Monthly Archives: October 2011

Three pieces on the Homebrew Ukulele Union

Update on 10/31: Another short piece about the class ran in the campus newspaper, the Daily Illini, “Ukulele gives music education class a new dimension.” Update on 10/30: The local paper, the News Gazette, ran a nice piece in the … Continue reading

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Response to John Kratus’ “Transitioning to Music Education 3.0″ [CIC paper]

I was delighted to be invited to respond to John Kratus’ talk at the CIC/New Directions conference today at Michigan State University. My response focuses on the importance of a critical perspective and pragmatic approach to technology in music education. … Continue reading

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USA Today on music (quoting Nick Jaworski)

Nick Jaworkski is a current MME student, and his amazing blog attracted some national attention via a nice mention in today’s USA Today: http://www.usatoday.com/news/opinion/forum/story/2011-10-02/high-school-music-programs/50635878/1

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Learning with multimedia spectrograms [new General Music Today column]

You might enjoy my latest column for General Music Today, “Learning from looking at sound: Using multimedia spectrograms to explore world music.” The column details the use of multimedia spectrogram displays for visualizing and understanding music. Here’s the video that accompanies … Continue reading

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