Posted on December 21st, 2012 in Clever Music Videos, Music Tech Tips, Video.
Here’s the second instalment of Christmas-themed Clever Music Videos. The are four videos this week because I couldn’t narrow them down. The Best Version of the Hallelujah Chorus The monks from “St Francis De La Sissies” perform their unique version of the Hallelujah Chorus. There’s a very long introduction to this video, so I’ve linked [...]
Posted on December 14th, 2012 in Music Tech Tips, Video.
This week’s Clever Music Videos post is the first of two Christmas-themed video collections. 12 Days of Christmas With A Twist Straight No Chaser perform their version of The 12 Days Of Christmas. Mr Bean Conducts… Mr Bean conducts a brass band playing God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen. Great video for showing students what it [...]
Posted on December 7th, 2012 in Music Tech Tips, Video.
This week’s Clever Music Videos Of The Week instalment features two slow-motion videos. It’s fascinating to see what is really going on when you hit a drum or cymbal, or run a bow across a string! Snare and Cymbal in Super Slow Motion Bowed Violin String in Slow Motion
Posted on November 30th, 2012 in Music Tech Tips, Video.
In an ongoing series, I’ll be sharing two or three of the clever music videos I come across each week. Enjoy! Blue Man Group: Pipes In this video, the Blue Man Group demonstrates how tubes of different length create different pitches. Useful when discussing how brass and woodwind instruments work. Vi Hart: Pachelbel’s Music Box [...]
Posted on February 16th, 2011 in Music Tech Tips, Sibelius, Tutorials, Video.
This is the first in a series of tutorial videos I’m calling Speedy PD and it shows you how to create intervals-type questions in Sibelius. Each video will be 5 minutes or less and
Posted on December 17th, 2010 in Free, MuseScore, Music Tech Tips, Software, Tutorials, Video.
OK, I have a confession to make: I’ve been very slack in keeping my poor blog updated. I have plans for a redesign and a new blogging regime (I think they’ll be part of my New Year resolutions), so stay tuned for that in 2011. In the meantime, here is a catch-up post about the [...]
Posted on July 20th, 2010 in Audio, Music Tech Tips, Software, Tutorials, Video.
I’ve been creating “how-to” style video tutorials (“screencasts”) about music software programs for a number of months now. Whilst I would not consider myself an expert, I do receive some lovely compliments about the clarity and style of the videos I make. I also receive regular questions about how I go about making them and [...]
Posted on June 5th, 2010 in MuseScore, Music Tech Tips, Software, Tutorials, Video.
Well, I admit that it’s been a while between MuseScore videos but I’m hoping that I’ll be able to get 2 or 3 done this week (no promises though!). Anyway, here is tutorial 5 which covers copying and pasting music, adding lyrics and adding dynamics. Now on to tutorial 6…. [Youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e55-YnhSk-s]
Posted on March 28th, 2010 in Music Tech Tips, Sibelius, Tutorials, Video.
For inexperienced Sibelius users, one of the more complex (and misunderstood) tasks is to create drum parts from scratch. In a couple of earlier posts I described quick and easy ways to add drum parts to your score – by using the Ideas Hub (Sibelius 5 and 6 only), and by using the Add Drum [...]
Posted on February 20th, 2010 in Free, MuseScore, Music Tech Tips, Tutorials, Video.
Here’s the fourth installment in the 10-part video tutorial series about free music notation program MuseScore. This tutorial covers note entry with a MIDI keyboard and looks at the basics of playing back your score. It took me a little longer than hoped to find time to make this one. I’m aiming for a quicker [...]