Sound! eTwinning Conference, Budapest

| April 1, 2011 | 1 Comment 

In a workshop here at the eTwinning conference, with Armin Hottman, we looked at the use of music when making videos.

Armin reminded us of how we should be careful when using music and to check copyright issues. He mentioned one of my favourite sites for finding copyright free music: Jamendo

We still need to credit the artists in line with Creative Commons licenses.

A few other sites include Freeplay Music, Partners in Rhyme, Podasafe Audio.

There are many different ways of getting students to be able to produce a quick and effective backing track for a song. Using loops in GarageBand for example.

JamStudio could be a handy way of making an accompaniment to everything, from a hastily prepared tribute song for a member of staff who is leaving, to something to replace that member of staff because they happened to be the only person who could play the guitar in assemblies!

It is very easy yet, within minutes, you can have a fully arranged band rehearsed up and playing your next hit!

Add vocals and sound effects (perhaps from FindSounds) using GarageBand or Audacity.

ccMixter is a community music site featuring remixes licensed under Creative Commons where you can listen to, sample, mash-up, or interact with music in whatever way you want.

Remixers If you’re into sampling, remixing and mash-ups grab the sample packs and a cappellas for download and you can upload your version back into ccMixter, for others to enjoy and re-sample. All legal.

Looking for music for a video, school project, game you’re developing, podcast or just for a new listen? Find exactly the music you’re looking for – podsafe, liberally licensed – using dig.ccMixter Music Discovery tool.

The Freesound Project is a collaborative database of Creative Commons licensed sounds. Freesound focusses only on sound, not songs. Read the What is Freesound page to learn more!

Category: 1) Events and Training days, 2) Useful n Interesting

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  1. Tom Duggan says:

    Hi Tim,
    Yea I enjoyed that workshop too, very interesting.
    Great meeting you and Sarah.Just trying to look up all those links you gave us.

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