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Music Teaching In “The New Normal” – Practicing Musician
It’s no secret that K-12 music education lags far behind the rest of society in utilizing technology to improve productivity and outcomes. There are myriad reasons for this outdated approach to music education, not least of which are: X Shrinking…
Sound Systems for the 21st-Century Classroom
Playback of prerecorded music in the classroom is aubiquitous necessity for music educators. Whetherlistening to prerecorded examples to study and learnabout music or to evaluate recorded solo or ensemble performances as formative or summative assessment, eachrequires some form of playback…
Using Technology To Engage “Nontraditional Music Students”
A unique analysis of the percentage of students who are nontraditional music students and how they should be encouraged in different areas of music and sound. By not granting them the same opportunity to pursue music they will never develop…
Opening New Doors to Music Creativity – PDF
PDF of slides from keynote presentation, “Opening New Doors to Music Creativity”, for the UAB Music Technology Academy workshop, November 8, 2008. Summary: An approach to teaching music technology History of Music Technology Software What modern software looks like Basic Hardware WYHIWYG…
Top 20 Music Tech Resources – MidnightMusic
A music tech education advocate we have been following for a while continues to post fantastic content. Katie Wardrobe from MidnightMusic has devised a list of the Top 20 Resources in Music Technology for the classroom. The list includes software…
Audio Engineering Society – Audio Education Mini Conference
What was supposed to be a highly anticipated event in audio education was tragically cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic. Instead, the AES hosted a mini conference via ZOOM that was open to members. Topics from acoustics, community and student…
Country Music Association – Voices in Music Initiative
We recently participated in a CMA Music Technology panel geared towards educators in middle school and high schools. The CMA has started an initiative to support music educators of all backgrounds including musictech where they will list fresh education resources…
Hello world, we are Musictech.Education!
Over the last several years, our experience working in education shown us that there is a necessary need for a living and breathing community in audio & music education. A hub for educators to learn from one another about practices…
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ElMusedTech is Moving!
by A. Burns on October 25, 2021 at 2:24 am
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Best of Pandemic #Elmused Tech Episode 7: Play-Along Videos
by A. Burns on September 20, 2021 at 1:24 am
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Best of Pandemic #Elmused Tech Episode 6: Free Tools
by A. Burns on August 13, 2021 at 5:57 pm
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Best of Pandemic #Elmused Tech Episode 5: Seesaw
by A. Burns on July 29, 2021 at 8:35 pm
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Mind Brain Education Elementary Academy: Day 4
by A. Burns on July 23, 2021 at 2:26 pm
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DIY Music Crayons
by David Row on May 30, 2020 at 3:59 pm
Do you ever see a project in a Facebook Group or on Pinterest and immediately think “I could do that!” This DIY music crayon project came from one of those a-ha moments after surfing through a music teacher Facebook group. The original poster in Elementary Music Teachers, Jennifer Z., had The post DIY Music Crayons appeared first on Make Moments Matter.
It Starts with the Standards – Advocacy for Elementary Music
by David Row on March 15, 2020 at 4:46 pm
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 Music Education (at the time I was still using the NAfME standards from 1994). I was halfway done with The post It Starts with the Standards – Advocacy for Elementary Music appeared first on Make Moments Matter.
How to Teach the Nutcracker
by David Row on December 8, 2019 at 3:59 pm
Teaching the Nutcracker is one of my favorite things to do every December. I got my first Nutcracker as a gift when I was in second grade and ever since I have loved to find new nutcrackers, retell the classic fairy tale, listen to the music, and share with others. The post How to Teach the Nutcracker appeared first on Make Moments Matter.
Hispanic Heritage Month Books for the Music Room
by David Row on September 29, 2019 at 8:27 pm
I once had a professor say that it wasn’t enough to learn about a culture by reading facts, figures, and statistics. This professor assigned novels written by members of certain communities so that we could hear stories and see the culture through the author’s eyes, learning from their perspective. Hispanic The post Hispanic Heritage Month Books for the Music Room appeared first on Make Moments Matter.
Music Room Makeover! Room Tour 2019
by David Row on September 15, 2019 at 3:35 pm
I love thinking about classroom design and function. When I plan out my classroom (the bulletin boards, the general layout, where and how to store the instruments, decorative details) I always try to keep kids in mind. I want to think about how the room functions for them and how The post Music Room Makeover! Room Tour 2019 appeared first on Make Moments Matter.
Music Education and Technology applying technology and instructional strategy to music learning
BandLab confirms that it plans to discontinue its free Cakewalk DAW and bring back a paid-for version of Sonar
by Ben Rogerson on June 6, 2023 at 9:52 pm
BandLab Technologies has confirmed that Cakewalk by BandLab, its free DAW, is set to be discontinued. It will be replaced by two new products - …
Apple Logic Pro for iPad: Five cool new ways to make music
by Stan Schroeder on June 2, 2023 at 9:18 pm
Logic Pro is finally touch-friendly Apple's Logic Pro is an app that's permanently on my "learn how to use properly" list. I'd like to get into it more and start really using it to make some music, but I can never find the time. Fortunately, Apple has just made it a little more user friendly with an …
How to make a podcast in GarageBand
by Hollin Jones on May 28, 2023 at 11:13 pm
Kick-start your new podcast with this step-by-step GarageBand tutorial. Podcasts have become incredibly popular since evolving beyond the iPod from …
Logic Pro for the iPad is very fun with very few compromises
by The Verge on May 23, 2023 at 9:01 pm
A great digital audio workstation for the iPad with some experimental ways to make music Over the past few days, I’ve been having a lot of fun composing riffs, beats, and rhythms using the new iPad version of Apple’s music production software Logic Pro. The subtly redesigned app translates the …
Ableton Push 3 review
by Si Truss on May 23, 2023 at 12:59 pm
Ableton Push 3: What is it? Ever since version 1 arrived in 2013, Ableton has been calling its Push hardware an ‘instrument’. In the past this has …
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Researchers in Japan find link between music and visual arts activities and academic performance
by anitanee on April 5, 2023 at 10:36 am
A longitudinal study in Japan has revealed that participation in extracurricular activities in both music and visual arts is positively associated with improvements in general academic performance.
The neuroscience of loving music
by anitanee on February 12, 2023 at 7:08 pm
Professor Michael Spitzer says that humans have been making and learning to recognise music from the moment our species learned to walk on two legs.
National Open Youth Orchestra publishes major report
by anitanee on February 10, 2023 at 7:46 pm
The report describes and evaluates the work of the world’s first disabled-led youth orchestra – essential reading for music educators looking to develop their understanding of inclusive music-making.
Small study shows link between playing the piano, processing information, and mood
by anitanee on February 6, 2023 at 3:20 pm
A new study by the University of Bath shows that learning to play the piano can improve the brain’s ability to process sights and sounds, and can help to improve mood.
Music for Education and Wellbeing Podcast – with Ami Gaston of the International Cultural Arts and Healing Sciences Institute
by anitanee on January 20, 2023 at 8:35 am
Anita Holford, co-editor of Music Education Works, talks with Ami Gaston, who works internationally to promote healing and wellbeing through music and activism.