CPTP096: Tech Games for Rhythm and Composition with Katie Wardrobe

By Tim Topham | Creativity

Jul 14

Katie Wardrobe is the ultimate guide to have when it comes to music teaching technology. She helps teachers all over the world to incorporate technology into their teaching with workshops, online training and tons of awesome resources.

Explore these games for rhythm teaching and get started using them simply and easily in solo and group lessons. Teaching rhythm to students doesn’t have to be a struggle when you have great technology at your side.

Want to get your students to experiment more with composition? We’ve got you covered there too.

Take a listen and discover pedagogically sound and enjoyable ways to use technology in your piano teaching. (We’ve even included some options for the non-apple users out there.)

Transcript

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In this episode, you’ll learn

  • What this “ba-boom-slap-clap” thing is all about
  • Ideas for developing body percussion and layering in other skills
  • How to use rapping in the music studio
  • Non-apple music tech options for PC and android users
  • What drum grids are and how you can use them
  • How to create band experiences in the piano studio
  • How to avoid wasting time online and stay productive
  • Tips for using Google Docs efficiently

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What games for rhythm did we miss?

Do you have a favourite rhythm teaching game? Share your fun rhythm teaching ideas in the comments.

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About the Author

Best-known for his blogging and teaching, Tim is also a well-respected presenter, performer and accompanist based in Melbourne, Australia. You can check him out on Google+, Facebook and Twitter.

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