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Announcement: iPad Projects Ebook Launch Date

Announcement: iPad Projects Ebook Launch Date

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

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 know what will be included and most importantly, when the launch date will be! It’s been a little crazy for me lately and although I REALLY wanted to [...]

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

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 [...]

Pop Songs for School Ensembles (with 3 or 4 chords)

Pop Songs for School Ensembles (with 3 or 4 chords)

Posted on September 4th, 2014 in Music Tech Tips, Pinterest.

My “pop songs for school ensembles” collection Pinterest Are you looking for some new songs for your students to play or sing? I mentioned my popular Clever Music Videos Pinterest board in an earlier post and today I thought I’d share my Pop Songs for School Ensembles collection. I started this collection because whenever I [...]

5 Free Fun Music Fonts For Your Worksheets and Resources

5 Free Fun Music Fonts For Your Worksheets and Resources

Posted on August 26th, 2014 in Free, Music Tech Tips.

Add some character to your resources! Music dingbat fonts (picture fonts) are an easy way to add some character to your music education resources: worksheets, posters, interactive whiteboard files and anything else you might be creating. Here are a few of my favourites. Links to each font are beneath the image. You can download them [...]

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 [...]

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