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Thursday, April 11

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Friday, October 26

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    Apps are plentiful and we cannot keep current on all app offerings or those that are recently developed. This list is an attempt to put together 10+ apps that teachers are finding useful in the area of K-12 music. We have also included a few links near the bottom of sites that list apps by subject area that might be useful.
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    GarageBand: iTunes Link ~$4.99 ~ Turn your iPad into a collection of instruments that are played by touch and include the ability to record and mix different tracks.
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    GrooveMaker: iTunes Link ~ Free ~ GrooveMaker allows the user to create electronic, hip-hop and dance tracks by combining loops form the 120+ that are included in the free version.
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    iAmBeatBox: iTunes Link ~ $.99 ~ iAmBeatBox is an app that allows the user to sketch out songs using beats and sounds on the iPad.
    iAmDrums: iTunes Link~ $.99 ~
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    ASD Lite: iTunes Link ~ Free ~
    Learn new songs and techniques by listening to the same piece of music over and over but wish that the music could be played a little slower.
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    Apps are plentiful and we cannot keep current on all app offerings or those that are recently developed. This list is an attempt to put together 10+ apps that teachers are finding useful in the area of K-12 music. We have also included a few links near the bottom of sites that list apps by subject area that might be useful.

    Top Apps for Music Composition -
    Beatwave
    Garageband
    GrooveMaker
    iAmBeatBox
    iAmDrums
    iAmFunk
    iAmHipHop
    iAmJazz
    Beatwave: iTunes Link ~ Free ~ This app allows the user to create {beatwave.png} their own tunes without a musical instrument. Users can upload their own samples and create their own instruments.
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    GarageBand: iTunes Link ~$4.99 ~ Turn your iPad into a collection of instruments that are played by touch and include the ability to record and mix different tracks.
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    GrooveMaker: iTunes Link ~ Free ~ GrooveMaker allows the user to create electronic, hip-hop and dance tracks by combining loops form the 120+ that are included in the free version.
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    iAmBeatBox: iTunes Link ~ $.99 ~ iAmBeatBox is an app that allows the user to sketch out songs using beats and sounds on the iPad.
    iAmDrums: iTunes Link~ $.99 ~
    Want to rock out on the drums? Anytime, Anywhere?
    iAmFunk: iTunes Link ~ Free ~ These groove tracks will take you on a magical journey, back to a time of shag carpet and funk music.
    HipHop Ultra: iTunes Link ~ Free ~ Create your own Hip Hop tracks.

    MIDI Remote: iTunes Link~ Cost $3.99 ~ A
    simple and inexpensive wireless MIDI
    Remote
    MusicPad
    Keyboard Controller.
    MusicPad: iTunes Link~ Cost $.99 ~
    Draw music directly on your iPhone / iPod Touch.

    Music Studio
    PatternMusic
    Studio: iTunes Link~ Cost $14.99 ~
    A complete music production environment for the iPad/iPhone/iPod touch
    PatternMusic: iTunes Link~ Free ~
    Create compelling, original music on your iPhone or iPod touch.

    Pro KeysKeys: iTunes Link~ $.99 ~
    A multi-instrumental polyphonic keyboard equipped with sounds of legendary synthesizers.

    Symphony Pro
    TonePad
    World United
    Pro: iTunes Link~ $14.99 ~
    Open up one of your saved compositions, or begin with a blank page, and you're ready to start writing.
    TonePad: iTunes Link~ Free ~
    Create songs by simply touching the screen and seeing notes light up.

    Top Apps for Music Production -
    AmpliTubeAmpliTube: iTunes Link ~ $19.99 ~
    Turn your iPhone/iPod touch into the ultimate mobile guitar and bass multi-effect processor.

    ASD Lite
    Band Si
    Lite: iTunes Link ~ Free ~
    Learn new songs and techniques by listening to the same piece of music over and over but wish that the music could be played a little slower.

    DJ Mixer Pro
    Garageband
    iDousyn
    Pro: iTunes Link ~ Free ~
    The best sounding sweepable HP/LP resonant filters/FX on iPad/iPhone.
    Garageband: iTunes Link ~ $4.99 ~
    GarageBand turns your iPad into a collection of Touch Instruments and a full-featured recording studio.

    MadPad HDHD: iTunes Link ~ $2.99 ~
    Turn everyday sights and sounds like your car, an empty soda can, or your friends into the ultimate percussive instrument.

    Music StudioStudio: iTunes Link ~ $14.99 ~
    A complete music production environment

    Pro KeysKeys: iTunes Link ~ $.99 ~
    A multi-instrumental polyphonic keyboard equipped with sounds of legendary synthesizers.
    Songify: iTunes Link ~ Free ~

    Songify turns speech into music, automatically!
    Top Apps for Music Theory/Lessons -
    Basic Chords
    Bass Pro
    Chord Wheel
    Chordelia
    Chord Wheel: iTunes Link ~ $6.99 ~ This app will help you understand chords, improvise & solo, transpose keys and compose music.
    Chordelia:iTunes Link ~ $3.99 ~ This app
    teaches you to recognize the most important types of chord in a fun, simple way.
    ClefTunes: iTunes Link ~ $1.99 ~

    ClefTunes lets you play music using beautifully and richly synthesized instruments.
    Ear Trainer: iTunes Link ~ $6.99 ~

    Ear Trainer is an educational tool designed for musicians, music students and anyone interested in improving ones musical ear.
    Guitar Lab
    GuitarChord
    Instruments
    iPianoRoll
    Lab: iTunes Link ~ Free ~
    This app streams video guitar lessons with text, standard notation and guitar tab to your iPad.
    GuitarChord: iTunes Link ~ $1.99 ~ This app is
    a chord library app with many popular chords for learning and reference.

    iReal bb: iTunes Link ~ $7.99 ~
    Create, edit, print, share and collect chord charts of your favorite songs for reference while practicing or performing.
    Karajan Pro: iTunes Link ~ $9.99 ~

    Karajan Pro
    L&M Guitar
    is an easy to use music and ear training application for the iPad.
    Learn & Master Guitar: iTunes Link ~ Free ~
    This app allows the novice or professional musician to record, mix, and share your music with friends, fans, and fellow musicians anywhere in the world.

    Music ToolTool: iTunes Link ~ $3.99 ~
    Selecting a Key, Scale Type and Mode provides you with not only the scale, but also with useful chords.
    Nota: iTunes Link ~ $2.99 ~

    Nota
    Note Goal Pro
    is a set of indispensable tools for musicians at any level.
    Pocket Percussion TeacherTeacher: iTunes Link ~ $1.99 ~
    Bringing the best percussion teachers and music in the world to your iPad.
    RelativePitch: iTunes Link ~ $6.99 ~

    RelativePitch is the best way to learn interval training, boost your musical talents, and increase your confidence.
    Scales & ModesModes: iTunes Link ~ $1.99 ~ This app
    is an interactive visual and audio reference for the diatonic scales and modes that are fundamental in music theory.
    Step and a Half: iTunes Link ~ $3.99 ~

    Step and a Half starts out slow: with short tunes, only a few intervals, and plenty of time to get the answer right.
    Top Music Instrument Apps -
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    Accordéon
    Church Organ
    Didgeridoo
    DigiDrummer
    iAmGuitar
    iBanjoHD
    iBatonLite
    H2indie: iTunes Link ~ Free ~ A
    portable guitar instrument app for iPads.
    Accordéon: iTunes Link ~ $1.99 ~ Easy to learn to play the accordion.
    Didgeridoo: iTunes Link ~ $.99 ~
    This music toy simulates the ancient Aboriginal wind instrument.
    DigiDrummer: iTunes Link ~ $1.99 ~ This app
    makes it easy and fun to play drums on your iPads.
    iAmGuitar: iTunes Link ~ $.99 ~ This app works with any level from beginner guitar to the experienced song writer.
    iBanjoHD: iTunes Link ~ $.99 ~ iBanjo
    offers you the easiest way to play a 12 fret Banjo right on your iPad
    iBatonLite: iTunes Link ~ Free ~
    Both drummers and non-drummers will be impressed by this app.
    iGOG: iTunes Link ~ $2.99 ~

    iGOG
    iPianoRoll
    iSteelPan
    introduces the impossible: touch sensitive pads that respond to how hard you hit them
    iSteelPan: iTunes Link ~ Free ~
    Turns your iPad into a Caribbean steelpan drum.

    MadPad HDHD: iTunes Link ~ $2.99 ~
    Magic Fiddle
    Magic Guitar
    Magic Piano
    Ocarina
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    Xylophone! HD (Free) - This app features a colorful xylophone.
    YTSO 2011(Free) - This app allows you to watch videos from all the finalists of the 2011 YouTube Symphony Orchestra.

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Tuesday, October 16

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    41 Free Resources for Teaching the 12 Bar Blues
    Posted on October 16th, 2012 in Music Tech Tips.
    The 12 bar blues has long been a favourite amongst music educators for teaching form, triads, the blues scale, cyclical chord progressions and music history. Here are some of my favourite online music resources:
    Background information
    1. Carnegie Hall history of African American Music. Includes an interactive timeline with historical information and listening examples.
    2. Wikipedia Blues history article.
    3. The Gullah Net website includes information about the evolution of blues music and how it influenced other styles. Head to Gullah Music and then visit the Journey section for an interactive map.
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    4. List of blues styles (including artist examples, further reading and recommended listening) https://www.bluescentric.com/blues/styles/
    5. The Bluescentric interactive timeline (see image below).
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    Blues Musicians
    6. List of blues musicians (includes some biographies) on Bluescentric
    7. Wikipedia list of blues musicians
    Blues Songs Lists and Listening Examples
    8. A collection of links to recordings of 12 bar blues examples on Blues Imrpov.
    9. The Wikipedia list of blues standards
    10. Visit the iTunes store and search “blues” to find hundreds of blues examples. You can play 90 seconds of each track before purchasing it.
    11. Clips from the 7-part PBS series The Blues.
    Blues Instruments
    12. The Bluescentric list of instruments commonly played by blues musicians
    Memorable performances
    Well this section could have been VERY long so I’ve chosen just a handful of songs. Most of the songs listed are in the 12 bar blues format.
    13. WC Handy (known as the “father of the blues”) – Memphis Blues and St Louis Blues.
    14. Mamie Smith singing the Harlem Blues
    15. Glenn Miller and his band playing In The Mood
    16. B.B. King The Thrill Is Gone
    17. Rock Me Baby featuring BB King, Eric Clapton, Buddy Guy and Jim Vaughan.
    18. James Brown singing I Feel Good
    19. Herbie Hancock doing Watermelon Man
    Music theory
    20. The Wikipedia article on how the 12 bar blues is constructed
    21. The blues section of Marc Sabatella’s Jazz/improvisation primer
    22. Wikipedia article about the blues scale.
    How-To-Play Resources
    23. Lessons (mostly for guitarists) on Youtube.
    24. One good example of a blues guitar lesson (by Next Level Guitar)
    25. Fantastic video lesson series of 30 Must-Have Blues Piano Licks which includes videos, sheet music, MIDI files and backing tracks at different speeds
    Blues Dictionary
    26. Having trouble working out the meaning of those blues lyrics? This blues dictionary might help (warning: content may not be suitable for all age groups)
    Blues Games
    27. Play a little Desktop blues. Click on the Click Here button to start and then make sure to turn on the radio by clicking the appropriate button so that the backing track plays. You can then click on the coloured squares to “improvise” guitar licks and vocals. The vocals seem to work best: it’s difficult to get the guitar parts in time with the backing, but the vocals sound OK if the timing is “free”.
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    28. Ever wondered what your blues name is? Use this blues name generator to find out [in case you're wondering, mine is Curly Bad Boy Bailey].
    Lesson plans and ideas
    28. Discover a range of lesson plans to accompany the PBS series The Blues.
    29. Soundtree lesson plan for improvising the blues in the keyboard lab
    30.Smartboard interactive whiteboard Notebook file The Blues by Mrs Alison Friedman. Visit this page , scroll down the the 4th grade section and download The Blues file from the end of the list. If you don’t have Notebook software, you can open the file using SMART Notebook Express.
    31. Discover the secret code hidden in many blues songs on the Gullah Music website.
    32. Learn about rhythms and percussion instruments used in blues music and then create your own “remix”.
    Creative Activities
    33. Using a software program like GarageBand, Acid Music Studio, Mixcraft, Sonar Home Studio or the GarageBand app on the iPad, have students create their own 12 bar blues backing. They can then play or sing a melody based on the blues scale over the top.
    34. Write your own blues lyrics on the Gullah Music website
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    35. Visit the Quaver Music website and use the QStrum tool to create a 12 bar blues backing using chords and preset rhythmic patterns. Students will need to sign up with an email address in order to use the resource, but it’s well worth it (there are many excellent music tools available in addition to QStrum). Click on Kids Enter Here and sign up (or log in) to get started. Next, enter the Studio and choose QStrum (hover your mouse over the screen until you find it!). Using the QStrum tool, students can easily build their 12 bar blues backing using rhythmic patterns and chords and you can play it back using the controls at the top of the screen (extension activity: create a bass part and write some lyrics).
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    Useful Images
    Add some visual interest to your own prepared materials by using these images in your Powerpoint or Keynote files and worksheets.
    I’ve been a fan of Philip Martin for quite some time now. He is an artist who creates beautiful clipart for teachers and he has a number of images that would be useful for a unit of work on the blues, including these ones:
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    36. Drummer
    37. Guitarist
    38. Guitar
    39. Jazz
    40. Fats Domino
    41. You can also find a range of Creative Commons licensed blues music images on Flickr (see below) by using the search tool Compfight (ignore the few in the top section – paid advert)
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Monday, October 15

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