Tag: arrangements

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

Mr Velez Virtual Classroom

Mr Velez has two channels worth a mention, his own personal channel for his creations and tips and his Virtual Classroom Channel of content for learners.

He has really great tutorials – as a composer, arranger, and sound engineer as well as a teacher his videos are very technically accurate as well as very enthusiastic for everything he does. He shares a number of examples of student compositions, in various tools such as chrome song maker which are really useful to share in your own classrooms to help students understand what they are working towards, as well as play-a-longs in aqwertyon, a browser based tool for easily playing chords on a computer keyboard.

Mr Velez also has good tutorial videos for learning to use and teach with aqwertyon – and on his website, pop songs and classics arranged using aqwertyon as well.

Song maker  as part of the Chrome Music Lab set  of online tools is covered extensively, with lesson introductions and examples to use to show in class.

He has some useful explainer videos around chord demonstrations and notation reading.

There are frequent examples of his own students performing and learning the music, which is great to share to your own class.

Mr Velez explains the ‘Figure’ music app piece by piece with demos and examples as well.

He also has a good number of recorder tutorials with play along, as if in class, that you can use direct to students or in tandem with your own explanations.

On his other page you will find his own compositions, as well as demonstrations and tutorials about using Studio One, Reason and a number of other mixing tools.

YouTube – https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCnDHd1IFpEGsqvnHJ4nxwqw/featured

Website – MR. VELEZ VIRTUAL MUSIC – Home Page (weebly.com)

Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/groups/134562018096303

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