Music Tech Tips

Free NASA sound effects and how to use them in music education

By |February 16th, 2017|

 
NASA collection of samples: use in remixing and “found sound” creative projects
NASA has made a huge collection of audio recordings available under a Creative Commons licence and they are perfect for using in music tech projects with students. The recordings are from historic space flights and from current missions.

I LOVE this collection of sound effects, […]

Lesson plan – Composing A Movie Trailer

By |January 12th, 2017|

A beginner film scoring lesson
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.

This blog post has been written by guest author Mike Dimin – a music teacher at The Charlton […]

10 Most Popular Music Tech in Education Posts of 2016

By |January 4th, 2017|

Happy holiday season!
As the year comes to a close, I’ve been reviewing what went on here at Midnight Music in 2016. It was an exciting year for me and I’ve celebrated a few milestones along the way.  Some of my favourites:

Launching the Midnight Music Community – my online professional learning community for all things […]

Christmas Songs Emoji Quiz [Free download]

By |December 19th, 2016|

The Christmas Song Emoji Quiz!
Last night I noticed that one of the posts in the Music Teachers Facebook group was getting a lot of attention.  Teacher Krista Reeder invited everyone to take part in a game of “guess the Christmas song” by using only emojis to depict the title.  A couple of hundred comments later, […]

Clever Music Videos for the Holiday Season Part 3

By |December 15th, 2016|

 
Holiday season music videos
As the year draws to a close, I thought I’d share a few favourite clever/funny music videos that you might find useful to show your students.

This is the third time I’ve shared holiday season videos.  You can find the previous two collections here:

Clever Music Videos Holiday Season Part 1
Clever Music Videos […]

Clone Yourself – The Flipped Classroom in Elementary Music Education

By |December 7th, 2016|

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 […]

Member Spotlight – Brigitte-Louise Lessard

By |December 1st, 2016|

Midnight Music Community Member Spotlight
This member spotlight features Brigitte-Louise Lessard from Québec, Canada.
What do you teach and where?
Music in elementary School (1st to 6th grade) in Québec, Canada (in French)
Name one favourite technology tool or resource that you’ve used in your music teaching
I’ve been using Acid Xpress for years, but I’m now turning to […]

Get real – making better sounding MIDI backing tracks

By |December 1st, 2016|

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 spends […]

Member Spotlight – Brian Ellison

By |November 24th, 2016|

Midnight Music Community Member Spotlight
This member spotlight features Brian Ellison from Painted Post, NY.
What do you teach and where?
I teach 6th and 7th grade Music Technology and Electronic Music at Corning-Painted Post Middle School in Painted Post, NY.
Name one favourite technology tool or resource that you’ve used in your music teaching
Out of all of […]

Bringing Recorder Instruction To Life With Technology

By |November 21st, 2016|

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 Chestnut […]