Tag Archive

Did you take your medicine today?

Published on May 5, 2014 By admin

In medicine there is a term ‘prescription compliance’. I think in music education it is pretty much the same – we as teachers give the students great exercises but these won’t work unless they actually master those before moving on. That is why we keep writing new method books but what we should really do is […]

A Free Online Course For Learning To Play Simple Melodies On The Guitar

Published on April 25, 2014 By admin

A guitar is an instrument that enables you to play either melodies, chords, or rhythm, and everything at once. The simplest way to start, though, is by playing melodies. During this mini-course you will acquire the main skills and knowledge you need to play melodies on a guitar both by ear as well as from sheet music […]

Our Team Got Some Funding For The MatchMySound Project

Published on April 17, 2014 By admin

After finishing the guitar chord game we have been working on a bigger project called MatchMySound. It is a web app for music teachers that allows them to give their students  measurable homework. Basically an automated music teacher that has a very good ear for students’ mistakes. It distinguishes between the timing and sound mistakes […]

Introducing Sound Recognition-Based Tools For Music Class At HITSA Conference 2014

Published on March 21, 2014 By admin

In March I was invited to speak at the HITSA spring conference. The main focus of the conference was educational technology at schools and teaching programming. My topic was “The Sound Recognition-Based Tools In Music Education” and I introduced our MatchMySound  automated feedback system. My presentation is on YouTube but in Estonian. Here are my […]