How To Create Short Pieces On One Page In Sibelius

[Video] How To Create Short Pieces On One Page In Sibelius

Posted on April 9th, 2014 in Music Tech Tips, Sibelius, Tutorials.

I find that for many Sibelius users, layout and formatting is one of the more mysterious aspects of putting together a score. Recently 2 or 3 people have asked me about the best way to create a score that has multiple short pieces all on a single page, so I thought I’d create a quick [...]

Quotable Quote: Let The Moment Go

Quotable Quote: Let The Moment Go

Posted on April 5th, 2014 in Music Tech Tips, Quotes.

“Let the moment go. Don’t forget it for a moment though.” ~ Stephen Sondheim, Into The Woods

7 Ways Technology Has Revolutionised The Way I Arrange Music

7 Ways Technology Has Revolutionised The Way I Arrange Music

Posted on March 30th, 2014 in Music Tech Tips, Sibelius.

In the early days … I began arranging in the mid-late 80s when I was still at school. Those early days were pre-internet, so I didn’t have the luxury of Googling the lyrics to a song – I had to write them down from the recording (they had lots of mistakes).  I also had to [...]

How To Display Your iPad in the Music Classroom

How To Display Your iPad in the Music Classroom

Posted on March 18th, 2014 in iPads, Music Tech Tips.

Which Display Option? There are already a number of articles and tutorials written which go into the details of the options for displaying your iPad on a data projector or IWB to students during class time. I won’t go into all of the options here – other educators like Learning in Hands’ Tony Vincent have [...]

Website of the Week: Isle of Tune

Website of the Week: Isle of Tune

Posted on March 6th, 2014 in Music Tech Tips, Website of the Week.

Website of the Week Website of the week is Isle of Tune. Isle of Tune is a creative music website that allows you to build a up a piece in a visual way – using roads, cars, houses and plants (!). How to use Isle of Tune Briefly… 1. Lay down some road 2. Add [...]

6 Ways I Organise My Tech Stuff

6 Ways I Organise My Tech Stuff

Posted on February 16th, 2014 in Music Tech Tips.

Keeping sane I was running a workshop at a school in Melbourne recently and the director of music there noticed the rather neat and tidy contents of my little suitcase which I use to carry around my “kit”. My suitcase – which is a carry-on suitcase on wheels – holds my laptop, iPad, iPad adaptors [...]

App of the Week: NotateMe

App of the Week: NotateMe

Posted on February 14th, 2014 in iPads, Music Tech Tips.

App of the Week This week’s app is NotateMe. A free version with limited features – called NotateMe Now – is also available. About NotateMe allows you to handwrite notation on the iPad or iPhone using your finger or a stylus and see it transformed to “printed” notation in as you write.  The notes also [...]

Pinterest Board Spotlight: 39+ Film Scoring Links for Music Teachers

Pinterest Board Spotlight: 39+ Film Scoring Links for Music Teachers

Posted on January 22nd, 2014 in Music Tech Tips, Pinterest.

Why Pinterest? I’ve been using the virtual pinboard site Pinterest for more than 18 months now and it’s proven to be the easiest way to collect and share links in workshops and during online courses. Links (known on Pinterest as “pins”) are gathered together in my user-defined categories such as Best iPad Apps for Music [...]

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