Yesterday I posted an assignment to Microsoft Teams. Please make sure you access that assignment and complete the quiz. This assignment is due by Friday, April 10, 2020.
If you are having issues accessing Microsoft Teams, please let me know so I can help. If you can, download the Microsoft Teams app to your phone so you can do all of this on your phone. You will use your SLPS ID (ex. jsmith1234), then use your password you use to access the computers at school.
Please set a reminder in your phone that we will have a Zoom conference tomorrow, Wednesday 4/1, at 2:00pm. I will send you all the link and code to enter the conference when it is about to start. You should also take this chance to download the Zoom app on your phone as well so you can participate in the conference.
If you are unable to access Microsoft Teams at the moment I have the assignment posted here accompanying this post. Please take a moment to watch the video and complete the short quiz, then I can mark your grade in Teams and our classes will look awesome for getting things done so quickly. THIS VIRUS WON'T KEEP US DOWN!!!
Current COVID-19 #'s: C=cases, D=deaths, R=recovered
WORLD: 803,650C 39,545D 172,869R
US: 165,874C 3,178D 5,995R
MO: 1,031C 13D
STL: 91C 1D
ASSIGNMENT DUE 4/10/2020:
Watch the video on the history of sound recording, then complete this short quiz.
Mr. Shrum shares his excitement about receiving a power washer delivery today!
Good morning all,
I hope you had a great weekend. The weather was beautiful. This week I will be showing you some techniques on how to efficiently manage your time, how to combine your talents as a performer and arranger, and a quick tutorial on how I created the marching band arrangement of Beyonce's "Party".
Today's YouTube video is a cool video called, "Bandemic". Jazz guitarist John Scofield and his quartet recorded an hour long performance in his studio for everyone to enjoy as we are stuck at home. Check it out!
Good morning everyone,
Yesterday I tried to make a fun hour-long radio show but was quickly halted when I ran into copyright issues on YouTube.
This is a great lesson for us all in this new era of technology. What are you allowed and not allowed to publicly post on platforms like YouTube? When you upload a video to YouTube, the website will process the video. During that process YouTube is scouring the video to make sure everything is on the up-and-up.
My video I tried to post yesterday included many songs from different artists that I wanted to share with you. That is NOT allowed apparently. Even though I'm not trying to make any money from the video and I'm also setting the privacy to "unlisted" so that only those who have the link can find the video, YouTube will still now allow you to post other artists' music. I submitted disputes to every copyright claim in the video though, because I think that teachers should be allowed to share music with their students virtually.
In the digital era, there is a fine line between what you are and are now allowed to post. Artists now make a majority of their money from digital downloads and streaming services. In the history of recording, artists made their money from record sales such as vinyl records, 8-tracks, cassettes, and CD's. Although vinyl IS making a comeback, most of those forms of media have become obsolete. Heck! Most laptops, such as the one's the school district provides us teachers, do not have disc drives. So if a teacher wants to play music from a CD they have to go and find an external disc drive.
During this time of quarantine I will teach you how these different medias work, showing you the why and how the recording industry has evolved throughout the last century.
Make sure you are staying safe and socially distanced! Have a great day!!!
Please enjoy this Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra concert which was just posted yesterday. This concert features the music of St. Louis native and top jazz legend, Miles Davis. Feel free to turn the concert on and just set it aside and let the music play as you do your other daily tasks. It'll be good way to let a couple of hours pass by. Miles Davis is still one of the largest jazz influences on all young musicians. He was an innovator of at least five different eras of jazz music and we are lucky to consider him one of our hometown heroes.
Good afternoon all,
I've spent the morning creating an hour long podcast for you. On the podcast I chat with you, give you the weather, play some fun music, and read some of today's headlines. I hope you enjoy.
Here are some resources to keep you polished on your pitch identification skills. I have it broken up into treble clef, bass clef, and grand staff. Try your best to achieve a 90% in less than 5 minutes.
Treble Clef: www.musictheory.net/exercises/note/bnsyrybynyyfky
Bass Clef: www.musictheory.net/exercises/note/nnsyrybynyyfky
Grand Staff: www.musictheory.net/exercises/note/oy99oyoyrybynyyfky
Good morning all! I have to wait until later this afternoon to finally be able to stream live on YouTube. There are many ways we can engage with each other during this period of virtual learning. So far I have about 5 people connected on Skype. I can also buy a subscription to Zoom which will allow us all to meet with video and audio.
Here is a list of content I plan on providing for you:
Daily Live Radio Show for entertainment (with chat room)
Virtual Jam Sessions/Improvisation Clinics
Virtual Instrument Clinics
Virtual One-on-one instrumental lessons
Music theory lessons
Virtual Recording Studio Sessions
I would love to collaboratively create content that we can share with everyone at our school and St. Louis community to help uplift spirits during this trying time.
Here is a list of resources we will use to make everything happen:
If you want to share any content with me, please do so using either Remind or my school email @ firstname.lastname@example.org
Using these virtual resources may tempt some people to act inappropriately with the thought that there will be no disciplinary action. That assumption would be incorrect. Inappropriate behavior in the virtual classroom will not be tolerated and will be reported to administration.
The intent of this virtual classroom is to keep your brain engaged and learning while also creating an environment for enrichment, creativity, and upkeep of mental/spiritual health.
I plan on streaming live later this afternoon. YouTube is making me wait 24 hours from the time I verified my account yesterday. So I will do a live show around 4pm or 5pm this evening. I will be playing music, chatting with all of you, and taking requests.
Enjoy your day!
Here is Mr. Shrum's home teaching studio. Set it up yesterday. Will most likely keep evolving into something
Monday 3/23/2020 2:28pm
Our world is changing every hour. Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, all schooling has moved to virtual learning. Mr. Shrum is excited to share fun and exciting musical content with you everyday. Please listen to the audio on what our band program will look like as we hunker down for the next couple of weeks.