Category: Music Education
Apple Music Classical: A Nice Start, Needs Some Air
This evening, I got my notification to download Apple Music Classical, which I’ve been eagerly awaiting for awhile now. My first impressions are quite positive. Breaking away from the simple ‘song-album-artist’ scheme to get more advanced metadata (works, composers, ensembles, conductors) is not just welcome, but handled very well in the app. It’s a very…
New URL features make forScore’s latest update a particularly big boon.
Scale Dice by Way of Dice by PCalc
After playing around with this dice app, I’ve found a very attractive way of doing scale dice!
Dorico 4.3: I’m Running out of Things to Complain About
I’m Ehler, and I love to complain. Dorico 4.3 is now out, and those folks at Steinberg have taken away things for me to complain about. The biggest thing for me – and I imagine, most people who ever write for percussion – is a new “tremolo” behavior that is very useful when writing percussion…
Revisiting My Dorico Criticisms: In Light of Dorico 4’s Release
Dorico 4 is out! What I want to write about it isn’t a review. If you want a real review for it, you should read the excellent one over on Scoring Notes. It’s the most comprehensive look aside from just reading the version history document. If you want my review, it’s short and sweet: this…
Chord Sheets (with Remingtons) — and Dorico for iPad’s Update
I pushed the Master Page Layouts, Music Frames, and Frame Chains features as far as they’ll go to make this resource.
A Transposition Worksheet and Thoughts on Dorico’s iPad Release
Dorico made this relatively complicated worksheet a breeze. Also: Dorico has launched for iPad.
Chromatic Scales Sheets in Dorico
Separate flows in Dorico allow me to be much more flexible within a single project file for my chromatic scales.
Rhythm Assessments in Dorico (and a Template)
Dorico’s Flows and Layouts make some assessment sheets a breeze.
Making Remote Learning Smoother
My district has just gone to distance learning, and I figured it was time to share some of my thoughts (that I’d originally begun formulating in the spring) about what I”m using to make the process as smooth as it can reasonably be. In rehearsals, I find Loopback to be really valuable. I can pipe…