Demystifying Audio Principles For Your Music Students

What is sound? What is audio, and what is the difference? What actually is dB and how do I explain it to my students? If these questions sound familiar then this webinar may help you! Music software is laden with terms, units of measurement and concepts that used to be the domain of audio engineers but now form part of the basic knowledge set for students of music and music technology. Learn more about the basic audio principles that have become inherent in teaching music technology, and simple strategies for explaining them to your students.

Designing Learning Tutorials Using Screen Flow

These session notes will take you through all the skills and strategies needed to assemble your own learning tutorial movies using the Mac Software ScreenFlow. The session will also demonstrate a constructivist influenced learning framework titled EMDCARE. The framework is based upon recent research into Music ICT pedagogy. The EMDCARE acronym represents the following stages; Experimentation, Modification, Deconstruction, Construction, Application Reflection and Extension. These stages support a creative approach to building knowledge and understanding through a guided process of learner exploration, discovery and application.

Total iPad Solutions

Total iPad solutions for the music classroom or ensemble provides top examples of technology based lesson plans for both classroom and instrumentasl teachers. From cloud storage (drop box, google drive, etc), the comparison of various web based LMS style programs (Schoology, WordPress, Stile) as well as working examples that presenters have using whilst running their classroom, instrumental lessons, ensembles, music technology or VET Technical Production classes.

Podcasting – Beyond Voice Recording

This extremely valuable document contains great How To's and Hot Tips for podcasting through a whole variety of mediums such as Audacity, iTunes, Garageband, Record MP3, Online Voice Recorder, The Easi-Speak Microphone, The Blue Yeti Microphone as well as how to access Educational Podcasts available through iTunes.

Mixcraft 6 Shortcuts

Mixcraft is an ideal sofware students who want to experience working with a great entry-level Digital Audio Workstation that has more features than you might think. This document contains extremely useful shortcuts to help you and your students efficiently navigate and perform functions on Mixcraft 6.

Mixcraft 6 Teacher’s Guide

Your complete teacher's guide to Mixcraft 6, perfectly crafted for creative and valuable student use in the music classroom. From setting up your music lab and software, audio and midi functions, video functions, the plugins, loops and instruments available, music composition with mixcraft, using mixcraft for both short and long school projects such as radio, commericals or podcasting tasks, you and your students will be amazed by all the educational Mixcraft 6 possibilities.

Free Technology Resources For Music Educators

There are numerous free technology resources elementary music educators can incorporate in their classrooms. In this document, many of these and their uses are highlighted in order for students and teachers to effectively utilize them in their music classroom.

Share Your Music & Video With The World

Broadcasting free over the internet brought to you by Roland Systems Group! This document dicusses video as a medium for communication with students – in school and personal life, tertiary education examples where video and webcasting are now standard practice, exploration of various common video sources, the role of a video mixer in combining these sources, creation of live mixes, exploration of common techniques like "Chroma Key" and "Picture in Picture", recording live video mix using those techniques and others, discussion of common software tools for web streaming, steps for creating a live webcast of a musical performance.

PA systems in Practice – Tips and Tricks

Information about powered and unpowered speakers, mics and DI's for instrument connections, audio connections, phantom power for DI boxes and condenser mics, equalization – channel and graphic, types of EQ, managing drums, filters, vocals, sends & faders brought forward to help you achieve a better understanding of how to operate your PA. This document highlights what should be connected to what including how to do it safely and cleanly.

Digital Mixers – Making Student Performances Sound Great

This document examines the common features of Digitial Mixers that are not only affordable but provide unparalleled control over the sound for productions and performances. With focus on the Roland M200i Mixer, an advanced product that allows schools to experience great sound, powerful & flexible control, scene storage, multiple ins and outs, as well as iPad and laptop connectivity, this resource contains detailed product features juxtaposed with their corresponding applications and scholastic benefits.