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Music and Technology. Open Source/Proprietary Software USB studio Microphone (about $90-$150) ‏ Computer/Laptop (Mac/Windows/Linux) ‏ MP3/iPod player Personal Studio Teaching Environment (music or lecture) ‏ Verbal Notation. Music and Technology. On-Line Resources: Open Source/Free

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Music and technology

Music and Technology

  • Open Source/Proprietary Software

  • USB studio Microphone (about $90-$150)‏

  • Computer/Laptop (Mac/Windows/Linux)‏

  • MP3/iPod player

  • Personal Studio

  • Teaching Environment (music or lecture)‏

  • Verbal Notation


Music and technology

Music and Technology

  • On-Line Resources: Open Source/Free

    • Open Office openoffice.org

    • flashmusicgames.org (beginner)‏

    • creatingmusic.com (beginner)‏

    • musicteacher.com/musicquizzes.htm (beginner-intermediate)‏

    • musictheory.net (intermediate/advanced)‏


Music and technology

Music and Technology

  • Benefits of a recorded lesson

    • Student's ability to remember teacher's instruction

    • Teacher's ability to remember their own instruction

    • Student can hear their own progress

    • Prepare them for performance/exams/recitals

    • Be their own critic (argumentative student)‏

    • Variety of learning styles

    • Creativity


Music and technology

Music and Technology

  • Benefits of a recorded lesson

    • Portability

    • Play back melodies for ear training

    • Harness Improvisation

    • Assist in concerto, duets and 2 piano works

    • Teacher/student will have a musical diary showing the levels of progress

    • Distance Learning: e-mail practice to teacher

    • Hearing is believing!


Music and technology

Music and Technology

  • Open Source Software:

    • Ability to customize the program

    • Free (as in free doughnut)‏

    • Audacity: Open Source, able to export in .wav, .ogg or .mp3. Very similar to a computerized “tape recorder.”


Music and technology

Music and Technology

  • Step by step setting up Audacity/USB Mic

    • Audacity: audacity.sourceforge.net/download/

    • Use the Beta version 1.3.5 at time of writing‏ (easier for mp3 configuration). Follow through installation instructions.

    • Close Audacity

    • Plug in USB microphone. Windows/Mac will install it automatically (make sure you have internet access for Windows).


Music and technology

Music and Technology

  • Open Source Software: Audacity

    • Go to “Control Panel” then “Sound and Audio Devices” (Windows)‏

    • Under the tab “Audio” you should see the second section down labelled “Sound Recording”

    • In the drop-down menu you should see the name of your usb microphone.

    • Click on the button that says “Volume” and make sure it is up at least half way.


Music and technology

Music and Technology

  • Installing Audacity/USB Mic (Apple)‏

    • Download Beta Version for Intel/PowerPC (PPC)‏

    • Press “Continue”

    • Go to “Audacity” folder double click on “Audacity”

    • Choose language. Close. Plug in USB Mic.

    • When open, press “Audacity” “Preferences” and under “Recording” select the USB mic.

    • Go to “Finder” “System Preferences” “Sound” “Input” choose “USB Mic” and adjust Volume.


Music and technology

Music and Technology

  • Recording from USB Mic

    • Make sure you know how to get to the volume button. You may have to tweak it to get the proper recording level.

    • Open up Audacity. Press record.

    • Audacity records in it's own audio format by default (.aup files). You can choose in the drop-down “File” “Export as WAV” or “Export at MP3” or “Export as OGG”. This will automatically export the file to one of those formats.


Music and technology

Music and Technology

  • Exporting to MP3

    • In Windows and Apple you may need to download the MP3 encoder.

    • Go to “Edit” “Preferences” “File Formats” or “Audio Files” and by “MP3 Library” version there is a button that says Download Free Copy of LAME Library.”


Music and technology

Music and Technology

  • Recording from USB Mic

    • If you choose to export you cannot edit the audio file. Editing can only be done in .aup files

    • Export the file to a common place ie. My Documents or a file on Desktop

    • Plug in students MP3 Player

    • Right Click on “Start” button, click “Explore”

    • Navigate to file where lesson is stored

    • Copy and paste to MP3 player


Music and technology

Music and Technology

  • On-Line Resources: Paid

  • Naxos Music Library

    • Go to algomau.ca/library/view.php?page=databases

    • Scroll down to Naxos Music Library

    • On campus you now have access to Naxos

    • Presentation available at ormta.ca/workshops.html


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