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Aug 17, 2014 / 4 notes

My cover/mash-up of Sam Smith’s ‘Stay With Me’ and Tracy Chapman’s ‘Fast Car’. 

Woo! #musicteacher
Aug 14, 2014

Woo! #musicteacher

A bit of piano and live electronics improv. #ableton #piano #electronicmusic #novation #launchpad #launchcontrol #bluebird
Aug 11, 2014 / 8 notes

A bit of piano and live electronics improv. #ableton #piano #electronicmusic #novation #launchpad #launchcontrol #bluebird

Electronic Music in the Classroom As a music teacher, I am constantly trying to come up with creative lesson plans, I have struggled to find a way to bring electronic music into a classroom of children, until now. With a group of children (ages about 7-12), we set off around the campus searching for objects that make sound. When we found an object I had the children make the sound as I recorded it on to a Tascam handheld recorder. We compiled about 5 minutes of sound. After our field recording session was over, I compiled the sounds into Ableton Live’s session view, each clip a different sound. With the Novation Launchpad Mini, children experimented with launching different sounds and trying different combinations. They loved seeing that our field recordings could be made into music. A lot of gears started turning, and that is the goal. We live in too innovative of a time for music classes to look the same as they did 100 years ago. I intend to expand the lesson by filling the launchpad with sound and using the Launch Control for the children to change the effects live. Here is a quick sample of our initial recording:

Enjoy!
Aug 6, 2014 / 16 notes

Electronic Music in the Classroom 

As a music teacher, I am constantly trying to come up with creative lesson plans, I have struggled to find a way to bring electronic music into a classroom of children, until now. 

With a group of children (ages about 7-12), we set off around the campus searching for objects that make sound. When we found an object I had the children make the sound as I recorded it on to a Tascam handheld recorder. We compiled about 5 minutes of sound. 

After our field recording session was over, I compiled the sounds into Ableton Live’s session view, each clip a different sound. With the Novation Launchpad Mini, children experimented with launching different sounds and trying different combinations. 

They loved seeing that our field recordings could be made into music. A lot of gears started turning, and that is the goal. We live in too innovative of a time for music classes to look the same as they did 100 years ago. I intend to expand the lesson by filling the launchpad with sound and using the Launch Control for the children to change the effects live. 

Here is a quick sample of our initial recording:

Enjoy!

The best sandwich. #Providence  (at Meeting Street Cafe)
Aug 3, 2014 / 2 notes

The best sandwich. #Providence (at Meeting Street Cafe)

Aug 3, 2014
-isms. #boston
Aug 3, 2014

-isms. #boston

Having an awesome time in the Destiny Beta!
Jul 20, 2014 / 9 notes

Having an awesome time in the Destiny Beta!

Jul 20, 2014 / 3 notes

Latest floor session. ‘Everything’ - Taetro

Jul 19, 2014 / 1 note

Another 48 hour film. #composer #film #score #ableton