TECHNOLOGY
  THE MUSIC SCHOOL, INC.
©2018 The Music School, Inc.
Back when we took private lessons, it consisted of a teacher, a music stand, and an acoustic piano. No frills, no forward thinking, no technology.
Today,   our   studios   embrace   each   student   with   surround   sound,   MIDI   (musical   instrument digital   interface)   which   enables   the   instruments   to   communicate   with   the   computers, computerized   music   theory,   arranging,   composition,   video   and   recording   equipment   with digital quality we only dreamed of 35 years ago. During   a   typical   Rock   or   Jazz   lesson,   the   student   or   teacher   might   bring   in   a   CD,   MIDI   file, MP3,    iPhone,    iPod,   Youtube    Video    or   Tablature    downloaded    from    the    internet.   That information   is   then   arranged,   converted   into   wave   format   and   mixed   with   sound-effects   as part   of   their   CD   production.   Classical   students   may   use   MIDI   to   make   a   piano   or   guitar sound like a flute (or 150 other instrumental sounds). In   conjunction   with   their   private   lessons,   some   students   arrange   their   own   music   on   the Music Theory   computers.   We   use   “Band   in   a   Box”   to   simply   type   in   chords   and   get   instant arrangements,   and   “Cakewalk”   to   record   performances   on   the   touch-sensitive   keyboards at   the   computer   work-station.   These   compositions   are   then   transferred   by   disk   to   our “Master” recording computers and put on the CD’s. Summer   students   have   an   opportunity   to   make   a   Music   Video   complete   with   "green- screen"   backdrops   (like   the   weather-man   uses   on   television).   The   video   is   edited,   mixed with sound-effects and burned with menus to DVD. As   technology   advanced   and   changed   the   face   of   our   planet,   we   embraced   and   rode   that change    by    incorporating    it    into    our    instrumental    teaching,    performing,    and    theory instruction. And   through   it   all   we   have   not   lost   sight   of   the   fact   that   technology   is   the   slave to our teaching of traditional doctrine (not vice versa). We   have   come   so   far   that   we   do   not   know   of   any   studio   anywhere   that   can   even   begin   to compete   with   what   we   offer   on   a   weekly   basis   to   our   students.   We   purchased   our   first music-theory   computer   in   the   1980's   and   have   stayed   on   the   cutting   edge   of   teaching techniques and technology ever since.
TECHNOLOGY
©2018 The Music School, Inc.
Back when we took private lessons, it consisted of a teacher, a music stand, and an acoustic piano. No frills, no forward thinking, no technology.
Today,    our    studios    embrace    each    student    with    surround    sound, MIDI    (musical    instrument    digital    interface)    which    enables    the instruments    to    communicate    with    the    computers,    computerized music     theory,     arranging,     composition,     video     and     recording equipment with digital quality we only dreamed of 35 years ago. During   a   typical   Rock   or   Jazz   lesson,   the   student   or   teacher   might bring   in   a   CD,   MIDI   file,   MP3,   iPhone,   iPod,   Youtube   Video   or Tablature   downloaded   from   the   internet.   That   information   is   then arranged,   converted   into   wave   format   and   mixed   with   sound-effects as   part   of   their   CD   production.   Classical   students   may   use   MIDI   to make   a   piano   or   guitar   sound   like   a   flute   (or   150   other   instrumental sounds). In   conjunction   with   their   private   lessons,   some   students   arrange their   own   music   on   the   Music Theory   computers.   We   use   “Band   in   a Box”   to   simply   type   in   chords   and   get   instant   arrangements,   and “Cakewalk”     to     record     performances     on     the     touch-sensitive keyboards   at   the   computer   work-station.   These   compositions   are then   transferred   by   disk   to   our   “Master”   recording   computers   and put on the CD’s. Summer    students    have    an    opportunity    to    make    a    Music    Video complete    with    "green-screen"    backdrops    (like    the    weather-man uses   on   television).   The   video   is   edited,   mixed   with   sound-effects and burned with menus to DVD. As   technology   advanced   and   changed   the   face   of   our   planet,   we embraced    and    rode    that    change    by    incorporating    it    into    our instrumental    teaching,    performing,    and    theory    instruction.    And through   it   all   we   have   not   lost   sight   of   the   fact   that   technology   is   the slave to our teaching of traditional doctrine (not vice versa). We   have   come   so   far   that   we   do   not   know   of   any   studio   anywhere that   can   even   begin   to   compete   with   what   we   offer   on   a   weekly basis    to    our    students.    We    purchased    our    first    music-theory computer   in   the   1980's   and   have   stayed   on   the   cutting   edge   of teaching techniques and technology ever since.
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