This is my offering for the Garritan Weekend Challenge – April Fools edition called, Galactic Giggles. All I will mention about this playful tune involves piano, marimba, glockenspiel, piccolo, harp, and one other unique instrument to add to the giggle factor of this piece. Most of the sounds are driven by the Garritan Virtual Instrument libraries.
Keep in mind the title and the surprise…
GAFE Badges Awarded
I’m pleased to be finished the main lesson portion of the
Google Apps for Educators Course
with the following Badges:
This course if offered by Jeff Utecht is an educational technology consultant, educator and author.
With the completion of this course, I can apply to become a Google Certified Trainer.
I recommend this course, through Jeff Utecht if you want to remain current with the explosion…
Cyparissae - New Music
Cyparissae and the Aurora Borealis
Between Earth and outer space lies a region known as the auroral zone barely visible to the human eye. Poised for the exact moment when the energy-charged particles carried on solar wind transpierce the magnetosphere in the high Arctic can Cyparissae hope to begin her quest. Armed with auroral coloured shards of trapped, accelerated particles, she may only…
My new sounds:
Using Garritan in the Classroom
[Re-post from Garritan]
March is Music in our Schools Month, and we’re delighted to welcome educator Marshall Shaw to the Garritan blog. Today Marshall tells us how he uses Garritan libraries in partnership with programs like GarageBand, Logic, and Finale, to enhance his lesson plans for music students.
I want my students to engage with music in a way that is relevant, powerful and meaningful.…
War Horse - a Musical Treat
War Horse is an equestrian feat and a musical treat of a movie, one of the many collaborations of director, Steven Spielberg and composer, John Williams.
In this post, I am exploring musical theme development of the friendship between a horse named Joey and a young man called Albert, who tames and trains him. John Williams has written a stirring and evocative theme to describe the closeness of…