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.
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.
Go to resource: Conference notes by Katie Wardrobe (Midnight Music) on Music, technology and education. Includes presentations on Sibelius, Groovy, Audacity, Acid and podcasting.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org requesting a Jozzbeat login.
Some great ideas from Katie Wardrobe on digitising your music resources and creating your own IWB resources.
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.
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 email@example.com
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.
We’ve got the Music & Music: Count Us In online resources are up and going, Jozzbeat-style. They are accessed via this page:
Jozzbeat will give each school a free log-in (after the school has registered for Music: Count Us In at www.musiccountusin.org.au)
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