Category Archives: Music Technology

Is media rich technology the answer for music education?

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Dream Job: Digital instrument creator – tech – 04 March 2014 – New Scientist

Cool article about new digital instruments. Enjoy. Dream Job: Digital instrument creator – tech – 04 March 2014 – New Scientist.

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Creating your own Frontier Psychiatrist using Polyphontics

When I was in university the song “Frontier Psychiatrist” by the Avalanches was definitely a favourite of mine, add to that my love for Steve Reich’s “Different Trains” and you can see that I was destined to learn how to … Continue reading

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Grade 10’s compositions for Charlie Chaplin film

Today is Invention Day at our school as part of Da Vinci Week where we celebrate the Sciences, Technology and the Arts. My student’s contribution to Invention Day is twofold. My grade 10’s are sharing their compositions that they set … Continue reading

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Creating a soundcloud account and embedding into WordPress

A fellow blogger today asked me about using soundcloud on my blog, so I’ve created a step by step instruction book (pdf) using screenshots (command+ shift+4) of how to setup a soundcloud account and how to embed the recordings you … Continue reading

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Music as a career in the 21st century

There is an impossible amount of information anyone can learn about music — theory, history, composing, performing, sight-reading, playing by ear, learning repertoire, teaching, feeling — it’s a challenge to decide what’s important to focus on if you want to … Continue reading

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Indian music basics on the iPad

I just had a lesson with my grade 12 student about crossrhythms in Ghanaian music and tala in Indian music. We tried to fuse the two ideas using the drum function on garageband iPad but ended up only coping with … Continue reading

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