How-To and Tips

Music software tutorials, advice and tips for music teachers

MTT05: How to scan sheet music

By | 2017-05-01T11:32:46+00:00 February 7th, 2017|How-To and Tips, Podcast|

How to scan sheet music Scanning music can turn your paper music library into a portable digital library that's with you at all times. It can also help you get notes into a notation software program like Sibelius, Finale, Noteflight or MuseScore super-fast. But what exactly is the process? I'll share the step-by-step process, my [...]

Clone Yourself – The Flipped Classroom in Elementary Music Education

By | 2017-02-23T15:19:32+00:00 December 7th, 2016|How-To and Tips, Music Tech Tips|

Clone yourself! This article has been written by a guest author.  If you’re an educator or music industry professional who is interested in contributing an article to the Midnight Music blog, you can apply here. Welcome to another blog post written by a guest author.  The author of today’s article is Mallory Martin - a [...]

Get real – making better sounding MIDI backing tracks

By | 2017-02-23T15:19:32+00:00 December 1st, 2016|How-To and Tips, Music Tech Tips|

Making better sounding MIDI tracks This article has been written by a guest author.  If you’re an educator or music industry professional who is interested in contributing an article to the Midnight Music blog, you can apply here. The author of today’s article is Glyn Lehmann - a professional musician (French Horn and keyboard) who [...]

Bringing Recorder Instruction To Life With Technology

By | 2017-02-23T15:19:32+00:00 November 21st, 2016|How-To and Tips, Music Tech Tips|

How I use technology to impact recorder class This article has been written by a guest author.  If you’re an educator or music industry professional who is interested in contributing an article to the Midnight Music blog, you can apply here. The author of today’s article is Joshua Manfroni - a general music teacher at [...]

Recording Rock Band Rehearsals – 3 Simple Options For Music Teachers

By | 2017-02-23T15:19:32+00:00 November 15th, 2016|How-To and Tips, Music Tech Tips|

Increase the effectiveness of your rehearsals This article has been written by a guest author.  If you’re an educator or music industry professional who is interested in contributing an article to the Midnight Music blog, you can apply here. Welcome to another blog post written by a guest author.  The author of today’s article is [...]

Presenting engaging music lessons: swag your slideshows with Sway

By | 2017-02-23T15:19:32+00:00 November 7th, 2016|How-To and Tips, Music Tech Tips|

Swag your slideshows with Sway This article has been written by a guest author.  If you’re an educator or music industry professional who is interested in contributing an article to the Midnight Music blog, you can apply here. The author of today’s article is Jacob Garcia.  In his role as the Education Manager for the [...]

How To Import Audio Files Into GarageBand for iPad

By | 2017-02-23T15:19:32+00:00 October 4th, 2016|How-To and Tips, Music Tech Tips|

Importing audio files in GarageBand: why do that? Let's say you or your students have created an audio file in another app or software program - maybe on a laptop even - and now you want to import that audio file into GarageBand because you'd like to use the Smart Drums to add a backing. [...]

Get Started Fast With Sibelius for Educators Part 3

By | 2017-02-23T15:19:32+00:00 July 25th, 2016|How-To and Tips, Music Tech Tips|

Sibelius tutorials for educators (continued) This is the third part in a series of posts that feature Sibelius tutorial videos that I created especially for educators.  You can links to the other parts at the bottom of this post. Part 3: Creating Quality Audio Files and Backing Tracks In this third episode, we focus on [...]

Get Started Fast With Sibelius for Educators Part 2

By | 2017-02-23T15:19:32+00:00 July 20th, 2016|How-To and Tips, Music Tech Tips|

Sibelius tutorials for educators (continued) This is the second part in a series of posts that feature Sibelius tutorial videos that I created especially for educators.  You can links to the other parts at the bottom of this post. Part 2: The Automatic Compositional Diary The second video in the series looks at how you [...]

How to programme your own drum patterns – a beginner’s guide for students (part 1)

By | 2017-06-14T15:39:55+00:00 July 15th, 2016|How-To and Tips, Lesson plans and ideas, Music Tech Tips|

Encourage students creativity: record drum patterns from scratch When using music software to put a song together, it’s easy for students to head straight to the loop library to find a drum pattern.  It’s a quick solution, but once you become familiar with the loop library of your school’s chosen software package, you start to [...]