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Black Spaghetti Cc

  1. 1. Black Spaghetti Getting Started with Music Technology presented by Erin Contrady Ulster Common Conference Day April 24, 2009
  2. 2. The Black Spaghetti Creed • Nothing exists until it is saved in two places. • Electronic equipment malfunctions at the worst possible moment. • Always have a backup plan and/or a sense of humor.
  3. 3. Overview • Hardware • Software • Internet Resources • Storage and Management
  4. 4. I. Hardware • CD and mp3 players • DVD/VCR equipment • overhead projector/document camera • filmstrip projector • microphones and amps • computers and add-ons
  5. 5. What you need to know about hardware: • What does it do? • Where does it go? • How do I get it? • How does it work?
  6. 6. Computer Add-ons • External speakers • Headphones • Microphone • LCD projector • MIDI keyboard • Smartboard • ELMO/Document Camera
  7. 7. External Speakers • Amplify sound so the whole class can hear. • Plugs into AC outlet and green color-coded port. • Request speakers from your computer lab TA. • Just make sure you turn them on! ; )
  8. 8. Headphones • Let students listen independently. • Plug into green headphone port on computer. • Get headphones from computer lab TA
  9. 9. Microphone • Digitally records to computer • Plug into pink microphone port on computer • Need sound recording software, but it comes with most computers • Unidirectional mics are for soloists, dynamic mics are for groups • Available in most electronics stores
  10. 10. LCD Projector • Lets the whole class see what is on the computer screen. • Sometimes comes on a cart with its own computer. • Cable plugs into dark blue port with two screws on back of computer. • Projector also plugs into AC outlet. • Use a blue network cable to view internet sites. • Borrow LCD projector from A/V dept.
  11. 11. MIDI Keyboard • Lets students explore different styles and sounds. • Lets you or a student input music to a computer program. • Keyboards can be used for performance. They are connected by a MIDI interface cable (purchased separately) to the USB port. • MIDI controllers can only be used with a computer. Most come with a USB cable. • Keyboards can be purchased just about anywhere. Controllers can be found online and in supply catalogs.
  12. 12. Smartboard • Lets you or a student move or select items on the screen by touching them. • Plugs into AC outlet. Communicates wirelessly or by cable with a computer that has Smartboard software. Also need LCD projector. • Has to be oriented before you use it. • Borrow a Smartboard from your A/V dept.
  13. 13. II. Software • Recording • Computer-assisted instruction (CAI) • Sequencing • Notation • Games • Multimedia
  14. 14. Licensing • Single use • Lab pack • Site/network license
  15. 15. HELP • Building computer lab TA • friendly and knowledgeable colleague • Footprints (Kingston) • TI:ME
  16. 16. III. Internet Resources • youtube • itunes • search engines • interactive websites • webquests
  17. 17. More Internet Resources • smartlessons • MIDI files • Wikis • Podcasting • Moodle • free or cheap music!
  18. 18. Free or Cheap Music • Internet Public Library • Band Music PDF Library • Musica Viva
  19. 19. IV. File Storage • On your computer • On the network • student work • teacher files • External • CD • Flash drive • SD memory
  20. 20. V. Your Challenge • Assemble a MIDI system • Set up an LCD projector and Smartboard • Try different types of software • Create a lesson plan to use next week!
  21. 21. Thank you for coming to Black Spaghetti: getting started with music technology Erin Contrady M. Clifford Miller Middle School Lake Katrine, NY 12449 (845) 382-2960 econtrady@kingstoncityschools.org http://contradysclassroom/mypodcast.com

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