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Bass Guitar App Wanted

Looking for the best app for learning to play bass guitar. [more inside]
posted by klausman on Sep 8, 2016 - 6 answers

What are some great music theory blogs?

I'm getting deep into music theory and I'd like to update my RSS feed accordingly. So what are some great blogs that post things like discussions of music theory books, musicological analysis of popular music, music theory related trivia, etc? How can I be more of a nerd in this way?
posted by everythingyoudoisaballoon on Jun 21, 2016 - 5 answers

Discussing minstrel songs with kid's school

I'd like some educational resources that I can share with my kid's daycare to help them understand why I don't want my toddler to learn blackface minstrel songs in music class. [more inside]
posted by medusa on May 12, 2016 - 17 answers

Options for adult who wants to learn piano

I would like to learn how to play the piano and am considering whether to learn via adult education courses, private lessons or teach myself. Or even a mix. [more inside]
posted by shortstuff13 on Jan 14, 2015 - 4 answers

community orgs for arts and technology?

Which organisations, companies, community groups, etc support and encourage embracing both arts/humanities AND STEM (especially technology)? [more inside]
posted by divabat on Aug 1, 2014 - 12 answers

Ideal instrument for a child to learn music?

My child (almost 5) is showing an interest in music and I would like to get him started with music lessons. Please help me pick an instrument for him. [more inside]
posted by rada on Apr 11, 2014 - 42 answers

Tablet piano instruction?

I have an electric, piano-weighted keyboard that I want to learn how to play. I can't afford lessons right now. It has MIDI in and out connectors. Is there a hardware/software combo that will take that MIDI out connection, plug it into an Android or iOS tablet, and provide a more interactive teaching experience? [more inside]
posted by jsturgill on Dec 23, 2013 - 4 answers

Goodbye songs for a flash mob of dancing elementary-school teachers

Help me find a goodbye song for a flash mob of dancing elementary-school teachers on the last day of school. [more inside]
posted by shrimpsmalls on May 1, 2013 - 7 answers

Possible to compbine babysitting and music lesson? how to find teacher?

I am a mother of 3 kids, age 2,4,10. I need babysitter to take care of my kids for 1-2 hours during the weekend, so that I can run other errands. But it seems that babysitters typically look for more work (money) than 1-2hrs ($30)/job (with typical rate of $15/hr). I am willing to pay $30 to $60 per hour if the babysitter can teach the kids music, dance, gym, drawing or other arts and can involve all three of my kids. [more inside]
posted by akomom on Jan 24, 2013 - 22 answers

Films, shows, videos, imagery representing success and failure in American culture?

Depictions of success and failure in American culture? Films, videos, commercials, shows, songs, and other (non-literary) media requested. [more inside]
posted by cymru_j on Jan 3, 2013 - 24 answers

The Great Re-Education

I realized recently that as a college graduate with a B.A. in Philosophy, i know absolutely nothing. I want to educate myself in classic literature, great music (folk, jazz, classical), philosophy, poetry, and art. Where should i begin? The project seems overwhelming to me. I'm throwing out the TV and i want to occupy my time with material that will help me grow as an individual. Any ideas? Suggestions?
posted by hiddenknives on Nov 4, 2012 - 21 answers

Fifth grade appropriate, positive, and catchy songs that have some enriching or interesting vocabulary?

I've been trying to help my wife with this over the last week. She's looking for "school-appropriate, positive, and catchy songs that have some enriching or interesting vocabulary." They have three main requirements: 1. The lyrics have vocabulary and other literary devices that they can use as teaching points. 2. The song is "catchy". (something 10- and 11-year-olds and their teachers will enjoy) 3. The song has a positive message. [more inside]
posted by adamwolf on Aug 20, 2012 - 28 answers

Dr. Wembley's Patented Tin-Ear, Athlete's Foot, and Gingivitis Cure

My weekly musicfilter: Help me train my ear. [more inside]
posted by outlandishmarxist on Feb 2, 2012 - 10 answers

Documentaries on inspiring music education

What are the most inspiring, exciting documentaries on music education? [more inside]
posted by ChristopherS on Jan 11, 2012 - 11 answers

How do I learn how to be a better song writer/composer?

I want to spend the next year getting better at writing and composing music -- how do I do it? [more inside]
posted by empath on Nov 4, 2011 - 22 answers

How can I increase the number of students in my piano teaching business

How can I increase the number of students in my piano teaching business [more inside]
posted by frodoxiii on Aug 3, 2011 - 11 answers

Looking for music appreciation course

Studying music at highschool, there was a course book which was all scores, covering music periods from antiquity to 20thC, came with an accompanying CD set, and notes on score reading etc. Can't remember what they were. Does anyone have any ideas? [more inside]
posted by Megami on Dec 27, 2010 - 3 answers

Classical Music Non-Profits

Help me find classical music non-profit organizations in the USA. [more inside]
posted by sleevener on Dec 4, 2010 - 11 answers

Options for casual music education?

Where can I go for a 1-2 year music degree? [more inside]
posted by antareus on Nov 21, 2010 - 4 answers

Music About American History?

I'm a US History teacher, and have had great results using songs about American History, but I'm looking for more! Can you give some recommendations? [more inside]
posted by absalom on Nov 15, 2010 - 35 answers

Suggest Charities that Support Music Education for Kids

I am currently researching charities that support music education for kids, for the purpose of a bequest from someone who held that as a high value in his life. [more inside]
posted by matildaben on Jul 23, 2010 - 9 answers

Best Canadian/North American Schools for Electronic Composition

What are some of the leading computer music (electronic composition) schools in Canada? What about North America? [more inside]
posted by ageispolis on Mar 2, 2010 - 5 answers

What are your musical "aha" moments?

I've just recently started teaching music & I want to do a good job not just teaching the technical aspects, but really getting at musicality. What were your "aha" moments when you were learning music & how do you think you could produce those same flashes of insight in someone else? [more inside]
posted by MesoFilter on Jan 13, 2010 - 32 answers

Where to find a music teaching job with an alternative/provisional license?

Advice on which school districts in Virginia specifically, but other states in general, have a shortage of music teachers and would be more willing to hire someone eligible for an alternative or provisional teaching license. I have taken and passed the Praxis II content test for music, and the VCLA test. [more inside]
posted by vilolagrl on Jan 5, 2010 - 5 answers

Looking for a retirement song.

Musicfilter: Looking for a song for a friends retirement. She's retiring from high school English teaching after 34 years. We're looking for something along the lines of: upbeat, rock and roll genre, has a positive message, sad to leave friends but happy to not grade any more papers, hoping she left a positive influence. She is considering a couple of songs, one by the Association, one by the Eagles and one by Daughtry (she can't remember the titles of the songs). All clever and fun recommendations are appreciated.
posted by crios on Nov 18, 2009 - 8 answers

Ways to see rhythms

I'd like any software or website that helps visualize rhythms. [more inside]
posted by argybarg on Jul 29, 2009 - 9 answers

Suggest some world music styles for me and my students to explore

I'm looking for striking, rich new fields of world music to explore with kids. [more inside]
posted by argybarg on Jun 21, 2009 - 9 answers

Can I teach music lessons?

How much musical experience/ability does one need to teach music lessons? [more inside]
posted by greekphilosophy on Feb 12, 2009 - 9 answers

Where can I study electronic music?

Over the last few years I've become very passionate about the pursuit of electronic music, and I'd like to become very proficient at sampling/remixing/dj-ing etc. Having been inspired by artists such as Daft Punk, Justice, the Twelves, etc., I would love to be able to do what they do, but many of their production techniques are completely beyond me. Are there any schools/programs out there that can teach me the skills to become a professional-level electronica artist? Ideally I would like to find a degree program in electronic music, rather than a diploma or certificate.
posted by CarrotAdventure on Feb 7, 2009 - 16 answers

Music for Librarians...

Musicfilter. We are a high school library and we're putting together an intro video for sophomores on nonfiction. Anybody know any music that might apply? [more inside]
posted by crios on Oct 1, 2008 - 8 answers

UCLA or UC Berkeley music program?

UCLA or UC Berkeley music program? [more inside]
posted by *lostatsea* on Sep 17, 2008 - 14 answers

Let my childrenz heerz muzics [and playz it tooz, and not be it classsicalz]

Music Teacher Filter Questions 1) Is it possible to be a music teacher in a public school and focus on non-classical music? 2) How would the market for that kind of music program be? [more inside]
posted by sully75 on Sep 3, 2008 - 8 answers

Open Source Media Player for Customized playlists using Thousands of Short Audio Snippets?

I'm looking for an open source MP3 (or OGG) player for creation of educational listening drills. Must be portable, and flexible for creation, editing, burning of playlists and queues -- details on its use in here... [more inside]
posted by Alabaster on Jun 14, 2007 - 3 answers

Can't teach an old dog new licks...

When I read the biographies of artists I admire, they always seem to start with lines like "began playing the piano at 5", "got first drumkit at 7", and so forth. Every great musician I've known personally got started at a very young age, usually before age 12. Have there been any successful (defined here as having produced music enjoyed by a significant number of people) who came to music relatively late in life? Past 18? 30? 40?
posted by phrontist on Apr 22, 2007 - 29 answers

Which classical stringed musical instrument should I learn to eventually join an amateur string quartet?

I'd like to learn a classical stringed musical instrument and eventually join an amateur string quartet. I'm an adult with decent musical ability and a good sense of pitch, but no background with stringed (especially bowed) instruments. I'd be equally interested in any of the stringed instruments typically found in a string quartet. Which instrument should I choose? Which instrument would make me most valuable to a potential quartet? Are there more adult amateurs playing one than another? Any advice on learning a stringed instrument as an adult?
posted by dan_of_brainlog on Feb 2, 2007 - 24 answers

The Sounds of Science

Who was the first hip-hop artist to "drop science"? [more inside]
posted by Kwanzaar on May 3, 2006 - 22 answers

Music education charities?

Charities/non-profits related to music education? [more inside]
posted by cortex on May 2, 2006 - 7 answers

Are there student loans for continuing education programs?

Are there student loans for continuing education programs? [more inside]
posted by scazza on Apr 13, 2006 - 7 answers

Help an 11 yr. old bound for music school

Any info on what an 11 year old should be doing in preparation for acceptance into a college specailizing in music. He is very self motivated, loves playing the guitar, can play the piano and has mentioned Juilliard several times. Not sure where he picked up that particular name. Any info would be greatly appreciated by his non-college, non-musical mother...
posted by prairiepmb on Mar 29, 2006 - 21 answers

Need small magnetic board with staff notation

Where can I get a small magnetic board with staff notation and magnetic notes in the UK? [more inside]
posted by BobsterLobster on Feb 15, 2006 - 4 answers

Well I, for one, resent you, apple, and I'm not ashamed of that

So I'm in China teaching English to a batch of little Asianlings, and both I and the kids despise the English-language music they're forced to learn. "Apple apple I love you"??? We can do better, folks. I've tracked down the original "Bananaphone" by Raffi and had amazing success with it, but I need more kooky, interesting, easy-to-understand music for kids. Ideas?
posted by saysthis on Dec 30, 2005 - 18 answers

Educational songs that sound good

I want to make a mix CD based on educational songs that still sound good. Any subject - biology, chemistry, grammar, history, you name it. What songs should I add to my collection?
posted by Newbornstranger on May 14, 2005 - 45 answers

How can I pay the bills in LA in the meantime?

I am in the last semester of my undergraduate years, and am facing the prospect of 'real life' in a few months. I live in Los Angeles and am planning on pursuing music and screenwriting as a career, but obviously will need to work to support myself while I pursue these unlikely options. I am wondering what suggestions people have as to what jobs would pay a living wage relatively quickly without much experience...[more inside] [more inside]
posted by rooftop secrets on Jan 11, 2005 - 14 answers

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