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Flipped Music Video Lessons On Any Device, Super-Fast

Flipped Music Video Lessons On Any Device, Super-Fast

Posted on July 24th, 2014 in Music Tech Tips.

Meaningful Video Responses A couple of weeks ago I shared my collection of Clever Music videos on Pinterest which had a great response. This week I wanted to share an easy way to make viewing those videos – or other Youtube videos – more meaningful for your students. By using the free online TED-ED lesson [...]

Best Music Notation Apps for iPad

Best Music Notation Apps for iPad

Posted on July 16th, 2014 in iPads, Music Tech Tips.

One of the most common questions I have from teachers with iPads is: “what is the best notation app for me and my students?”. There isn’t a straightforward answer because the three main notation options each have different benefits and features. And one of the three isn’t even really an app. So my answer to [...]

100+ Clever Music Videos To Show Students

100+ Clever Music Videos To Show Students

Posted on July 9th, 2014 in Music Tech Tips, Pinterest.

My “clever music videos” collection on Pinterest One of my most popular Pinterest boards is my collection of Clever Music Videos. Videos make it on to this board when they are musically clever, or clever from a film-making perspective (like a stop-motion music video that uses 288,000 jelly beans). The videos can be used to [...]

Audacity Tips For Music Teachers Part 5: How To Remove Vocals From A Song

Audacity Tips For Music Teachers Part 5: How To Remove Vocals From A Song

Posted on July 2nd, 2014 in Free, Music Tech Tips, Tutorials.

Part 5 of a 5-part series This is the fifth installment of the Audacity Tutorials for Music Teachers series and this week we look at how to remove the vocals from a recording. The other tutorial videos can be found here: Part 5 – How to remove vocals from a song Free download: Audacity shortcuts [...]

Audacity Tips For Music Teachers Part 4: How To Remove A Chorus or Verse From A Song

Audacity Tips For Music Teachers Part 4: How To Remove A Chorus or Verse From A Song

Posted on June 24th, 2014 in Music Tech Tips.

Part 4 of a 5-part series This is the fourth installment of the Audacity Tutorials for Music Teachers series and this week we look at how to delete a chorus or verse (or any other section for that matter) from a song. It’s an effective editing trick which is quite easy to do. The other [...]

A Quick Guide To The Art Of Live Looping

A Quick Guide To The Art Of Live Looping

Posted on June 19th, 2014 in iPads, Music Tech Tips.

Live looping – the art of recording layers upon layers live in real-time in front of an audience to create an entire performance (often with just a single person) – has become hugely popular in recent years. I’ve always been fascinated by it and it’s fair to say that recently it’s become a small obsession [...]

Audacity Tips For Music Teachers Part 3: How To Change The Key Or Tempo Of A Song

Audacity Tips For Music Teachers Part 3: How To Change The Key Or Tempo Of A Song

Posted on June 10th, 2014 in Free, Music Tech Tips, Software, Tutorials.

Part 3 of a 5-part series This is the third installment of the Audacity Tutorials for Music Teachers series and this time we tackle how to change the key (pitch) or the tempo of a song. It’s really simple to do – give it a go! The other tutorial videos can be found here: Part [...]

Audacity Tips for Music Teachers Part 1 and 2

Audacity Tips for Music Teachers Part 1 and 2

Posted on June 4th, 2014 in Audio, Music Tech Tips, Tutorials.

New 5-part Series I’ve been running Audacity workshops and courses for a number of years now, and there are a few tricks I usually cover that I believe are essential audio editing skills for music teachers. I decided to share 5 of the skills I use most frequently myself in a series of tutorial videos. [...]

Free Ukulele Chord Image Library

Free Ukulele Chord Image Library

Posted on May 28th, 2014 in Free, Images, Music Tech Tips.

More free music teacher resources This collection of ukulele chord diagrams is the third set of free images I’ve shared. Last year I created the Big Notation Library and the Free Guitar Chord Image Library for music teachers to use when creating their own resources from scratch and both proved very popular. I’ve been meaning [...]

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