The Educator's PLN

The personal learning network for educators

Top 10 Reasons to Use Loop-Based Music Software in Music Class

Why use loop-based composition software in a music class?

Here are 10 reasons:

  1. Students don't need prior knowledge of music fundamentals (though this knowledge certainly helps)
  2. It is empowering when students are working on "real" music in their own way.
  3. It is empowering because students can work on projects for "real world" purposes. (ie..creating music for school functions, websites; podcasting)
  4. It is empowering because students can export their work as Mp3 files and share them on the web or put them on their i-pods where their name comes up as "the artist"
  5. Music class becomes inextricably linked with technology which means two budgets feed the program.
  6. All Music Standards can be taught in some way using loop-based composition
  7. Students love it.
  8. The software is fairly inexpensive given the possibilities
  9. Independent work allows for one-on-one interaction between teacher and student. Perfect for differentiating learning.
  10. Public Relations: When students talk up their experiences with loop-based composition, they spread the word that something exciting is happening in music at school (beyond the band and choral programs.)

More about Garageband

More about Sony Acid. Using Sony Ac id to teach Song Form

Views: 270

Comment

You need to be a member of The Educator's PLN to add comments!

Join The Educator's PLN

Comment by faris ahmed on February 13, 2013 at 6:36pm

hey andrew hope you have been doing well . 

thanks for the above article its amazing and really helping . 

i have been taking music classes regularily and taking online tutorials aswell

also working for a brochure stands firm part time which is fairly boring to be really honest . 

however its a great experience . anyways thanks for that and hope you post more

goodluck : ) 

About

Thomas Whitby created this Ning Network.

Latest Activity

David Chiles posted a status
"Friends, networkers, developing my own online courses. Feel free to any online resources for lesson plans. Thanks"
May 16
Hos-Na Salehi and David Chiles are now friends
May 4
David Chiles posted a status
"Issues with online learning exist. AI test taking is creepy to students. Read more https://bit.ly/2zchfJW"
May 4
Hos-Na Salehi is now friends with alexpipo1985@yahoo.com and Erline Sherman
May 2
Erline Sherman updated their profile
Apr 30
Profile IconLizzy Cole, Emily Collins and Alaina LaManna joined The Educator's PLN
Apr 30
Profile IconErline Sherman, stacy doyon, Faraz Hussain and 30 more joined The Educator's PLN
Apr 28
Diana Martinez liked Thomas Whitby's video
Apr 26

© 2020   Created by Thomas Whitby.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service