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9 More Things You Didn’t Know About GarageBand for iPad

By |2019-05-05T20:32:50+10:00May 5th, 2019|Free and Low-Cost Tech, iPads|

9 More “Hidden” GarageBand Tips Back in the early days of the GarageBand iPad app, I wrote an article sharing some “hidden” tips  - 9 of them to be exact.  Surprisingly, they are all still relevant today! Lately, I’ve been immersed in the GarageBand app once again, while preparing my new Music Teacher’s Guide To

How To Import Audio Files Into GarageBand on iOS 11 and Later

By |2019-05-05T20:15:00+10:00May 4th, 2019|iPads, Teacher Tech Tips|

Importing audio files in GarageBand: why do that? Note: this is an updated version of a post that was published in 2016. The GarageBand app on iPad and the operating system have had some changes since then, so this article is applicable to GarageBand on iOS 11 and later. Let's say you or your students

Lesson plan – Composing A Movie Trailer

By |2019-05-30T07:39:51+10:00January 12th, 2017|Middle and High School Ideas|

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 |2018-09-07T00:55:46+10:00October 25th, 2016|Middle and High School Ideas|

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

How To Import Audio Files Into GarageBand for iPad

By |2018-09-07T00:57:58+10:00October 4th, 2016|iPads, Teacher Tech Tips|

Importing audio files in GarageBand: why do that? Let's say you or your students have created an audio file in another app or software program - maybe on a laptop even - and now you want to import that audio file into GarageBand because you'd like to use the Smart Drums to add a backing.

Transforming The Blues Free iPad GarageBand Project

By |2018-09-07T01:10:03+10:00November 26th, 2015|Elementary Ideas, Free and Low-Cost Tech, iPads, Middle and High School Ideas|

The 12 Bar Blues in a Tango Style? If you’re looking for a blues activity that’s a little different - and you have some iPads you can use during class - you might like to ask students to “transform the blues” using the GarageBand app. This lesson invites students to come up with their own

Rap My Name [Free Music Tech Lesson Plan]

By |2018-09-07T01:15:16+10:00August 20th, 2015|Elementary Ideas, Free and Low-Cost Tech, Middle and High School Ideas|

[Updated July 2018 - bonus walkthrough video added below] Free Music Technology Lesson Plans This is the first of a new ongoing series of more "formal" lesson plans that suggest simple ways to incorporate technology into music lessons.  I'm aiming to map each lesson to the US and Australian national standards for music education (UK coming

Quick Music Games Using GarageBand For iPad

By |2018-09-07T01:23:40+10:00October 24th, 2014|Elementary Ideas, Free and Low-Cost Tech, iPads|

All you need are the Smart Drums I was running an iPad workshop last week and it occurred to me that the Dice "randomiser" function in the Smart Drums could make a good listening exercise tool for students. And why not turn it into a game? The Smart Drums instrument in GarageBand allows you to

How To Create Spooky Music Using GarageBand for iPad

By |2018-09-07T01:42:13+10:00October 1st, 2013|Elementary Ideas, iPads, Middle and High School Ideas|

8 ways to create spooky music sounds for soundscapes and storytelling I've been working hard on my upcoming ebook iPad Projects for the Music Classroom and wanted to share a little taster project with you. This is a simple project involving the GarageBand app and it's suitable for the music classroom and also for the

GarageBand Shortcuts – Free Download

By |2019-05-08T22:52:22+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