Earlier this morning, a quick email to colleagues in Europe, Chris Chater (music teacher and web master at International School Paris) and Nancy von Wahlde (tech facilitator at American School Madrid) had responses of a sharing good practice blog post with music-based resources and ideas, links to Chris's Opus 8 Ning showing Grade 5s sharing musical creation, and a reminder of another Ning where a global music collaboration is taking place between India and USA, Go Make Music. OK, I thought, ideas of collaboration and using instruments....hmmm...not sure, I wonder what my Twitter PLN will come with? So about 1 hour ago I tweeteed this: "If you had 15 students in an iMac lab for 6 hours over 4 days with the topic 'Music, sound, composition' what would you do?"
Here are the amazing responses ....and I am forever in awae of the immediacy and intimacy of this communication tool. Thank you tweets!
Here are some responses:
Here are the wonderful ideas and resources:
- From Jeff Dungan in Shanghai - be sure to wear headphones....thanks for the reminder Jeff!
- From Adrian Bruce in Nth NSW, Australia Looplabs and soundscape ideas in Audacity
- From Todd Baker in Tianjin, China - emulate American idol...hmmm, culturally not sure
- From Tim Dalton in Hampshire, UK - "We did a good session a while ago composing music/SFX for film trailers in Garageband"
- From madmacnz Christchurch, New Zealand- Take control books...these look great! I am buying Take Control of Making Music for Garage Band 08 to start with, as an eBook!
- Madmacnz also recommends "Build up to doing trailers on last day - have some only 30 secs, others longer. Use http://www.findsounds.com/" with a further tweet warning, "...but beware will need to convert some sounds in iTunes 1st so Garageband can import them eg wavs (Advanced, convert to mp3)"
- I really like this one because of its simplicity (potentially) from Moodlegirl in Tauranga, NZ, "create their own ring-tone for their mobil phone ?? just an idea that popped into my head." Will need to explore this further, however it could be a winner as a fun activity with Grade 9's
- Then there is wonderful set of resources provided by Chris Smith at Shambles: Music and ICT; Music online Web 2.0; Music notation; Music resources provided by Shambles...thanks Chris!
- From Andrew Churches in New Zealand: the update that Voicethread allows original soundtrax...just had a look at this and cannot see it on their site...more info needed here Andrew, but the idea really interests me
- From Christine at the Yokohamo International School, "Please ask my colleague @johnstonb & check out his blog http://johnstonb.wordpress.com He's our Music Tech teacher.
- From Catherine in Hawaii, JamStudio online music factory...looks good!
- More from my frind Chris Chater in France, "Radio show with script, voices & background from loops - record in Garageband and publish to iTunes as a podcast with picture"
- OK, a little tongue in cheek from Nick in the USA (I think), "write a performance time and the words "smoke on the water" on the board." ???
- A current student, Abdullah, who I featured in a blog post recently "Ask Abdullah", writes "How old? If they are young than you can always go with remixing stuff (6-9) or perhaps a whole new song/rap if they are older"
- Then from Tianjin again, Sam Sherratt, "I'd give them "Reason", by Propellerheads, and see where they went"...hmmm, another one to really explore.
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