Macs and PCs

Tech tips, lessons, apps and websites for using Macs and PCs in music education

MTT37 Lesson Ideas For Incredibox – Beatboxing, Ostinati, Form and Listening

By |2018-10-23T09:09:59+11:00October 26th, 2017|Chromebooks, Elementary Ideas, Interactive Whiteboards, iPads, Macs and PCs, Middle and High School Ideas, Podcast|

  In this episode I share some ideas for using the free interactive music website Incredibox.   Listen to the episode here (or on your favourite podcast app):   Resources and links mentioned Links Incredibox website Incredibox iPad app link My free Incredibox lesson plan - Beatboxing Basics  Using Incredibox To Introduce Remixing

MTT36: Using Technology To Unlock Musical Creativity with Dr. Scott Watson

By |2018-10-23T09:10:05+11:00October 20th, 2017|Chromebooks, Macs and PCs, Middle and High School Ideas, Podcast|

  Dr. Scott Watson has been incorporating technology into his music teaching for many years and takes a project-based learning approach when it comes to creative music assignments with his elective students.  He also uses technology on a daily basis for his own composition work.  Scott and I talk about how he got started with

Songwriting with Young Teenagers: Then and Now

By |2018-09-06T00:47:45+11:00October 11th, 2017|Chromebooks, iPads, Macs and PCs, Middle and High School Ideas|

Guest author: Alan Cameron 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 Alan Cameron

MTT29: Soundtrap: The Online Studio with Vanja Steinholz

By |2018-09-18T14:26:32+11:00August 23rd, 2017|Chromebooks, Interactive Whiteboards, iPads, Macs and PCs, Podcast|

In this episode Vanja Steinholz is a freelance musician, a songwriting and music production teacher and the Business Developer at Soundtrap in Stockholm. She chats to me about audio recording collaboration using the online studio Soundtrap.   Listen to the episode here (or on your favourite podcast app):   Resources and links mentioned

[Free lesson plan] Teaching Beatboxing Basics with Incredibox

By |2018-09-06T00:52:19+11:00August 23rd, 2017|Chromebooks, Elementary Ideas, iPads, Macs and PCs, Middle and High School Ideas|

About this lesson This is a free sample lesson plan from my collection of Super-Simple Music Tech Lessons (Using Free Websites) that have been recently added into the Midnight Music Community.  This lesson uses one of my favourite free websites - Incredibox - which I've been using for around 9 years now! In this lesson,

9 Interactive Google Doodles You Can Use In Your Music Classes

By |2018-10-23T09:10:41+11:00August 16th, 2017|Chromebooks, Elementary Ideas, iPads, Macs and PCs, Middle and High School Ideas|

  Since 1998, Google has periodically decorated the company logo to celebrate notable events, anniversaries and historical figures and over the years more than 2000 Google Doodles have been created.   Early Google Doodles were simple illustrations, but over the years have become more complex, more frequent and best of all - more interactive.   In

MTT24: Composing Movie Soundtracks – Your Questions Answered

By |2018-09-06T00:57:06+11:00July 11th, 2017|iPads, Macs and PCs, Middle and High School Ideas, Podcast|

  Composing movie soundtracks - or film scoring - has always been a hugely popular topic with students and teachers alike, but there are always questions around where to find movies, what to do if there is a soundtrack already, which software to use and how to approach the topic with students. I answer those

MTT23: Coding in the Music Classroom with Josh Emanuel

By |2018-09-18T14:28:21+11:00July 5th, 2017|Chromebooks, Interactive Whiteboards, Macs and PCs, Middle and High School Ideas, Podcast|

In this episode: Middle school teacher Josh Emanuel from New York has been running engaging music and coding classes using Scratch software and the MaKey MaKey invention kit. Josh shares his lessons, student responses and some tips.   Listen to the episode here (or on your favourite podcast app): Resources and links mentioned

MTT20: Using Technology for Creative Collaboration with Meredith Allen

By |2018-09-06T00:59:38+11:00June 14th, 2017|Chromebooks, Elementary Ideas, iPads, Macs and PCs, Middle and High School Ideas, Podcast|

In this episode: Meredith Allen is a music educator from the States who has been using collaborative learning with her students and in professional development workshops that she runs with teachers. During this episode, Meredith shares the "aha moments" she has experienced with technology and discusses her favourite collaborative music tech resources.   Listen to the

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

By |2018-09-06T01:04:40+11:00March 23rd, 2017|Chromebooks, iPads, Macs and PCs, Middle and High School 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