Tuesday, January 20, 2009

2009

The new year is upon us with all of its hope and promise. We have set a robust deadline of May 23rd to complete the new MusickEd.com Kore Series. The interface is slicker, the content more sharply designed, the inner workings and production of the software all streamlined and much improved.

So now we embark on the task of migrating data into the new format as well as creating, editing and producing the 'support' information that resides outside of the software. This includes writing and editing support text and producing videos for 39 instruments (times 20 lessons that have 9 songs each).

The new format will make future MusickEd software such as the Jazz Series, Polka Series (just kidding) or Childrens Series much simpler to produce as the framework remains the same from series to series.

Kudos to the 'big cheese' for the vision and tenacity to put this framework in place!

Rock on...

3 comments:

Yosh Shmenge said...

My brother Stan and I have been waiting for a Polka series. Please let us know when it's available!

Claire Burns - LearnMeMusic said...

I am very curious about the Children's Series. Do you have more information on it? How is it going to be structured? I love the idea of interactive music lessons for children, but I am curious to see your take on it!

MusickEd.com said...

Hey Claire thanks for stopping by! The Children's Series seems like a no brain-er to me. We are still completing the 'Kore' Series (round 2) but have already put the infrastructure in place for the Jazz Series.

Our software is designed for computer users so family members or teachers would have to help youngsters through parts of the material. However, our quizzes, songs and play alongs would all be geared toward kids ages say 5 to 11. One idea is to take the material covered in the first 5 'lessons' of the Kore Series and spread it out over 10 Lessons for children.

By the way - I see you are in Boston - my old stomping grounds. I am a product of the Westboro Pubic Schools and Bill McManus. I believe he is a big wig at BU and in Mass Music Ed circles.

Cheers to you - I enjoyed reading your Learn Me Music posts!

 
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