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Music With Mr McNulty

Mr McNulty creates videos as Music Lessons to show to learners, often with teacher to teacher introductions to help you understand what is to be covered. He has great enthusiasm for the range of subjects covered.

He includes Garageband, videos, detailing recording guitar and digital guitar, as well as editing and recording within Garageband. He shows how to  programme and record drums as well as recording an instrument and making music in Garageband.

Mr McNulty has a number of Google Chrome Music Lab related videos, especially using Song Maker and linking with other curricular areas when making music. There is a nice series on using Kandinsky to explore music creation using drawings, focusing on pitch, expression and timbre

Looping and Exploring Rhythm is covered frequently, especially using Super-Looper as a recording app, and making beats, music and learning timing skills.

His Music Theory content covers Reading Notes on the Treble Clef stave with activities, as well as learning first Scales, Identifying Music Notes, and starting to have fun composing simple Music and Rhythms.

Mr McNulty also has a large bank of ukulele and guitar lessons for beginners, including riff of the week to highlight and teach a new motif each time.

YouTube – https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCes9VPPaMFckk95clVPGZzw

Twitter – http://twitter.com/mrmcnultyteach

Ethan Hein

Ethan Hein is a doctoral Fellow at New York University amongst other roles and his channel builds on the content of his website, and contains a wide range of different content for educators.

Ethan primarily makes music technology videos using different music packages to visualise and help him explain the complexities of a wide range of classical and contemporary pieces. In this way his content is probably too complex for elementary or primary students, you may find it useful in building your own confidence in understanding and explaining musical forms and progressions.

Ethan uses Ableton Live to create visualisations of some famous and beautiful pieces which he talks through, as well as some entertaining and cleverly crafted remixes that may be useful inspiration for class, if likely not in Ableton at this age.

He has a real reservoir of content about Groove Pizza an online drum machine – with a number of different drum kit styles. As well as explanation videos about aqwertyon from NYU design lab that I mentioned earlier, using it to explain and visualise chords and harmonic relationships.

His website also contains further writing about jazz principles and practices and music theory.

YouTube – https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCUYmwbV32ff98LfuGfugbvA

Website – http://www.ethanhein.com/wp/

Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/ethan.hein

Shed The Music

Shedthemusic.com with Mr H is a music education resource website providing content for teachers and students. The YouTube channel includes a wide range of free content, as well some of their course material, and some content from their Teachable courses.

Shed The Music has a wide range of tools covered and explained through tutorials in Garageband, BandLab, NoteFlight, SoundTrap and others.

They have a full curriculum provision via their own online portal with practices, lessons, tasks, assessments and a teacher community, and so some of the content exemplifies this offer as well.

There are some really useful and detailed technical explanations for teachers, such as this microphone explainer video

As well as explainers around more fun things like this make your own memoji video

Shed The Music have  a number of ‘One a day challenges’ to work through, as well as modelled Lap drumming challenges that you can use with learners as well.

YouTube – https://www.youtube.com/c/Shedthemusic/featured

Website –  The Shed (shedthemusic.com)

TPT – https://shedthemusic.teachable.com/p/ptp-teacher

Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/shedthemusic

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