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About Katie ............................................................................................................................3


Introduction: about this guide ...............................................................................................3
Work with me ........................................................................................................................4
Option 1: Face-To-Face Workshops .....................................................................................................4
Option 2: Anytime learning - professional development 24/7 ..............................................................4
Music technology courses for teachers ................................................................................................4

Reading Notes on the Sta ...................................................................................................5


Ear-Training ...........................................................................................................................8
Rhythm ..................................................................................................................................9
Music Theory .......................................................................................................................11
Notation ...............................................................................................................................11
Recording and Sequencing .................................................................................................13
Creating Loops and Patterns ..............................................................................................16
Remixing, Arranging and Composing .................................................................................18
Virtual Instruments ..............................................................................................................20
Music History, The Orchestra, Composers and More .........................................................21
Music Tools .........................................................................................................................25
Digital Portfolio Tools ...........................................................................................................27
Create Your Own Music Games and Activities ....................................................................28
Manage Your Class .............................................................................................................30
Content: Images, Clip Art, Sound Eects, Videos ..............................................................31
Tutorials, Support and Networking ......................................................................................33
Contact Me ..........................................................................................................................34

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About Katie
Katie Wardrobe is a Melbourne-based music technology trainer and
consultant with a passion for helping music teachers through her business
Midnight Music (www.midnightmusic.com.au). She runs hands-on
professional development workshops throughout Australia and a popular
series of online courses. Her workshops and courses focus on
incorporating technology into the music curriculum through a range of
creative projects.
Katie is a qualified teacher and has worked in a variety of music and
education-related workplaces, including Sibelius Australia and Orchestra
Victoria. She has also worked as a freelance copyist, music arranger and transcriber for more than 20 years.
In 2011 she released an ebook for users of open-source software program MuseScore, titled MuseScore:
The Essential Beginner's Guide and in 2012 she authored a keyboard and music technology program for
middle school students titled Studio Sessions (published by MusicEDU). Katie has had articles published
by magazines such as Music In Action and Education Technology Solutions.
In 2011, 2013 and 2014 Katie worked as the Project Manager of the Soundhouse Music Alliance's bi-annual
Music Technology in Education Conference and she has presented at more than 40 other music and
education-related conferences and events. She is also fast-becoming known as an expert in the practical
integration of iPads in music education and published iPad Projects for the Music Classroom (an ebook
with accompanying videos) in 2014.

Introduction: about this guide


As a music technology software trainer, Im always on the lookout for quality free and low-cost resources for
teachers, students and other musicians. In 2009, I ran my first Music Technology On A Shoestring workshop
at a conference in Melbourne, Australia, where I presented a number of the resources on these pages. Over
time, the list of resources has more than tripled and I decided that it was time to make a guide which I could
share easily and update on an annual basis.
Please note that while most of the resources mentioned are completely free to use, some of them have
optional paid upgrades which unlock extra features, levels or services. I highly recommend upgrading to a
paid option if your budget allows - the extra features are always better and in some cases upgrading will
simplify the way you track student work.
Also - a few of the links in this guide are aliate links which means I will receive a small commission if you
choose to use them to sign up for a paid product. It does not cost you any extra when using my link and it
may buy me the occaisional coee here and there :)
I hope you enjoy the guide!

Katie Wardrobe
Midnight Music

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Work with me
Option 1: Face-To-Face Workshops
I run music technology workshop at schools, network meetings, conferences and
professional learning events in Australia and overseas.
Workshops focus on curriculum integration, the how-to aspects of software and
cover current education and learning trends.
You can find more information about professional development workshops here:
www.midnightmusic.com.au/pd

Option 2: Anytime learning - professional development 24/7


Music technology courses for teachers
I have a range of online courses which are currently available as Replay Passes. A Replay Pass is an
independent study option which gives you 6 months' access to all the videos, session notes and other
materials from a previously-run live online course. You can log in and watch the videos as many times as
you like within the 6-month period. Extensive session notes are provided.
Current online course include:

iPads)in)Music)Educa/on

Sibelius)Beginner

Sibelius)Advanced

Speedy)Arranging)with)Sibelius

Sibelius)Projects)For)Students

Audacity

Music)Tech)for)Beginners

Crea/ve)Projects)with)GarageBand

Crea/ve)Projects)with)Acid

Crea/ve)Projects)with)MixcraF

Pro)Tools)for)Teachers

Interac/ve)whiteboards)

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Reading Notes on the Sta


Sta%Wars%1%%The%Music%Interac4ve
http://www.themusicinteractive.com/downloads

Identify notes on the sta (bass, treble or alto clefs)

Identify notes by clicking on the note name, pressing the


letter on your computer keyboard or tapping on the letter
on the IWB screen

Scores are not tracked but you could ask students to take
a screenshot (also known as a screencapture image) to
record their score

Becomes more dicult as you progress through the game


Excellent on an interactive whiteboard, but you can use it
without one as well

Sta Wars 2 The Music Interactive


http://www.themusicinteractive.com/downloads

Identify notes on the sta by playing a note on your


instrument (the sound is detected via your inbuilt laptop
microphone, or through an external mic plugged in to your
computer)

You can select the level of diculty and the range of notes

If your instrument is not listed, you can choose one with


the same clef, transposition and range

Scores are not tracked but you could ask students to take
a screenshot (also known as a screencapture image) to
record their score

The game will displays the correct clef and transposition


for your instrument

Krank and Lucy The Music Interactive


http://www.themusicinteractive.com/downloads

Identify notes on the sta


You can select an instrument at the beginning which will
aect the clef and the range used

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Whack A Note
http://artsedge.kennedy-center.org/interactives/
steprightup/whackanote/

Whack a given note by clicking on it or by pressing the


corresponding number on the numeric keypad on your
computer

Tip: when you enter the practice screen at the beginning


you simply need to click on each number (or press the
number on your computer keyboard) to let the game know
that everything is working OK. Once youve done that, the
game itself will load (I found that confusing at first!)

Note Identification Trainer by Ricci Adams


http://www.musictheory.net/exercises/note

Identify notes on the sta by selecting the answer at the


bottom

You can customise the exercise (ie. leave out some notes)
by using the Customise menu at the top right of the
screen

There are options to turn the timer and score on or o

Fretboard Note Identification Trainer by Ricci


Adams
http://www.musictheory.net/exercises/fretboard

Identify notes on the fretboard by selecting the answer at


the bottom

You can customise the exercise (ie. leave out some notes)
by using the Customise menu at the top right of the
screen

There are options to turn the timer and score on or o

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Speed Note by Vic Firth


http://www.vicfirth.com/education/keyboard/
speednotereading.html

More advanced - good for older students

Need to take accidentals and key signature into account

You can also download this game from The Music


Interactive website (see link above for Sta Wars)

10 levels, each with 3 speed options (rookie, pro, all-star)


Lower levels use letter names to identify notes; upper
levels use on-screen keyboard
Work against a timer
Drawback - plays a single pitch when you identify notes
(pitch doesnt change with each note)

Treble and Bass Clef Note Reading Games


http://musicteachersgames.com/linesSpaces

A series of 4 games designed to reinforce the notes of the


treble and bass clefs

There are easy and advanced versions; the advanced


versions include ledgerlines

All four games can be found at the link above

Flash Notes
http://www.pedaplus.com/games/fn/

A simple (soundless) game that asks you to identify notes


on the sta

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Flash Notation - Theta Music


http://midnightmusic.com.au/theta

Go to Games > Notation > Flash Notation

Flash Notation oers dierent levels - click on the letter


name to identify a note

Most of the lower levels of each game are free (accessible


when you set up a free account) and you can pay a
subscription to access higher levels

One of the many ear-training/literacy games from Theta


Music

Ear-Training
Theta Music Trainer Ear-Training Games
http://midnightmusic.com.au/theta

A range of good quality, innovative games. Most of the


lower levels of each game are free and you can pay a
subscription to access higher levels

The site keeps track of your progress and suggests areas


for improvement!

There are a huge number of games which include:


Parrot Phrases (melodic dictation - right)
Dango Brothers (tuning)
Chord Spells (spelling chords)
Chord Locks (type, position, number)
Plus more!

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Ear IQ Quaver Music


https://www.quavermusic.com/Default.aspx

Part of the Quaver Music website

Enter the Lab (on the left of the screen) and then select
Ear-IQ by clicking on the organ

Choose from one of three games Intervals, Pitch or


Chords

The Pitch game asks students to identify which note is


higher or lower

The Intervals game allows students to identify intervals


by pitching a ball into the correct bucket

The Chords game asks students to identify the chord


played by three musicians. If they are correct, the
musicians are dunked in water

Note: video episodes (music lessons featuring


Quaver), teacher support and information and many
more online resources available when you purchase the
Quaver DVDs

Sign-up for a free account, log in and then enter the


Kids Enter Here door to access the free resources

Rhythm
Jama Mambo The Music Interactive
http://www.themusicinteractive.com/downloads

Basic rhythmic dictation for young students


Identify the rhythm sung by the monster by selecting one
of the options at the bottom of the screen

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Rhythm Dictation The Music Interactive


http://www.themusicinteractive.com/downloads

Rhythmic dictation for older students

You can also choose the number of beats and the speed
at which the example will play

Drag rhythmic elements into the beat squares to complete


the exercise

You can select which rhythmic values are included in the


rhythmic dictation

Rhythm Puzzles - Theta Music


http://midnightmusic.com.au/theta

One of the rhythm games from Theta Music


Listen to the rhythm for each square and drag the
corresponding notation into position

Flash Styles (Drums) - Theta Music


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One of the rhythm games from Theta Music


Listen to the rhythm style and select the corresponding
option

Flash Rhythms - Theta Music


http://midnightmusic.com.au/theta

One of the rhythm games from Theta Music


Listen to the rhythm and select the corresponding
notated option below

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Music Theory
Musictheory.net
http://www.musictheory.net/

Free online theory information


Clear, step-by-step lessons
Includes interactive exercises

Teoria
http://www.teoria.com

Theory tutorials, exercises, reference and articles


Good control over settings for ear-training exercises
Includes analysis section: works by Bach, Chopin,
Debussy and Schumann

Musicards: online music theory flashcards


http://www.musicards.net/

Flashcards for note names, key signatures, intervals,


triads and more

Roll your mouse over the card to reveal the answer


Generate new questions with a click

Notation
Songbrush Quaver Music
https://www.quavermusic.com/Default.aspx

Part of the Quaver Music website. Sign-up for a free


account, log in and then enter the Kids Enter Here
door to access the free resources

Great way to introduce graphic notation. Draw


sounds on to the stave with the paintbrush & play back
your creation. You can also use notation view

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Q-Composer Quaver Music


https://www.quavermusic.com/Default.aspx

Part of the Quaver Music website. Sign-up for a free


account, log in and then enter the Kids Enter Here
door to access the free resources

Enter the Studio and then select Q-Composer by


clicking on the grand piano

Add notes to the treble or bass sta by selecting a


rhythmic value at the bottom and clicking on a stave
line

Note durations are indicated by way of a coloured


extension line

You can also use the Chord Builder and Melody Maker
to give students a head-start with their compositions

MuseScore
http://musescore.org/

Download to your computer (PC, Mac, Linux)

Works in a similar way to Sibelius

Online score-sharing (can make private for students)

Create your own scores; easy to use


Unlimited staves, key changes, time signature
changes, lyric verses, instrumental parts
Notes entry via computer keyboard or MIDI keyboard
(step-time entry only)

Noteflight
http://www.noteflight.com/

Use online no need to download, need internet


connection

Works on iPad, Android, laptop and desktop computer


Students collaboration possible due to online nature
Easy to use
Excellent for young students and beginners
Great support for educators including free resources
Limited number of scores using free account
Best when used as part of a school account through
Music First (more features, extra loops, manage
students easily)

For school accounts, visit:


www.musicfirst.com

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Blank Sheet Music


http://www.blanksheetmusic.net/
Create your own custom-designed blank manuscript
paper:

Print the paper as is, keeping the default settings

Customise the manuscript further if you wish, by


adding clefs, key signatures and time signatures and
grouping staves together

You can even keep your customised manuscript


settings by creating a user name and saving your
favourite set-ups in a folder

Click on the Advanced tab and choose a dierent


scale to increase or decrease the space between the
stave lines. Hint: the largest size (2) is a useful for
young students to write on

Recording and Sequencing


Audacity
http://audacity.sourceforge.net/

Excellent for basic editing

Podcasting, digital storytelling, record students

Transpose a song, remove vocals, change tempo, chop


up musical examples, add fade-ins and fade-outs

Free download:
Printable Audacity shortcuts list

GarageBand
http://www.apple.com/ilife/garageband/

Mac only (free with your new Mac)


Download from the Mac App Store if not already installed
on your Mac

Free download:
Printable GarageBand shortcuts list

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Acid Xpress
http://www.acidplanet.com/downloads/xpress/

PC only
Easy to use; good for looping, film composition
Full version (Acid Music Studio) worth buying for the
included loops

Free download:
Printable Acid shortcuts list

Soundation
http://soundation.com/

Online digital audio workstation


Includes virtual instruments, eects and over 400 loops
Best when used as part of a school account through
Music First (more features, extra loops, manage students
easily)

For school accounts, visit:


www.musicfirst.com

Soundtrap
https://www.soundtrap.com/studio/

An online sequencer and audio editor


Easy to use, appealing interface
Requires the Chrome browser
Record voice, guitar or virtual instruments
Free version includes limited loops
School account available

AudioSauna
www.audiosauna.com

Online digital audio workstation


Includes virtual instruments and a sampler

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Q-Strum Quaver Music


https://www.quavermusic.com/Default.aspx

Part of the Quaver Music website. Sign-up for a free


account, log in and then enter the Kids Enter Here door
to access the free resources

Enter the Studio and then select Q-Strum by clicking on


the guitar

Enter guitar chords and ready-made strumming patterns


(or make your own from scratch) to create a backing
track. You can add a bass guitar part as well

Press play and watch your part being performed,


complete with hand/finger positions on a guitar fretboard

Q-Grooves Quaver Music

See above for details

Create a song by selecting a track and then choosing


loops to add to your project

Enter the Studio and then select Q-Grooves by clicking


on the Q-Grooves sign

Music Shake
http://eng.musicshake.com/create/

Simple online sequencer

Be aware that the free version shows banner


advertisements

Education version (paid) has no adverts. Costs $499 per


year for unlimited use by all students at your school

Also available as an app (not free)

Put a song together using preset loops in the form of


blocks

Tutorial
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KQakcwETUV0
Information about Music Shake EDU
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GO5ZyMYUDFk&

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Creating Loops and Patterns


Tone Matrix
http://tonematrix.audiotool.com/

Interactive website
Simple, pentatonic-based melodic tool

Monkey Machine
http://rinki.net/pekka/monkey/monkey.php

Create drum loops up to 32 beats in length


Variety of drum kits to choose from
Can export pattern as a MIDI file

Q-Backbeat Quaver Music


https://www.quavermusic.com/Default.aspx

Part of the Quaver Music website. Sign-up for a free


account, log in and then enter the Kids Enter Here
door to access the free resources

Enter the Studio and then select Q-Backbeat by clicking


on the drum kit

Select a track on the left of the screen and create a drum


pattern by clicking on squares on the grid

Audiotool
http://www.audiotool.com/

Create pattern-based music using hardware emulators


Includes drum machines, synths, eects units and more
Drag elements into place. Useful for teaching signal flow

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Beatlab
http://www.beatlab.com/

Create drum loops with a variety of sounds


Simple grid-style
Click on squares to turn them on or o

One Motion Drum Machine


http://www.onemotion.com/flash/drum-machine/

Create drum patterns using online step-sequencer


Click on squares to turn sounds on/o
Has 3 demo patterns

Papatap
http://www.patatap.com/

You really need to try this out for yourself! Visit the site
and then press any key on your computer keyboard

Each key triggers a percussive or melodic sound AND a


visual to go with it

Press Spacebar to change the sound set (each one is


represented by a dierent coloured background. There
are 6 sound sets in total

Good for exploring sound, experimenting with rhythmic


patterns and as a discussion starter for sampling

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Remixing, Arranging and Composing


Isle of Tune
http://isleoftune.com/

wait for the game to load

Drive a car along the musical street to play your


creation

Also available as an iPad app (paid)

Build a musical city using trees, houses and other


items that all make dierent rhythms and melodies

Ujam
http://www.ujam.com

Put together a song using preset styles


Can upload audio tracks or record your voice
Change chord sequences and write a melody
Useful tool for middle school remixing projects

Incredibox
http://www.incredibox.com

Simple, interactive website, lots of fun!

Record your remix and share the link

Great introduction to beat-boxing, a cappella singing,


arranging and remixing
You can access previous versions of Incredibox (from
2009, 2012, 2013) in addition to the current one (2014)

My article on using Incredibox in the classroom


Using Incredibox To Introduce Remixing

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Sound Fusion
http://culturalinfusion.org.au/soundinfusion/
soundapp.php

Online sequencer for world music

Once you have registered you can export your piece


as an MP3 file

The Sound Infusion website also includes information


about the instruments and featured cultures

Create pieces using loops and samples from 22


dierent cultures

Hook Theory
http://www.hooktheory.com

Online song-writing tool

Shows you which chord progressions work well

The site also gives examples of pop songs with


specific chords sequences (Theorytab)

Has an online music editor (Hookpad) which allows


you to put together chords sequences and melodies
Oers assistance with melody writing - hover your
mouse over a chord to see which notes make up that
chord

For more information, see my article:


Website of the week: Hook Theory

Dont Worry Be Happy game


http://bobbymcferrin.com/dont-worry-be-happysong/

Interactive website
Allows you to break down Bobby McFerrins
arrangement listen to parts separately or together

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MmmTsss looping app


http://web.mit.edu/~eric_r/Public/mmmtsss/

Download for free


Click with your mouse to record a loop
Continue to build loops
Great for improvisation

Youtube video:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_xR7JKw4j4A&

Music Tech Teacher


http://www.musictechteacher.com/musicquizzes.htm

More than 130 music games and quizzes created by


music teacher Karen Garrett

Includes interactive and printable games/quizzes

Virtual Instruments
Qwerty Beats
http://www.unitunitunit.com/qwertybeats/

Online drum machine with loops


Play using the keys on your computer keyboard

Jam With Chrome


http://www.jamwithchrome.com/
(you)need)to)use)the)Chrome)web)browser)

Interesting online performance tool. Allows you to


perform instruments live in your web browser

You can jam with up to 3 other people


Dicult to play with accurate timing!

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Virtual piano
http://www.bgfl.org/bgfl/custom/resources_ftp/
client_ftp/ks2/music/piano/

Useful for displaying a keyboard on your data


projector

Can play notes and chords and change the sound

Virtual drumkit
http://www.kenbrashear.com/

Useful for showing students the parts of a drum kit


Each part can be played (click on the screen or use
computer keyboard)

Musictheory.net piano
http://www.musictheory.net/piano

Play notes when in Play mode


Add red dots to notes when in Mark mode

Music History, The Orchestra, Composers and More


Opera Strip
http://www.sinfinimusic.com/uk/features/series/
opera-strip

A series of visual comic-style opera stories


Stories provide overview of opera plot
Operas include Madame Butterfly, Fidelio, La Traviata,
Salome, The Marriage of Figaro, Carmen, Faust,
Rigoletto and more

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Philharmonia Orchestra Instrument Guides


http://www.philharmonia.co.uk/explore/films/
instrument_guides

A beautiful collection of guides for orchestral


instruments

Includes videos by players of the orchestra discussing


range, repertoire and playing techniques

Dallas Symphony Orchestra Kids


http://www.dsokids.com/

Listen and Learn section contains simplified composer


biographies and instrument listening guide

Games section includes 4 music games for students

New York Phil Kids


http://www.nyphilkids.org/

Variety of bright, colourful games for students


Website also includes instrument and composer
information

San Francisco Symphony Kids


http://www.sfskids.org

Orchestra games and instrument information for young


children

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Hansel and Gretel


http://creativekidseducationfoundation.org/html/
handg.php

Interactive visual story with music


Students can choose costumes, dance steps and more

Brahms in 1890s Vienna


http://creativekidseducationfoundation.org/html/
brahms.php

A listening experience featuring the Brahms Clasrinet


Trio in A minor Opus 114

Includes music listening guides and games

Scheherazade Interactive
http://creativekidseducationfoundation.org/html/
scheherazade.php

Teaches rudiments of music and listening skills


Includes lesson plan and printables for students

Young Persons Guide to the Orchestra


http://listeningadventures.carnegiehall.org/ypgto/
index.aspx

Online game for students


Register/login to save game progress

Dvorak Symphony No.9 (New World)


http://listeningadventures.carnegiehall.org/nws/
splash.html

Listening guide with images and sound


Includes suggested activities
Tip: if the website area is small, you can zoom in to
make it clearer

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Classics For Kids


http://www.classicsforkids.com/

Musical dictionary
Free lesson plans
Games

Arts Alive Instrument Lab


http://artsalive.ca/en/mus/instrumentlab/

Learn about sections of the orchestra and listen to


each instrument

Also worth a look is their Great Composers page


http://artsalive.ca/en/mus/greatcomposers/

Steven Estrellas Incredibly Abridged


Dictionary of Composers
http://www.stevenestrella.com/composers/
index.html?styletimeline.html

Very useful Western Classical music timeline and


composer biographies

The Phonebox Quaver Music


https://www.quavermusic.com/Default.aspx

Part of the Quaver Music website. Sign-up for a free


account, log in and then enter the Kids Enter Here
door to access the free resources

In the Shop, click on the red Telephone Booth to travel


back in time to learn more about your chosen
composer. Only Beethoven and Vivaldi are available
with a free account

Use the navigation buttons at the bottom to access a


book about your composer, audio examples, jigsaw
puzzles and a matching game

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The Metro Quaver Music


https://www.quavermusic.com/Default.aspx

Part of the Quaver Music website. Sign-up for a free


account, log in and then enter the Metro

Select your musical period/style from the Destinations


board. With a free account you can access the
Classical, Pop, Blues and Ballet Theatre sections

Includes a book (overview of the period with a quiz),


audio examples, jigsaw puzzles and a matching game

Fakebook: imaginary profile pages


www.classtools.net/FB/home-page

Create an imaginary profile page for a well-known


musician, composer, performer or other artist

Use it to plot a series of music history events, the


relationships between famous historical figures or band
members

You can fill in their profile picture, friends, posts,


comments, add videos and images

Music Tools
Online metronome
http://www.seventhstring.com/metronome/
metronome.html

Choose a tempo from the list or drop-down menu


You can also tap the foot to determine a tempo

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Online metronome #2
http://www.metronomeonline.com/

Electronic-style metronome
Includes A440 pitch

Online tuner
http://www.seventhstring.com/tuner/tuner.html

Use the tuner by playing or singing into your


computers internal microphone

Play a chosen tone

Fingering%Diagram%Builder
http://fingering.bretpimentel.com/#!/flute/

Create fingering diagrams for a range of woodwind


instruments including flute, recorder, oboe, clarinet,
bassoon

Interactive Frequency Chart


http://www.independentrecording.net/irn/resources/
freqchart/main_display.htm

Hover your mouse over the chart for instrument


information including note range and frequency range

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Ristation
http://play.ristation.com/

Play along with your favourite song - a Youtube clip is


shown and the chords change underneath the video in
time with the music

See guitar chords, ukelele chords or piano chords on


the screen as you play

Chord analysis is done automagically, so sometimes


its not completely accurate!

Digital Portfolio Tools


Thinglink
www.thinglink.com

Create interactive digital posters

Can include text, links, video, images and more

Students can use to demonstrate learning (ie. by labelling


the parts of a drum kit on a drum kit photo)
Also available as an iPad app

Voicethread
http://voicethread.com/

Create collaborative, multimedia slideshows

Leave comments via text, video or audio

Upload, share and comment on videos, images and


documents

Examples of use in education:


http://voicethread.com/about/library/

Animoto
http://animoto.com/

Simple-to-use video-maker. Great way for students to


present assessment tasks

Upload images and audio


Slide show (with transitions) is created automatically

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Jing
http://www.techsmith.com/jing.html

Capture an image of anything on your screen


Mark-up images (arrows, circles, text)
Create a video of you doing something on your computer
Use to make your own tutorial documents and video
Students can use to capture learning or teach each other

Create Your Own Music Games and Activities


Bingo Baker
https://bingobaker.com/

Create your own custom bingo cards that can be printed,


used online or on iPads

Save your own creations and share the link with students
Students can click on a square to mark it

Heres an example
www.bingobaker.com/play/110495

Triptico Desktop Resources


[individual resources listed below]
http://www.triptico.com

Multiple adaptable interactive resources

Create your own word magnets, quizzes, games

Some of the resources are free to use. Others are


available via a low annual subscription

Designed for interactive whiteboards, but can be used


without one (just by connecting to a regular data
projector)
More uses: select students randomly from a list, track
team scores for games, use the timer

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Text Spinner - Triptico

A text spinner that you can customize yourself

Quiz students by adding musical periods to the spinner


and asking them to name a composer from the period
that is selected by the spinner

Add dynamics to the text spinner. Students perform a


song with the randomly-selected dynamic

Word Magnets - Triptico

Word magnets that you can create yourself

Example 2: Insert an image of an instrument. Create


magnets for each part of the instrument and ask students
to place the magnets on the corresponding part

Example 3: Place dynamic word magnets in order from


softest to loudest

Example 1: Create instrument name magnets and ask


students to sort them into families

Find 10 - Triptico

Find 10 game that you can customize yourself


Students need to identify 10 items in a specific category
Example 1: Find 10 tempo words
Example 2: Find 10 words to describe timbre
Example 3: Find 10 orchestral instruments

Order Resource - Triptico

Note: this resource is in the process of being updated and


can be found under the Legacy Resources section

Allows students to place words or sentences in a specific


order. You can fill each numbered slot with any text you
like

Example 1: Song sections - listen to a song and put song


sections in the correct order

Example 2: Periods in musical history - place them in the


correct chronological order

Example 3: Recreate a musical story: ie. put dierent


parts of the Peter and the Wolf story in order

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Manage Your Class


Student Group - Triptico

Fantastic tool for selecting students for tasks, to answer


questions, for group work. It does the choosing for you!

Upload a class list of names

You can also use it to group the students: you select the
number of groups you need and it will randomly place
students in each one

You can then use the tool to choose a single student from
each group, or two students from each group

Use the Student Group tool to randomly select a single


student or pair of students for an activity

Random Name Picker - Classtools.net


http://www.classtools.net/random-name-picker/
index.php

wheel of fortune-style student picker

Countdown timer - Classtools.net


http://www.classtools.net/education-games-php/timer

Countdown timer with background music option


Choose a soundtrack from the drop-down menu
Options include Mission Impossible, Hawaii 5-0 and Star
Wars (among others!)

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Content: Images, Clip Art, Sound Eects, Videos


Big Notation Library
http://www.midnightmusic.com.au/2013/06/the-bigfree-music-notation-image-library/

A collection of notation images I put together

Use in your worksheets, make posters, use in interactive


whiteboard software or in Powerpoint

Individual image files of notes, clefs, rests and other


notation graphics

Guitar Chord Image Library


http://www.midnightmusic.com.au/2013/08/free-guitarchord-image-library/

A collection of notation images I put together

Use in your worksheets, make posters, use in interactive


whiteboard software or in Powerpoint

Individual image files of notes, clefs, rests and other


notation graphics

Ukelele Chord Image Library


http://www.midnightmusic.com.au/2014/05/freeukulele-chord-image-library/

A collection of notation images I put together

Use in your worksheets, make posters, use in interactive


whiteboard software or in Powerpoint

Individual image files of notes, clefs, rests and other


notation graphics

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British Library Sounds


http://sounds.bl.uk/

Fantastic collection of sound recordings


Includes accents, classical music sounds, nature
sounds, world and traditional music sounds and more

Sounds eects: The Sound Librarian:


http://www.stephanschutze.com/sound-library

Sound eects recorded on location


Download the Sound Librarian tool to your computer
and access sound eects whenever you have an
internet connection

Videos: The Moving Image Archive


http://www.archive.org/details/movies

Creative Commons and public domain videos


Wide variety of styles and lengths

Royalty-free music: Incompetech


http://incompetech.com/m/c/royalty-free/

Highly recommended!

Can search by music style or feel

Composer Kevin McLeod shares his music under a


Creative Commons license
Excellent for film scoring projects, GarageBand, Acid or
Mixcraft, jingles, intro/outro music

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Images: Clip Art by Phillip Martin


http://www.phillipmartin.info/clipart/homepage.htm

Gorgeous array of cartoon images for use by schools


Includes Peter and the Wolf picture, instruments of the
orchestra and other music images

Images: Creative Commons Photographs


www.compfight.com

Visit the website and type in a search term


Select the Creative Commons setting on the left of the
screen to search for photos that are legal to use (with
attribution to the creator)

More links
There are more links on the Mulitmedia Resources page
on my website:
http://www.midnightmusic.com.au/multimediaresources/

Tutorials, Support and Networking


Midnight Music Facebook page
http://www.facebook.com/midnightmusic

Connect with me and 2600+ other music teachers


Updates on courses, links to articles, music quotes
and videos

Midnight Music Pinterest profile


https://www.pinterest.com/katiewardrobe/

My go-to place for saving and sharing music tech


links

I have a range of categories: free resources, Sibelius,


film scoring, remixing, looping, videos to play in
class, 21st century classroom resources, quotes and
much more!

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Music Teachers Facebook page


https://www.facebook.com/groups/musicpln/

Connect with a large group of music teachers from


around the world (more than 11,500!)

Get quick answers to your music education


questions and issues

Contact Me
Email:

katie@midnightmusic.com.au

Website:

www.midnightmusic.com.au

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