Lesson plans and ideas

Teaching ideas for using music technology in education

What In The World?? Unusual Musical Instruments [Free Music Lesson Plan]

By | 2017-06-19T13:09:12+00:00 June 15th, 2017|How-To and Tips, Lesson plans and ideas, Music Tech Tips, Music Technology Resources|

A listening and observation lesson - using Youtube videos There are some truly amazing videos of crazy, weird, unusual and wacky instruments on Youtube that are perfect for showing students in class. This lesson is adaptable - there are a set of questions for students to answer (individually or as a group) and you can [...]

MTT16: Creative composition projects using music technology

By | 2017-05-10T18:49:18+00:00 May 10th, 2017|Chromebooks and BYOD, Lesson plans and ideas, Podcast|

In this episode: What types of creative music tech projects can I do with my middle or senior school students? I share my favourites which include film scoring, video game composition, the science of sound, digital storytelling, song writing, recording covers and more.   Listen to the episode here (or on your favourite podcast app): [...]

MTT10: Free NASA sounds and how to use them in music education

By | 2017-05-01T11:29:48+00:00 March 23rd, 2017|Lesson plans and ideas, Podcast|

Free NASA sounds and how to use them in music education Some time ago, NASA released a whole collection of recorded sounds for the public to listen to and use freely. The collection includes sounds from space - stars, planets, satellites - sounds from rocket launch sequences and even iconic dialogue spoken by astronauts, NASA [...]

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 [...]

Sampling and Composing with Found Objects – The Andrew Huang Challenge

By | 2017-02-23T15:19:32+00:00 October 25th, 2016|Lesson plans and ideas, Music Tech Tips|

Found sound compositions in the style of Andrew Huang 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 [...]

Lesson Plan: Composer of the Month Collages

By | 2017-02-23T15:19:32+00:00 October 24th, 2016|Lesson plans and ideas, Music Tech Tips|

Composer Of The Month Pic Collages This article has been written by a guest poster.  If you’re interested in contributing an article, you can apply here. Welcome to the first blog post written by a guest author! The author is Justin Kamp - a K-3 and 6th grade General Music teacher in Milton, Wisconsin.  Justin [...]

Halloween Activity: Live Film Scoring With Elementary Students

By | 2017-02-23T15:19:32+00:00 October 10th, 2016|Lesson plans and ideas, Music Tech Tips|

Group composition: film scoring Recently one of the members of the Midnight Music Community (MMC) - teacher Brigitte Louise Lessard from Québec, Canada - shared a halloween music technology lesson she has had much success with in her elementary classes.  It’s a film scoring activity, but rather than have the students compose a score and [...]