Speed Composing:Latin

Barbara Freedmanlessons, student music3 Comments

In my last two blogs, I explained the new game/contest we are playing in my most advanced class called “Speed Composing”. Basically kids have 30 minutes to write a minimum of 16 measures of music in a specific style. For more information on this game/contest, see my blogs Speed Composing and Speed Composing 2. The kids wanted to add

Speed Composing 2

Barbara Freedmanlessons, student music3 Comments

Students have thirty minutes to compose a minimum of sixteen measure is a genre drawn from a hat. Today’s genre: Industrial. Listen to what a few came up with and learn more about our next Speed Composing project.

Speed Composing

Barbara Freedmanlessons, student music4 Comments

It’s the end of the school year and my most advanced class, Electronic Music 3, is getting a little restless. I made their final exam the submission to MENC Electronic Music Talent Search and that was submitted a few of weeks ago. Yesterday, a couple of students came in and told me they challenged each other to a match. They wanted to see who could compose the best Reggaeton piece in one class. Other students heard this and wanted in. So began our first “Speed Composing” contest.

Podcamp NYC 2.0

Barbara FreedmanPerformances, podcast, student music, Uncategorized0 Comments

The second PodCamp NYC will be this Friday & Saturday April 25 & 26 in Brooklyn, NY (no, you don’t need a passport to get there). This year’s PodCamp will focus on education and I’ll be speaking at 2pm on Saturday. My session is called Cashing in on Digital Distribution for Public Schools or “The High Tech Bake Sale”. I’ll … Read More

Webcasting: Streaming LIVE on the Internet

Barbara FreedmanUstream.tv, webcasting2 Comments

Last week was my first live broadcast over the Internet. I have been thinking about it for a while and doing a little research here and there. When I finalized plans with Grammy/Clio winning composer, Robin Batteau, to come to my school and give a master class on composition, I thought that would be a great time to dive into the world of live internet broadcasting. You can check out my Ustream channel and see the video of the event at MusicEdTech:
http://www.ustream.tv/channel/musicedtech

MusicEdTech presents Robin Batteau broadcast LIVE on Ustream.tv

Barbara Freedmanlessons, Performances, student music, Ustream.tv0 Comments

MusicEdTech will present it’s first live broadcast on Ustream.tv on Wednesday, April 2, 2008 at 10:45 AM EST. Our guest will be Grammy/Emmy/Clio Award winner and Gold Record recording artist Robin Batteau. Robin will give a talk on his life and approach to being a professional composer. He’ll also listen to music by students in Greenwich High School’s Electronic Music … Read More

GarageBand Screencasts Now on TeacherTube

Barbara Freedmanlessons, screencast0 Comments

I am happy to now have screencasts on TeacherTube. I developed these short videos for a series of classes I taught for the Greenwich Public Schools Professional Learning Program (In Service classes). They can be viewed by anyone on TeacherTube. The first series of thirteen, 1 – 4 minute videos, is on GarageBand. Logic Pro and iTunes to follow. Click … Read More

Podcasting and Royalties

Barbara Freedmanorchestras, podcast4 Comments

I got an email from a friend who is on the orchestra committee of a regional orchestra here in CT. He asked me if I knew anything about royalties or extra/recording pay for orchestra musicians, as the Board of Directors of the orchestra wants to do podcasts. There are two separate issues here; payment to performers for the recording and … Read More