The Arts Centre (Vic) Digital Learning Hub – The Arts Centre (Melbourne) Music Education programs
Remove vocals from a song, delete a verse, sound like Darth Vader: learn how
Audacity is a free app for PC and Mac users which allows you to do all of the above, plus more.
On Thursday 25 August 2011 I’ll be running the next Amazing Audacity workshop on behalf of the Association of Music Educators (Vic.).
The workshop is an all-day, hands-on, bring your own laptop session where you’ll learn simple audio editing tricks such as chopping out sections of a song, creating fade-ins/outs, remove vocals and create digital stories with narration and sound effects
25 August 2011, 9.30am – 3.30pm
Statewide Resources Centre, Carlton
$130 (AMUSE members) $190 (non-members)
Go to resource: Conference notes by Katie Wardrobe (Midnight Music) on Music, technology and education. Includes presentations on Sibelius, Groovy, Audacity, Acid and podcasting.
Jozzbeat is offering FREE access to its new online Music education software (for 5-13 year olds) from February to April 2012. Click on the above link to find out more information. The program suits classroom teachers without ANY musical background, as well as being fun for music specialists. It requires having a digital projector or interactive whiteboard in the classroom, and giving brief feedback after lessons.
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.
blog link – a frequently updated blog of ideas on how to use iPad (and other technology) in Music Education
Part way down the page of Mustech Wiki you’ll find a long list of resources for Interactive Whiteboards in Music education.
Jam2Jam – inexpensive software for online, collaborative composition (without the need for instrumental skills)
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
MuseScoreTips - MuseScore is free software for music notation – this site gives tutorials, shortcuts and tips
MoPho - Since 2007, Stanford University has been exploring the possibilities of a socially connected Mobile Phone Orchestra.
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