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Instruments of the Orchestra: A Monster Collection of Links for Music Teachers

Instruments of the Orchestra: A Monster Collection of Links for Music Teachers

Posted on December 12th, 2014 in Music Tech Tips.

Unit: Instruments of the Orchestra A unit about the instruments of the orchestra is frequently included in music education curricula around the world and there are lots of free resources online to help you introduce or expand upon the topic. Here are some of the links that I have found over the years. How orchestral […]

The 7 Time-Saving Tools That Have Changed My Life

The 7 Time-Saving Tools That Have Changed My Life

Posted on November 27th, 2014 in Music Tech Tips.

Why it can be good to get off-topic Last week I ran my 15th workshop for the year for the Association of Music Educators in Victoria. It was a Flipped Classroom and Digital Portfolios in Music Education workshop and somehow I ended up talking about some life-changing productivity tools that I could not live without […]

The Quick Guide To Recording Vocals In Any Software Application [downloadable checklist]

The Quick Guide To Recording Vocals In Any Software Application [downloadable checklist]

Posted on November 13th, 2014 in Music Tech Tips.

Simple steps No matter which software program you’re using to record vocals – whether it’s GarageBand, Mixcraft, Acid, Logic, Pro Tools, Cubase or the free audio editor Audacity – the basic steps are the same. Over time, it’s likely that you and your students will work in more than one software application and a familiarity […]

Announcement: iPad Projects Ebook Launch Date

Announcement: iPad Projects Ebook Launch Date

Posted on October 24th, 2014 in Announcements, iPads, Music Tech Tips.

***SPECIAL UPDATE 30 OCTOBER 2014 – IPAD EBOOK NOW AVAILABLE*** I’m happy to say that the iPad Projects ebook is now available. You can find out more here. Update I’ve been receiving lots of questions about the iPad Projects for the Music Classroom ebook so I wanted to give you an update and let you […]

Quick Music Games Using GarageBand For iPad

Quick Music Games Using GarageBand For iPad

Posted on October 24th, 2014 in iPads, Music Tech Tips.

All you need are the Smart Drums I was running an iPad workshop last week and it occurred to me that the Dice “randomiser” function in the Smart Drums could make a good listening exercise tool for students. And why not turn it into a game? The Smart Drums instrument in GarageBand allows you to […]

Quotable Quote: Some days there won’t be a song in your heart

Quotable Quote: Some days there won’t be a song in your heart

Posted on October 16th, 2014 in Music Tech Tips, Quotes.

Some days there won’t be a song in your heart. Sing anyway. – Emory Austin Like this article? CLICK HERE for regular updates and receive a copy of the Ultimate Free Music Tech Resources Guide 2014 [bre

15 Of The Best Music Technology Education Books

15 Of The Best Music Technology Education Books

Posted on October 8th, 2014 in Music Tech Tips.

Music Technology in Education Books I love buying books – both digital and paper – especially when they are relevant and useful. Here are a number of music technology in education books I recommend. I own all of these books and they all contain excellent ideas for music technology curriculum integration. *Please note that some […]

How To Set Up Your MIDI Keyboard [printable visual guide]

How To Set Up Your MIDI Keyboard [printable visual guide]

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

How To Set Up Your MIDI Keyboard – Detailed Instructions These are the basic steps for setting up a MIDI keyboard with almost any software program – whether it’s a digital audio workstation (known as a “DAW”) or notation software. Once you (or your students) have an understanding of these basic steps you’ll be able […]

Using Incredibox To Introduce Remixing

Using Incredibox To Introduce Remixing

Posted on September 10th, 2014 in Free, Music Tech Tips.

Please note: this post was originally published in August 2012. I’m not sure how or why, but the original post disappeared completely (!). Thanks to the magic of the Wayback Machine I was able to grab a copy of the text and re-do the whole thing. I took the opportunity to revise it a little […]

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