Technology is my passion!

What a great week it has been in the mountains! I hope you’ve had time to view some of the Facebook pictures and videos posted on the Silver Burdett Interactive Music page. If not, click here to “like” our Facebook page.

Also, as we plan for 2020, it always helps to have feedback. Please click this LINK and answer a couple of questions about your Boone experience.

Boone 2019

Welcome to Boone 2019. Follow this LINK for handouts.

Boone 2017 Feedback

What a great week it has been in the mountains! I hope you’ve had time to view some of the Facebook Live videos posted on the Silver Burdett Interactive Music page. If not, click here to “like” our Facebook page.

Also, as we plan for 2018, it always helps to have feedback. Please click this LINK and answer a couple of questions about your Boone experience.

Boone 2016 Feedback

What a great week it has been in the mountains! I hope you’ve had time to view some of the Facebook Live videos posted on the Silver Burdett Interactive Music page. If not, click here to “like” our Facebook page.

Also, as we plan for 2017, it always helps to have feedback. Please click this LINK and answer a couple of questions about  your Boone experience.

Enjoy your summer!!

Shirley

Happy 2016! As many of you know I love technology and all it can do. However, I just don’t take the time to blog about my findings. One of my goals in 2016 is to blog more often and even create some “how to” videos! So, here we go! Let’s get started.

It always helps to have a project! My neighbor’s daughter made Honor Choir and I’m planning to help her learn her music. What better way to support her practice but to create an Audio Track that she can use at home. There are a number of ways to do this – enter all the notes of the choral score using Finale; play the score into Logic or Pro Tools; or try using my iPad and Apps. I’ve chosen the third option as it is a new solution to me and probably to many of you!

First up – NotateMe. This app that is by Neuratron includes an optional plug-in to use the camera of your iPad to capture the notation and then recognize it as a file readable by Music Apps. I purchased the plug-in and think it will be a time saver for all.

After opening NotateMe (the paid App), I selected “PhotoScore” from the upper right hand navigation. After granting PhotoScore permission to use my camera, it was as simple as taking a picture of each page of my score. In between each picture, the software recognized the score and then gave me the option to take pictures or the next page, Retake, or Finish. After completing the picture-taking process, I then was able to play the score. Yes, there were some mistakes but I could certainly take 5 pictures of a 3-part choral arrangement faster than I could enter all the music into Finale or Logic.

Now I have two options. I can edit the score in NotateMe using handwriting recognition and my Apple Pencil or I can export the score to Notation. Let’s start with the first option and see how it goes.

Well, I just completed 28 measures of the melody. There is a learning curve! PhotoScore did include some of the dynamic markings in the regular score and messed up more of the lyrics than the notes. It was VERY easy to use the Apple Pencil and correct the notes by mostly adding dots and ties. The pitches were mostly correct! YEA in the treble part!!!

I’m now going to Export the score and select “Open In” “XML” and select “Copy to Notion.” Now that the score is opened, I can tell you learning Notion will take some time. It took me ages to figure out how to delete a measure within the score. I finally had to resort to Google to discover how!

Well, I’m not finished yet but still working my way through the notation, mainly the keyboard part. I will say that NotateMe did a pretty great job getting the notes correct! I could probably correct things in Finale faster but just like any new software, it takes time to learn! So, I’m going to plod on and check back in a few days!

Wish me luck!

 

Boone 2015

The team is getting ready for the Boone 2015 Summer Music Institute. Everyone is excited about seeing “old” friends and making NEW friends!

We hope you have a wonderful week in the lovely Appalachian Mountains and at the beautiful ASU campus.

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If you attended the 2014 Boone Summer Music Institute, we would love for you to answer a few questions about the experience. Please click HERE to access the survey.  This information is a great way for the team to gather feedback to assist with planning for our 2015 event. 

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It’s easy to connect an iPad to an Apple TV (ATV). First you need to connect your ATV to a large screen TV with an HDMI cable. If you have an LCD Projector, you will need a cable to connect the ATV to the Projector. See my June 2012 post about the ATV Pro by Kanex. Once your ATV is connected to a projector or screen, you are ready for the next step.

Here is the trick, the ATV and iPad must be on the same WiFi network! You may have to work with the IT person in your district so s/he will allow the ATV to be on the school network. Once you know the ATV and iPad are on the same WiFi network, you are ready to share the content on your iPad through the ATV to the screen.

If you have iOS7 on your iPad, all you do is swipe up from the bottom of the iPad to reveal some additional tools. (You can do this with an iPhone or iPod Touch but the screen is a bit smaller to navigate.) After swiping up to reveal the tools, you will see the words AirPlay. Select AirPlay and the ATV and click Mirror. Swipe the tools back down and everything on your iPad magically appears on the screen. If you don’t see AirPlay when you swipe up, your ATV and iPad are probably not on the same network.

Word on the street is that the new iPad/iPhone iOS coming out this fall won’t require you to be on a network to do this. Check back as I’ll be sure to blog about this exciting new feature!

Be sure to post a comment and let me know if this was helpful!

Boone 2014

The team is getting ready for the Boone 2015 Summer Music Institute. Everyone is excited about seeing “old” friends and making NEW friends!

We hope you have a wonderful week in the lovely Appalachian Mountains and at the beautiful ASU campus.

Click HERE to access digital copies of your daily handouts. Handouts for the next day will go live at 4:00 pm EST each day.