Completing teaching assignments within music notation software

Scoring Notes
Scoring Notes
Completing teaching assignments within music notation software

Creating music assignments for students to complete directly in notation software can help students both learn about theoretical concepts like suspensions and appoggiaturas as well as the practical skills of manipulating music notation on the screen.

Philip Rothman and David MacDonald start this discussion by identifying the outcomes to be achieved by this method. We then talk about some approaches for organizing these assignments and where to source them from, some tips that make the files easier to work with, and, what to avoid as a technical matter when using the software as a kind of learning tool in this way.

We’ll also touch on web-based applications and the types of platforms that are common to different education levels. Finally, we’ll sum it all up, and, in the spirit of education, apply what we’ve learned to all types of collaborative situations, whether they be student-to-teacher or peer-to-peer, regardless of what software you find yourself working in.

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  1. Graham

    Great episode as usual. One correction, for what it’s worth. Musescore does work with Chromebook. Just in case folks were looking for something other than the web apps to use on a Chromebook.

    1. Philip Rothman

      Thanks so much, Graham! That’s great to know about.

  2. Johan-v

    Please give a simple text version.
    Podcast is a nice for some use but I prefer text.

    Kind regards,

    1. Philip Rothman

      Johan: We don’t have a word-for-word transcript of this episode, but please see this tutorial we’ve published covering this subject:

      Preparing teaching materials in music notation software

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