5.  Noteflight & Listening Maps & Videos

 Part 1.  
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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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 Part 3.

Take an educational video of you or friends explaining a musical instrument or idea.

Example:  instruments of the brass family.   Vocal harmony.   Crescendo & decrescendo.  Etc.


Add a text title to the beginning.   

Add to your blog.  

     Way 1.  Upload to YouTube and embed the video.

     Way 2.  E-mail video to yourself ( or message) and insert media using desktop computer.

     Way 3.   Upload to Facebook and embed using the URL.


4. Music: Making, Jamming, Saving

Enter on the Padlet board your name under the apps you like and will use.  Tap blank space to add a new app to the board.   This is Padlet. A cloud-based service that is good for in-class opinions, votes, scheduling, etc.    https://padlet.com/barber_harris/ylxzcdtqfer5

1. Apps for playing keyboard

2. Apps for guitar

3. Apps for drums

4. Apps for other instruments

5. Recording sound


Review at least one app for each of the above categories. Start a new post. Add each review and at least one screenshot. Add each name to Padlet.

Record yourself on at least one app and put on your blog for tonight. Write about it. Easy to learn? Good sound quality? Etc. 

Put link to Padlet on your post, as well.

3. Screen Grab, Camera, About, 

1. Share and show your jazz lesson.

2. Intro to all/some things iPad.

      .1.   Screen grab.    Home + Pwr.    Photo stored in  Photos.  

Touch HDR for best quality.

     .2  Your iPad camera. To get high definition tap screen over face or on which you wish to focus and balance light.

               Rule of thirds!    Attend to lighting.   Watch out for background and foreground (clutter or feature).

              With a partner go out into the library and take one serious and one silly photo of each other. Put the photos of you on your About page.

    3.   Video of iPad features. https://atu.sharestream.net/ssdcms/ipublic.do?u=537fcf1dd393416

           Watch to see how Keynote, Pages, and iMovie can be used. We will use Pages to create a ePub book and iMovie to create a recruiting trailer.
    4.  On your blog, take out all the place holders for text. On your About page put a sentence or two about yourself.

     5.   Student Learning Objectives:

             Must have an action verb.  LOOK AT TOP OF OUR PAGE FOR A LIST.

          HOW WOULD you rewrite THIS?    

             “The students will understand and be able to recognize the unique timbre of Stanley Clarke and his music.”

               The student will _______________________________________________________________.


2. Apps & Blogs & Jazz

📱📱📱📱📱📱📱Look at bottom of this post for your assignment! 📱📱📱📱📱📱📱

1.   You MUST have a case.

2.  Apps you need:  Pages (like Word),  Wordpress,  GarageBand, YouTube,

3.  A few apps  I have and use: ScannerPro ($3.99), Notion($14.99), BandMate (free),

4.  Using Safari (browser) search for a jazz piece or musician you would like to feature in a lesson.

5. Create a new post. Title.      Jazz: namemmm.

6. Embed the YouTube video at the top.    Code:    [embedd]youtube.address.paste[/embedd] (only one d in embed)

7. Write a sentence about why this is a good lesson. Melody, harmony, rhythm, form, timbre, texture, tempo, dynamics?

8. Open TaskStream. Create a new Lesson.  Watch to see what to put in each field.

☀️☀️☀️   HERE IS MY DJANGO REINHARDT LESSON:  https://w.taskstream.com/Lesson/View/5F726CEF8DAF21D31B90273718C22FA2

9. Generate a Link.   Put the words “Lesson plan for this video.”  Then paste URL(Link). Then turn that text into a hypertext link.  WATCH TO SEE HOW!


Complete your TaskStream lesson, as in my example, and put the link under your sentence about your jazz video. Same post.


Spring 2017

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

I use SmartSeat for attendance.

Multitasking: A Human Delusion?
“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.  ? How is a blog different from a webpage?
Vocabulary: Blog     Post.                     Page          Theme            Header

URL             Upload           Download         Media       Blogroll         Links

Look at https://atubarber.wordpress.com


1. In class.  handout 1 –  create  a blog, etc.      Send link to me during class!

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

3. You will need a folio or binder to keep the handouts I give to you.  Bring it to e-ve-ry class. Points off if you do not have it.

NEXT WEEK:  Bring your ATU iPad Mini.    MUST BE IN A CASE!

            Get the WordPress app before class.

Projects Due Tuesday or Wednesday

Published on Sep 29, 2013

With the original survived pictures of Hartmann. The newer pictures are from Ed Wennink, Netherlands.    Karajan in top form . 

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00:00 – Promenade 01:57 – Gnomus 04:40 – Promenade 05:56 – The Old Castle 10:32 – Promenade 11:13 – Tuileries 12:18 – Bydlo 15:08 – Promenade 16:08 – Ballet of the Chicks in their Shells 17:21 – Samuel Goldberg & Schmuyle 19:38 – Limoges 21:05 – Catacombs 23:20 – Cum Mortuis in Lingua Mortua 25:42 – The Hut on Fowl Legs (Baba Yaga) 29:12 – The Great Gate of Kiev

Hi Gang,

Due to various members of class running amok for one legitimate reason or another, I have decided that to get the Mussorgsky projects done ASAP it would be better for you to meet in your groups when possible and get them done.

Post everything on the blog!!!!  You did not do it if I cannot see it!  Put a link to the main page, paragraph of description, and a graphic on YOUR BLOG.

The page is at   https://atumussorgsky.wordpress.com

The login is:     MUS3702   then do not skip a space and type  atu

DUE TUESDAY:   GROUP 1.  The concert is NOVEMBER 20, so I am sure Dr. Belongia wants the slides at least by Tuesday.  Your group is absolutely on top of things so I know this will not be a problem.  You will also need to put the slides on a thumb drive or on Emily’s computer to run during the concert. I know you knew this, but I had extra energy in my fingers so used it up this way.


Group 2. PSAs   The mystery duo doing the PSAs have been interviewing folks, so they probably will just need to edit and get it on our Mussorgsky blog page.

Remember this is a project MANY people will see, so do your best because it is in your own self-interest in addition to it helping people understand and appreciate this wonderful suite by Mussorgsky.

Group 3. Bios & other work need to be posted on Group 3 post by Wednesday noon.

Group 4. Facebook Live folks, please do an interview or brief portion of a rehearsal to practice the process.  Post link or message me in Facebook.








Online Music Creation

Online music creation tools can be used by students to make music to use in projects like podcasts and videos. Students can also use online music creation tools to experiment with rhythms and sounds to learn how music is made. The following free tools can be used for either of those purposes.
Soundtrap is a fantastic tool for creating music online. The cool thing about Soundtrap is that students can use virtual instruments to create music or they can record themselves playing music on an instrument and then use that recording in conjunction with the virtual instruments in the Soundtrap environment. What makes Soundtrap stand-out from the crowd is its collaboration options. Click the “collaborate” tab in the Soundtrap editor to invite others to create music with you. Soundtrap will work in the Chrome web browser on a laptop, iPad, Chromebook, and Android tablet. Think of  Soundtrap as Google Docs for music.
BandLab is a free service that enables you to create music in your web browser or through free Android and iOS apps. In BandLab’s you can create soundtracks using any of the virtual instruments that are provided. You can also speak or sing to record a track. Within the BandLab editor you can mix your tracks together to create a song. If you have existing audio files on your computer, you can upload those to incorporate into your BandLab creations. 

Beat Lab is a free service through which you can experiment with thousands of sound and rhythm combinations. Using Beat Lab is easy. Beat Lab provides a grid on which you select the sounds you want to have played. You can specify how often you want each sound played and how quickly you want the sounds played. There are twelve default sounds provided in the Beat Lab grid. You can add more sounds by selecting “add more sounds” and choosing from the huge catalog of sounds. If the sound you want isn’t available in the Beat Lab catalog you can upload your own sounds. NOT iPad?
Monkey Machine is a web-based program that allows students to experiment with drum set sounds and rhythms. Using Monkey Machine students can customize the selection of drums and cymbals in their virtual drum set. Monkey Machine also allows students to customize the tempo in their drum tracks and the frequency with which each drum or cymbal is played. All tracks created using Monkey Machine can be downloaded as MIDI files.  NOT iPad.

Chrome Music Lab & Video Conferencing

Tonight you have three short assignments. Yay.  1.1, 1.2, 1.3    Triple yay. 



screen-shot-2016-10-14-at-11-17-05-amYou will create Lesson 2 for your final project. Write the steps, under instructional activities, that you or I would take to facilitate learning in the lesson. Think through how the lesson will begin, transitions between activities. Would this be fun/appropriate/of value for your students?  Do not make a lesson where you talk and they listen. Look up techniques for teaching listening lessons.  Read all the words I write. Thank you.


screen-shot-2016-10-14-at-11-17-05-amPut the following link and graphic on a new post.  

screen-shot-2016-10-14-at-11-17-05-amAfter exploring the site we will write Behavioral Objectives together.  

The student will ______________________________________________.

screen-shot-2016-10-14-at-11-17-05-amAdd these to your site under the Chrome Music Lab graphic.


screen-shot-2016-10-14-at-11-17-05-amChoose a format for video chatting.  

                     Zoom  or  Skype   or  FaceTime   or  ooVoo  or …

screen-shot-2016-10-14-at-11-17-05-amChat with a friend from class for 5 – 10 minutes. 

screen-shot-2016-10-14-at-11-17-05-amNote the lag or delay time for audio and video.

screen-shot-2016-10-14-at-11-17-05-amWould it be possible to practice, jam, or compose together or give a lesson? 

screen-shot-2016-10-14-at-11-17-05-amInclude a screenshot of your chat with a classmate.

screen-shot-2016-10-14-at-11-17-05-amWrite/describe how this technology could fill a need of a public school music teacher.

LIFE ADVICE:  Avoid anonymous chat rooms. Yuck.