So often, we need to write scores for our students, or as students we need to write music to convey an idea to our teachers or fellow students. For those of us who aren’t composers or orchestrators, it may not be feasible to spend hundreds of dollars on high end music notation software such as...Continue reading
Music technology and its use in music education is one of the primary areas of focus for the Music Learning Hub. One of our main goals is to discuss how to use various types of music technology to aid in learning music, whether online or in person.
Best Headphones for Teaching Online
If you've begun teaching online over the past year, you've likely discovered that it can be difficult to manage the various sound sources and to hear your students with the necessary clarity unless you have a quality pair of headphones or earbuds. Personally, I much prefer to use over the ear headphones for several reasons....Continue reading
Best USB Microphones for Teaching Online
The past few years have seen many changes to the way we interact with our students, the most significant being the need to adapt to teaching online. Anyone who has tried teaching online with only their smartphone or tablet has learned very quickly that it’s absolutely necessary to supplement their teaching studio with the best...Continue reading
How Do I Learn Music Production?
So you’ve made the decision to purchase Apple’s Logic Pro, Avid’s Pro Tools, or Ableton Live. But now you need to learn how to use it. You might be asking yourself the question “now that I own a DAW, how do I learn music production?” In this post, we’ll explore a few options to help...Continue reading
Best Ways to Learn Music Notation Software
Becoming proficient in using music notation software can sometimes be a daunting task. As a longtime Sibelius user, when I open up a file in Finale, I’m completely lost. Fortunately, there are many great resources available for learning how to us music notation software. In this post, we’ll explore some options for learning how to...Continue reading
Airturn Bluetooth Pedal Review
For those who have been using iPads and other tablets to display their music scores for practicing or live performance, the issue of how to turn pages has long been a consideration. While some prefer to turn pages manually by double tapping the page within the ForScore app, most choose to use a Bluetooth pedal...Continue reading
How to Send Computer Audio Over Skype or Zoom
In this post, we’ll explore some best practices for how to send computer audio over Skype or Zoom. We’ll explore alternatives for using the computer’s built-in microphone for picking up the acoustic piano, and we’ll look at how to route internal computer audio properly for better quality. Why Would You Want to Send Audio Over...Continue reading
What is the Best DAW?
There are often countless debates in the industry as to what the best digital audio workstation (DAW) is. While the various arguments do have merit, there is no clear cut answer expect to say that you can only choose the DAW that is best for your needs and your particular situation. In this post, we’ll...Continue reading
What is the Best Music Notation Software?
The question of what is the best music notation software is a popular debate within the music community, and there are loyalists everywhere who will fiercely defend their software of choice. The short answer to the question of which software is best for music notation isn't so clear cut. In short, it depends on many...Continue reading