Presentation on theme: "Music First: a suite of cloud-based music software tools for K12 education www.musicfirst.com."— Presentation transcript:
Music First: a suite of cloud-based music software tools for K12 education
How far have we come?
Many landmarks: Tape MIDI Sampling Sequencing Audio Effects Mastering
A sixteen year old in 1980 couldn’t dream of what a sixteen year old has in 2014
It seems like everything needs to be: Fast Fun Spontaneous Entertaining Creative Affordable Provide access from anywhere
MusicFirst, part of Music Sales Group
world’s largest music publisher 48 publishing companies Schirmer, Chester, Novello 500,000 music copyrights 30,000 titles in print many educational titles
New digital education strategy Cloud licensing Access from anywhere Affordable – one price for school/district Great software tools – better than apps Content & much more coming!!
Ideal for 1:1 inititiatives, or BYOD Engage the students The real“flipped” classroom Change the way you teach 168 hours a week
Music Delta Focus on Sound Soundation4Education Noteflight Inside Music Auralia & Musition (3 versions) Naxos Music Library O-Generator LTC & WM Charanga Music World more tools soon – including GROOVY MUSIC
Music Delta Music Appreciation Music Theory Music History Classical/pop/rock/jazz/blues Re-compose music Primary School focus Highly interactive!
Encyclopedia of 130 Instruments 500 musical terms explained Go-to resource for all students Interactive and fun Tests and record keeping Supports all music curriculum
Revolutionary online sequencer Record audio & MIDI Great loops library Effects/automation Great virtual instruments
Online music notation Equivalent to Sibelius or Finale Secure, sealed classroom environment Students share work easily Print, play back & embed scores
Sequential lessons for composition True tested curriculum Accent on critique & reflection Includes Noteflight 21 great lessons
Best ear-training resource available 41 topics Cloud or regular software Unparalleled syllabus/courses Practice or test mode Great record keeping/assessment
Brother program to Auralia Fantastic drill & practice for music theory 34 topics Practice & test mode Great record-keeping
Huge streaming audio library 1.3 million tracks/91,000 CDs Classical, Jazz, World, Classic Rock, Nostalgia Educational content included Huge database of composers/performers
Pre-sequencer for rhythmic composition Unique circle style design Lessons built in Great for “non-traditional” students Export work into regular DAWs
African & Latin percussion instruments Videos and performance tutorials Compose & perform Unique design, like Learn to Compose Export student work
Music Practice for beginners All major band instruments Engaging practice backing tracks Introductory Music Theory Fun, game-like environment Students can record themselves
Which of these is important to you?
1: Lesson plans 2: Pool of teaching content & assets 3: Digital sheet music/ method books 4: Student digital portfolio 5: Streaming audio/video 6: Built-in grade book 7: Tests/assessment for every student built in 8: Software tools for creativity & learning 9: For everyone – students & teachers K-12 10: Sign in 24/7 to use it from anywhere 11: Work on any device 12: Secure classroom in cyberspace 13: Custom look & feel for each school