Monday Morning Music Mix -October 22, 2012
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Monday’s Music Quote: “Just don’t give up trying to do what you really want to do. Where there is love and inspiration, I don’t think you can go wrong.” ~ Ella Fitzgerald
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The big music brain that knows what you like – “FORTUNE — It began with an argument. Tristan Jehan and Brian Whitman met as Ph.D. candidates at MIT’s Media Lab. Both were amateur musicians passionate about the ways technology might recommend songs based on a listener’s tastes. Both were convinced that “collaborative filtering,” a trendy means of achieving that goal, was woefully inadequate. Their disagreement? Jehan’s research focused on teaching computers to capture the sonic elements of music, while Whitman’s studied the cultural and social components. In combining the two approaches they created the Echo Nest, one of the most important digital music companies few have heard about…”
41 free resources for teaching the 12 bar blues – “The 12 bar blues has long been a favourite amongst music educators for teaching form, triads, the blues scale, cyclical chord progressions and music history..”
1.45 M Education blogs pulled offline after DMCA takedown notice – “A DMCA takedown noticed issued by publishing house Pearson resulted in approximately 1.45 million education blogs being taken offline without notice, according to the service that runs them. James Farmer, founder and CEO of Edublogs, penned a blog post last week that said its hosting company, ServerBeach, “turned off our webservers, without notice, less than 12 hours after issuing us with a DMCA email…”
Music classes in childhood may lead to changes in the brain – “Today we tell about experiments at a major university in the central United States. Northwestern University researchers are studying how music affects the human brain. Jim Tedder has the story. It doesn’t matter whether you play a guitar, a piano, a horn, or a drum. And what kind of music you play is not important. Maybe you like to play classical music like this…”
Phoenix Symphony, ASU launch music education initiative – “The Phoenix Symphony has partnered with ASU Preparatory Academy on a new education initiative, Mind Over Music, aimed at integrating music into the science, technology, engineering and math curriculum, known as STEM. Symphony president and CEO Jim Ward shared his thoughts on the initiative with families Oct. 2 at ASU Prep, where the symphony’s string ensemble presented “The Science of Sound” to illustrate how music can be used in the classroom…”
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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.