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30+ Fun Ways To Teach The Notes of The Staff Using Technology

30+ Fun Ways To Teach The Notes of The Staff Using Technology

Posted on August 20th, 2014 in Interactive Whiteboards, iPads, Music Tech Tips.

What’s your favourite way to teach the notes of the staff? I’m a member of a number of “music teacher groups” – email discussion lists and Facebook groups which are a great way to connect with others and get answers to questions that are music-ed related. “What are your favourite ways to teach the notes [...]

Make Your Own Follow the Bouncing Ball Lyrics Videos with Explain Everything

Make Your Own Follow the Bouncing Ball Lyrics Videos with Explain Everything

Posted on August 13th, 2014 in iPads, Music Tech Tips, Tutorials.

My accidental discovery I was using the Explain Everything iPad app a couple of weeks ago (Explain Everything allows you to make “explainer” videos quickly and easily on your iPad) and it occurred to me that the red laser pointer which can be used to point out things when you’re recording your video looked just [...]

How To Beatbox – Boots ‘n Cats and Other Simple Sentences

How To Beatbox – Boots ‘n Cats and Other Simple Sentences

Posted on August 5th, 2014 in iPads, Music Tech Tips.

Beatboxing sentences **Free downloadable beatboxing sentences below** Lately I’ve been working hard to finish my iPad Projects in the Music Classroom ebook and one of the projects in the collection involves recording a beatbox backing track with the live looping app Loopy HD. I’ve been fascinated with the art of live looping my voice for [...]

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 [...]

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