Music Tech Tips

MTT13: Best notation apps and software for music educators

By | 2017-05-01T11:23:38+00:00 April 11th, 2017|Music Tech Tips, Podcast|

Best notation apps and software for music educators Notation apps for desktop computer, iPads and other tablet devices - what's currently available? Which ones are the best? What should I use if my students have Chromebooks? Or iPads? In this episode I'll talk about the available notation options for music teachers.   Resources [...]

Most popular graduation songs [2017 edition]

By | 2017-04-17T12:48:50+00:00 March 30th, 2017|General, Music Tech Tips|

  It’s that time of year! “Does anyone have a great graduation song suggestions??” Towards the end of March (USA/Europe) and beginning of November (Australia/New Zealand) I start to see teachers ask for graduation song suggestions on Facebook and other social media channels.  Although new fresh ones appear each year, some songs are perennial favourites. [...]

Case study: Video Game Compositions with Grade 8

By | 2017-03-16T21:41:18+00:00 March 14th, 2017|Lesson plans and ideas, Music Tech Tips|

Video Game Battle Music Composition 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. Today’s guest post is by Mrs Janice Cook who - for the past 12 months - has [...]

Music In Our Schools Month – 9 Music Tech Activities for Music Advocacy

By | 2017-03-09T06:29:24+00:00 March 9th, 2017|Lesson plans and ideas, Music Tech Tips|

Music tech activities for music advocacy March is Music In Our Schools Month in the USA and I wanted to share a few ideas for activities that incorporate technology that you could use to shine a spotlight on what you do.  Some are quick and some are more involved and even if you’re not in [...]

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

By | 2017-02-23T15:19:31+00:00 February 16th, 2017|Lesson plans and ideas, Music Tech Tips|

  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 [...]

Lesson plan – Composing A Movie Trailer

By | 2017-02-23T15:19:31+00:00 January 12th, 2017|Lesson plans and ideas, Music Tech Tips|

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 [...]

10 Most Popular Music Tech in Education Posts of 2016

By | 2017-02-23T15:19:32+00:00 January 4th, 2017|Music Tech Tips|

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 [...]

Christmas Songs Emoji Quiz [Free download]

By | 2017-02-23T15:19:32+00:00 December 19th, 2016|General, Music Tech Tips|

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 [...]

Clever Music Videos for the Holiday Season Part 3

By | 2017-02-23T15:19:32+00:00 December 15th, 2016|General, Music Tech Tips|

  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 [...]

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 [...]