Learning How to Play Guitar by Playing a Game

22 03 2013

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String Wars is a game that can be played using a real guitar

“The most enjoyable and effective way to learn guitar!”

So many of us are gamers and love music as well.  Stringwars is a great way to do both at the same time.  I can see it being a tremendous boost for getting students to practice.  When we are having fun learning it doesn’t seem like practice.  I unfortunately do not play guitar myself but I am going to get my students to try it out and see what they think.  You can even record your performance for assessment.  Great fun!  Learn to play guitar and enjoy music.  Try out String Wars





Online Music Mixers for Music Production

21 03 2013

 

 

Screen Shot 2013-03-21 at 1.05.41 PMLoopLabs is one of the many new Music Application in the cloud sites that offers the ability to upload and remix music online.  Some pretty heavy names have been users including: Bacardi DJ, Lebron James/Sprite, ESPN, Microsoft, Sony/PSP, Calvin Klein, Miller Brewing, Coca-Cola, Heineken, Dodge, Toyota, Maverick Records and many more.  Check it out at LoopLabs





Easy and Quick Bibliographies with Easybib and NoodleTools

17 10 2012

If you or your students find creating accurate bibliographies complicated try using Easybib or NoodleTools.  Both make creating a bibliography a snap.Both come recommended and use several accepted bibliography formatting.





Educational Games for Music

22 04 2011

If you are looking for a fun year end music lesson try introducing your students to a wonderful music training site called “Theta Music Trainer“. My kids loved the interactive music games. This group of games includes some of the most useful music interactive games I have seen. Train your ear to tune an instrument, hear rhythms, recorgnize chords and intervals. Many other games have been offered on these topics but I find these particularly useful. It would be great if there was a way students could send their progress to their teacher.

You can also read a press release on it HERE on PRWeb

I will be following up shortly with some feedback from my Middle and High School music students.





Flipbook Publisher – Online Web Based Publishing

24 11 2010

This new FlipBook site offers an easy to use web based publishing app for creating booklets of information that can include, text, mp3, video, YouTube, pics and more. Then the best part is you can embed them into your web page. Very useful for teachers or anyone else that needs a window on a page for scrolling through information. Check it OUT!





Sound Effects for Soundtracks

17 11 2010

If you are looking for just the right sound for your audio soundtrack to go with your latest film check out FindSounds.com A FREE search engine designed to find you the right audio for your needs. Great for education. FindSounds.com





Zooburst – a Really Cool 3D Application

24 09 2010

ZooBurst is a digital storytelling tool that lets anyone easily create his or her own 3D pop-up books. This is just so much fun to use. Students will be impressed with their work. ZooBurst