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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
  • 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
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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)‏
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  • 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
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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!
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  • 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.”
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  • 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).
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  • 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.
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  • 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.
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  • 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.
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  • 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.”
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  • 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
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  • 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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