Audacity in the Elementary Music Classroom
Mar27

Audacity in the Elementary Music Classroom

Back in 2007, Dr. Joe Pisano wrote a great post on this site titled, “Best Music Freeware: Audacity Audio Editor.” Seven years later, Audacity is still around, still free and still an excellent program for elementary music educators. There are four ways that I use Audacity often and very effectively in my elementary music classroom: 1. Change the pitch of a recording. Have you ever needed to change the key of an...

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Music For All 2013 -Third Session Notes -Paint and Hear Your World
Jun27

Music For All 2013 -Third Session Notes -Paint and Hear Your World

    ~Pixabay.com Session Title: Paint and Hear Your World: Graphics, Video, and Audio Made Easy Top 10 Tips for Amazing Pictures via Kodak (Find the Kodak Article Here) Look your subject in the eye Use a plain background Use Flash outdoors Move in close Move it from the middle Lock the focus Know your flash’s range Watch the light Take some vertical pictures Be a Picture Director A SUPER-QUICK Copyright Primer: Public Domain...

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Mid-week Listening: Finding New Music
Jul10

Mid-week Listening: Finding New Music

I am always on the lookout (or listen-out, maybe) for new music to inspire my students and give them some direction in their explorations.  Music is an organic art form, and that’s a blessing.  New music is being recorded every day, as well as new interpretations of music that’s been around a while.  Keeping pace with new music is important for a teacher – after all, your students are keeping up with new music, and...

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iPad/iPhone Alternative To iTunes For Transferring Music
Dec27

iPad/iPhone Alternative To iTunes For Transferring Music

I thought I would do a quick post about a program that I’ve been using for awhile now that I’m using as a substitute for iTunes when I transfer music to my iDevices (iPad2 and iPhone4).   The program is amazing and it’s free; it’s called CopyTrans Manger. CopyTrans Manager has worked seamlessly for me.  There are a number of other products available for this, I’ve tried them all (or so it seems…),...

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Music iPad App Review #3: DoReMemory
May22

Music iPad App Review #3: DoReMemory

Music iPad App Review #3: DoReMemory Screen-Shot: (Scroll Down to Watch the Video Review) Developer Description: mDoReMemory is a music educational app created to teach early pianists where notes belong on the treble and bass clef staffs. This app takes a unique approach. You are given the name of a note. Then you tap where you think that note should be on the staff. When you are correct, the note shows up, the correct pitch plays,...

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Monday Morning Mix, Blog Carnival, And Other Updates
May10

Monday Morning Mix, Blog Carnival, And Other Updates

As we move to the end of the school year some of the monthly/weekly features on MusTech.net will be moving to a less frequent schedule over the summer months.  This will mainly effect the Monday Morning Mix and the Monthly Music Education Blog Carnival.  The Monday Morning Mix will be posted on: June 7th July 5th August 2nd August 23rd -Resumes to a Weekly Post The Music Education Blog Carnival will be resume on: August- Requests for...

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