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Music education and technology product reviews and relevant topics of interest to music teachers, band directors, orchestra directors, and anyone who is interested in the profession.

Music education and technology product reviews and relevant topics of interest to music teachers, band directors, orchestra directors, and anyone who is interested in the profession.
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Music education and technology product reviews and relevant topics of interest to music teachers, band directors, orchestra directors, and anyone who is interested in the profession.

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English


Episodes

Lung Trainers Breath Building Tool

1/21/2018
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This is a preview of my upcoming review of the Lung Trainer, a familiar looking device with a heavy weight twist on how to help student musicians build proper breath support and control on their instrument. I saw this at the Midwest Clinic in December and bought one on the spot to use in my beginning band classroom.

Duration:00:07:06

Lung Trainers Breath Building Tool

1/20/2018
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This is a preview of my upcoming review of the Lung Trainer, a familiar looking device with a heavy weight twist on how to help student musicians build proper breath support and control on their instrument. I saw this at the Midwest Clinic in December and bought one on the spot to use in my beginning band classroom.

Duration:00:07:06

Etymotic HF3 Noise Isolating Earbuds Unboxing

12/22/2017
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A quick unboxing video of the Etymotic hf3 Earbuds from Etymotic Research. I have been wanting a set of these for years and finally decided to do it while visiting their booth at the 2017 Midwest Band and Orchestra Clinic. I'll do a full review in a month or so after I've lived with them for a while.

Duration:00:07:37

Etymotic HF3 Noise Isolating Earbuds Unboxing

12/21/2017
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A quick unboxing video of the Etymotic hf3 Earbuds from Etymotic Research. I have been wanting a set of these for years and finally decided to do it while visiting their booth at the 2017 Midwest Band and Orchestra Clinic. I'll do a full review in a month or so after I've lived with them for a while.

Duration:00:07:36

Band Tool Multitool For Band Directors

12/20/2017
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An unboxing video of the Band Tool, a really useful Leatherman style multitool that has everything on it that I need for day to day repairs in my instrumental music classes.

Duration:00:09:35

Band Tool Multitool For Band Directors

12/19/2017
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An unboxing video of the Band Tool, a really useful Leatherman style multitool that has everything on it that I need for day to day repairs in my instrumental music classes.

Duration:00:09:34

The Raspberry Studio By Blue Microphones - Review

8/18/2017
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A hands on review of the Raspberry Studio USB Microphone by Blue Microphones with audio samples. Review performed by Chad Criswell, Music Technology Specialist and writer for NAfME's Teaching Music Magazine.

Duration:00:09:28

Preview- Custom Instruments For Disabled Musicians

1/22/2017
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The story of how people conceive of and create custom instruments for use by disabled musicians and students is a very inspiring one. I am working on a big story about it for an upcoming issue of Teaching Music but the interview I did today blew my mind to the point I had to talk a little bit about it right now while it was all fresh in my mind. If you are interested in more on this topic be sure to read the article in the upcoming April 2017 issue of Teaching Music Magazine.

Duration:00:04:49

Preview- Custom Instruments For Disabled Musicians

1/21/2017
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The story of how people conceive of and create custom instruments for use by disabled musicians and students is a very inspiring one. I am working on a big story about it for an upcoming issue of Teaching Music but the interview I did today blew my mind to the point I had to talk a little bit about it right now while it was all fresh in my mind. If you are interested in more on this topic be sure to read the article in the upcoming April 2017 issue of Teaching Music Magazine.

Duration:00:04:49

Is Marching Band A Sport? We've Got Proof!

1/21/2017
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Is marching band a sport or not? We take the dictionary definition of what a sport is and apply the three criteria to what a marching band really does. We've got some interesting research papers on the topic and a cool video as well that shows just how physical marching band can really get. But is it a sport? There is more to it than just the physical activity and we go into those areas as well.

Duration:00:13:51

What Are NAfME's Model Cornerstone Assessments?

1/20/2017
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NAfME's new standards for music education lend themselves to lots of creative projects and ways to assess student learning in the music classroom. The Model Cornerstone Assessments are NAfME's way to help guide teachers towards best practices and ways to assess that learning and serve as a guide for teachers to create their own. Check out the MCA website to see all the examples: http://www.nafme.org/my-classroom/standards/mcas-information-on-taking-part-in-the-field-testing/

Duration:00:06:18

Is Marching Band A Sport? We've Got Proof!

1/19/2017
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Is marching band a sport or not? We take the dictionary definition of what a sport is and apply the three criteria to what a marching band really does. We've got some interesting research papers on the topic and a cool video as well that shows just how physical marching band can really get. But is it a sport? There is more to it than just the physical activity and we go into those areas as well.

Duration:00:13:50

Plickers and Assessing The Music Ed Classroom

11/3/2016
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Demonstrating the use of Plicker cards in the classroom and providing some tips on how to use them more effectively.

Duration:00:08:30

Plickers and Assessing The Music Ed Classroom

11/2/2016
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Demonstrating the use of Plicker cards in the classroom and providing some tips on how to use them more effectively.

Duration:00:08:30

Voice Amplification In The Music Classroom

10/21/2016
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Check out two different options for wireless voice amplification systems to use in your classroom or anywhere that you want to preserve the health of your vocal chords.

Duration:00:05:35

Remo SilentStroke Mesh Drumheads

10/19/2016
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Chad talks about Remo's SilentStroke mesh drum heads, an awesome, quiet, and inexpensive way to let your percussion kiddos pound all day long without driving you nuts whether at home or at school.

Duration:00:04:13

Voice Amplification In The Music Classroom

10/19/2016
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Check out two different options for wireless voice amplification systems to use in your classroom or anywhere that you want to preserve the health of your vocal chords.

Duration:00:05:34

EarMaster Pro Review

2/21/2016
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A review of EarMaster Pro 6 for Windows and Mac. A computer based ear training tool to help you build your musical skills.

Duration:00:06:16

What Is The Music Ed Minute Podcast?

2/21/2016
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A brief description of what the Music Ed Minute Podcast is all about and a little about the author, Chad Criswell.

Duration:00:01:37

StaffWars Live Review for iOS

2/21/2016
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A hands on review of StaffWars Live for iOS. A music instrument fingering training app that listens to you as you play notes on the screen, turning memorizing fingerings into a fun game.

Duration:00:05:13