Technology in Music Education (Week 3B) – Teaching With Technology

This week we looked at various approaches to teaching with technology, and how the teaching approach is largely shaped by the style and limitations or possibilities of the resources. SmartBoards Though these were originally seen as a fantastic tool for learning, it is important to remember that the resulting pedagogy is largely created and driven by … Continue reading Technology in Music Education (Week 3B) – Teaching With Technology

Technology in Music Education (Week 3A) – It’s All About the Format

This week we looked at various image, video and audio formats. We looked at the 5 elements of digital resources: Text Graphics Audio Video Interactivity!   Recording We discussed the processes of recording, as in the last class and how to sync with film. I am finding the whole process incredibly interesting, and hope very … Continue reading Technology in Music Education (Week 3A) – It’s All About the Format

Technology in Music Education (Week 2B) – Technology in performance and recording. Basic editing and mastering.

This week we learnt about a variety of skills used in recording, film-shooting, editing and mixing. James Humberstone introduced us to the SCM portable recording studio – an amazing resource containing two professional cameras, a variety of mics for different purposes, zoom recorders, a laptop, a mixing desk, lighting, and a variety of cables and … Continue reading Technology in Music Education (Week 2B) – Technology in performance and recording. Basic editing and mastering.

Technology in Music Education (Week 2A) – Notation software: illustrations, worksheets and quality resources.

This week we discussed the uses of various types of notation software including Sibelius, Finale, Dorico, Musescore, Noteflight, Staffpad and Flat. Free Software There are several free notation software programs available. These can be useful for students or schools with a very limited budget. However they also have many further benefits. Through Musescore, students are … Continue reading Technology in Music Education (Week 2A) – Notation software: illustrations, worksheets and quality resources.

Technology in Music Education (Week 1B) – Templates and strategies for composition using sequencers/DAWs.

This week we learned about and discussed the uses of Digital Audio Workstations (DAWs), such as GarageBand, Pro Tools, Logic, Cubase, Ableton Live and Audacity. While we looked mainly at GarageBand in class, it is important to note that many of the skills are easily transferable across the various DAWs. GarageBand is a valuable tool for … Continue reading Technology in Music Education (Week 1B) – Templates and strategies for composition using sequencers/DAWs.