Although Soundbeam is a great resource it, and other non-contact sensors like the MIDIgesture, suffer from being invisible. To help people play the Soundbeam we need to be consistent about where we place the unit from week to week. Accurate records can help, but we can also use a few props to help.
Here are some links that you might find useful as further reading from our article in the latest edition of Special Children, ‘Resurrecting old music technology’. Soundbeam Manuals & software – a great selection of manuals and handbooks for the various versions of Soundbeam, all the way back to Soundbeam 1. Effects Units Alesis MicroVerb4 – Look […]
An inexpensive, easy to use percussion instrument with a clip-on trigger that turns almost any surface into a playable instrument.
This review originally appeared as part of Andrew’s presentation at Music Education Expo 2014.
An important aspect of Best Practice in any situation is choosing the right tools for the job. Over the past few years, I’ve been travelling around delivering accessible, participatory music projects in a range of Special Educational Needs and Disability Settings and I’ve been able to try out a number of different instruments and technologies. […]
Here is a very rough recording of my presentation last week at the Music Education Expo in London. As you can tell, I didn’t know I was being filmed at the time! For those of you who don’t want to chance the dodgy video, my key take-away points are: Add technology to the toolkit and […]