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GameMaker

"With GameMaker, I went from no programming knowledge to full-time developer in 2 years!"<p>"GMS 2 is absolutely amazing and I cannot get over how great …

I Can't Believe I'm Saying This, But I Miss My CDs

A few weeks ago, I bought a new CD.<p>Weird, right?<p>It certainly wasn’t something I’d planned on doing: For one thing, when you consider the steadily …

100 Amazing Bass Lines

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Free Ukulele Chord Image Library

More free music teacher resources<p>This collection of ukulele chord diagrams is the third set of free images I’ve shared. Last year I created the <b>Big</b> …

Pop Songs for School Ensembles (with 3 or 4 chords)

My “pop songs for school ensembles” collection Pinterest<p>Are you looking for some new songs for your students to play or sing?<p>I <b>mentioned my popular</b> …

3 Ways To Create Graphic Notation on the iPad

Graphic Notation AppsGraphic notation – a visual representation of what you hear – can be an excellent stepping stone to more traditional notation …

Digital Portfolios in Music Education: Publishing Options [Part 3]

Welcome to the second part of a 3-part series about digital portfolios in music.So far we have covered:• Digital portfolios Part 1: what, why and how? …

Inspiring and Fascinating TED Talks for music educators (part 1)

Dear TED…I love youLike many of you I have been intrigued, fascinated, amused and enthralled by countless TED talks over the past few years. They …

How to... Use technology to support assessment

This website and app allows you to make quizzes, questionnaires and tests, and then send them to your students. When pupils complete the questions, …

Quizzes

Google introduces Goals, so you can finally become a better person

Finding it hard to practice Spanish before your next overseas trip? Google wants to help with that.<p>On Wednesday, the company launched a new feature …

How to Create an Illustration in Sketch with 3 Simple Shapes

We drew 18 famous robots for ChatO.ps (one of our products), and we have received a lot of feedback and questions on how to create these …

Disney’s New 3D Coloring Books Revolutionize the Way We See 2D Drawings

Coloring books are an engaging way to spark children's imaginations, and Disney Research is working to further inspire kids by animating the process. Their latest idea to cultivate creative minds is through an app that lets kids see a coloring book character in 3D, as they're shading it. The …

Create gorgeous graphics anywhere with ProtoSketch for iPad

The days of computer applications for vector graphic design are changing. With so many handy and extensive tools for artistry on your iPad, …

‎Adobe Photoshop Sketch on the App Store

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15 apps every foodie must have on their phone

There's more to being a foodie than simply snapping beautiful photographs of your dinner.<p>In fact, one could argue being a foodie is a life-long …

Apps

James Bond Movie Theme Songs, Ranked Worst to Best

22<p>‘The Man with the Golden Gun’ (Lulu)<p>A fitting theme song for a Bond movie in which the villain is largely defined by the fact that he has a third …

Is It Harmful to Use Music as a Coping Mechanism?

Putting on headphones to regulate emotions may not always be beneficial.<p>Listening to music is aform of emotional self-care that many of us turn to every day, without much conscious thought. The streaming service Spotify, well aware of this, offers a collection of “Mood” playlists, from “Anthems of …

The Movies/TV 8 Ball: Top 8 Music Biopics

<b>Top 8 Music Biopics</b><p>Welcome, one and all, to the 8 Ball in the Movie Zone! I’m your host Jeremy Thomas and as always, we will be tackling a topic and …

10 Easy Ways To Optimize Your Music Practice

Last summer, we published a week-long series called "The Young Person's Guide to Making Music" in collaboration with our colleagues at the radio program <i>From The Top</i>. The idea was to provide guidance and suggestions for parents and kids just starting out in music, with ideas for everything from …

BandLab: an exciting new way to record and collaborate on your musical ideas

<b>You never know when musical inspiration is going to strike, but with BandLab - a new free service that you can access through your web browser and on</b> …

All Uke Can Do: Enhancing General Music through the Ukulele

All Uke Can Do: Enhancing General Music through the Ukulele By Shelbi Busche Every week I get to work with a talented group of musicians who analyze, …

Dave Grohl returns to the stage with broken leg propped up on a self-designed throne

Perched on a guitar-bedecked throne, the Foo Fighters' frontman kicked off the band's North American tour<p>Just a week after Foo Fighters <b>cancelled their Glastonbury headliner slot</b>, after frontman Dave Grohl broke his leg on stage in Sweden, the band revived their tour.<p>Grohl's injury meant that the US …

Here’s How Dave Grohl Overcame His Broken Leg To Celebrate 20 Years Of Foo Fighters This Weekend

Following a nasty leg break which left Foo Fighters having to cancel a string of European dates, their hugely anticipated first Glastonbury headline …

Are you damaging your hearing without realising it?

Many of us use earphones throughout the day to drown out noise in our commutes and at work. But is it prematurely damaging our hearing? Molly Crain investigates.<p>It starts gradually. The guitars in your favourite song no longer seem to sound loud enough, so you crank up the volume. You struggle to …

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Musicians and writers choose their favourite book about music

Elvis as a young man, the size of Mick Jagger’s genitalia, Kristin Hersh’s miracle year, Berlioz in love … As festivalgoers crowd the stages at Glastonbury, Brian Eno, Beck, Lavinia Greenlaw, James Wood and a host of other stars select their favourite books about rock, pop, jazz and …

The best albums of 2015 so far

Revisit B.B. King's Best Performances

He was a indefatigable musician who played more than 300 shows a year—even into his 80s.<p>B.B. King—the blues great who passed away at 89 on Thursday …

The Legacy of Lucille: The Surprising Story Behind B.B. King’s Guitar

Eric Clapton had “Blackie” and “Brownie”; Willie Nelson has “Trigger”; Keith Richards, “Micawber.” But before all of them, B.B. King had …

How Eddie Van Halen Hacks a Guitar

The guitar god is also an inventor and patent holder who has spent the better part of 35 years in this shop, rebuilding guitars and amps, searching for his signature sound<p>I've always been a tinkerer. It comes from my dad. Growing up, we lived in a house in Pasadena that had no driveway. You used an …