Happy New Year! 2012 is upon us, and it’s going to be a great year. We hope you brought extra cheer to your friends and families during the holidays with those sweet tracks from the Be Our Christmas Star contest. As we ring in the new year, we’re thinking about all the ways creating music can make a difference in people’s lives. Let’s start with one person doing it in her own special way.
Meet Wendy, a pianist, composer, and piano teacher. On her blog, Wendy recently wrote about discovering UJAM and the unique ways it can contribute to music education and songwriting, as well as her own personal jam sessions. Sometimes it’s more useful to hear about what other people are doing with new technology to inspire your own creative ideas. So, when we found Wendy’s blog, we naturally wanted to share it with you first.
Wendy points out several of the features that make UJAM an awesome composing tool as well as a great educational tool:
A few thoughts came to my mind as I explore this tool and its potential to inspire students to compose and learn the different genres and chord progressions that give the music its distinct character and mood.
- I’m excited that the little ones can now experience how they can make their little tune transform with this tool.
- Students can explore the different harmonies and chord progressions of selected styles. The chord names that accompany the playback are very helpful!
- File sharing. Once a song is completed, users may save the file in mp3 format and even share it with friends and family on Facebook.