Archive for December 9th, 2011

Music Shake

| December 9, 2011 | 0 Comments 

Musicshake enables you to “CREATE, LISTEN, DISCOVER and SHARE originally-created music. Musicshake select from 1.3 million original music samples to create your own original music”.

Musicshake is quick and easy.

It is easy because you don’t need any musical training to use Musicshake – you just need to know whether you like what you hear. It is quick because you can literally complete a track in under a minute – of course, you can spend more time perfecting and fine-tuning your songs.

Musicshake is a “FREE to PLAY” service. It is free to create an account, make, post, share, embed, and listen to music. Downloading songs (if you chose to) is not free.

Currently there are only two tempos: 90 and 140 beats per minute (bpm) which you choose before you start making your song. (This going to be changed “in the near future”). Currently all music you make is in the key of G. There is a huge range of sounds though.

Whilst there are a few drawbacks, Musicshake is a superb way to introduce the construction of soundscapes from some high quality building blocks.

Somerset SASH Conference,Taunton Rugby Club

| December 9, 2011 | 6 Comments 

A day for the Somerset Association of Secondary Headteachers, or SASH for short. Our remit was to “uplift and re-energise battered Heads”.  We hope that is what we achieved.

There were around thirty heads, and ICT coordinators, from schools across Somerset. Continue Reading