Hi, Joanna. Can you share your docs with us?
Here’s the link to the folder!
Killeen ISD has created a Band/Orchestra Virtual Instrument Fair https://www.killeenisd.org/instrument_fair_2020
Handout links at https://www.tmea.org/resources/town-hall-archive
I’m tuning by perfect fifths after tuning the A. If kids can’t turn peg, grandpa helps
Is there a specific brand of tuner that you have them purchase?
This is the tuner we use for the kids
That Joanna is talking about
I use a similar process with tuners. My first year kids start learning the tuners somewhere shortly before holiday break. I'm a fan, and agree that they absorb some ear training naturally in the process.
Soundcoreset is free app tuner for Iphone - FREE My students download it on day 1
Agree, Soundcorset is the go to free app - the metronome is easy to use. For a couple bucks Tonal energy is great - it has some features the kids enjoy.
Egg cartons work great for that “box”
Brian- is the document that will be published later? I would love to have a copy of this.
Yes. It should be released late next week. It’s a great document. In depth and research based. I will work to make sure it is on the TMEA Covid webpage.
Rodrigo Pessoa de Almeida
Hey Rachel Gonzales! Good to see you!
Thank you! It definitely makes me feel more like this is going to be possible.
I had students construct a Box Instrument for one of their activities this past spring, and they went for it. I also went through the angle of constructing one even if they had their instrument and had them ‘gift’ it to a younger sibling (to peak their interest and keep them occupied). They used anything in their house as a substitute for some items. I think the Box Instrument is a great idea.
https://www.tmea.org/resources/town-hall-archiveLink to Connections page.
can you speak about technology for ensembles to play together
That is the next topic up :)
Smart music; Sight-reading factory the interactive technology I use Is there anything better out there ?
Mark Hillegass Jr
Noteflight - teach theory through composition. Soundtrap has an educational account. Breezin Thru Theory and Musictheory.net
great Thank you for sharing,
Mark Hillegass Jr
Noteflight will also be introducing SoundCheck for performance assessment and feedback.
The Soundtrap educational account is pricey. BandLab offers the same thing for free: edu.bandlab.com
teachers performing with video guide tracks … kids perform to your team as they record … but it's very labor intensive to put the end product together
WHere was Seth's video, Ron?
that's the playlist
Fort Worth has not given us any decision on live performances at all.
could you post that link for video Mr. Stringer was talking about
would it be possible to perform while wearing a mask.
Also facing away from each other creates the environment for listening rather than watching for coordination
Thank you for doing this! This is so helpful to stave off anxiety about all the unknown. I appreciate all that TMEA does for us as teachers.
Agree. THank you!
Expensive, but you could also consider Plexiglas glass shields around the students
I think performing with masks could be ok for us - moreso than our band friends. But local guidelines, distancing etc will be a consideration when guidelines get locked.
It Starts With Music https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LBpxlZAk5L4&t=1981s
thank you all ! Let’s meets again ! 👍
when is virtual TODA?
Maybe use a clear shower curtain set up with the use of pvc pipes
Thank you! It is good to hear people thinking of the same things that I am concerned about. I'm feeling positive about this next school year.
Thank you 😊
Rather than Facebook Live and YouTube, maybe StageIt could prevent copyright issues? They do not archive performances.
Virtual TODA is July 20-22