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Trop Jr Film Making Course 2013 (Melb)


June 21, 2013

Trop Jr Film Making Course 2013

This course offers young film making enthusiasts (Ages 8 – 15) the chance to learn all the skills needed to enter Australia’s largest short film festival for kids – Trop Jr,

and includes a wonderful module on composing music for the screen.

The Trop Jr Film Making Course is spread over five days which fall over 11 weeks.

During the course, participants will get the inside scoop on scriptwriting, cinematography, sound recording, sound design and original music composition. In their own time they’ll shoot their film while also learning the art of post–production using professional editing facilities and a vocal booth.

Dates: 1 July – 27 September 2013

Monday 1 July, 9.30am – 3.30pm
Thursday 4 July, 1:00pm – 4:00pm
Saturday 17 August, 9.30am – 3.30pm
Saturday 7 September, 9.30am – 3.30pm
Friday 27 September, 9.30am – 3.30pm

Cost: $270 for the five day course

For enquiries, please email: digitallearning@artscentremelbourne.com.au

For booking please visit the below link:

Book Now

·         Or phone: 1300 182 183

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10 ways to motivate upper primary music


May 25, 2013

http://www.funmusiccoimages.com/pdf/10-activities-free-report.pdf

This PDF has 10 suggested approaches to pedagogy re. engaging 10-12 year olds in the music classroom – from FunMusicCo.

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12 bar blues – beginner keyboard chords


February 11, 2013

Today I told Year 8 that teenagers today learn ‘heaps’ from YouTube … I handed out keyboards … and pressed ‘play’ on THIS YouTube clip. All I had to do was wander around the class admiring their progress, and making a few corrections. :-)

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15 free Carnival of the Animals activities

June 19, 2011

Katie Wardrobe has put together 15 websites to help teach “Carnival of the Animals”

http://midnightmusic.com.au/index.php/2011/06/15-fantastic-free-carnival-of-the-animals-resources/

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19 free iPad apps for musical creativity

March 10, 2013

www.midnightmusic.com.au/2013/03/free-ipad-music-apps-for-teachers-part-1/

Thanks to Katie Wardrobe, here’s is a list of 19 free iPad apps which can promoted creativity and composition.

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4 chord songs from another angle


June 26, 2013

www.youtube.com/watch?v=ThIZWXrFfeE Four chords … 123 songs … 2 minutes … Mal Webb’s 1-5-6-4 looping melody

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41 classroom ideas for using GarageBand


July 23, 2011

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1RmWo408_CmH4iCdLifzUj9N86nyj9p45IW32oi1sTbw/edit?hl=en_US&authkey=CI7NrPQG

Here are 41 FREE ideas from Scott Watson about ways to use GarageBand software in the music classroom. (You may need to login to Google in order to view this file.)

Enjoy!

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9 Fun Tools To Make Your Own Songs And Audio Recordings


September 5, 2012

Article link HERE

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Acid Music shortcuts


July 26, 2013

Here’s a free list of shortcuts for Acid Music software: http://musictechnologymatters.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/07/Acid-Music-Keyboard-Shortcuts.pdf

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Acid Studio 7

December 15, 2009

Go to resource: Acid Studio 7 allows students to compose songs, record, mix and upload for distribution. The software is produced by Sony Creative Software and is available for purchase online.

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ACO Virtual – 3D


May 9, 2013

http://www.theartscentregc.com.au/whats-on/whats-on-items/aco-virtual

The Gold Coast Arts Centre is launching ACOVirtual – a 3D experience of the Australian Chamber Orchestra for all ages!

Watch the “making of” ACOVirtual HERE

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animated quiz for tempo terms

June 19, 2013

http://www.musictechteacher.com/music_quizzes/quiz_tempo_walk_001.htm A fun way for students to teach themselves (or review) correct musical terms for tempo / speed.

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App: compose by humming


May 15, 2013

ScoreCleaner Notes ($1) = a new app allows you to hum or sing into your device, and it will write up a score … then let you share it over social media. I haven’t tried it yet, but here’s an article about it: http://www.forbes.com/sites/reuvencohen/2013/05/06/new-app-allows-anyone-to-create-musicial-scores-by-humming-or-singing-no-instruments-required/

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Are apps saving Classical music?


August 30, 2013

Read the article here: http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887323585604579009041451441648?mg=reno64-wsj.html?dsk=y

It makes reference to Touch Press iPad apps such as: Beethoven’s 9th, The Orchestra, and a Liszt Sonata (piano) app.

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ArtsAlive.ca

February 15, 2011

ArtsAlive.ca – US website with lots of free lesson plans, recordings and interactive Music websites

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artsmmadd.com

March 11, 2010

Go to resource: artsmmadd.com is a site developed by Associate Professor Deirdre Russell-Bowie (UWS) and Dr Christopher Klopper (CSU). ArtsMMADD supports arts teachers, providing an online network to discuss arts teaching. Some of the resources on the site partner the publication “MMADD About the Arts”.

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Audacity

December 20, 2009

Go to resource: Audacity is a free audio editor and recording software program, available for various operating systems.  Functions include: cutting, copying, mixing and splicing sounds; pitch and speed manipulation; conversion of tapes to digital/CD formats; recording live; converting to multiple file formats.

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Aural skills online


November 7, 2012

http://e-musicmaestro.com/

This website has a free trial version (before paying a monthly access fee). It provides aural exercises to supplement instrumental lessons.

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aural training – free online game


April 27, 2011

http://www.flashmusicgames.com/notepair.html

An audio version of the old-fashioned ‘memory card game’. Match the pairs of notes by using your ears …

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Auralia

December 20, 2009

Go to resource: Auralia is a comprehensive ear-training software package, published by Sibelius. It consists of step-by-step lessons, levels, and tests. Answers can be recorded/sung or played using a MIDI keyboard. It is suitable for all ages.

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Big Question blog


April 7, 2013

After watching the Mitra TED talk together (http://www.ted.com/talks/sugata_mitra_build_a_school_in_the_cloud.html), and discussing the future of learning for today’s teenagers, 12-13 year olds in a Music class were asked to get into groups, devise their own “Big Question” to do with music, and come up with a researched presentation. Grouping was flexible, and open to change. Each group had to appoint a ‘granny’ for encouragement. Presentation format was up to each group.

Questions included:

“Who first invented music?”

“How do people respond to different genres of music?”

“How do disabled people experience music?”

“How has music changed over the last 100 years?”

“How is music education different across the globe?”

After half an hour, any student who was without a group (and therefore without a big question) was teacher-guided to collect photos of unusual instruments to present to the class.

Only a few students took the ‘unusual instrument’ approach. Two students found a superficial answer to their question in 5 minutes and settled on it. The rest worked collaboratively and enthusiastically – even those students who avoid practical music making, which was pleasing!

4 lessons were given for the task – 3 of which were in a computer lab. The level of working noise was greater than normal, but very productive. Most students were on task for the vast majority of the time. Excitement was evident in most students. Collaborative work was predominant, with all students voicing their opinions at various times. Weaker students often found themselves working with stronger peers. Groups changed a little throughout the 4 sessions, finding a better balance. Questions of the teacher were few and far between, having encouraged students to seek answers from their group.

Presentations were predominantly in PowerPoint, with students taking turns to read from the screen. This Project-Based Learning (PBL) or SOLE (Student-Oriented Learning Environment) task formed one of six assessment tasks for the year, under the title of “Self Nominated Project”.

The teacher found the sessions lively and entertaining, having the rare chance to sit back and observe active learning as an interested spectator. From a teaching point of view, the SOLE experiment was fun, energising, painless, and surprisingly easy – students did as much thinking as the teacher, which is my new goal for classroom teaching!

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Breezin’ Thru Music Theory


April 9, 2011

breezinthrutheory.com

New, online music theory lessons and drills. You can currently access a free demo of some of the online drill games.

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Button Beats free website

February 4, 2012

A bit of fun – create music using an on-screen keyboard or guitar, or using the faces of a 3D cube.

www.buttonbeats.com

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Carnegie Hall: interactive Music history


November 7, 2012

www.carnegiehall.org/honor/history/index.aspx

This website shows a timeline of African American music (1600-2000). Each era has a link to information, archives and sound samples (sometimes linked to Amazon.com). Spend a lesson exploring the timeline with your secondary class. Ask them to write two paragraphs summarising their discoveries.

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CC sMASH

December 23, 2012

ccsmash.youthedmusic.com.au/how-to/

This online site is provided free by the Arts Centre (Melbourne) – encouraging students to mash music and have creative fun.

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Charanga – digital learning community

January 25, 2012

www.charangamusic.com.au/site

Charanga is a digital learning community for music education – once paid up and subscribed, you have access to digital lesson materials and support.

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ChordBook.com

March 7, 2010

Go to resource: ChordBook.com is an interactive virtual online guitar.

The site features over 1300 guitar chords and inversions, guitar scales and a guitar tuner.

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Classical music apps for all ages (Article)

September 6, 2013

http://www.nj.com/entertainment/music/index.ssf/2013/09/apps_for_all_ages_introduce_classical_music_through_videos_art_and_games.html

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Classics for Kids

March 3, 2010

Go to resource: Classics for Kids is a podcast station that streams classical music suitable for children.

In addition the site has links to composition and creating games, lesson plans, information about classical music, and links to advocacy and articles on classical music for parents and teachers.

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clever music videos pinterest Katie Wardrobe


December 10, 2012

http://pinterest.com/katiewardrobe/clever-music-videos/

This page is full of fun music-related videos to show students. Ice-breakers, end-of-year fun, unit-starters …

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composing on computers in the classroom


April 29, 2012

celticnovelist.wordpress.com/

Read blog post at the above link about the benefits of using computers to help students compose.

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Conference notes on Music technology and education

January 7, 2011

Go to resource: Conference notes by Katie Wardrobe (Midnight Music) on Music, technology and education. Includes presentations on Sibelius, Groovy, Audacity, Acid and podcasting.

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creative digital tasks for Aussie students (with prizes)


August 1, 2012

Here are a series of digital challenges for students - exciting
opportunities for music students across Australia.

The eTrack challenge gives students the great opportunity: To write
and record an original song that tells a story. The story may be based
on personal experience, a friend, a folklore or fairy-tale.

Winners will be awarded digital prizes from our sponsors Adobe, Wacom
and Scholastic at the exciting ceremony at the Sydney Opera House in
November.

Other opportunities include:
* eProfile challenge: To create an informative and motivating eProfile
about an inspirational person such as a singer, composer, musician,
inventor, instrument maker, producer – anyone who is related to the
music world and inspires the students.

The website is at www.wecreate.nsw.edu.au
eTrack: wecreate.nsw.edu.au/wcc_apps/eTrack/challenge.shtm
eProfile: www.cli.nsw.edu.au/lo/challenge.shtm
> For further information please email wecreate@det.nsw.edu.au

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Curriculum Support – Creative Arts 7-12 (NSW)

February 22, 2010

Go to resource: Curriculum Support – Creative Arts 7-12 (NSW) is a NSW Department of Education and Training site that provides further resources for the teaching of the creative arts in NSW schools. The site provides links to ICT implementation and resources, syllabi, and music units. Access to the units can only be gained using a DET password.

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Dismuke

January 23, 2011

Dismuke - a website dedicated to music of the early 20th century, including early recordings.

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emusictheory – online aural and reading drills


October 19, 2011

www.emusictheory.com/practice.html

Check out this website for free online aural music skill drills and notation practice for students.

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Exemplifi


September 15, 2013

A new app is coming: Exemplifi. It allows you to choose music, insert questions and comments throughout the song, and teach it.

http://www.exemplifi.org/#/

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Free activity on composer bios


April 27, 2011

http://www.makingmusicfun.net/pdf/worksheets/composer-employment-application-worksheet.pdf

This fun, free worksheet, asks students to fill in a mock job application, requiring biographical details of a composer. The website www.makingmusicfun.net includes biographical information and other fun activities.

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free app: Pitch


January 10, 2013

NSW Music teacher has created THIS free app on Pitch – thanks Greg Thwaites!

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free chord analysis of pop songs


June 17, 2012

www.hooktheory.com This website has analysed the chord progression for many recent pop songs. They are colour coded to match Roman numerals to chord names, and also show how quickly each chord changes. The chords are also easily transposed (one click).

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free computer game: NoteNames


March 1, 2012

teachingmusic.posterous.com/note-names-my-program-from-the-90s-updated-an#more

This link allows you to download (free) a computer game for learning note names.

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free lesson plans / powerpoints


June 22, 2011

A Secondary Music & Technology teacher is here sharing resources with the rest of us :-)

http://musicteachntech.com/resources-and-lesson-plans/

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free major chord worksheet

March 3, 2011

free worksheet – Sarah Lantz has made a cute, free worksheet which uses clover leaves to help kids practise the notes in a major chord

Lesson idea – help students to fill in the clover leaves (with chord notes) then play them on keyboard, glocks, guitar …

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free music resources e-book

January 10, 2012

HERE you can download Katie Wardrobe’s new e-book – it’s a book about free music resources on the internet. ENJOY!

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free music theory


December 29, 2012

THIS free, interactive music theory website moves from basic beginner music theory to 4 part harmony writing and cadences.

www.gmajormusictheory.org/Fundamentals/workbooks.html

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Free online song-teaching site

July 6, 2011

www.jozzbeat.com/MCUI2011/home

This is a fun way to learn / teach the Music: Count Us In song for 2011 (We’ve Got the Music). In fact, the song will teach itself, all ready for the massed-music-making MCUI event on 1st September, 2011.

If you don’t yet have a free login, and have registered for Music: Count Us In, please send an email to mcui.admin@mca.org.au requesting a Jozzbeat login.

ENJOY!!!

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free posters for intermed music theory

January 28, 2013

http://academic.udayton.edu/tobyrush/theorypages/

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FREE Pro Tools workshop (Vic) – June 23


June 12, 2011

On Thursday June 23rd Future Music will be running a FREE  PD session on the new PRO TOOLS 9.
This is an introduction to the new recording software which is now simpler to use and is much less expensive than before.

PRO TOOLS is an industry standard used in TV, movie and recording studios everywhere. The version for schools use has the same technology, but is appropriate for classroom particularly in a VCE and VET application, it can now be used directly with Sibelius.

The presenter for this PD is Peter Wardrobe from AVID, who will introduce you to the process in an easy to understand non technical form. We will record using MIDI and audio. Part of the session will take place in a professional recording  studio, where you can get up close to the real environment.

The session will finish around 6pm and we will round off with drinks and light refreshments. There is no charge for this session.

The address for this PD is:
BURWOOD MUSIC CENTRE
2a Florence St (off Huntingdale road)
Burwood.

RSVP is essential.
Please call JUDY on 9808 8988

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free SFX and instrument samples – SOUNGLE


January 27, 2013

www.soungle.com

This website offers royalty free sound effects and instrument sounds.

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free worksheet for teaching intervals


November 14, 2012

FunMusicCo provides a free video on teaching intervals HERE – ideally using an IWB. A free student worksheet can also be found HERE. Thanks for sharing, FunMusicCo!

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GarageBand 11 – free tutorial


March 3, 2012

I just got a fright when I tried to use the new GarageBand ‘11 – where had the loops gone? I found them again via THIS FREE TUTORIAL on YouTube.

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GarageBand unit document


October 9, 2012

THIS blogging music teacher provides us with a free handout – a unit outline and planner for middle school students writing film music in GarageBand. THANKS!

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Glockenspiel Chords & a musical battle on YouTube – lesson idea

March 24, 2011

Great fun for Middle School aged students with glockenspiels (or keyboards) … view it here:

www.youtube.com/watch?v=PXPrUkjENrQ (recorder)

www.youtube.com/watch?v=DH8Fb1kKsGM (glockenspiel)

www.youtube.com/watch?v=sBF-_WMY8HU (crockenspiel)

www.youtube.com/watch?v=26ho9yEAOrI (gameboy)

www.youtube.com/watch?v=vYabXLTDSxw (ocarina)

www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZjxQARym4DQ (zither)

www.youtube.com/watch?v=UmG34QB07Bc (mobile phone)

www.youtube.com/watch?v=dpg2k2C103k (squeakaphone)

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Gotye via YouTube orchestra


August 25, 2012

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=opg4VGvyi3M&feature=youtu.be

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GrooveShark – free online music listening

May 25, 2011

http://grooveshark.com/

A free service (blocked to many students, but usually available to teachers) whereby you can listen to and playlist thousands of songs for free, while you are online.

Download is not possible (nor would it be ethical!).

Not a complete repertoire as yet – for instance you won’t find music of the recent Royal Wedding, or anything from the “Black Arm Band”.

You WILL find many indigenous / Aboriginal artists on GrooveShark: Gurrumul Yunupingu, Archie Roach, Ruby Hunter, didgeridoo music, “Rough Guide to Australia Aboriginal Music”, Saltwater Band, Yothu Yindi …

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guitar tutor PowerPoint ozrock.com


May 5, 2013

http://www.tom.com.au/kara-oke/oz-rock.htm

Educators around the world are looking toward popular music as a way of ‘engaging kids’ who otherwise would never be likely to pursue a musical instrument in school, let alone in adult life.

This website offers a new method of learning useful-level guitar. The backing tracks are based on special chords that allow simple one to three fingered ’shapes’ to fit in well – no muffled notes, no special re-tunings!.

This is a Creative Commons free resource that can be downloaded and used in whatever way you want. Although simple enough for an individual learner it probably works best if a trained teacher gets you started following the tutorial. Teachers can use the system for other instruments as well as guitar..

Just download the 5mb zip file listed at left and open it as a PowerPoint (.pptx). Open full-screen so that you can click on the embedded midi files and view the animations showing finger positions for chords.

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Help with Sibelius 7 software


July 26, 2013

Here are some free tips re. Sibelius 7 software from Music Technology Matters

http://musictechnologymatters.com/?page_id=252

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history of music clip – today with Pentatonix


April 22, 2013

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lExW80sXsHs This video clip of 3 a cappella singers starts with gregorian chant, the focuses on 1900 – 2010’s. Watch with your class and ask for suggestions of changes in music through time.

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History of Rock (app)


October 6, 2012

THIS “History or Rock” app should save me a lot of time when preparing this term’s unit on Rock Music. ($5.50) We will look at one decade each week. I will pick out a song from each decade and encourage the Musical Futures groups to learn that song each week.

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History of Rock – interactive website

December 23, 2012

www.artscentremelbourne.com.au/whats-on/event.aspx?id=2695

The Arts Centre has provided a fun, interactive site to learn more about Australian Rock music and its history.

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How to learn an instrument digitally


March 25, 2013

Read the article HERE (includes lists of apps and websites).

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Ideas on giving ONLINE assessment feedback


January 9, 2012

Use SoundCloud and blogging to give students feedback on recorded performances / compositions. Read more HERE.

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Integrating Music with curriculum (Phil Tulga)

January 7, 2011

Go to resource: Phil Tulga presents a list of interactive activities and lesson plans which combine Music with Science, Language and Maths.

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internet tools for Middle School Music


September 15, 2013

Read the blog HERE.

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iPad & Technology in Music Education

March 5, 2011

blog link – a frequently updated blog of ideas on how to use iPad (and other technology) in Music Education

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iPad app teaching ideas


March 23, 2012

Here are some iPad (and iPhone) apps, either free or inexpensive, which I can see being useful for secondary music teachers…

PIANO IN A FLASH APP : chord charts

FLASH MUSIC: flash cards for a few basic instruments
Year 7 intro and revision
Beginner Guitar : Marty YouTube clips and sign up for access to 900 lessons
Classical 1: famous excerpts from 100+ famous classical tunes
Year 9&10 trivia and guess
MSO learn : Take Your Seat
Year 7: highlights each section within Grainger work, play entire work first then highlight each section, take notes on preprinted book while working through each instrument
Classical Guitar: experiment with simple cord progressions with common
chords year 8&9&10
Touch music : explore the power of rhythm by changing only rhythm of famous songs
Year 7&8 guess the song with random taps
Thum Drum : mostly novelty
Teach Question and Answer with two students year 7&8
Melody Com : composes with rhythm blocks
Year 7&8&9&10 to intro composition
Music Tool : plays diff chords and shows circle of fifths
Year 9&10 aural chords
Guitar lick of the day: advanced guitarists
1 on 1
Key Wiz: find note name or keyboard note for one or both staves , requires a little setup
Year 7&8 extension individually
Flash cards: has fifty plus music definitions
Guess, write, check
Karajan Beginner: aural tests
year 9&10 chord types and intervals
WI orchestra
Year 7 compose & learn about orch timbres

Rhythm Cat

Middle School: learning to tap basic rhythms

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iPad apps


June 12, 2013
These are the music education apps used by teacher Dan Leopold on a regular basis with classes. Some are free, some are not:

The Voice
Sound Prism
Node Beat
Toca Band
Knobs mini
Draw a tune lite
Sound brush
LoopsequeKids
Launch pad
Musyc
Piano Tutor
Music Hero
Mini adventures in Music
Piano DX
Treble Game
IGuitar
HearitNoteit
Piano meter=20
Mode ground=20
Piano man
Pluto piano
Young Genius
Recorder Master
Staff practice=20
Symphonies
MSO learn
Classical kids
Recorder Free
Guitar free
Music keys
Music intervals=20
Music tones
Music notes
ExplOrium
StringMaster
Rhythm cat pro
Piano mania
Sound beam
Good ear
ABC music
Pitches
Memodies
Song board
Dust buster

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iPad apps for musicians


October 6, 2012

Many of the iPad apps mentioned in THIS list would suit classroom Music teaching for all ages.

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IT and Music education e-book


February 14, 2012

http://ht.ly/90dQh

A new edition of Practical Technology for Music Education has been created and is in the iBookstore textbook format.  The new book contains a number of new chapters, more links, and some interactive features (mainly as an attempt to see how those features work).  The book is currently under review by Apple, and when it is released, a link to the book will be provided.  The price of the enhanced and expanded first edition will be $4.99.

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IWB in music – new ideas

August 15, 2013

http://educationtechnologysolutions.com.au/2013/08/08/interactive-whiteboards-and-the-digitisation-of-music-resources/

Some great ideas from Katie Wardrobe on digitising your music resources and creating your own IWB resources.

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IWB resources

January 7, 2011

Part way down the page of Mustech Wiki you’ll find a long list of resources for Interactive Whiteboards in Music education.

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Jam2Jam – online collaborative composition

March 1, 2011

Jam2Jam – inexpensive software for online, collaborative composition (without the need for instrumental skills)

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James Humberstone

July 24, 2013

James is a well-known music technology educator and composer. His website www.composerhome.com includes free samples of school ensemble music as well as conference presentation notes.

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JellyBeans are HERE

September 12, 2012

A Jozzbeat percussion chart has appeared using the Music: Count Us In 2012 song.

It’s an online, animated chart (JellyBeans-style) for classes to play percussion with. Great for learning rhythm reading and concepts of arrangement. ENJOY!!

How do you get FREE access? Sign in to Music: Count Us In … then email monica.mpfl@mca.org.au asking for the JellyBeans chart access. ENJOY!!!

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Katie Noonan: high tech teaching over the net


December 6, 2012

ozteacher.com.au/html/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=2294:katies-connections&catid=17:technology&Itemid=382

Katie Noonan and Musica Viva are using video-conferencing and Google + to connect music students across geographical boundaries.

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Katie Wardrobe – teacher training courses in Music & computers

January 7, 2011

Go to resource: Midnight Music and Katie Wardrobe run workshops for teachers who want to integrate computers with Music education.  She also offers workshops to students.

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KET lesson plans and resources (US)

February 15, 2011

KET – this website provides free Music lesson plans for 5-18 year olds. NOTE: Some of the content requires additional KET resources (videos).

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last period – just for fun – composition


August 8, 2011

Isle of Tune website

Create a video-game-type composition where trees and houses = musical tones … cars = players

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Lesson Tutor – free lesson on Elements of music notation


March 28, 2011

free lesson content (facts PLUS free assignment worksheet) on interpreting clefs and notation http://www.lessontutor.com/eesMusic1.html

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List of free Music education resources online


June 3, 2011

wrightstuffmusic.com/in-the-classroom/making-music-fun/

Wright Stuff Music offers a list of links for fun online music activities (K-12)

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Live Binder of online music resources

September 5, 2012

Surf through the tabs of this ‘online binder’ for music teachers:

http://www.livebinders.com/play/play?id=312932

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Meet the Orchestra app


August 15, 2012

itunes.apple.com/au/app/meet-the-orchestra/id477481151?mt=8

This iPad app cost about $2, and occupied most of Year 7 music class yesterday. It works through every instrument of the orchestra (by family) with 4 different audio samples for each instrument, alongside factual info.

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Met Opera HD in schools


June 12, 2013

www.metoperafamily.org/metopera/about/education/hdinschools.aspx

Metropolitan Opera’s Live in HD series features opera performances transmitted live from the Met stage to movie theatres around the world – and to students, teachers, and administrators across USA.

Free worksheets on opera and ballet can also be found on the Met’s website:

ARMIDA MORE ARMIDA

LA BOHEME

CARMEN

many more free teaching resources here: http://www.metoperafamily.org/metopera/about/education/educatorguides/content.aspx?customid=24652

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Middle School: practical music-making with digital assistance

May 20, 2011

http://soundhouse.org.au/packagepop/subscribe.pdf

SoundHouse is an Australian resource-writer, student workshop and Professional Development provider, specialising in multi-media.

The above link will give you more information about on-line resources to help teach classroom guitar, percussion/drum, keyboard and practical theory ($199 per year) or email    info@soundhouse.org.au

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Mixcraft – PC music software


June 3, 2011

Apple computer users love GarageBand software for making music.

Non-Apple users might like “Mixcraft” for recording, editing and looping music.

www.acoustica.com/mixcraft/

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MoMu – creating Music on iPhones

February 15, 2011

MoMu - This paper discusses an open source platform for creating Music on iPhones, as created at Stanford University.

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multicultural music mixing

March 8, 2011

free online mixing game – BBC has created on online interactive mixing webpage … choose a nationality (African, Cuban, Celtic, New Orleans, Oriental, Spanish, UK) … use sliders to bring different tracks and sound effects into your mix. A perfect activity for mixed ability classes where some students have no instrumental skills.

Lesson Idea: let students discover the BBC Music Mixing webpage … then discuss the similarities and differences between the different cultures of music represented on the webpage … ask each student to create a Venn diagram which compares two of the musical cultures from the website

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Music in the virtual sphere


September 30, 2013

http://www.theage.com.au/entertainment/-2umbj.html

ACO Virtual is launched is Australia – read the article in The Age (link above)

Forthcoming dates
Sydney Opera House Studio: 21–23 Oct and 27–29 Oct 2013
The Glasshouse, Port Macquarie: 31 Jan – 24 Feb 2014
Bathurst Regional Art Gallery: 21 Mar – 20 Apr 2014
Camden: 24 May – 1 Jun 2014
Yarra Ranges Regional Museum, Lilydale: 26 Jun – 27 Jul 2014
Manly Art Gallery and Museum: 27 Mar – 26 Apr 2015

SCHOOLS RESOURCES Login and password available from phillippa.martin@aco.com.au.

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music tech: resource sharing wiki


August 10, 2011

wiki link here

a list of social-networking sites and free interactive whiteboard (IWB) resources for music education

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music technology pinterest from Katie Wardrobe


November 19, 2012

http://pinterest.com/katiewardrobe/free-music-technology-resources/

This website presents dozens of great websites re. music technology in education. Thanks Katie!

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Music: Count Us In – wikispace

June 14, 2011

This year’s wiki site for ‘Music Count Us In’ is up and running. So far there are lyrics, scores, mp3’s, a sing-along movie and  a karaoke movie. Keep looking because more resources will be added over the next weeks. Just follow this free link:

http://musiccountusin2011.wikispaces.com

Hope you enjoy it, Sally

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Musica Viva’s digital resource


November 1, 2012

THIS article can also be read in the Music Forum Magazine.

Read article HERE.

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Musical Rd in Japan


July 20, 2013

www.youtube.com/watch?v=e8xwoa8P6aU

This road to Mt Fuji “sings” a melody if you travel at the correct speed!

www.youtube.com/watch?v=sJFGacuxcSM

This road also sings (in California).

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MusicAtSchool.co.uk – free UK website for Music teachers


May 3, 2011

www.musicatschool.co.uk is a free website of Secondary Music teaching ideas, lesson plans and worksheets from UK Music teachers.

For example, here is a worksheet for Year 7’s learning about how orchestral players are seated:

http://www.musicatschool.co.uk/year_7/Instruments_sheets/layout_worksheet.PDF

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MusicPlay – orchestral instruments

January 13, 2011

MusicPlay – a website presenting general knowledge of instruments of the orchestra, with online quizzes.

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MusicRacer: online game


March 1, 2012

MusicRacer is an online game for learning how to read notes on the staff.

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My Singing Monsters – app


July 29, 2013

“My Singing Monsters is a world-building game where the player collects and breeds adorable monsters. There’s a big difference to this game, however, that sets it far apart from others of the genre; these monsters sing, play, and dance! Each island has its own song and is packed full of incredibly cute monsters! ”
http://www.mysingingmonsters.com/home/ – free, unless you buy items in-app.

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MyResourceCloud


July 28, 2012

musicschool.myresourcecloud.net

Guitar, Bass, Keyboard and Drum lessons via MyResourceCloud’s Music School website. A subscription fee applies.

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new app: The Orchestra


December 6, 2012

$15 app for iPad – scores with flashing cursors synchronised with video footage of orchestra playing … plus interviews with instrumentalists … www.touchpress.com/orchestra/

“Interactive exploration of orchestral music and instruments.”

This app presents eight specially filmed performances, featuring extended extracts from:

Haydn Symphony No 6
Beethoven Symphony No 5
Berlioz Symphonie fantastique
Debussy Prélude à l’après midi d’un faune
Mahler Symphony No 6
Stravinsky The Firebird
Lutoslawski Concerto for Orchestra
Salonen Violin Concerto, soloist Leila Josefowicz

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New Millenium Records: Classroom

January 13, 2011

New Millenium Records – a rich resource for free lesson content. Most lessons are paragraphs of typed information embedded with free audio files or video clips to support the text.

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New York Philharmonic Orchestra Interactive Kid’s Site

March 3, 2010

Go to resource: The New York Philharmonic Orchestra Interactive Kid’s Site offers interactive online music games about orchestral instruments, composition, composers, musicians, and conductors.

There are also links to interesting pages with information about orchestral instruments and concepts.

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NING for Music Educators (Australian)

April 25, 2011

http://australianmusiceducators.ning.com/ is an Australian discussion forum for music educators.  It was set up with the intent of discussing ideas on classroom band programs, but it really is a forum for discussion on any aspect of Australian music teaching from P-12.  At present there is a small group of members, but I am hoping to build it up and draw on a wide range of professional knowledge and experience.

This group is completely FREE (in a monetary sense, not a moral or metaphysical sense).

Please come along and check it out.  The page is run as a ning, which is basically a social network with a particular focus.  It is great for online discussion, linking of video and photo and has facility for you to blog.  All you need to do is create an account.

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O-Generator: World Music (software


June 15, 2011

Watch a demonstration of what O-Generator offers re. teaching world music rhythms on percussion.

http://www.o-music.tv/wm_play_video.htm

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online B flat composition exercise

March 1, 2011

In B flat – a collection of short audio/visual clips which can be played in sequence or simultaneously.

Lesson idea – explore the possibilities within this webpage THEN create your own 3-part composition in B flat.

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online games for Music


August 14, 2011

DSO Kids has some new, online, free music games – learning about classical composers through games.

LINK HERE

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Online Guitar Chords

January 25, 2011

Online Guitar chord fingering book

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Online jazz improv


November 7, 2012

www.desktopblues.lichtlabor.ch This website lets students play along with a blues radio. They have 24 different bars / licks to experiment with (guitar and vocals) just by clicking a button. Inform the class of an easy 12 bar blues progression to try on their choice of instrument: C C C C F F C C G F C G

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PBL Music – Project Based Learning

April 7, 2013

Try giving groups of students ‘big questions’ or composition tasks or performance challenges (eg. Battle of the Bands) and lots of space to self-direct with access to the internet … and see what they come up with. Some ideas HERE and HERE.

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Peter & the Wolf

May 15, 2011

http://www.peterandthewolffilm.co.uk/Peter%20and%20the%20Wolf%20-%20Family%20resource%20pack%20draft%204.pdf

A free resource booklet (online) to accompany “Peter and the Wolf” – a puppet animation of the famous Prokofiev work. The original music was written over 100 years ago to inspire school students to enjoy music!

Online game – match the music themes to their animated characters.

Link to the animated movie website

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Pinterest


May 19, 2013

ARTICLE LINK HERE

“Pinterest became popular with educators because it was a wonderful way to share ideas using links, pictures and information. Perform a search for music education on Pinterest, and you will have an endless list. However, perform a more detailed search and you will find some great resources.”

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Podcasting for Music Education – HOW TO

February 16, 2011

Podcasting How-To – instructions for teachers and students on making and using podcasts in Music lessons

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Pru Borgert blog


January 26, 2011

Pru Borgert blog – blog of Music education ideas by an Australian Music educator

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Pure Drop ABC video and lessons

February 15, 2011

Pure Drop – high quality audio and video footage (free) from the ABC & AFC & Federal Government, complete with free lesson plans and worksheets. Topics include Indigenous Music and World Music

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random lessons using YouTube

January 27, 2013

http://www.musiceducation.edu.au/wp-content/uploads/2013/01/youtube-lesson-compilation.docx

THIS link takes you two random uses of YouTube in music-related lessons. If you have suggestions, PLEASE email them to schools.mpfl AT mca.org.au

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Reconciliation Song-writing lesson idea for Sorry Day


March 10, 2011

A lesson idea for “National Sorry Day” … or any day.

Watch the Colli Crew’s song about reconciliation http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dsWo9CxqsN8&feature=related

In small groups, brainstorm phrases that rhyme with “reconciliation” and “it’s up to us”

Watch the Colli Crew’s 2010 ARIA Award winning song “Change the Game” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f0rJajbIs-o

Create a class rap, make an audio recording, and place it on the school’s website.

Email a link (or a copy of the song) to schools.mpfl@mca.org.au

Listen to Indigenous Australian music from “Black Arm Band”, “Saltwater Band”, “Gurrumul Yunupingu” and “Archie Roach” on YouTube, iTunes, CD or GrooveShark.

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Recording and audio editing – short courses at Vic Uni


March 27, 2011

Recording Studio Intensive PD For Music Teachers Only

COURSE CODE: MA1
DURATION: 1 Friday 9am to 3.30pm (1 hour for lunch)
COST: $220 inc GST
LOCATION: Kindred Studios, 212a Whitehall St Yarraville
COURSE DATES AVAILABLE: June 10

Learn how to carry out a multi track recording including choosing the right microphones and setting up mixes for performers. This intensive is specifically designed to meet the needs of VET music and technical production teachers.

Live Sound Intensive PD For School Teachers only

COURSE CODE: MA2
DURATION: 1 Friday 9am to 3.30pm (1 hour for lunch)
COST: $220 inc GST
LOCATION: Kindred Studios, 212a Whitehall St Yarraville
COURSE DATES AVAILABLE: June 17

Want to learn more about PA systems? Develop confidence and get tips and techniques required for that great sound. You will also gain inside knowledge of the equipment and how best to use it. This intensive is specifically designed to meet the needs of VET music and technical production teachers.

Audio Production and MIDI Sequencing in Logic Pro 9

COURSE CODE: MA3
DURATION: 3hrs per weeknight for 6 Weeks
COST: $410 inc GST
LOCATION: Footscray Nicholson Campus
COURSE DATES AVAILABLE: 27 April, 4, 11, 18, 25 May, 1 June

This short course will be an introduction to audio recording/editing and MIDI sequencing in Apple’s industry standard Digital Audio Workstation.

The outcomes will be:

  • basic operation of audio hardware in a recording studio
  • basic knowledge of audio principles
  • basic operation of a Digital Audio Workstation

Audio Production and Recording in Pro Tools

COURSE CODE: MA4
DURATION: 3hrs per weeknight for 6 Weeks
COST: $410 inc GST
LOCATION: Footscray Nicholson Campus and Kindred Studios
COURSE DATES AVAILABLE:

  • 5, 12, 19, 26 May & 2, 9 June (Thursdays)
  • 7, 14, 21, 28 June, 5, 12 July (Tuesdays)

Pro Tools is one of the most commonly used audio production software solutions in the world.

This short course is ideally suited to those wishing to record music & audio, such as, aspiring musicians in bands, teachers wishing to record recitals, or people working in multi-media who wish to improve the audio quality of their productions.

In our 22 computer lab, you will have exclusive access to your own system under the expert guidance of our experienced Pro Tools user.

Learning Outcomes: Upon completion of this course, participants should have gained the knowledge and skills required to conduct the recording process from the early stages of plugging in microphones and instruments right through to a full mixdown ready for CD.

For more course details contact Short Course Coordinator Creative Industries, Victoria University on  9919 1932 or ci_shortcourses@vu.edu.au

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remix Beyonce competition


February 14, 2012

entries are due March 8, 2012 to remix a Beyonce pop song

endoftime.beyonceonline.com/

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Removing Vocals


November 21, 2012

Sometimes Audacity (a free program) can be used to create Karaoke tracks, removing vocals from a pop song.

More information HERE. Thanks for the lead, Katie Wardrobe.

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Rhythm Expert for iPad


July 31, 2013

https://itunes.apple.com/au/app/rhythm-expert/id650789343?mt=8

Rhythmic dictation practice on iPad for $2.99

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Rocksmith – computer game with benefits


January 26, 2012

rocksmith.ubi.com/rocksmith/en-US/home/

A computer game that lets you plug in a real guitar and it will teach you the songs it thinks you should know!

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SFS kids – online musical fun


June 12, 2011

www.musicgames.us/

Hands-on learning about instruments of the orchestra, presented by San Francisco Symphony.

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Sibelius

March 7, 2010

Go to resource: Sibelius is a music notation program used by professionals and students.

The classroom features of Sibelius 6 include student creative diaries, and the ability for teachers to share, freeze, and collect music files from classroom computer labs.

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Sibelius basics course ICT 21/8/13


August 19, 2013

SIBELIUS© BASICS

DATE: Wednesday 21 August

TIME: 10.00am – 3.15pm

VENUE:  Statewide Resources Centre, 150 Palmerston Street, Carlton

COST: $150

DESCRIPTION

Learn how to get started with Sibelius the right way in this course for beginners.  This course is for those new to Sibelius, for those users with a few “holes” in their knowledge or for those that only use the mouse for note entry. This workshop can be run for users of any version of Sibelius.
This full-day workshop will be broken into 3 parts:

Session 1: Setting up a score from scratch
Learn how to set up a new score, all about the Sibelius screen, and how to move around. Discover the most effective ways to enter notes (with and without a MIDI keyboard), ways to fix mistakes and learn a range of copy and paste methods that allow you to fill your score quickly. Add new instruments to an existing score, create instant harmony parts and write lyrics.

Session 2: Editing, basic formatting and arranging
We’ll continue by creating guitar chord symbols, and adding repeat signs, dynamics and articulation markings. Learn how to create an instant arrangement and discover a few playback tricks. We’ll finish off by looking at some basic layout and formatting tips for different types of scores and how to save, print, export and share your scores with non-Sibelius users.

Session 3: Creating Worksheets
The latter part of the day will focus on creating worksheets from scratch and using Sibelius’s inbuilt Worksheet Creator. Create exam papers that include intervals questions, empty staves, graphics and stick notation. We’ll explore the wealth of material available in Sibelius’s in-built Worksheet Creator including free repertoire, scales, intervals sheets, scale libraries and more.

What To Bring

  • Your laptop with Sibelius installed (any version is fine)
  • Headphones
  • A full-sized computer keyboard (or a numeric keypad) to plug into your laptop and a mouse. If you don’t already have a keyboard and mouse, buy/borrow/beg/steal them for the duration of the workshop

OTHER WORKSHOPS TERM  4

Wednesday 16 October
iPads in the music classroom: Getting started

Thursday 31 October
Speedy arranging with Sibelius©

Wednesday 6 November
Sibelius© Advanced

Monday11 November
iPads in the music classroom: More creative ideas

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SMART Notebook – guitar lesson


July 16, 2013

This SMART Notebook for a basic guitar lesson – a musical introduction in a Primary or Secondary School environment.  Each Image has the chord sound and are some simple song examples. All the sounds and songs are included in the Notebook Attachments Tab. Students and teachers can move the images around to create new chord progressions and patterns.

https://www.seeshareshape.com.au/share/story.aspx?sc=53210&id=1208&ch=3

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SomeRandomChords.com

February 21, 2011

random chords – a cute page which randomly chooses a key and chord progression (each time you press refresh) to help song-writers get out of a rut!

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song re-mix activity


January 26, 2012

Students can practise digital editing skills and explore tone colour + form through re-mixing songs. Online music software called MusicShake runs re-mix competitions. Listen to their winners HERE.

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Songsmith (online composing)


August 3, 2011

Songsmith generates musical accompaniment to match a singer’s voice. Just choose a musical style, sing into your PC’s microphone, and Songsmith will create backing music for you. Then share your songs with your friends and family, post your songs online, or create your own music videos.

http://research.microsoft.com/en-us/um/redmond/projects/songsmith/

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SongSoLaTiDo app for sight singing


November 15, 2012

THIS $2.99 app for iPhone and iPad is designed to aid sight singing skills.

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Soundation


September 16, 2013

Described by some as “GarageBand in a browser”: http://soundation.com/

Via the internet, create tracks with a microphone, loops and SFX.

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Sydney Symphony phone app


April 4, 2011
Sydney Symphony now has its very own iphone and android app. It claims to be the
first orchestra in the world to stream concerts live to mobile devices.
Listener/viewers simply download the app and on the night of the performance, then
click on the first item on the app's homepage to view the concert in real-time.
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TAS: free Music Tech workshops August 2012


August 22, 2012
The Tech Production Network (TPN)
Music Technology programs for
Years 7-10 (upcoming Australian Curriculum)
and TCE Audio Design

Presentations and demonstrations

Mon 27 August 2012  9am ~ 11am
Marist Regional College, Paraka St, Burnie 7230
&
Wed 29 August 2012  9am~11am
The Hutchins School, 71 Nelson Rd, Sandy Bay 7005

Music EDnet works closely with COSAMP and have found the TPN resources to be incredibly useful and effective for teachers implementing music technology in their programs. In fact the TPN is now the fastest growing system of music technology resources in Australia … currently over 90 schools are using the on-line teaching and learning resources and tapping into the network of over 110 teachers and 1500 students.

The TPN was originally developed for VET programs and have become the benchmark for comprehensive resources in Technical Production … right through to Advanced Diploma (COSAMP is a certified RTO and also provides complete training and assessment accreditation for schools and VET auspicing).
More recently the TPN resources have been incorporated into the new TPN Australia program, specifically to support standard music programs in years 7-10 and TCE Audio Design in Tas (and SACE Music Technology in SA).

More information …
Download the TPN Australia brochure
Download the TPN VET brochure


There is no cost to attend either of the above presentations, but registration is essential.

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TeachersNetwork

January 13, 2011

TeachersNetwork.org – an excellent website (by US teachers for teachers) with free lesson plans. Most lessons require computers as a resource or tool for quality Music lessons – from Bach to Rap! Some lessons include rubrics for assessment.

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Teaching ideas – Music & Technology


July 6, 2011

http://www.intelliware.com.au/Education/Education.aspx

Practical plans and ideas for teaching music with the aid of technology – from Intelliware website.

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TES connect – free teaching resources

January 10, 2011

Go to resource: TES Connect collates free teacher-created resources from UK. This link is for Secondary Music resources and links. You will need to sign up to view resources – signing up is free and simple.

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testing the use of Skype in the classroom


March 1, 2011

article – Skype is trying out new software to let educators use free video software in the classroom

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The Arts Centre, Melbourne

January 23, 2010

Go to resource: The Arts Centre Melbourne provides education programs specifically for school students, including performances and workshops.Their school workshops include music technology training and activities are linked with the Victorian curriculum. Their site contains further information about activities and performance events.

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The Cup Game


August 15, 2012

Watch THIS YOUTUBE CLIP with students, and try to copy the cup-choreography. Fairvale High students have created a digital backing track to accompany the Cup Game.

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The Le@rning Federation

March 4, 2010

Go to resource: The Le@rning Federation “manages the national resource pool and infrastructure of digital curriculum resources”.

The federation is run by the Curriculum Corporation, and their site includes links to a number of online and digital arts resources. These are linked to curricula outcomes across the country.

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ThinkQuest – orchestral symphonies

January 23, 2011

ThinkQuest - an interactive guide to the symphony, including information and quizzes.

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Took the Children Away – Indigenous music and history

March 5, 2011

Archie Roach’s song “Took the Children Away” has been adopted by Canadian indigenous people, as the lyric content (Australia’s Stolen Generation) has parallels in Canadian Indian history.

Lesson plan idea: Read and discuss Archie Roach’s lyrics … watch the YouTube clip which puts Australian historical and indigenous images to “Took the Children Away” … watch the YouTube clip which puts Canadian historical images to the same song … discuss any other countries which could borrow Roach’s song to apply to their own national history.

YouTube (Australian images & the emotional trailer from the movie “Rabbit Proof Fence”)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zLXzKYP1uCw

YouTube (Canadian images)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rpNSrqsU1eI

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TPN (including free trial resources offer)


April 17, 2012

The TPN (Tech Production Network) encompasses a vast library of teaching resources for music and technical production in secondary schools and beyond. It also ties in to an Interactive Study Guide which is an online music resource with over 200,000 words of text, interactive multimedia features, video tutorials, quizzes and activities for students studying music and tech production via the TPN.

BROCHURE LINK HERE

There are a couple of pricing models (from $99 per month) based on different education sectors and dependent upon whether the school is offering VET music/tech production courses or standard school music programs. Resources are mapped to the SA, WA, NSW, NT and Tasmanian music curricula to encompass the differences between these state-based training packages.

COSAMP also provides auspice services for schools wishing to offer nationally recognised training outcomes.

Currently they are offering FREE trials of an Interactive Study Guide website to interested teachers (via our Alive Drive technology interface).

More info: College Of Sound And Music Production

766a Hawthorn Rd, East Brighton VIC 3187

(03) 9592 4801   www.cosamp.com.au

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TropFest winner – fun lesson idea


May 17, 2011

On Sunday 20 February 2011, Damon Gameau took out first prize for the 19th annual Movie Extra Tropfest in front of crowds of 150,000 nationwide. The film was titled “ANIMAL BEATBOX”. It creates a type of beat-box using only animal words – verbal percussion of sorts!

Watch the YouTube clip of Animal Beatbox (giggle and smile) then ask students to come up with a list of animals with 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 syllables. Next, they can form groups to create a poem, rap, beat-box or verse. Finally, practise saying the animal beat-box creation over a djembe beat, drum-kit beat or electronic loop. ENJOY!!

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tutorial on using Sibelius to create worksheets

March 8, 2011

Katie Wardrobe tutorial – how to make worksheets (easily) with Sibelius

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uJam – creating pop music online


July 24, 2011

http://www.ujam.com/

Online song-creation … start by humming a melody into the computer … choose instruments, styles, form … publish a song :-)

A lesson plan of its own – since the webpage guides you through each selection.

NB: You will need to create a login.

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Unblocked student viewing of YouTube clips

March 23, 2011

There’s a new way to let students view YouTube clips online … www.viewpure.com. The teacher copies the URL address from a YouTube clip, pastes it onto the viewpure.com website, clicks “create”, and it creates a new webpage (which students can view) with the YouTube clip on its own (without ads or comments). Copy and paste the newly create URL address and give it to your students.

Here’s an example I entered into ViewPure of ACO playing to surfing footage …

http://viewpure.com/m0NJyVCQpIs

HINT: Don’t click on the “Download” button (bottom of ViewPure screen) – it is only advertising!

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Universe of Sound – interactive UK orchestral experience


June 12, 2013

Universe of Sound, the Philharmonia Orchestra’s interactive digital installation centred around Gustav Holst’s The Planets Suite, has won the 2013 Royal Philharmonic Society Award for Audiences and Engagement.

universeofsound.co.uk/

free teaching kit: www.universeofsound.co.uk/files/UoS%20teacher%20pack.pdf

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unusual instrument recognition on YouTube


May 28, 2013

Play the audio of this YouTube clip of Bela Fleck and the Flecktones playing “Hall of Mirrors”. How many instruments can students recognise? Watch the video afterwards. www.youtube.com/watch?v=_FMM59GPw4w What other songs have unusual instrument combinations?

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using an iPad in music education?


July 23, 2011

Here is a list of recommendations on ways to use the iPad in the music classroom. It includes mentions of special ed. uses as well.

http://midnightmusic.com.au/index.php/2011/07/super-round-up-ipads-in-music-education/

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VIRTUAL Musical Instrument Museum

March 8, 2011

Virtual Museum – a factual and informative website (with pictures) about common & obscure musical instruments from around the world

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Wallace & Gromit – create the music

November 25, 2012

THIS website takes you to free downloads of film clip (MP4), script, storyboard and teaching ideas (PDF). Australian students cannot enter the competition, but can certainly enjoy the process. Suits Middle School.

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Waltzing Matilda – lesson idea

March 5, 2011

Waltzing Matilda free historical resources – LESSON IDEA: explore the content on the Music Australia webpage (old sheet music and old jazz recordings of “Waltzing Matilda”) … listen to and discuss the differences between the old recordings (found at the bottom of the webpage) and the way “Waltzing Matilda” is performed/sung today

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We’ve Got the Music – learning online

June 28, 2011

We’ve got the Music & Music: Count Us In online resources are up and going, Jozzbeat-style. They are accessed via this page:

www.jozzbeat.com/MCUI2011/home

Jozzbeat will give each school a free log-in (after the school has registered for Music: Count Us In at www.musiccountusin.org.au)

OR

Existing customers of Jozzbeat that come through as MCUI registrees can just use their existing JozzBeat website password/username to access the resources.

Grab a group of kids, log on, learn the song, add some percussion, and have a fun lesson :-)

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weblinks for Music Technology (Middle School)


August 17, 2011

Lots to see re. Music Technology in the Middle School – from online games to theory websites to free midi sites … and much more

CLICK HERE TO VISIT LINK

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Writing fun music exams in GarageBand


June 3, 2011

wrightstuffmusic.com/2009/06/19/exam-time-in-garageband/

Use GarageBand or other music software to create fun music exams for secondary students. This site provides a free example of a Year 10 Music exam.

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www.musicgames.us – online music education games


June 12, 2011

www.musicgames.us/

Online music games. Play air guitar, drum beats and be a DJ.

Lesson idea: Let students loose on this website, and ask them to screen-shot their creations or take notes on what they learn.

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YouTube – string players being funny

November 6, 2011

Here are some amusing (string) clips to share with students of all ages:

(1) I Will Survive (2) Pachelbel’s Canon (3) Titanic by MozART Group & while you’re having fun … (4) Hedwig’s Theme on Wine glasses

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YouTube helps teach the History of Western Art Music


May 5, 2011

http://www.limelightmagazine.com.au/Article/254537,classical-music-a-history-according-to-youtube.aspx

The history of music from Medieval to post WW II. Presented as text and related YouTube video/audio clips. A series of lessons, in effect!

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