Axis of Awesome: 4 Chord song
Australian Comedy trio demonstrating Pop songs that just use the same four chords. This is the studio version, stop at roughly 3.30 (due to language).
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qHBVnMf2t7w







Potter Puppet Pals: Ostinato (Great for teaching Ostinato)

Ukulele Karaoke Style: resources
Check this site out for learning beatles songs with the chords. You can use their tuner as well.
http://www.beatlesite.info


Ideas for the Classroom:
Resources (web Links from Melb Uni) http://www.edfac.unimelb.edu.au/knowledgetransfer/music_education_web_portal/lesson_plans.html
History of Rock and Roll:



Styles of Music:




Playing unique video clips to inspire kids about performance/different techniques:
Victor Wooten (Bass Guitar): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pEyEu-hS0fA

Jake Shimabukuro (Ukulele): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qadUoaWkRW8

Practicing Drums:

Music for Gaming:
(get Multimedia students to create games), students score for them.

PowerTab: Download from Internet (for writing Guitar Tab/Chords)

Lynda.com: Video Tutorials ($)



GarageBand Ideas/Projects:
  • Using Musical Typing to learn songs (refer back to Axis of Awesome video idea)
  • Scoring for Movies/Ads: Bringing in movie trailers/short movie clips


Where to buy Equipment from for Music Tech/ideas how to set up labs:
USB Midi Keyboards:
http://www.musicednet.com
http://www.binarydesigns.com.au/bdstore//index.html?mv_tmp_session=1&expand=00447
http://www.allansmusic.com.au/Education/Default.aspx

How to set up a keyboard lab (ideas)
http://www.soundtree.com/
http://www.menc.org/v/general_music/planning-a-music-technology-lab/
http://tomrudolph.com/
http://musicedtech.com/2010/05/04/turn-any-computer-lab-into-a-music-lab/

GarageBand for iPad
http://www.macworld.com/article/158451/2011/03/garageband.html

Music Teacher Associations/Websites: