Hi everybody, You have probably noticed I have been rather quiet here lately. That is because I have moved to a new domain. Please go here to find the new blog! You can find all of the posts from here as well, so I hope to see you over there!
Before I say or do anything else, let me first apologise in advance. This entry is going to be a long one, and may feel like some bizarre kind of blog baseball game. Please bear with me though, because additive synthesis is really just the beginning of something huge that could really change the way […]
Week 3’s class was all about notation software. There are a few things about notation software we should get out the way before we jump head first into this. Firstly, in nearly every school, using notation software is synonymous with composition. Secondly, they look complicated and more often than not, are complicated. Finally, most notation […]
For the first of our assessments for Composition in Music Education, we were asked to create a mixed-bag arrangement in a way that essentially any teacher could pick up the arrangement and use it. For context, a mixed-bag arrangement (or open orchestration, free orchestration or similar term) is a piece that has been written or […]
This is just a quick post to update everybody what is happening/going to be happening in the next few weeks on this blog. First up, I’ve been a little slack on posting weekly updates, but those are coming. The one coming up next will be from week 3 about notation software. Following that will be […]
Week 2 saw the class coming together to begin recording a short music video. This is a vital skill as a music educator as part of our job involves recording performances, helping with productions and (most likely) helping other teachers use the equipment. For this task, we made use of several different video and audio […]
Course began by looking at the online DAW (Digital Audio Workstation) Soundtrap. Although I am used to other DAWs, it was great to get a feel for what students might use and the tools they would have access to. As part of the class, we discussed the different kinds of tracks available. In the screenshot […]
Hi, I’m David, and I am music educator, composer and violist. Through this blog I will be sharing my experiences and reflections from the technology course as part of the music education degree at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music. To see some examples of some projects I have been involved in, have a look at […]