These are the files from Pearson "Primary Music and Technology" on the 12/11/2010 in Melbourne, VIC. Will try and add some things to this (and any files that anyone else suggests or wants to add).

Things/Ideas people mentioned:
Rhonda's Transport Idea using Audacity:


Audacity: Recording from YouTube to Audacity:
  1. http://www.ehow.com/how_5217036_copy-youtube-video-using-audacity.html

YouTube Video of Bobby McFerrin and the Pentatonic Scale:


Bobby McFerrin doing Ave Maria:


This reminded me of Paradise Road, the movie which was a few years ago..true story about women in the World War 11 (Japanese Prisoners of Wars Camp) and they learnt classical orchestral works (basically a vocal orchestra). I have the soundtrack for this movie and it is beautiful, still can't bring myself to watch all of it since my grandfather was in World War 11 in PNG.
Link: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paradise_Road
Information on the Story: http://kzsu.stanford.edu/~romain/paradise.html
Video Trailer: http://www.metacafe.com/watch/4195407/paradise_road_movie_trailer/
Soundtrack: http://itunes.apple.com/us/album/paradise-road-original-motion/id259622489

YouTube Clip of Soweto Youth Gospel Choir warming up and doing do-re-mi. This has got me thinking...Sometimes kids need to see other people doing warmups, and get a good idea of sound...Search on YouTube for Choir Warmups.


Groups I mentioned:
  1. Idea of North: http://www.idea.com.au/newsite/
  2. ABC Jazz site: http://abcjazz.net.au/artist/the-idea-of-north
  3. Idea of North: Isn't She Lovely with audience participation: http://itunes.apple.com/au/album/live-at-the-powerhouse/id363749665

Apps I mentioned for iPod Touch, iPhone and iPad:
  1. NumPad- use it as an external keypad (and if you have the most recent versions of Sibelius or Finale it comes with the shortcuts for this. http://www.edovia.com/numpad

Websites people mentioned:
  1. Stretch audio in your web browser (ONLINE!) http://www.audiostretch.com/
  2. iNudge (Virtual Instrument) (also on Interactive Websites under Virtual Instruments: http://www.inudge.net/
  3. Copyright Council of Australia: http://www.copyright.org.au/
Products people mentioned:
  1. USB Microphones:
    1. Official Website for Blue Snowflake Mic: http://www.bluemic.com/snowflake/
    2. Prices: http://www.twenga.com.au/prices-blue-usb-microphone.html
    3. Reviews of USB Mics: http://www.pcworld.com/article/149123/review_usb_microphones.html
  2. iPod Docking Stations (or the other option is a Micro Hi-Fi system- radio as well as CD player)
    1. http://www.shopbot.com.au/ipod-docking-stations/ipod-accessories/australia/1005
    2. http://www.digitan.com.au/product.php?productid=48211 Sony Micro Hi Fi system which I have at home...Love the sound quality and iPod is docked almost there all the time.
  3. iPod Touch Accessories:
    1. AV Component Cable: Connect iPod Touch or iPhone or iPad or Classic iPod to Television or Data projector. http://store.apple.com/au/product/MB128X/B
    2. Mics for iDevices:Thumbtack Mics http://www.getprice.com.au/SpeakEasy-ThumbTacks-Microphone-for-iPod-Nano4G-iPod-Touch2G-Gpnc_361--43109210.htm
    3. Belkin Tune Studio: Record directly with your iPod and mix...http://buymart.com.au/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=43807>>

Books to read/titles I suggested:
  1. Olivers Sacks: Musicophilia (About disorders associated with Music) http://musicophilia.com/
  2. Daniel Levitin:
    1. Your Brain on Music: http://www.yourbrainonmusic.com/
    2. Six Songs:http://www.sixsongs.net/

Documentaries I suggested:
  1. The Music Instinct: Science and Song (Aired on ABC in August): http://www.pbs.org/wnet/musicinstinct/
    1. http://www.enhancetv.com.au/shop/product.php?productid=159335; To buy the episode digitally.
    2. http://tiny.cc/7vwoc Fishpond to buy the DVD.
  2. The Musical Brain:
    1. http://flyingsinger.blogspot.com/2010/05/musical-brain-documentary.html
    2. http://watch.bravo.ca/#clip184593
    3. To buy on DVD from ABC: http://shop.abc.net.au/browse/product.asp?productid=786448