Notes and Stuff

January 29, 2013

Define “Technology”

Filed under: Tech in Music Ed, Sp13 — jmeschi @ 12:07 pm

In class we said that we would define “technology” in “Music Technology” as “the use of computers.” However we should broaden that definition to what is found in our textbook - anything that uses science to achieve a desired result.

From a recent homework assignment: “Technology is anything that uses science to achieve a result. Some historic examples that have made a positive impact on music are computers, keyboards, and speakers. Computers give us a world of information and applications to access new ways to teach, compose and play music. Keyboards can now plug into computers and the computer can pick up what is being played. It is also more convenient to bring with you when needed. A speaker can share music through out an entire room.” (Thank you, Jennifer.)

To see more definitions of the word, go to Google and search “define technology” (without the quotes.)

Remember the “define” search at Google. It’s a very handy tool. Here are other Google Search Features you might find useful.

January 26, 2013

After Class » Videos from January 22

Filed under: Tech in Music Ed, Sp13 — jmeschi @ 4:50 pm

Here are links to the videos I previewed during our first class:

The terrific version of Moves Like Jagger. Find out more about the IPad app used in the production.

The Vocaloids: Hatsune Miku and Prima.

Here is another song from Hatsune Miku which from the lyrics seems to indicate she is very self-aware anime hologram. :-)

And, of course anime vocaloids get endorsement deals.

If you’re interested in finding out more about vocaloids and perhaps experimenting with the software, here’s where you can buy Prima. Scroll down on the page to listen to more musical examples.

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