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To mark the culmination of Sound School, a SoundCloud fellowship project, there will be a discussion on tech and music education at Campus London (powered by Google) this Friday, 16th November at 7pm. The event is an official partner of Internet Week Europe, a festival celebrating Europe’s dynamic and vibrant internet industry.
The discussion will tackle the way that new technology, particularly the web, is changing the face of music education. It will be lead by the following panelists: Evangelos Himonides (chair), Senior Lecturer in Technology, Education, and Music at the Institute of Education; Roland Taylor, formerly Director of Digital and Participation at the English National Opera and Interactive Editor at the BBC; Jennie Henley, Lecturer in Music Education at the Institute of Education; Elaine Chew, Professor of Digital Media and Director of Music Initiatives at Queen Mary, University of London; and Tim Murray Browne, interactive sound artist and researcher.
Before the panel there will be a singing workshop lead by Roland from the English National Opera community choir.
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RSVP by joining the Facebook event page. Admittance will only be via the guest list, so don’t forget to sign up!
Address: 3rd Floor, Campus, 4-5 Bonhill Street, London EC2A 4BX. Google Map
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It is a delight to present the first installment of the SAE Institute’s “Sound Advice” series. SAE Atlanta‘s David Lopez instructs how to give your kick drums added distinction and depth in “Sound Advice: EQ Tips & Tricks for Kick Drum pt. I.” The Institute’s tutors are hard at work producing more great content, so do check back!
The last couple of weeks have been busy organising the upcoming Sound School event which will take place at the Google Campus in London. On the 9th November we will gather to share knowledge and skills, enjoy some awesome performances, and exchange ideas on sound education. Maybe you are a great guitarist but don’t know how to make quality recordings of your playing. At this event you could teach someone guitar basics in return for them giving you tips on producing pro recordings. People should come away with a deeper appreciation for sound and potentially long-term connections to other SoundClouders who have knowledge to share.
If you would like to hold a similar event in your community, please get in touch! It would be wonderful to get SoundClouders all over the world to join in the spirit of sharing knowledge and enhancing sound creation.
The line-up and further details will be announced soon.
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This week the Monterey Jazz Festival got in touch and pointed us towards their astonishing collection of lessons from around 200 Jazz greats like Herbie Hancock, Wayne Shorter, Wynton Marsalis and many more.
The festival’s Digital Music Education Project put the following three questions to each musician:
1) Who were your primary influences?
2) Which recordings would you recommend to students?
3) What advice do you have for student musicians?
Each interview is absolutely inspirational, offering deep insight into how jazz legends learned their craft! The advice is not only relevant to students of jazz, but to anyone interested in developing their musical sensibilities.
We also have some great educational content coming from the English National Opera! The following tracks offer examples of musical terms, demonstrated through clips from their productions. Ever wondered what the term 'rubato' means? Thought so! Whilst googling musical terms like a person possessed, you can now listen to them too.
A new topic we’re working on is ‘Designs for Sound School’. Do you have an idea for how sound education can be improved? A piece of technology that would make a great teaching tool? An opinion on how we should approach sound education? Ideas big and small, we want to hear them all! Simply record and upload an explanation of your idea and send it to Sound School via a message or using the Dropbox.
Those with the best ideas will be invited to come and talk about them at the Sound School event happening in the coming months. This promises to be a wonderful evening where you will get to meet other SoundClouders and share your knowledge and passion for sound in person!
For more ideas on how to contribute, read the most recent Sound School update on the SoundCloud blog.