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A list of Music Technology blogs to follow created by Pulse College:https://www.pulsecollege.com/10-audio-technology-blogs-follow/ ” LOOKING ONLINE FOR EXTRA GUIDANCE TO MASTER AUDIO TECHNOLOGY? The world of audio production and music technology moves quickly, and keeping up with the latest techniques, equipment and software…
NEW REPORT PROVES DIGITAL TECHNOLOGY IS KEY TO IMPROVING ACCESS TO MUSIC EDUCATION IN RURAL AREAS | Music Education Works
“Following a pilot project – Connect: Resound– which involved 71 children from seven primary schools across North Yorkshire, music education in rural areas could soon be getting a digital boost. The seven-week pilot project explored low-cost methods of providing online instrumental…
This article first appeared on MakeMomentsMatter.org, author David Row. “A few years ago I was in the hallway after school fumbling with butcher paper, bulletin board border, and a freshly laminated set of posters based around the National Standards for…
“The ISTE Standards for Educators are your road map to helping students become empowered learners. These standards will deepen your practice, promote collaboration with peers, challenge you to rethink traditional approaches and prepare students to drive their own learning. Connect…
Resources for Teaching Remotely:http://digitalmusiclessons.weebly.com/resources.html “Have you been asked to teach music lessons remotely or through a digital platform? I know that many of us are scrambling for ideas about what we can teach, how to share that with students, how…
A big topic in music technology, particularly audio education communities is the wave of high schools now looking to incorporate music technology into their programs. Question: What about the high school programs that have already had success in their music…
Rick music technology dictionaries filled with all the terms you would expect. Do you know of a music technology dictionary that we should share with the community? Write to us. Music Repo (Full and Advanced): https://www.musicrepo.com/music-technology-glossary-of-terms/ PodComplex (Basic): https://www.podcomplex.com/blog/music-technology-glossary/ ContinuumMusicStudio…
This is a fantastic post on the importance of audio connectors. “When many people think of musical equipment, they think of shining guitars and the hulking amplifiers that blast the music. While these elements are certainly important, the often overlooked…
DAWs (Digital Audio Workstations) Ableton Live Apple Pro Logic Adobe Audition Apple Logic (MAC only) Anvil Studios (basic midi piano) Avid: M-Audio (daw), Digidesign (Pro Tools) Aviary Myna Audio DAW ClubCreate: with Dubstep, the Music Studio, Charles Ives Music Lab…
An audio mixer, also known as a mixing board or a soundboard, is used to control the levels of multiple inputs so you can balance the sounds correctly. Mixing is an important process when you record music or perform live so one…
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Bate, Bate, Chocolate
by David Row on January 10, 2024 at 5:54 pm
I find that I talk about food in my classroom all the time. It’s one common thing that unites all culture and peoples around the world because we all love to eat! Even my English language learners who might be brand new to the country learn food words really fast The post Bate, Bate, Chocolate appeared first on Make Moments Matter.
Two Books for Las Posadas
by David Row on December 16, 2023 at 6:37 pm
If you’ve spent even a few minutes on my blog you know that I love using children’s books in the classroom. So it makes sense that in December I like using books to explain holidays, teach songs, and expand the worldview of my students. I’ve got books for Christmas, St. The post Two Books for Las Posadas appeared first on Make Moments Matter.
Three Books for Hanukkah
by David Row on December 1, 2023 at 1:27 am
I love December in my classroom (post concert stress) because it means we have a few days or weeks to explore lots of different cultures and traditions. So much of this learning happens through singing songs and playing games. We learn about the tannenbaum, celebrate caroling, sing about the new The post Three Books for Hanukkah appeared first on Make Moments Matter.
Welcome to the Opera – Book Recommendation
by David Row on November 21, 2023 at 5:10 pm
As a kid, I remember that every single time I was able to try out a “push a button and listen” style of interactive book I was filled with pure delight. There is something so joyous and exciting about flipping through a book and seeing the little bubble telling me The post Welcome to the Opera – Book Recommendation appeared first on Make Moments Matter.
Run, Turkey, Run! – Book Recommendation
by David Row on November 19, 2023 at 7:36 pm
With Thanksgiving only one day away, can Turkey find a place to hide from the farmer who’s looking for a plump bird for his family feast? Maybe he can hide with the pigs . . . or the ducks . . . or the horses . . . Uh-oh! Here The post Run, Turkey, Run! – Book Recommendation appeared first on Make Moments Matter.
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A Comparison Guide of the "Big 4" DAWs: Ableton Live, Pro Tools, Logic Pro, and FL Studio
on February 11, 2024 at 5:07 am
Having access to a reliable Digital Audio Workstation (DAW) can make all the difference in getting your home studio set up so you can make music. …
The Best GarageBand Alternative for Android in 2024
by Sourabh Baghel on January 20, 2024 at 11:42 pm
Apple’s GarageBand has long been the go-to app for aspiring musicians and seasoned creators alike. Its intuitive interface, vast instrument library, …
5 common excuses for not learning the keyboard (and 5 reasons you should)
by By Daryl Robertson on January 20, 2024 at 11:37 pm
Okay, we get it, learning a musical instrument can be intimidating - and it's easy to feel like you aren't cut out to be a musician. Yes, mastering …
Musical synchronization emerges spontaneously and enhances social connectedness
by Eric W. Dolan on December 27, 2023 at 7:28 pm
Researchers have discovered a significant link between musical synchronization and social connectedness. Analyzing the behavior of university …
What can Logic Pro do, how much is it, and which musicians use it?
by Kristopher Jensen on December 19, 2023 at 2:46 pm
In 21st century music production, a computer is a musical instrument as essential as a guitar — and possibly even more essential than an oboe. …
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A lifetime of being musical may improve our brain health
by anitanee on January 30, 2024 at 6:43 pm
A new study by the University of Exeter has found a connection between brain health in old age and playing a musical instrument.
Study looks at benefits of music education through a ‘Positive Youth Development’ lens
by anitanee on January 22, 2024 at 4:07 pm
A study published by the University of Southern California (USC) explored the impact of music education programmes on middle school students (teens), including a programme of extra-curricular online popular music education. The study examined the impact of music on the five key areas of Positive Youth Development (PYD).
Playing an instrument could improve long-term cognitive ability (UK study)
by anitanee on January 15, 2024 at 6:27 pm
A study of 366 older adults who’d taken part in cognitive ability assessments at ages 11 and 70, indicates that people with more experience of
Long-term vocal and piano training improves brain connectivity (Taiwan study)
by anitanee on January 9, 2024 at 3:23 pm
A study published in Human Brain Mapping suggests that long-term vocal and piano training can improve white matter plasticity in emotion and language networks, and strengthen connections among emotion-related regions of the brain. Vocal training in particular reshaped the vocal motor control, sensory feedback, and language processing networks.
The benefits of music education in a post-COVID world
by anitanee on January 9, 2024 at 12:45 pm
A new publication by the University of Adelaide highlights the benefits of music education for child development and well-being, particularly following the impact of the pandemic.