Posted on May 13th, 2013 in Free, iPads, Music Tech Tips.
14 Free iPad Apps: Play A Musical Instrument In the second part of my 5-part series about free music iPad apps (following on from 19 Free iPad Apps for Musical Creativity), we take a look at musical instruments. Before we start, let me just say that I do not advocate playing an iPad instrument when [...]
Posted on April 23rd, 2013 in Audio, Free, Music Tech Tips, Software.
Free Download: Favourite GarageBand (for Mac) Shortcuts It seems I’m having a GarageBand month: last week I ran two full-day private workshops at two different schools, I have another “public” all-day workshop coming up next week in Melbourne and I’m about to begin running my 4-week Creative Projects with GarageBand Online Course on May 1 [...]
Posted on March 8th, 2013 in Free, iPads, Music Tech Tips.
19 Free iPad Apps for Musical Creativity: Play, Improvise and Record Music Really, there are so many apps available it can be hard to know where to begin and once you find something that looks useful, it’s difficult to assess it properly until you’ve download and installed it on your iPad. iPad music apps that [...]
Posted on December 20th, 2012 in Audio, Free, Music Tech Tips.
Free Download: Favourite Audacity Keyboard Shortcuts I’ve always enjoyed the simplicity of the free audio recording and editing program Audacity. It’s my go-to tool for many tasks, especially things like recording voice-overs for tutorial videos, removing a verse and chorus from a song, taking lyrics out of a recording and adding fade-ins and fade-outs with [...]
Posted on November 22nd, 2012 in Free, Music Tech Tips, Tutorials.
Finding and using simple, effective music technology tools While I’ve been preparing materials for a new online course, Music Technology for the Terrified, I’ve been thinking a lot about the barriers (both perceived and real) that many teachers face when incorporating technology into their music classes. Whether it’s a fear of things going wrong, a [...]
Posted on August 22nd, 2012 in Free, Interactive Whiteboards, Music Tech Tips.
What is Incredibox? Incredibox is a online music arranging and remixing tool that looks great, is easy to use and is free. It also happens to work really well on an interactive whiteboard. The concept is simple: drag an icon to one of the “dudes” (as I like to call them!) on the screen and [...]
Posted on December 8th, 2011 in Free, Music Tech Tips.
Over time, I’ve posted quite a number of free tutorials and articles on this site, but sometimes it’s difficult to find them all. So, to make things a little easier I’ve gathered together all of the tutorials and articles on to a single page and divided them into categories. On the new Free Tutorials and [...]
Posted on June 8th, 2011 in Free, Music Tech Tips.
Earlier this year I shared 21+ Fantastic Free Resources for Peter and the Wolf, so I thought it was time for a follow-up post that gathers together some resources for another piece frequently used by educators: Carnival of the Animals by Camille Saint-Saëns. Saint-Saëns Biography You can find a collection of composer biographies (including one [...]
Posted on May 16th, 2011 in Free, MuseScore, Music Tech Tips, Sibelius, Tutorials.
I’ve finally found (made??) the time to upload the notes from the sessions I ran at the mtec2011 conference which took place from 11-13 April. On the free resources page you can download notes from the following sessions: You’ll find all of these notes on the free resources page, along with notes from previous conferences.
Posted on May 5th, 2011 in Audio, Creative Commons, Free, Images, Music Tech Tips.
Each time I run a training session or present at a conference I find myself talking about the same few websites: my favourite places to find music, images, videos, sound effects and so on. When I first started looking for multimedia resources, I spent hours sifting through website after website, so I’ve decided to create [...]