Re: audio software for elementary students


Subject: Re: audio software for elementary students
From: Kenneth Newby (knewby@sfu.ca)
Date: Sun Mar 27 2005 - 18:35:56 EST


Another thought... in conjunction with Coagula you might use some of
the ideas of R. Murray Shafer from his little book "The Composer in the
Classroom" in which he discusses graphical scores for composition.

Kenneth.

On 27-Mar-05, at 2:57 PM, Kenneth Newby wrote:

> Mike,
>
> There's also Coagula, a free application for PC that is a simpler
> version of Metasynth. It can be quite engaging for students with
> little or no background in music as it allows an intuitive gestural
> approach to "painting" sound on a canvas.
>
> http://www.hitsquad.com/smm/programs/Coagula_win32/
>
> Ciao,
>
> Kenneth.
>
> On 27-Mar-05, at 1:54 PM, Lisa Whistlecroft wrote:
>
>> Hi Mike,
>>
>> Talk to Becca Laurence (email becca@sonicpostcards.org) at the Sonic
>> Arts Network (UK). She's project manager for Sonic Postcards
>> (http://www.sonicartsnetwork.org/postcards.htm). The project is
>> working with children aged 9 - 14 and I'm sure they use free
>> software.
>>
>> End results at http://www.sonicpostcards.org/
>>
>> Good luck,
>>
>> Lisa
>>
>>> Hi all,
>>>
>>> I am wondering if anyone could recommend any freeware or shareware
>>> audio/music software, that might be appropriate for students of the
>>> elementary or middle school age level. It should be in context of
>>> exploring music and technology.
>>>
>>> The constraints are that it has to be free, and it should be for PC.
>>> And what is meant by "appropriate" for elementary school students,
>>> is that it should be very simple to use, reliable, and for the most
>>> part graphically based software. It could be anything from an
>>> abstract sound exploration type program, to a reliable freeware
>>> audio editor, to a simple sequencer/recording software, to simple
>>> notation titles or soft synths.
>>>
>>> Any suggestions would be helpful, either in terms of software or
>>> anything else related to this activity.
>>>
>>> Mike Konkin
>>
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>> Lisa Whistlecroft, Music Dept,
>> L.Whistlecroft@lancaster.ac.uk
>> Lancaster University, UK. Tel: +44 (0) 1524 593776
>>
>> Web: http://www.lancs.ac.uk/depts/music/staff/lisa/lisadept.html
>> PALATINE: http://www.lancs.ac.uk/palatine/
>> The Sonic Arts Network: http://www.sonicartsnetwork.org/
>>
>>
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> Kenneth Newby, Assistant Professor
> Computational Poetics
> School for Interactive Art & Technology
> Simon Fraser University
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Computational Poetics
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Simon Fraser University
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