2012 January Edition Of The Music Education Blog Carnival

Music Education Blog Carnival Background:

The new Music Education Blog Carnival was created and is maintained by Dr. Joseph Pisano of MusTech.net.  Its function is to promote the great work being done by Music Education Bloggers across the Internet.  This carnival seeks to provide a free online avenue that provides useful Music Education materials and information to the Internet community while providing greater exposure for those writing these great blogs and articles.

The Music Education Blog Carnival is published during the 1st week of every month and is a recognized member of the communities of blogs as indexed by BlogCarnival.com. All writings submitted to the Music Education Blog Carnival are examined to ensure that they are valid, interesting, and related to our discussion topic(s).   Not every blog entry submitted for consideration is selected or eligible to be in the monthly posted editions.

How do I submit an article for consideration of inclusion in the next Music Education Blog Carnival?

Submit your blog article for the next edition of Music Education Blog Carnival using our carnival submission form.

Who’s Hosting Next?

The February 2012 edition of the Music Education Blog Carnival will be hosted by 2012 TI:ME Teacher of the Year, Barbara Freedman, at http://musicedtech.com.

We need hosts!

Please comment in the section below and/or contact us on this site if you are interested in hosting the Music Education Blog Carnival on your site.  It’s a great way to gain exposure to your website or blog!  We are in need of hosts for the March, April, and May 2012 Blog Carnivals.  Please let us know ASAP!

January 2012 Music Education Blog Carnival:

Congratulations to all those that submitted entries and were selected for this month’s Music Education Blog Carnival.   I hope that you all enjoy reading these great posts from some of the finest Music Education Bloggers.   If you get a chance, please leave a comment on their page(s) to let them know you appreciate their time and efforts!   Also, don’t forget to get the word about this on-going carnival and stir-up some excitement about it via Twitter, G+, Facebook, or other Web 2.0 social engines!


Music Education

Elizabeth Heist presents Small and Mighty posted at Music Education Highlights.  “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed performers can accomplish great things.”

Lisa Hood presents 10 Kid Rappers Who Put The Big Boys to Shame posted at ZenCollegeLife, saying, “Like every other genre of music over the past couple of decades, rap has been homogenized by the big record companies, which are most concerned about producing music that’ll be accepted by a mass audience.”  Editor Note: Interesting compilation with YouTube embeds of the young rappers.  

James Crocker presents Ever wish your kid had an off switch? posted at Playing With Sound, saying, “This is a game for introducing preschool and kindergarten children to music-making for the very first time.”

Music Pedagogy

Aerial Herzog presents 5 Steps to Learning an Instrument posted at Everything About Classical Music.  ~ An interesting thought about the five steps to learning and staying with an instrument.

Chris Cooper presents 3 Ways to Make the Warm Up Relevant for Students posted at Cooper’s Divertimento, saying, “The books of Ed Lisk really opened my eyes to the major flaw of using the exact same warm up routine every day. This article details a few of the tactics I’ve used to provide a warm up that is structure, but still changes each day depending on the literature we’re working on.”

Music Performance

Jonny presents 8 Advantages you gain from Playing an Instrument posted at Smart blog, saying, “I discuss the advantages/benefits that you gain from playing a musical instrument.”

Music Technology

Dr. Joseph Pisano presents iPad/iPhone Alternative to iTunes for Transferring Music posted at MusTech.net, saying, “This is a great way to quickly and easily manage all of your music on multiple iDevices via multiple computers without dealing with the hassle provided within the original iTunes software.”

That concludes this edition.  Submit your blog article to the next edition of music education blog carnivalusing our carnival submission form. Past posts and future hosts can be found on our blog carnival index page.  Please consider submitting an article for next month’s edition!

Joseph M. Pisano, Ph.D. is the creator of many education websites, a lecturer, clinician, trumpeter, and conductor. He is currently the Associate Chair of Music and Director of Bands in the Calderwood School of Arts at Grove City College in PA. He been named a TI:ME Teacher of the Year, received the JEN Jazz Educator Award and the PA Citation of Excellence. He is a past Vice President of the Technology Institute for Music Educators and the current Vice-President of the PA Intercollegiate Bandmasters Association. He also writes for DCI Magazine, Teaching Music Magazine, and is the Educational Editor for In-Tune Monthly Magazine; he has contributed hundreds of articles to various publications. Find out more at his website jpisano.com.
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