MuseScore and Noteflight are both very similar, but I prefer the MuseScore more. MuseScore seems more user-friendly and it seems much easier to navigate, which turns out to be very convenient for me, for I am very slow when it comes to technology.
Westfield High School – The page was very easy to navigate and read.
Vanderbilt University Choral Program- Very interactive! Lots of information could be obtained from this website set up.
Oregon State University- The page made it easy to learn about the instrumental and the vocal aspect of the university. There were lots of pictures to show off the university.
Roosevelt Middle School- The page made it very easy for young kids to navigate it at a young age. The layout allowed each ensemble to be displayed and talked about.
Boston University- A good layout of the page! It was easy to be able to find exactly what it was that a person was looking for.
The URL for my WIX page is http://suedegraham.wix.com/wickedthemusical
Since my topic is “Wicked” the musical, a good streaming radio station would be one that is Broadway oriented and that has lots of Showtunes. Here is a link to a streaming station for Broadway. http://www.live365.com/genres/showtunes
The app that I thought was the coolest and that I thought would be a fun one to use in the classroom was the app called “Thesys”.With this app, you are able to build music from nothing. You can build chords, different types and styles of music, and so much more! It even comes with a voice synthesizer!
For an in-class recording, low to medium quality, I would look into using this software called “CakeWalk”. It is a form of software that you can install on your computer. There are many different versions of it offered for different types of things, whether that is creating music, editing music, or mixing music. The kind used for recording is called SONAR X3 STUDIO, and with that, you are supposed to be able to do some major vocal editing to make the recordings the cleanest and clearest. The cost of “CakeWalk” varies on what version you get. Prices range from anywhere between $200 to $500.
Using timelines in the music classroom can make things very interactive, especially if you use one of the many different timelines that are provided on the Internet. They make everything very easy and simple to see things visually, making it very appealing and enjoyable to a young student’s eye while also teaching the students the materials that are trying to be covered and taught.
The two different forms of Timelines that I chose are “Dipity” and “Our Story”. Dipity is a free digital timeline website. which makes it extremely easy to organize the web’s content by date and time. Users are able to create, share, embed and collaborate on interactive, visually engaging timelines that integrate video, audio, images, text, links, social media, location and even timestamps. “Our Story” is more of a blog type of timeline. When using “Our Story”, people are able to write personal stories and experience, connect and tag friends that also use “Our Story”, and even add media to their friends’ timelines. “Our Story” gives people the option to have their timelines either open to the public and their friends or private.
For my personal prefernce, I really like the “Dipity” timeline more. I feel that the “Dipity timelines are much more appealing to the eye and they make it very easy to understand visually. “Dipity” seems much easier to use in the classroom as well, if using it as a teaching tool. “OurStory” seems to be more of an online diary that keeps track of events and experiences more than a timeline.
3 Good Uses for Looping
1. The “Looping” app makes things different and fun in the classroom. It intrigues adults, so it will most definitely intrigue and interest the students.
2. It will help the students get their created minds going. Using this app, they’re allowed to be creative and create their own rhythms and sounds and different musical effects.
3. Students will be able to use new technologies that will enhance their musical experience.
Three lessons for this unit:
1. the inspiration and story of the musical.
2. What went into the making of the musical: the music, the story, the show, the staging.
3. The Legacy.
I’m hoping that this lesson will guide my students to look into all forms of the arts. Different types of art all are connected, whether that be theater, choir, instrumenta, classical. Art is a common thing that can be shared in many different ways, and I want the students to understand that there is so much art out there in the world.
The piece that I created just uses simple notes and simple quarter notes. It’s nothing special. It’s actually really lame, actually, but it is just a simple way of learning how to use Noteflight.
Noteflight would be a good use for students because it would one) give students the chance to create their own music, which would allow them to be creative and think outside the box. And two) it would be really different and interactive to use in the class, because it shows you how different rhythms, notes, and musical qualities make up pieces of music.