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Monday, February 15, 2010

New from Hal Leonard - Youtube in music education - voted the best Web tool at NAMM Show

By Thomas Rudolph and James Frankel
Online video is shaping the culture of the current generation of students. YouTube is much more than a place to watch comical home videos; many of todayĺ─˘s music students are already using YouTube to connect with fellow musicians on the other side of the world or view demonstrations of how to play their favorite songs. YouTube in Music Education teaches music educators how to engage with the modern student by using online video as an educational tool. With a computer and Internet access, teachers can take advantage of this new exciting classroom methodĺ─ýwithout spending a dime.

Designed for YouTube beginners and experts alike, this book covers the entire scope from how to set up a YouTube account to how to create and upload original videos. In ten easy-to-read chapters, Rudolph and Frankel discuss copyright laws, the best equipment setup to present online videos in the classroom, how to download videos for offline viewing, and a tour of YouTubeĺ─˘s features, including subscriptions, playlists, and customizations. The authors detail over 100 strategies for integrating YouTube into the music curriculum and a list of educational videos and channels already set up to begin playing for students right away.

Whether educators are looking to use YouTube to find instructional videos or to use it as a platform for sharing original productions, YouTube in Music Education has every detail. A short, accessible chapter on video production shows how anyone can make videos that look and sound great, and the authors explain how web films by other users can be embedded into a class website or blog so that students can review these lessons from home and refer to them again in years to come.

About the Authors: Thomas Rudolph, EdD, is the director of music for the Haverford School District, an adjunct assistant professor at the University of the Arts, and the co-founder of TI:ME, the Technology Institute for Music Educators. His books include Sibelius: A Comprehensive Guide, Finale An Easy Guide to Music Notation, Recording in the Digital World, and Teaching Music With Technology. James Frankel, EdD, is the managing director of SoundTree and serves as the vice president and secretary of TI:ME. He is the author of The Teacherĺ─˘s Guide to Music, Media, and Copyright Law and Teaching Classroom Music in the Keyboard Lab.

Publication Information:
For Immediate Release; Paperback; 978-1-4234-7938-3; 200 pgs; Index; $17.99. Retailers may order through their preferred wholesaler; directly from Hal Leonard (800-554-0626;; or through Music Dispatch (, 800-637-2852).


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