Music – So Much More Than Notation
Jan26

Music – So Much More Than Notation

As a Music Technology specialist, I often get questions from educators looking to start a Music Tech program in their school. One of the most common inquiries is about notation software, i.e. which engraving product do I use to teach Music Tech – Sibelius, Finale, Notion, Noteflight etc.? I love all those products and I use them in my personal composing and arranging, but teachers are always surprised that I deflect their...

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Post Series Highlight: Amy Burns on iPads in General Music Education
Aug01

Post Series Highlight: Amy Burns on iPads in General Music Education

I’d like to take a moment (and a post) to highlight a number of recent, and fantastic, articles on MusTech.Net authored by Amy M. Burns.  Amy is at the forefront of elementary music education and using technology in the general music education classroom – I dare say (and with all honesty) -at the top of the field and THE emerging authority on iPad in Elementary Music.  If you are looking for ideas about how to integrate...

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Teach it to Learn it
Nov15

Teach it to Learn it

  I have just completed a five-week course in Sibelius 7.  I have learned an amazing amount about the program in those weeks, and I have a new-found appreciation for everything that can be achieved with this outstanding piece of software.  Every week after class I came home totally enthused about all the new possibilities I had learned for creating and editing music, and I could hardly wait until the next week’s class to...

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Get Your Head In The Clouds!
Oct01

Get Your Head In The Clouds!

Cloud computing still seems to be a mysterious word in education – specifically music education.  I’m not sure why.  All cloud computing means is that instead of the old-fashioned method of purchasing software in a box and installing it on your personal computer, the software instead lives online and you access it and utilize it online, instead of locally on your machine.  An example of the difference is if you remember...

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MakeMusic: Amazing, Back To School “Bundle” Deal Including Finale And SmartMusic
Aug02

MakeMusic: Amazing, Back To School “Bundle” Deal Including Finale And SmartMusic

I think most of the readers at MusTech.Net know that I’m an avid SmartMusic and Finale fan.  I have performed many clinics and training sessions focused on the software (some on behalf of MakeMusic).  I’ve also written about the various MakeMusic products (I have a  number of related MakeMusic-resource posts on MusTech.Net including here and here) and use them in my college courses with my students at Grove City. It looks...

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