Notes and Stuff

April 22, 2011

Say What?! Musicians Hear Better

Filed under: Tech in Music Ed, Sp11 — jmeschi @ 7:15 am

Yes we hear better… but we still have to make sure we’re really paying attention. :-)

April 21, 2011

Trumpet-Playing Robot

Filed under: Tech in Music Ed, Sp11 — jmeschi @ 5:23 pm

A thanks to Kyle for sharing this video link in class today.

Sometimes technology can be very scary :-)

Another tune by the robot.

Hmmm I wonder if my ears light up like that when I play?

April 20, 2011

More PowerPoint Basics

Filed under: Tech in Music Ed, Sp11 — jmeschi @ 12:57 pm

About.com is a site where you can find guides to all varieties of topics.

One topic covered there is Presentation Software. It you want to continue learning about how to create better presentations, especially in PowerPoint visit the site.

There is also a weekly About Presentation Software newsletter which you might find informative and very useful as you better your technology skills.

April 18, 2011

PowerPoint Basics - Free IPhone/IPad App

Filed under: Tech in Music Ed, Sp11 — jmeschi @ 7:58 pm

If you’d like to work more on your PowerPoint skills, I found a free IPhone/IPad app that covers some basic and intermediate level techniques that will make your presentations even better.

It’s called PowerPoint Basics :-)

Music Studio Applications

Filed under: MUS 1P, Spring 2011 — jmeschi @ 2:54 pm

Here are two music creation applications you might want to explore if you enjoyed working with ACID:

  1. Soundation - an online (”cloud”) music application that allows you to work with audio loops. See what you think of it
  2. Mixcraft 5 - an inexpensive multi-track music studio application that let’s you work with MIDI, loops and audio

The first may be an interesting application to explore for several reasons - it’s free, online, and similar to ACID in that you’re working with audio loops.

As time goes on, so much will available in the “cloud” - even music creation apps.

April 15, 2011

Creating Music in the Cloud

Filed under: General, Tech in Music Ed, Sp11 — jmeschi @ 4:33 am

A good example of what is coming as we move more applications into the cloud - Burnstudios Audiotool. Look for the Launch App button in the top right hand corner.

The app requires Flash so it won’t run on an IPad :-(

April 7, 2011

After Class » Graphics Editing Program

Filed under: Tech in Music Ed, Sp11, Tech in Music Ed, Sp12 — jmeschi @ 2:41 pm

As promised, here’s a link to the graphics editing program I mentioned in class - GIMP.

GIMP stands for GNU Image Manipulation Program and it’s a freely distributed application.

It’s not as powerful as Photoshop but it’s still very useful.

April 1, 2011

Use Google Docs for Collaborative School Note-Taking

Filed under: General — jmeschi @ 10:47 pm

This idea takes study groups to another level. I wish we could have done it when I was in school.

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