Teaching paperless composition lessons using the iPad, Apple Pencil, and several apps like GoodNotes and PDF Expert is here to stay. We can all wax nostalgic for the days of pencil and paper or even printing out your entire composition each week. But with today’s technology and a little bit of planning, David MacDonald shows Philip Rothman how to create a process that works seamlessly for student and teacher alike. Even if you’re not an educator, you’ll still want to take advantage of this lesson plan, as it’s easily adaptable to any collaborative environment, like a composer giving notes to an orchestrator, or a conductor sharing markings with a performer. Whether the apple in your hand is a shiny electronic device or it’s the organic kind you give to your teacher, you’ll walk away with A-plus knowledge.
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