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Final Reflection

With free time on my hands, I decided to have a look at some of the projects that I missed watching during the showcase. It was amazing...

Just A Bit More Tech!

I thought it would be worth giving a little overview of the technology I used to bring my project to life. The first piece of equipment...

The Finished Project!

The time has finally come to reveal my project! I decided to put together a group performance of This Is Me from the Greatest Showman to...

Ethan Heine

This week we heard from Ethan Heine, who talked to us about Ableton and showed us some really cool aspects of this software. The first...

Making Aural Skills Fun!

Teaching aural skills is probably the most mundane part of most music teachers' lesson, and yet no one could deny its importance in...

Writing Mashups and Being a DJ

The focus of this week's class was on creating mashups of songs. This is something that has always really interested me, especially after...

Week 8 - Coding

This week's class was quite interesting as we learnt the basics of how to code. I've never learnt how to code, so this was quite a tricky...

The Maker Movement

This week we learnt about the Maker Movement and experimented with making our own instruments. I have to say that the whole idea...

Week 7 - Synthesizer

This week we experimented with different synthesisers and effects in Soundtrap. This was particularly useful for me at the moment given I...

Week 6 - Putting the Pro in Premiere Pro

Well maybe the title was a slight exaggeration, but this week, I certainly did improve on my film editing skills! In our class, we were...

Lights, Camera, Action!

Competency with film is proving to be an increasingly useful skill in education. Even when classes aren't online, videos are an excellent...

Putting Pen to Paper

Finding a notation software that is appropriate for music students is not necessarily easy. First and foremost, it has to be accessible...

Technology: Friend or Foe?

From my own experience in school, I have to say that technology was mostly frowned upon and thought to be a source of distraction. Whilst...

Week 2

This week was quite exciting for me because we started learning about how to use microphones and all the associated technology. This is...

The Portable Recording Studio

I'm fortunate enough to have worked in recording studios since I was 14, and whilst I know how to write a song, there are countless...

How to Write a No.1 Hit with an iPhone

Whilst I'm not completely useless with technology, I'm definitely no Steve Jobs or Mark Zuckerberg, and as much as it pains me to say it,...