Noteflight & Listening Maps


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Part 1.

  1. Find a simple PDF of a tune you would like to teach.
  2. Print screen.  Edit image.
  3. Open your blog. New post: Noteflight
  4. Insert your screen print.
  5. Go to Noteflight. Create a login.  ____________  PW____________
  6. Make a one phrase example of your chosen piece.
  7. Save. Share. Insert the link into your post.
  8. Discuss in your post the advantages to your students of Noteflight over other known notation programs.

Part 2.

  1. Research listening maps.
  2. Find an example for elementary, middle school, and high school students.
  3. Take screenshots and write a sentence under each one with composer, title, and attractive/educational features.

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TaskStream & Choose an App


Your TaskStream lesson for your Jazz PowerPoint should be added to your blog by 8:00 PM September 21.  I think that is a gracious amount of time.  Post it. Send the link to friends have them look at it and make suggestions. Help each other. Look at lesson plans from previous classes. (Blogrolls)

Generate Link (URL) in TaskStream, do not copy the address in the browser address field.


This link (URL)  should be added to the same blogpost with your PowerPoint and its description.

Help with Objectives…

Examples of good behavioral objectives :

  1. The student will play a pattern  which incorporates at least two of the notes of a G major chord.
  2. When given the introduction of a tune/arrangement by Duke Ellington the student will describe the timbres, dynamics, and style of the piece.

The student will – action verb – 

– A BEHAVIORAL OBJECTIVE contains an action verb describing OBSERVABLE, MEASURABLE behavior.

– A BEHAVIORAL OBJECTIVE describes what the student should be able to DO at the end of the training.

Action verbs from Harvard Law School. (Change from PAST TENSE to future. Example: identified should be identify in a Behavioral Objective.





From the list below choose an app or site or a few to look at to determine if you are interested in further research.  If you already use an app or site choose something new. College is about growth, not comfort.  When you have decided then …

App or Site


Amazing Slow Downer



Boss Chromatic Tuner


Explain Everything


Hook Theory


Loopy HD





NodeBeat HD





SmartScore NOTEReader





World of Drumloops


follow this link    .  Use your first name as Participant on the collaboration box.    Choose an app or site by putting  your name under Student.  Put the date when you entered your choice.



Do research and find instructional uses for the app or site.

Put a screenshot (or two or three) to help readers understand the product.

Give your best description of two or three scenarios where the app or site would be best used in the music classroom or rehearsal.

Due by class time on Friday, September 23.  If you do not come to class your work should still be online. No wimps. Do it NOW. DO NOT WAIT!




Class 2 – PowerPoint & Print Screen

Arkansas Frameworks 

Tonight you will create a PowerPoint for a general music class.

  1. Go through PowerPoint demonstration with Dr. Barber.

  1. Create new PowerPoint (PPT) presentation. File name should be short. 

Use white background with very dark, large text.

As you research your topic, copy and paste URLs to a slide to be called Resources.


3.  Create title slide in PowerPoint. Use large text & photo or graphic. Shadow on text.

  • 2nd slide should tell a little history behind the piece or performer or composer of the music. Watch to see how this is done.
  • Insert MP3 or YouTube video on slide three. Make it play through the rest Save AS… to a memory device, the desktop, or U drive.
  • Create six more slides.


4.  Last slide is the Resources slide, where you will paste the URLs for the pages where you get information, sound, or graphics. Also list on the resources page the complete title and composer for your piece of music.


5.  Open PowerPoint title slide.  Hit PrntScrn or on Mac (Command+Shift+4). 

      Windows:  Open Paint.  Control+V.  Select. Trim the image. Control+C. Open

       new. Do not save old. Paste. Save As… Title.png  

       Insert this image on your blog post.


6.   Upload the PPT to your blog (Insert Media) on WordPress, then insert it. Watch Dr. Barber.


7.   Write a paragraph to describe the PPT and entice the

          student to learn more from your project.


SHORTCUTS:                                     Control+A = Select all

Control+S = Save                              Control+C = Copy                                     Control+V = Paste

Control+P = Print                               Control+Z = Undo                                    Control+Y = Do again

PPT = 10 points      Post = 10 points         20 points


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Fall 2016

Yippee! MUS 3702!   Learning with friends. Getting ready to make the world a better place. Listening to Dr. Barber go on and on about this and that.  Discovering a love for card stock. What more could a two hour course offer?  No. We cannot eat in the library, so don’t say, “homemade cookies.”

FOLLOW this page and you will get text or e-mail when there is a new post. Cool.


I use SmartSeat for attendance.


Multitasking: A Human Delusion?
– NPR 
“People can’t multitask very well, and when people say they can, they’re deluding themselves,” said neuroscientist Earl Miller. And, he said, “The brain is very good at deluding itself.”
Miller, a Picower professor of neuroscience at MIT, says that for the most part, we simply can’t focus on more than one thing at a time.
What we can do, he said, is shift our focus from one thing to the next with astonishing speed.
“Switching from task to task, you think you’re paying attention to everything around you at the same time. But you’re actually not,” Miller said.
“You’re not paying attention to one or two things simultaneously, but switching between them very rapidly.” 

SO!  Do not type when I am talking/teaching.  Eye contact is vital for me to gauge understanding.  No winking.
SYLLABUS –  Fall 2016
This class is PBL. What is that?
 Class 1 – Your MusicTech Blog
Vocabulary: Blog     Post.                     Page          Theme            Header

URL             Upload           Download         Media       Blogroll         Links

Look at


1. In class.  handout 1 –  create  a blog, etc.

2. Go to  Sign up for an account. Pay.  You will use this during internship, so we are going to learn how to use it now.

3. Bring a folder or binder to keep handouts. I will deduct from participation grade if you don’t have it. 

April 18 – RiffStation, WIX, Work on Final

    Free.    Shows chords. Plays real version.  Tempo changing capabilities.


What is WIX and why bother.  WIX is a free webpage builder/storage site that lets you play MP3s.
You will creat a WIX page as your show statutes for your final project with links to your, Unit page, rubric,PowerPoint, etc.

Make it only one screen deep. Add graphic(s) to make the page attractive. Next week we will play with SMARTBoard in Roswell. 


APRIL 11 – Sharing APPS

Follow the link, sign up your choice of app to share, and present it on MONDAY night.   If it is taken, snooze=loose.

Prepare a five-minute demo on what it will do. Put all this on your blog and be brilliant about it.  After all. How often do we get to make choices in life? Other than the caf.


  1. Yippee!   I, __________________,  am first!   I want to share __________________ music or productivity app with the class on Monday April 11.  Mine will be the best so good luck to the rest.


  1. I find second place it the best. Who wants to be someone’s warm-up act? I, ________________________, will share _______________________ and ti will be the best and I will be even betterer.


  1. Good things come in threes.  I, ________________________, will share the awesome app ___________________________ and everyone else will be SOOOO jealous.


  1. Four. Fab four.  There were four Beatles.  Dr. Barber likes the Beatles, so my, ___________________________,  app _______________________________  will be groovy and my presentation the best.


  1. Five golden rings. Everyone’s favorite part of The Twelve Days of Christmas.  So I, _____________________________ will be everyone’s favorite presenter and my app ____________________________+ will also AUsome  (see AU is the sign for gold).


  1. Six.  A six pack is a good thing, right. So there.  I am ________________________  and my app is ________________________________.


  1. Seven, lucky seven. Rhymes with eleven AND heaven.  Lucky me.  My app is ___________________________   and my heavenly name is __________________________.


  1. Without eight very few songs could get off the ground. “5, 6, 7, 8,…”  So, see I start lots of really cool songs. My app is ______________________  My stage name is ____________________.

Please pass the word AGAIN that this is an assignment and should be taken seriously. Make it


April 4  – SmartMusic, AirTurn, forScore, acappella, Notion, Anytune

In between demonstrations today, work on your Final Project. Look at your checklist and see what needs work. Have a friend check your work. We have TWO more classes and one will be practice on the SMARTBoard!
SmartMusic –
What would be three benefits of having Smart Music in two or three practice rooms?
Are there any disadvantages to this program?

AirTurn –
What situation(s) can you see AirTurn being helpful?

forScore – What is the purpose of this app? Are there others that have similar functions? Find one you like and compare the two.



Class 9ish – Copyright, Virtual Instruments, MIE, Work on Lessons

  1. Copyright – Take the quiz, take a screenshot of your score and put on your blogpost for today.

  2. Virtual Instruments – Find an example of a virtual instrument from each of the Five Instrument Families.  Put links, screenshots, and a short description and review of how each could be used in an instructional setting.

  3. Flesh out your lessons Instructional Activities sections.  In at least one lesson be sure the students have things to do, skills to learn, projects to complete, a way for students to assess their work or outcome.

Turn in Real World Problem worksheet after you complete it. Be thoughtful. Consider your students’ needs, budget, space, curriculum, etc.

5. Begin to collect videos for substitute teachers, lessons.  Here is one.

Add three.