Hey, I retweeted myself. Haha. … or did I? #musedchat
So, we are discussing the benefits of FB / YT, etc. Have we discussed how to conivince admin of their value w/in the classroom? #musedchat
I’d just as soon not witness Ss speaking freely to each other about something & be legally obligated to report them. #musedchat
is there an educational use for FB within the school? I use it as communication to Ss & parents at home, but…? #musedchat
Please join me for #MusEdChat for the next hour! Discussion of educating Admins of the benefits of social media. Pls turn off text alerts!
@bjerew We then played the simple mel. on instruments. Then paired up to see the lines interact. This worked great & was fun. I’ll blog it.
@bjerew Keeping things very basic with many rules for now. Major key. I V I cadence. 8 bars. Quarter/half notes only. Had 10 min to write…
Melody composition exercises in Band today!
pisanojm Don’t want your personal Facebook stuff all over the Internet? Turn off FB Instant Personalization setting. PrivacySettings->Aps->Inst.Pers.
RT @ericasipes: “Don’t practice something until it’s right, practice it until it’s always right.” -David Finckel via someone else, I believe
At the Folsom Jazz Festival listening to B & C div bands. We go on at 11:20 / MPR. #fb
Excellent kickoff concert for Folsom Jazz Fest: FHS choir & band, Vertical Voices, & Sacramento Jazz Orchestra. #fb
Semi-impromptu gig for local centenarian - http://moby.to/573zbm
@shellcat13 It creeps me out a little bit to think of a place that has crabs shuffling about in the snow.
Crazy foggy this morning. Be careful, Sacramento.
RT @birdiebot: So for my senior project poster, I have “My hovercraft is full of eels” in 96 languages, including Klingon.
. @pianotyke No. But it is “officially” the costume. I leave it to individuals to improvise Jazz Band dress w/in acceptable parameters
See you all in the halls of Twitter over the week ;) #musedchat
Another week with a number of new folks in the discussion. Thanks for joining and let’s add some follows! #musedchat
and assign specific practice assignments over breaks! #musedchat
I just hold them 2 hours after each concert for reflection and penance. (j/k ha!) #musedchat
So, what about problems after these weeklong breaks during the school year? My district has been adding them like crazy. #musedchat
I was actually referring to these 1 and 2 week breaks earlier. That’s where my kids go backwards the most. #musedchat
The biggest issue for me has got to be the lack of maintenance practice over the break by the Ss. So we go backward. #musedchat
My tweets for the next hour will be part of the online music education discussion on twitter: #musedchat - join us! But turn texts off! :)
listening to Miles Davis “Sketches of Spain” #nowplaying
@pianotyke I’m sure they see a lot of nerves. And yes, they are skilled at looking past the little mistakes and seeing the greater talent!
listening to Brad Meldau “Largo” #nowplaying
@pbailey Thank you! Just trying to make things work.
Attempt to get to Peet’s tragically squashed. (@ Starbucks) http://4sq.com/hOLiKI
@stumpy6653 excellent. Glad that worked for you. No since throwing away a perfectly good song!
I love the smell of homemade french onion soup!
@pianotyke How did the audition go, Allie?
@pianotyke Good luck! You’ll do great. :)
@hubmayer thanks for the kind words!
@heistes thank you, too!
@mikecrain and you as well!
@heistes Your welcome! I was happy to find them and have already incorporated them into my class. :)
@mikecrain I think MySpace is about over.
@byperc Yeah, that is frustrating. When that happens I just make sure to have that sub on a list of “don’t call”s
All aboard! - http://moby.to/c2ji89
Home sick, hoping to get some work done amidst cloudy-headedness.
Someone at school seems to have passed the flu to me. #fb
@gb1191 correct. 6:15ish
@kp_centi a worthy distraction.
Good night all! #musedchat
Everybody be sure to follow some new people. Good to see the group growing! #musedchat
At the core for motivation needs to be the individual. There are many forces acting on him/her. Parents, teacher, peers, heros… #musedchat
my ensembles will be working w/ pen, paper, and computer this term to dig deeper into theory and begin their own compositions. #musedchat
in the way of “tools” w/ an ensemble - help the Ss to get on a quality horn so they are not set back by their equipment. #musedchat
Require Ss to audition for honor groups and/or perform at Solo/Ensemble contests. #musedchat
1st time here. Cheesesteaks & gyros! (@ Milo’s) http://4sq.com/g3Fr8J
Trying to get semester grades in. (@ It’s A Grind Coffee House) http://4sq.com/fKQCQc
at school early for the concert. Folding programs. Listening to Moby. Collecting thoughts. Have any?
@pianotyke sorry to bother you, but what is the title of your solo piece?
@pianotyke yeah, frosh tech students say the darnedest things! Plus Twitter generally gets a bad rap.
Student: “Mr. Ahrens, you have a Twitter?! What, do you tell everyone you’re buying a Slurpee? Ha ha” Me: “Yes, something like that.”
Band Parent Mtg: 7pm (@ Bear River High School) http://4sq.com/dHRZhi
Semester 1 Final #1 under way!
Band account statements converted to PDF, emailed to families, archived in #Evernote, website updated, Tech Final written. Time to relax!
“I love you 15%!” #thingsmyfouryearoldsays
watching Lonesome Dove on #netflix
Mmmm, deep dish! (@ Chicago Fire) http://4sq.com/gP8iWE
listening to Björk “Vespertine” #nowplaying
My 4yo thinks we should “totally watch that cartoon abt the black cat that is always trying to get his bag away from the professor.” #felix
@stumpy6653 Hey, I’ve got some ?s abt your ProTools lab class. I’m getting one midi station set up and am not sure what/how I’m gonna do it.
listening to Moby “Play” #nowplaying
Optimizing storage / listening to Brad Mehldau (@ Baseline Studios) http://4sq.com/eFHODk
I want to hold a music composition contest for my HS students. Has anyone ever done this? How did it go? Guidelines? Suggestions? #mpln
listening to the Brad Mehldau Trio “Anything Goes” #nowplaying
Watching Star Trek (2009) on #Netflix
@stumpy6653 yeah, we’ll work it up. Starting after our concert next week.
@stumpy6653 Got the new version. I like the changes. What do you think?
Not going to make #musedchat tonight. Honor band live auditions in 1.5 hours…
watching Wynton Marsalis on 60 Minutes.