I have been getting familiar with the blogging concept and I was checking out some other Music Technology Blogs. They linked me to some youtube videos on the new iphone applications. "iband" is new applications designed by a guy in the UK who works as Developer ( Mark Terry) in the Insurance industry. He mentions in the video, he has been designing this application in his spare time. Nice...I am looking after my 3 and 6 year old and refinishing a cedar deck. Here are the links to the demonstrations.
My thoughts.... I see this technology and it blows me away. I still want my students to play instruments... ( what some would call traditional), but then other parts of me say, however, we can get them hooked we have got to use all available tools. These short video clips could provide some excellent interjections in the Music Classroom. Before we ban mp3 players, and phones from school. Remember some of the applications we are seeing here today.
Overview and introduction to the product.
Commercial advertising the application. Song title (LIFE IS GREATER THEN THE INTERNET)
Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger, iphone drummer application.
( I think these videos would provide some serious "question and discussion" sessions for Music Class. Topical issues regarding upcoming school dances ( providing in house DJs etc.., copyrights, What is authentic or real music?)