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This is part one of two episodes in which I speak to middle school choir director Christopher Russell from Oltman Middle School in Minnesota. Chris is a great example of a traditional-style music teacher who uses technology to support his program. Over the years he has utilised technology to increase his productivity and assist the smooth running of his program.
He’s an expert at creating music notation files and rehearsal tracks for his students and lately one of the most effective ways he has been using technology is to create ukulele play-along videos using a handful of apps on his iPad.
- Music Education & Technology Podcast
- Ukulele Video Play Along Podcast
- Creating a Ukulele Play Along in Luma Fusion on the iPad
- iCab Mobile browser app
- Luma Fusion video editing app
- Any Font app
- Chordette ukulele chord diagram font
- Ukulele bingo (Ukego)
- Ukulele Chord Image Library
- Robby Burns
- John Mlynczak
- Paul Shimmons
- PDF to Music Pro
- Tiny Tim video
- Jake Shimabukuro
- Iz -Somewhere over the Rainbow
- Eddy Vedder Ukulele songs
- Ukulele Tenor YouTube channel
- Chris’s cigar box ukulele video
- Index of songs by chord group – Ukeability.org
- S-Cubed Sight Singing and Sight Reading Course
- Sight Reading Factory
- Free online training course 9 iPad Apps Music Teachers Love and How To Use Them.
Midnight Music Community: special rate for MTT podcast listeners
The Midnight Music Community (MMC) is an online space for music teachers interested in learning more about music technology. There are online courses, lesson plans and lots of other resources for Chromebooks, iPads, Macs and PCs. Professional development certificates are available for all training undertaken by MMC members and I am in the Community everyday, personally answering questions and offering advice to members.
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