Tag: App

Technology and Teaching – Teaching with the Yamaha EAD10

 A few months ago I started to see ads for the Yamaha EAD10, some form of new drum gadget that was supposed to make your kit sound better. Instantly I knew I wanted to see how that would effect the teaching studio. Overview EAD stands for Electric Acoustic Drum, and the system essentially consists…




The Drum Pad – Episode 5

This week Otto and Drew get caught up on what’s been going on with the site. Specifically they talk metronomes and the proliferation of the smartphone app and they talk summer jams with the July Groove Of The Month. Subscribe in iTunes, listen here, or watch below or on YouTube: iOS Metronome Shootout: http://www.musiciansnotepad.com/technology-and-teaching-ios-metronome-shootout/ July…




Technology and Teaching – iOS Metronome Shootout

Metronomes are a technology that has been almost completely taken over by the smartphone industry. When I was getting started as a  teacher, a decent metronome would run about twenty dollars. If I wanted something with major capabilities I would have to spend over one hundred dollars on either a BOSS Dr. Beat or a…




Technology and Teaching – Groove Freedom

Groove Freedom is a new app for the iPad imagined by Mike Johnston, music educator and founder of the site mikeslessons.com. If you don’t know much about Johnston or his website I highly encourage you to check it out as well as giving this video a watch. Johnston was one of the first to do…




Technology and Teaching – Vic Firth Mobile App

I started teaching privately roughly twelve years ago. When I first started teaching I was at the forefront of technology with my big binder of CDs full of all the songs I used in lessons on a regular basis. Within a few years I spent some big money on an 80 gig iPod 4, which…