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
- Cakewalk (Sonar, Guitar Tracks Pro, Music Creator 5, Home Studio)
- Digital Performer – MOTU (Mark of the Unicorn) (MAC only)
- DJ Tech Tools
- Energy XT
- FL Studios (formerly Fruityloops)
- Garage Band (MAC only)
- Jam Studio – Web 2.0 DAW
- Noteflight – Score Editor
- NOTION – Notation and Production
- PG Music Inc. – Band-in-a-Box, PowerTracks Pro Audio, and More…
- Pro Tools (Industry standard, according to many)
- Sibelius (notation), Pinnacle (video)
- Sequel 2 – Jordon Rudess
- Sony Acid
- Soundation – Web 2.0 sequencer
- Steinberg Nuendo 4, Cubase
- Super Duper Music Looper – DAW for kids
- A MORE complete list of DAW’s
(Virtual) Drum Machines
- One Motion – Web. 2.0 Drum Machine
- Audio Cubes – Interactivity w/ sound cubes
- Virtual Drum Machine Search
- Zoom H2 – Handheld Recorders
- FLIP Mino – HD Video
- KORG – Pandora Effects
- Korg Kaossilator – Music Creation
- M-AUDIO – USB 2.0 Interface
- Lexicon – Midi Interfaces
- Welcome to Superscope Technologies, Inc.
- Audio Cubes – Interactivity w/ sound cubes
Technology Institute for Music Educators – TI:ME
Tritone Corporation – Online Music Education : Home
Vermont MIDI Project
Welcome to SupportMusic.com
VH1 Save The Music
Association for Technology in Music Instruction
Radio / Podcasts / Video / Bloogers
ccMixter – Welcome to ccMixter
Music Tech For ME
USTREAM.TV: LIVE VIDEO Streaming, Video Chat. Broadcast
Pandora Radio – Listen to Free Internet Radio, Find New Music
podOmatic – Create, Find, Share Podcasts!
Animusic – Animation w/ correlated music
Audacity- Free Audio Editor and Recorder
Creating Music – Morton Subnotnick
Music Master – Datasonic
eMedia Music Software and DVDs
Harmonic Vision – Home Page
Kidnotes – Note heads w/ the notes names
Midi Jam – Drop in a midi file and WATCH!
Rising Software Music Education
SmartMusic – Software for teachers and students
SmartScore – Scanning software
Soundbeam The Invisible Expanding Keyboard In Space
Welcome to Superscope Technologies, Inc.
Song Writing Software
Berklee Shares – Free music lessons
carolj.net – Online education resource
Choral Public Domain Libary — Choral Wiki
Composers Offering MIDI Files on the Net
Create Digital Music
Dolphin Don’s Home Page
Dallas Symphony Orchestra for Kids
Elementary Education Resources: Music
Elementary Music Education – Music You Can Read Page
Home – Music Education Magic
Instrumental Music Resource Page
Internet Public Library – Music History
In Tune Monthly
Kelly’s Music & Computers – Technology in Education
Music Creativity Through Technology
Music Ed Technology Links
Music Tech for ME – Keith Mason
Electronic Musician Magazine
Mus Tech – Joe Pisano
Music Graphics GalorMusic Tech Teacher – Karen Garrett
Music Tech – James Frankel
Music Tech Teacher
New York Philharmonic Kid zone
Online Practice Record
Phil Tulga Music Activities
San Francisco Symphony Orchestra for Kids
Teaching with Electronic Technology
The Lesson RoomTom Rudolph Teaching Music w/ Techology
Web Delivery of Music Instruction
YouTube Historically-Significant Art (Classical) Music
YouTube Historically-Significant Jazz Artist Search
YouTube Motown Music Basic Playlist
YouTube Disco Music Basic Playlist
YouTube Soul Music Basic Playlist
Web 2.0 Applications – “Cloud Computing”
Indaba Music Web 2.0 DAQ
Jam Studio – Web 2.0 DAW
Noteflight – Web 2.0 notation
Listen to Intervals
Ricci Adams’ Musictheory.net
Muse Score – Web 2.0 notation
One Motion – Web. 2.0 Drum Machine
Soundation – Web 2.0 sequencer
Go to Web 2.0 – Ever-growing 2.0 sites
Mr Sharp’s Music Theory Placement TEST
Other Web Resources
CNET Download.com – ALL KINDS of trial stuff
Dim Dim – Web Conferencing
Cam Studio – Video Streaming
Jing Project – Snap pics / capture video from computer screen
Skype – Video Streaming
AHS Digital Music
This elective course is designed to help students learn music (no previous experience needed) through the use of synthesizers interfaced with computers. Students will learn terminology and equipment used in the field. Students will learn the fundamental elements of music including rhythms, musical form, musical styles and how to manipulate musical elements to influence style. Students will compose their own music based on the topics discussed. Topics covered will include music theory, basic keyboard skills and digital sequencing as used in traditional and contemporary music.
Content Area Summaries
Electronic Musical Instruments
- Operate electronic instruments
- Understand their unique characteristics.
- Use them in the classroom.
- Connect instruments to computers and other instruments using MIDI
- Create layered and split keyboard sounds for performances.
- Choose and edit sounds from stored libraries
- Create sounds using an electronic instrument.
- Create simple to complex musical pieces.
- Teach dexterity and technique.
- Teach musical processes with electronic keyboards.
- Integrate electronic instruments into existing ensembles
- Create entirely new electronic ensembles.
- Operate sound reinforcement equipment
- Set up and connect a variety of electronic instruments for use in concerts in the school environment.
- Record and edit music using music production software and hardware
- Understand the various processes and procedures used for recording and editing music including sequencing, looping, signal processing, and sound design
- Understand the types of data involved in music production.
- Store and convert digital audio data
- Store and convert MIDI data
- Understanding the different applications and capabilities of audio and MIDI data
- Use software synthesizers to create digital audio under MIDI control
- Actively apply technology tools in the music production process.
- Enter notes in a MIDI sequence either one at time (step-time) or by performing (real-time).
- Enter musical expressions by changing controller values to produce a more musical performance.
- Integrate digital audio with MIDI data in the sequencer environment.
- Demonstrate orchestration and arranging techniques allowing students to immediately hear the example.
- Change tempos, transposition, timbre, and dynamics
- Teach musical concepts using music production software and hardware
- Teach performance on traditional acoustic instruments using the MIDI sequencer as accompaniment
- How to access music data in loop form
- How these loops are imported into the production process
- How to guide students in the crafting of musical phrases using loops
- How to put all of this into the larger context of music production processes.
- Expose students to music of different cultures
- Understand the building blocks of musical style and form through the use of looping tools.
- Understand sound, and how various signal processing techniques can be used to enhance audio in the production process.
- Add effects such as reverb, chorus, and echo.
- Improve clarity of a mix using equalization.
- Use music productions in live performance
- Use music production techniques to and for improving the sound quality in recordings of student performances.
Music Notation Software
- Create a score for any musical ensemble or instrument
- Enter notes using various approaches including typing, point and click, step entry, and real-time entry.
- Edited scores
- Transpose songs
- Cut, copy, and paste music
- Add expression markings
- Layout a complete musical score
- Extract parts
- Demonstrate relationships between symbol and sound.
- Guide students in the use of notation software as a creative tool for composition.
- Guide students in learning the basics of notation
- Understand basic multimedia authoring strategies including slide show presentations, electronic portfolios, and/or internet web sites.
- Create materials for use in their classes.
- Guide their students in learning multimedia authoring
- Guide students in collecting multimedia materials from Internet
Productivity Tools, Classroom and Lab Management
- Create, edit, and store information or data in digital form.
- Take data from one program to another converting file formats as needed.
- Understand the basic functionality of the personal computer, the various input and output peripherals, and the variety of media used to store, transport, and retrieve information.
Current and future software offerings in the AHS Midi Lab:
Finale – Professional Music notation and Sequencing
SmartMusic – Cutting-edge multi-style Music Practice System
Pro Tools – Industry-standard Audio Recording, Editing and Mastering
Acid Pro – Looping, Recording, Audio Editing
Sound Forge – Audio Editing and Mastering
Steinberg Cubase LE – Looping, Recording, Audio Editing
Band In a Box — Create simple or complex Accompaniments
MIDI Jam – Visual fun w/ MIDI files
iTunes – Music to listen to, practice with, and analyze
NAXOS – Classical music from around the world
Reason (demo) – Hot synth sequencer
Music Theory and Ear Training