This is another essays as part of TI:ME Level 1 Certification and answers specific questions posed for certification. This essay goes a little further as it address the concept of music literacy. Before purists vote to lynch me, let me say that I think teaching students to read traditional music notation is important. However, I don’t think it’s of primary importance and I hope it becomes clearer in this article.
This and the following two articles are papers I wrote for TI:ME alternate certification. First, a little clarification. Back in the day (as my students like to say), music software was divided into three separate and distinct categories. Software to manipulate MIDI, audio and notation were separate purchases. Today, the lines are blurred.
The iPhone has revolutionized hand held computing.
Korg has started shipping their newest line of potable USB products nanoSeries controllers. They are designed to be no wider than a standard laptop and fit beautifully into a laptop bag so you can make music anywhere, anytime. Click here for tech specs. Korg’s nanoSeries controllers For those of you who just HAVE to make music where ever you go, … Read More
Greenwich High School Electronic Music Students pieces are now available through several music aggregators: To purchase music through iTunes, follow these 3 easy steps: 1 – Go to the iTunes Store 2 – Type Greenwich High School into the iTunes Store search engine 3 – Purchase music. Each tune is $.99 or the entire CD of 25 tunes can be … Read More
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The new 3G iPhone with music software by Mark Terry from Moo Cow Music changes everything.
Listen to a sample of Kenny’s winning piece “Translation”.
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
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.