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Free (and low-cost) lesson plans, resources, apps and websites for music teachers

Using Incredibox To Introduce Remixing

By |2018-09-18T14:32:48+10:00September 10th, 2014|Elementary Ideas, Free and Low-Cost Tech, Interactive Whiteboards, Middle and High School Ideas|

Please note: this post was originally published in August 2012. I'm not sure how or why, but the original post disappeared completely (!). Thanks to the magic of the Wayback Machine I was able to grab a copy of the text and re-do the whole thing. I took the opportunity to revise it a little

30+ Fun Ways To Teach The Notes of The Staff Using Technology

By |2018-11-10T05:10:44+10:00August 20th, 2014|Elementary Ideas, Free and Low-Cost Tech, Interactive Whiteboards, Middle and High School Ideas|

What's your favourite way to teach the notes of the staff? I'm a member of a number of "music teacher groups" - email discussion lists and Facebook groups which are a great way to connect with others and get answers to questions that are music-ed related. "What are your favourite ways to teach the notes

Free Ukulele Chord Image Library

By |2018-09-07T01:32:40+10:00May 28th, 2014|Chromebooks, Free and Low-Cost Tech, iPads, Macs and PCs|

More free music teacher resources This collection of ukulele chord diagrams is the third set of free images I've shared. Last year I created the Big Notation Library and the Free Guitar Chord Image Library for music teachers to use when creating their own resources from scratch and both proved very popular. I've been meaning

Website of the Week: Isle of Tune

By |2018-09-18T14:34:34+10:00March 6th, 2014|Elementary Ideas, Free and Low-Cost Tech, Interactive Whiteboards, Middle and High School Ideas|

Website of the Week Website of the week is Isle of Tune. Isle of Tune is a creative music website that allows you to build a up a piece in a visual way - using roads, cars, houses and plants (!). How to use Isle of Tune Briefly… 1. Lay down some road 2. Add

Website of the Week: Hook Theory

By |2018-09-18T14:34:44+10:00January 18th, 2014|Chromebooks, Free and Low-Cost Tech, Interactive Whiteboards, iPads, Macs and PCs, Middle and High School Ideas|

A new series This is the first post in a regular series titled “Website of the week” which will highlight a website that’s useful for music teachers and their students. A variety of websites will be featured – from interactive music sites and teacher-authored blogs, magazine-style music sites and other general education technology websites. This

28 Free Music Toolkit Apps for Teachers

By |2018-09-07T01:40:37+10:00December 1st, 2013|Free and Low-Cost Tech, iPads|

Welcome to the fourth instalment in a 5-part series about free music iPad apps (following on from Part 1 - 19 Free iPad Apps for Musical Creativity, Part 2 - 14 Free Musical Instrument Apps and Part 3 - 7+ Free Apps for Discovering The Orchestra). This collection focuses on useful free music apps for

7+ Free iPad Apps For Discovering The Orchestra

By |2018-09-07T01:43:07+10:00August 30th, 2013|Free and Low-Cost Tech, iPads|

Welcome to the third instalment in a 5-part series about free music iPad apps (following on from 19 Free iPad Apps for Musical Creativity and 14 Free Musical Instrument Apps). This time we take a look at apps to help students discover the instruments of the orchestra and their repertoire. The Young Person's Guide To

Free Guitar Chord Image Library

By |2018-09-07T01:43:46+10:00August 19th, 2013|Chromebooks, Free and Low-Cost Tech, iPads, Macs and PCs|

Images again! After I shared a free collection of notation images a couple of months ago, a music teacher at a P-9 school here in Melbourne - suggested that I create a collection of guitar chord diagrams. He spends quite a bit of time creating lead sheets and presentation-style documents that feature guitar chord diagrams

The Big Free Music Notation Image Library

By |2018-09-08T06:49:36+10:00June 22nd, 2013|Chromebooks, Free and Low-Cost Tech, iPads, Macs and PCs|

  Images, Images, Images When creating resources for workshops and online courses I find myself constantly in need of images, images....and more images. First, there's a need for images of music instruments, or composers, or snippets of scores, and there's often a need for notation images. And I can be fussy when it comes to

GarageBand Shortcuts – Free Download

By |2018-09-08T06:50:32+10:00April 23rd, 2013|Free and Low-Cost Tech, Macs and PCs|

Free Download: Favourite GarageBand (for Mac) Shortcuts It seems I'm having a GarageBand month: last week I ran two full-day private workshops at two different schools, I have another "public" all-day workshop coming up next week in Melbourne and I'm about to begin running my 4-week Creative Projects with GarageBand Online Course on May 1