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Digital Audio Project #3: Composing & Creating

Nearly every educational theorist lists creativity as one of the most valuable kinds of learning experiences that students experience. In Benjamin Bloom’s pyramid of higher order thinking skills, creativity remains at the top. Likewise, Bruner, Dewey, & Vygotsky dedicated significant portions of their life’s work towards exploring and teaching creativity. The projects within this module build upon previous skills withContinue reading “Digital Audio Project #3: Composing & Creating”

Digital Audio Project #2: Transforming A Song

The majority of students who want to work with digital audio workstations are interested in creating their own music. This may come in the form of recreating their favorite song or composing their own original music. This project scaffolds students through higher order thinking skills of analysis, evaluation, & creation within Bloom’s Taxonomy by transformingContinue reading “Digital Audio Project #2: Transforming A Song”

Notation Project #3: Composing & Creating

Nearly every educational theorist lists creativity as one of the most valuable kinds of learning experiences that students experience. In Benjamin Bloom’s pyramid of higher order thinking skills, creativity remains at the top. Likewise, Bruner, Dewey, & Vygotsky dedicated significant portions of their life’s work towards exploring and teaching creativity. The projects within this moduleContinue reading “Notation Project #3: Composing & Creating”

Notation Project #2: Transform a Score

The second notation project scaffolds students through higher order thinking skills of analysis, evaluation, & creation within Bloom’s Taxonomy by transforming an existing piece of music from one setting to another. The primary objective for this assignment is to foster fluency in part formatting, score formatting, and exporting with music notation software. The secondary objectiveContinue reading “Notation Project #2: Transform a Score”

Problem-based learning in the music technology classroom

Innovations in technology have generated both challenges and opportunities for music instrumental educators. Twenty-first century learners have the opportunity to learn, share, edit, and create in a multitude of ways and at a rate faster than ever in history, through seemingly ubiquitous mobile devices. One of the many challenges of teachers of preservice music educatorsContinue reading “Problem-based learning in the music technology classroom”

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