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15 Awesome Tutorial Websites You Probably Don’t Know About A couple weeks ago I decided to take up juggling. Right away I was amazed at the high quality tutorials I found online. If you have a random hobby you’d like to try, or you’re looking for a project during these summer months, check out this […]

Whether you’re creating a podcast or adding a voice over for a slide show, the list of free audio recorders begins and ends with Audacity. Audacity is an open source program that lets you record and edit audio quickly and easily. Just hook up a microphone to your computer, hit the record button, and start […]

I took three years of Spanish in high school plus two semesters in college, and I don’t remember much more than “jugar boliche.” But having a small vocabulary doesn’t mean you can’t communicate big ideas. Some guy named Mike from Runawaybox.com expresses his feelings for his sexy señorita with nothing but a guitar and rudimentary […]

Welcome to your romantic and eerily educentric Valentine’s Day date. But will it end in love, tears, or possibly food poisoning from an undercooked Valentine’s dinner? These kind educators were gracious enough to share their Valentine’s Day experiences: Dinner and a Movie: Benjamin Baxter at On the Tenure Track invites you to a live recreation […]

Sorry to not have your precious MBTN done yesterday, voracious reader. Here it is today to make up for it. (February is a beast!) 10 Tips to Retain More of What You Read Online – You took the time to click on it, so you might as well actually digest what you’ve just read. Vandelay […]

While trying to score for “When Johnny Comes Marching Home” as a duet for flutophone and ocarina I found an open source application called LilyPond that handles the messy job of transcribing music notation. Lilypond handles anything from a simple one-line melody to a symphony or oratorio. That includes not only basic things like lyrics, […]

It’ll be a while before your school’s marching band takes the field again. And you’ll need every second if you want to design a show that can top this one: this past season, the University of California Marching Band staged a video game-themed extravaganza. I don’t want to sound like a geek or anything, but […]

Here’s a novel idea: teach kids about music they like to listen to. In an age when music and art programs are being slashed from school budgets, music producer Quncy Jones and Steven Van Zandt of Bruce Springsteen’s E Street Band are leading the charge to revitalize school music programs with rock-and-roll. Van Zandt is […]

Every science teacher’s favorite musical jaunt through the periodic table, Tom Lehrer’s “The Elements,” now has an animated video. This fun flash animation gives students a fighting chance at singing along by displaying each element as it’s sung. At the risk of giving away the ending, animator Mike Stanfill kindly fills in the elements that […]

MusicTheory.net teaches students how music works. They can do drills on notes on the musical staff, the piano keyboard, the guitar fret board, or valves for brass instruments. If a kid won’t shut up about having perfect pitch, set him to work on the ear training for scales, chords and intervals. The site will also […]