» Age Range 12 to 15: Software

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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